Post # 1
I will be getting married under a lighted 100 year old oak tree with the reception in a rustic barn in the evening. I picked the Wtoo Elise gown, I love the romantic glam fit and flare vibe it has. It reminds me of the too expensive for my budget Berta lace dresses I’ve coveted. But I am having difficulty with the under lay….There’s an option for the ivory dress with a nude underlay, or an ivory dress with an ivory underlay.
Pros to the nude: Lace detail will stand out more. Soft, romantic feel. Not boring old “white”.
Cons to the nude: I’ve seen photos online that look really pretty, and then some where it looks a little dingy. I don’t want it to be too “warm” and I was planning on doing cooler toned or rose gold accents and I feel like that may clash with the warmth of the nude dress.
Pros to the ivory: Classic “bridal”. Isn’t warm and won’t clash or look dingy.
Cons to the ivory: Will not show to lace detail as well. Boring?
I should also mention I am very pale and will have ashy leaning platinum hair….
Please attach any photos if anyone has worn this dress or a similar dress with an underlay and why you decided for/against! Any opinions are appreciated:) I am driving myself insane. I would love to see this dress in person but it’s only available to me online right now. I would order 2 and return one but it’s too expensive.
Post # 2
Based on your description of the setting for your wedding, I’d say go with the nude. I haven’t seen it in person, but from a quick online search I’d say it would be perfect for a more rustic and romantic setting like you describe!
Post # 3
I just went to the website and played around (dress is amazing btw! Congrats on choosing!) and prefer the nude because of all of the details on the gown. However, based on your concerns, have you considered Oyster? It seems like a happy medium. You get to see more of the detail, but it is brighter than the nude!
Either way, you will look gorgeous!
Also, what did you try it on in? Do you have pictures of that? It may help!
Post # 4
- Wedding: November 2019 - City, State
roguesoul : without any pics, I would also vote for the nude. Worst case scenario, if you absolutely hate it, you can probably take it to a seamstress to sew in an ivory panel between the nude underlay and the lace.
Post # 6
marmar13 : thank you! I agree I was going to choose the oyster until I realized the retailers selling it do not have that option available :/ it was the perfect medium, lol.
Post # 7
I was considering purchasing that dress with no beaded embellishments and with a white underlay. I love crisp white.
Post # 8
I picked a nude underlay for my dress and my dress was still pretty white. I think the nude shows off more details of the dress. My vote is NUDE!
Post # 9
Where are you buying your dress? I was under the impression WTOO wasn’t sold online?
Post # 10
roguesoul : That is weird- they should have the option to order any of the versions. If you’re not open to finding a different store to purchase from, then I would personally do nude. It honestly looks like a completely different dress in the ivory- still beautiful, but the detail is what makes it spectacular!
Post # 11
I like the nude. You can see more of the details with the contrast however there is no wrong choice.
Post # 12
Why don’t you do a blush underlay, since you were thinking of doing rose gold accents?
Post # 13
I tried this dress on! BHLDN only carries it with the nude underlay but I also tried it on at a dress store where it would have been able to be ordered in a white underlay too if I wanted. I ended up going a totally different direction but I will say I think the nude with this particular dress makes it look a bit too dingey. I was going to order it with the white underlay. I believe the underlay would have been ivory so I think it would still have contrasted a bit? I also think the beading helps it stand out and not blend altogether too.
Post # 14
I’m going to go against the grain here and say ivory on white. I think it just looks clean, and “rich” while still pulling off the look you want to achieve with your venue…your accessories can do the rest of the work. 🙂
Post # 15
Now I’ve seen the pics, I think ivory is much nicer and the lace detail is still very evident.