(Closed) Suit colour to go with ivory lace dress

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1149 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Ontario, Canada

My dress is ivory lace and tulle and Fiance choose a black tux but i think gray would look just as nice. I say let him wear what he likes, it’s his day too 🙂 

Post # 4
1814 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall

They are both neutral colors, they will look fine! That shop employee sounds like they were just projecting their own taste onto you. But seriously. Nothing looks bad with ivory, except maybe stark white. Go for it!

Post # 5
3340 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

The shop assistant is an idiot.  Grey looks perfectly fine with ivory.  I personally prefer black tuxes, but it’s your wedding.  They wouldn’t make grey tuxes if they looked bad.

Post # 6
569 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Was the black suit more expensive? I’m inclined to think that employee was pushing for you to get the pricier suit and make a bigger commission. There’s no reason why grey and ivory wouldn’t ever go well together! I’m going to be wearing an ivory dress and Fiance is wearing a dark grey suit too!


Post # 7
296 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I have an ivory lace dress and my boys will be in a Vera Wang  charchoal suit. I have never heard anything about grey and ivory not working together! I think if there was any truth to this I would have read/heard about it in my year long planning adventure Smile 


Post # 9
78 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

How funny. I had this same dilehmma. I wanted to fiance to wear a dark grey/grey suit as well, but he doesn’t like that color and REALLY didn’t want to wear it. So he’s wearing a black tux with an ivory vest and an ivory tie.

Post # 10
3415 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

My dress is Ivory lace and my Bridesmaid or Best Man and the men are going to be wearing dark gray.  Dark gray is one of our wedding colors.  I don’t think the consultant knows what she’s talking about.  Ivory is a neutral color, just like black, brown, white and gray are neutrals.  Gray and Ivory look fine together.

Here is a picture of invitations I found in gray and ivory

Post # 11
332 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

My dress is ivory lace and Fiance will be wearing dark gray, too (although we haven’t seen how it will look together yet since we purchased his custom suit online). We were originally going to do light gray but I felt like it washed him out too much because he is blonde haired. And we didn’t want to do black because it seemed too stuffy and formal, but that’s just our personal tastes.

Post # 12
2055 posts
Buzzing bee

Black tends to look more formal, so if you’re going for a less formal vibe, then a grey is a great choice. 


Here’s an ivory/dark grey combo (and you can see what it looks like against different shades of grey, at that). I think it looks soft and lovely:

Post # 13
5660 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Dark gray is totally fine, that person has no sense of color coordination!

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