Post # 1
So during my entire experience trying on dresses most looked white to me, that is until I looked at the tag and it said ivory! I know it’s just a dumb name, but it makes me paranoid that if I order my dress in ivory when I get married it will actually look ivory-yellow instead of white. Most salespeople told me that they hardly ever sell white dresses anymore. That leads me to believe that all the beautiful brides I see here on the bee or in other photos online are wearing ivory and I didn’t even know it; I thought they were wearing white all along. So bees, please post pictures of you in your dresses to reassure me that “ivory” in real life and in pictures looks more like a soft-white than a yellow-white. Thank you!
Post # 3
I got my dress in ivory as well usually the only dresses coming in white are the very modern ones and ivory or off white actually looks better on more peoples skin tone dont worry about it
Post # 4
My dress was ivory as well. I loved the color of the sample, so that is what I ordered.
Post # 5
Ivory is just refering to the undertones. It doesn’t look yellowish unless you hold a piece of bright computer paper up to it or something and even then the fabrics are so different you can’t really compare.
Stark white has a more bluish/gray undertone and doesn’t look so good on most skin tones. Your dress will probably look whiter than the store version since those are often a bit dirty.
Don’t worry about it. It’s just a warmer rather than cooler tone not an actual color change for the great majority of dresses.
Post # 6
Real white can be very bright and hard for a lot of girls to wear. I ordered mine in alabaster, which I think could be more of a dark ivory. In the picture of my dress it almost looks a white color.
Post # 7
I’m going with ivory even though Fiance wants me to wear white. He doesn’t understand that most brides wear ivory now. Not that I care about being like “most brides”, I’m just not really loving the dresses in white. I’m typically pretty pale so white just won’t look good on my skin tone.
Post # 8
I chose IVORY for my dress since Im super white and pale myself! And that is what most ladies suggested for me! Im too white for WHITE or DIAMOND WHITE!
Post # 9
I stll can’t figure out what color my dress was. It wasn’t ivory (no yellow tones) but it wasn’t white or champagne either. It reminded me almost of a soft pearl shade, like this:
It was silk, so it had a bit of that iridescent quality. It was a Paloma Blanca dress. Do any other PB brides know that name of that color?
Post # 10
I had ivory as well and tbh I would probably swear up and down that it was white if I didn’t know better! lol
Post # 11
I have Diamond White, which is like Ivory I guess. When I tried it on in the store I couldn’t tell the difference. I WANTED a white dress but even though I didn’t get one I still feel likes its white :/
Post # 12
I chose ivory because we’re having a fall wedding and I think a soft ivory works better than stark white for that time of year and also, let’s face it, I’m not pure enough for white. ;o)
Post # 13
@jayce: Would they call it oyster colour?
Post # 14
All you ladies look great. I would never guess you were wearing ivory or any other color other than white.
iheartnerds lol, but who’s gonna know!
Post # 15
My dress looks ivory but the actual color was called Champagne….I look really washed out in stark white!
Post # 16
My dress color is technically called white, but it’s not a stark white. It’s more of an off white color.