(Closed) The good ol’ white vs. ivory debate

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll: What color did you order your dress in?
    Ivory : (140 votes)
    61 %
    White : (37 votes)
    16 %
    Soft/Off White : (40 votes)
    17 %
    Other, please explain : (14 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
    156 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    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
    5921 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    My dress was ivory as well.  I loved the color of the sample, so that is what I ordered.

    Post # 5
    3977 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    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
    979 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    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
    10287 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011

    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
    3364 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    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
    1480 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    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
    3314 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    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
    3176 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    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
    4582 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    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
    11113 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @jayce: Would they call it oyster colour?

    Post # 15
    7695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    My dress looks ivory but the actual color was called Champagne….I look really washed out in stark white!


    Post # 16
    245 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    My dress color is technically called white, but it’s not a stark white.  It’s more of an off white color.

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