(Closed) Thought I couldn’t wear white and swore I wouldn’t…

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1046 posts
Bumble bee

Get what you want and don’t worry about the color… you deserve to have a dress that makes you just about as weak in the knees as your Fiance does.

I tried to look up dresses but as you said they all look “prom like” in the pictures I found… Its hard to find a gown that looks bridal in a color other then white and or ivory… its just the signature color for a bride. I hope you find what you are looking for… I’m a firm believer that anything can be found on the internet with enough time spend scouring =)

Post # 5
1765 posts
Buzzing bee


Well, do you have a pic of the dress?  There are loads of ways to save money on wedding related items.  If you need help finding something let me know, I’ve collected quite a few bookmarks on all things wedding related for good-great prices!  🙂

Post # 6
1254 posts
Bumble bee

You mentioned having the same coloring as Renee Zellwegger, Reese Witherspoon and Kate Winslet. So I found pictures of all of them wearing white dresses and they all look great! Now granted these photos may be edited to look better but I doubt their stylists will put them in anything that will make them look washed out.

I think when you find a dress you love, you will rock it no matter what. 🙂

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Post # 7
529 posts
Busy bee

Wear what you want! Are you worried anyone saying anything? I doubt they would – they’re your friends and family! Go try them on and see how you feel before you rule anything out,

Post # 8
3344 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

From how you describe your coloring, I would suggest you try a “diamond white” gown.

Post # 10
363 posts
Helper bee

That’s a beautiful dress!  I think maybe the ivory/mocha means that the dress is ivory and the little ribbon detail is mocha.

Post # 11
1763 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

The satin underneath the lace is probably a mocha color and the lace is ivory. it is very pretty in real life. I haven’t seen your dress, but I have seen others like that.

Post # 12
1426 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Most stores will have samples in a variety of colors too, so you could always find a store that carries that designer and then try on their dresses in the different color options.  Really, the difference between a white and ivory might not sound like much, but the difference in how they mesh with different skin tones is enormous.  Also, you could consider tweaking the shade of blond you keep your hair.  In general there are some shades of blond that work well with people’s skin tones, and some that make them look like really strange, so I would go to a salon and get some honest advice about whether the shade you have is best for you (since we can’t judge, not having a picture of you!)

Post # 13
445 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

White can look spectacular on people with fair colouring … I’m a brunette but I have extremely pale skin (classic winter colouring). I found that the white dress actually gave me some colour! Ivory was practically the same colour as my skin and looked really blah. Summers and winters tend to look better in white, springs and autumns better in ivory. Try both colours, if you can, and get neutral opinions from everyone in the shop who is not your mom. 🙂

Absolutely look into the hair colouring thing. Brassy is definitely not right for a summer. Stay blonde if it makes you happy, but make it ash-blonde.


Post # 15
3601 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

Absolutely try it on!! And post pictures!

I have pale skin with mid-brown hair… I love to wear white!

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