(Closed) Types of white?!

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
1940 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I would just experiment by putting different dresses on/ near your skin and see what the result is.  I have very pale skin, brown hair and brown eyes and true white dresses really washed out my skin and made me look ill.  I chose an ivory dress because it made me look “lively” instead of “dying.” 

Hopefully someone else can explain in much better than I just did.

Edit: This article summarizes how skin undertones play a role in what shades look best on you.

Post # 4
3521 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I have almost identical coloring (my eyes are more of a medium blue) and have found that ivory is way more flattering than stark white.

Post # 5
459 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I agree that ivory is generally more flattering if you have very pale skin. Bright white could wash you out.

Post # 6
414 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

i was told most people do not buy white nowadays b/c it does not look flattering.  Dressed not well made in the standard white will make dress look even cheaper.

Ivory and off white are popular and flatters more skin tone


Post # 7
399 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I have pretty much the same color as you, and I chose an ivory dress 🙂

Post # 8
979 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I picked Alabaster, it was beautiful and ivory looked better on me anyways.

Post # 9
9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I chose ivory, i like how the creamyness of it looks against my skin.

Post # 10
818 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

True white doesn’t look as good on most people as ivory does. True white is very stark. Ivory is softer and more flattering.  Other options include pearl, alabaster, coffee, ecru, and so many more. The same color can be called many different names by different companies, and the same colors look different in different fabrics. Just go and have fun with it!

Post # 11
448 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I disagree with a lot of these opinions here. I think that the stores tell you not to go with true white because it’s a harder color for the manufacturer to dye most fabrics. The truth is if you are COOL toned then white white is going to look better, if you are WARM toned then off white will look better. Don’t let anyone tell you differently.

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