Post # 1
About to go dress shopping and little did i know there are 34203493 different types of white! Are there any hard and fast rules about which type to go with? Does it depend on your coloring – skin/hair/eyes?!
I’ve got very pale skin, dark hair and very light blue eyes….
Post # 3
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
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
I agree that ivory is generally more flattering if you have very pale skin. Bright white could wash you out.
Post # 6
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
I have pretty much the same color as you, and I chose an ivory dress 🙂
Post # 8
I picked Alabaster, it was beautiful and ivory looked better on me anyways.
Post # 9
I chose ivory, i like how the creamyness of it looks against my skin.
Post # 10
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
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.