(Closed) Wedding dresses and skin tones and colourings

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I have a yellow skin color — my family is heavily Italian and I have “italian skin”

I found that pure white dresses looked… off on me. I have dark eyes & dark hair, and I went with an ivory dress. It looked more natural and less “Holy crap she’s wearing white.”

I didn’t originally plan for the color of my dress (I always assumed I’d have a white dress) but I just liked the ivory ones better.

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@anahappilyeverafter:  i think you should go with a soft white dress..when i tan, i tan golden too so the ivory and other colors wash me out.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

 

I am as pale as pale can be. Red head with freckles. I don’t tan; I burn. I am a ghost 🙂 

every time I put on a white dress, or ivory even, I was just washed out totally. So my dress is called natural/coffee and goes MUCH better with my complexion. 

 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I am more of an olive skin tone and I find that the ivory looked best on me. White felt too stark.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I have olive skin that goes brown tan in the summer and I went with a light ivory because it seemed to look more romantic and softer when photographed… 

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@anahappilyeverafter:  I tried one that I would call champagne (or a really really light gold) and it looked really nice (the shape just wasn’t right on me). 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I have light/medium olive skin that tans easily in the summer, hazel eyes and dark hair.

I went with a white gown because every ivory dress looked too yellow (almost dingy) on me.  White really made my skintone and hair color pop.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I am really fair (but I tan easily! I just wear a lot of sunscreen) with neutral undertones. White was too harsh and champagne was too yellow-y. I chose a really light ivory. I thought it was perfect!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Try different colors in stores to get an idea. In general, if you have warm skin tones (yellowish instead of pinkish), you’ll look better in ivory/champagne. If you have cool skin tones (pinkish instead of yellowish), you’ll look better in pure white.

I’m warm-toned and definitely looked better in ivory/champagne dresses.

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I definitely looked better in ivory than white, even though you can barely tell the difference between them! I’m pretty fair (blonde hair, pale skin), but I tan easily, and white just looked way too white on me. I only tried on one white dress and everyone agreed they just looked awful in comparison to the ivory – even if it’s the exact same style.

Darker colours (coffee, champagne, whatever), just looked kinda dark and dirty on me and really didn’t work at all.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I am pale at mo but getting marries abroad so will have tan i have yellow tones with dark hair and eyes… i promice im english lol. and i chose ivory but its very light. the white was so bright with almost a bluish tinge to it and i thought my guests would need sunglasses!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I have a combination of polish and dutch skin. Polish skin is typically very fair. . . which I am in the winter, however since I’m part dutch, I also tan really well. I can get REALLY dark. . . more brown than golden. I have reddish brown hair with blonde highlights and hazel eyes. Since our wedding is in June, I figured I’d be a mix between the two (lol). . . and I went shopping in August which was a good indication of skin tone. I decided white looked better on me. I felt like the ivory looked “dirty” on me. The stark white was a nice contrast against my skin.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I have pale olive skin: I’m black Irish. 

I’m very pale (as in, I have to buy the lightest color when I look for foundation), but have dark features, and green undertones in my skin. I look best in winter/summer colors (silver, black, and gemstone colors usually), but can get away with wearing olive green, red, and dark pink.

Pure white and blush pink make me look washed out.  Ivory or anything “antique” colored seems to be better with my complexion.

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