(Closed) Which shade of white?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@saida27:  I am pale with pinkish undertones and I went with Ivory because while made me look super washed out. When I look at myself in my Ivory dress I don’t look unnaturally pale even though the picture was take in February and I had no tan whatsoever.

ETA: I would probably suggest something similar for you unless you plan on tanning for your wedding.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I hadn’t even thought about choosing the shade of white based on complexion. I’m pale and have blue eyes as well (light brunette), but I went with white just because I’m traditional.

I did REALLY like a pearl white dress I tried on. It was still true white, but somehow softer, less harsh. Unfortunately my dress only came in white and ivory.

I think you’ll look fine in whatever shade you choose. You’ll be the only one in white, so there will be no comparison.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I think that’s a good choice! Stark white isn’t as forgiving for skin tones except very dark, but ivory looks great on everyone!

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Good choice.  I love my ivory dress, it looked so much better on me than any of the white dresses I tried on, i’m very pale too, even after tanning a few times i’m still ghostly white. 

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