(Closed) White dress – Ivory shoes ok?

posted 8 years ago in Shoes
  • poll: Should I buy the ivory shoes or keep looking?
    Buy the ivory shoes - no one will notice it doesn't match! : (15 votes)
    43 %
    If they aren't statement shoes, they should match the dress - keep looking. : (14 votes)
    40 %
    Find a pair of colorful statement shoes. : (5 votes)
    14 %
    Other : (1 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
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    225 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    I have the opposite issue. My dress is ivory but shoes I like are white. I figure who is going to really see the shoes. I know my dress is so long anyway.

    Post # 4
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    3316 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    In general, the accessories can be slightly darker than the dress, but will make the dress look dirty if they are lighter.  So ivory shoes go with a white dress, but white shoes do not go with an ivory dress.

    Post # 5
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    4485 posts
    Honey bee

    First, no one will see your shoes at all unless you are wearing a short dress. Even then, most ivory is not that easy to distinguish from white. No need to get a different pair that you don’t love.

    Post # 6
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    4 posts
    Wannabee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    To be honest, im sure no one will know the difference but I would know that the colors dont really match so it would mostly just bother me.

    Post # 7
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    8353 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2011

    You still have plenty of time before your wedding. If you are like me, you will probably change your mind a few times before you actually need to purchase your shoes. If it were me, I would keep looking because I don’t care for the look of ivory with white, but if you don’t mind the look, then go for it. Your shoes will be seen at some point during your day, even if you are wearing a long gown; whether it is when you pick up the front of your dresss while walking or when you sit. Whatever you decide, you don’t want to be worried about if or when your shoes will be seen. Also, if you plan to get some shoe pictures that seem to be a trend now, you may want to consider how those will look.

    Post # 8
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    2321 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    No. Ivory shoes will look dirty compared to the dress. And yes, people WILL get a peek at your shoes, like a PP mentioned. Even if you don’t care what people think, it will still mess up your outfit. So keep looking! And don’t worry, with SO MANY shoes out there, you WILL find a nice white pair you will love to bits!! Laughing 

    ORRR are these shoes dyeable? You can get them dyed white.

    Post # 9
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    579 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Honestly, when it comes to the shoes, I think you pretty much can do no wrong.  The shoes are a personal opinion kind of thing.  If you like them, and they make you happy, it doesnt matter if your dress is polka dots and they are plaid.  So unless style wise, they simply dont fit, dont stress it, and get what makes you happy.

    Post # 10
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    144 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I had ivory shoes (a medium ivory) and my dress was light ivory (but it was pretty darn close to white).  There was a noticeable difference, but it looked absolutely fine and barely anybody saw my shoes anyway!  I loved them and they were comfortable heels.  I can’t wait to get them dyed black to wear them again and again and again…  Laughing

    Post # 12
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    21 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I have the same issue as lisamr above.  Ivory dress (but SUPER long) and white shoes.  They’re almost like white patent leather..super shiny.  I LOVE them but not sure what to do. 

    @LisaC – have you decided what you’re doing for your shoes?

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