(Closed) white or ivory??

posted 9 years ago in Dress
  • poll: what color do you like best for wedding dresses?

    white

    ivory

    champagne

    blush

    other

  • Post # 17
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I loved the ivory dresses I tried, but my dress only came in white, so that made my decision for me. For some reason, white dresses look cheaper to me and for some reason, some dresses in pure white make them look less bridal and more prom.

    Post # 18
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    pure white is really hard to pull off, for any skin tone… it’s very stark… if the dress has ANY detailing on it at all, ivory is always a better bet because the details get lost in white… also, like a PP said, lots of ivories are really super hard to differentiate from white if they aren’t side by side… i’d leave it in ivory because at least you know you love that one. you might think the white is stark and harsh, but then you’d be stuck with it… and too many of us on the boards know what dress regret feels like!!!

    Post # 19
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    IMO, it’s very hard for almost any skin tone to wear bright white.  Fiance was adamant that I get a white dress for the wedding (gah him and his super-traditional-ness), but I told him absolutely not, unless he intends to stand up there next to me in an all bright white tux. 

    I actually ended up going with a color DB calls “soft white”- it’s still white, just with the edge of brightness taken off, maybe like an eggshell color.  My dress is also lace, which makes a big difference- lace doesn’t shine as much as a lot of other bridal fabrics do.

    I’d stick with the ivory.  Honestly, no one will probably be able to really tell it’s not white- it looks pretty white in your pic.

    Post # 20
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I personally love ivory.  It gives a bit more of a romantic and tranditional flavor.  It’s my dream since childhood to have a ivory wedding dress.

    Post # 21
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    When I went to Klienfields to try on dresses, the bridal consultant told me that the majority of dresses they have are in ivory. And that most brides prefer ivory. That being said, I personally like white better. White appears fresh and clean to me. Maybe you should try on a white dress and see for yourself if you like the color better or not. They say unless your really pale you should be able to pull off white.  I’m sure with whatever you decide you’ll feel like a beautiful bride on your day!

     

    Post # 22
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I’m a very pale person- so for me it’s ivory all the way. White looked awful on my skin tone. I think it depends on your skin tone and how tan you are. If you’re super tan you can pull either off.

    Post # 23
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    And…even though my dress is technically ivory, it looks white to everyone else. As long as I don’t stand near something super white you can’t tell the difference.

    Post # 24
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I love the ivory on you!  I wouldn’t change it. πŸ™‚

    Post # 26
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    lol! I had the same dilema, i could only try my dress on in ivory and my Fi insisted white, i am all worried it will just look bad! the ivory looks fab…ugh i guess I will see when it gets here!

    Post # 28
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I know that for whatever reason, white makes me look like I have jaundice. I know ivory looked good on me though. I think you have to have a cool complexion to pull off white or stark white. I have a warm complexion and it just won’t work for me, without it making me look sick or washed out. If the ivory looked good on you, stick to it. 99% of the people looking at you wouldn’t know the difference anyway.

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