(Closed) White or Ivory

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Just remember that you fell in love with the one you have! Don’t get too bent out of shape on the whole white vs. ivory thing. They are very similar!

Mine is white.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee

You’re being silly – you’ve seen the actual dress, and you liked the color. Don’t let the name throw you.

In the bridal world, “ivory” means “a creamy white with warm undertones,” as opposed to a stark white with cool undertones. It’s pretty much a shorthand, a way of distinguishing what are two ultimately very similar colors. Bridal ivory is just another white to the rest of the world’s eyes, and you won’t look dingy unless you go out of your way to stand in front of a stark white background.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Hi! I got my dress in “ivory”. It looked white but was more flattering on my skin than their white. However, next to the very white shirts that the men in the bridal party wore, yeah, you could tell it wasn’t the same color. As long as there isn’t a stark white next to your dress, it will look very white.

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Mine’s ivory. I don’t think you can really even tell the difference with most dresses unless you see them side by side (or the ivory is very creamy-yellow looking), which obviously it’s not a creamy yellow ivory if you mistook it for white!  Be confident in your choice – you’re going to look amazing in it!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I think Ivory is pretty much the norm these days. My dress is ivory. 

Post # 8
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Wannabee

I agree with the second.Dont let the name throw you.Take it easy,be happy!

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I was also freaking out about color choices and ended up going with ivory.  My photographer told me it looks better in pictures because it looks softer. 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I definitely wanted a non-white-white dress, so mine is ivory. I wanted a silk dress and they don’t even come in bright white.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

In the bridal world 90% of dresses in shops and such are ivory as they are ordered more than white. SYttD Statistic from Randy. Hope This Helps. 🙂

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I got an ivory dress.  I never thought I would because I normally look horrible in any pastel-y colors.  But this was a very light ivory, and looked great on me!  I was worried also until the dress came in that it was going to be too dark!  

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

its gorgeous! And with your skin tone ivory is a better shade anyways stark white would probably wash you out. … where in tn are you getting married?

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I’m going ivory. I think it’s totally based on skin tone. I think fair skin looks better with ivory but it’s a totally personal choice. Realistically unless you told anyone is it that obvious it’s white over ivory?

Beautiful dress!!!

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