(Closed) White or Ivory – Does it matter??

posted 9 years ago in Dress
  • poll: What color is your gown?
    White : (11 votes)
    13 %
    Ivory : (58 votes)
    66 %
    Antique or Champaign : (11 votes)
    13 %
    Other : (8 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    Ivory or Champaign. MOST white looks horrible on me due to my super fair complexion. There were a couple of white dresses that looked decent because it had good texture, but I still wouldn’t consider wearing white.

    Post # 4
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    883 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2009

    Its a coloring thing. Some people just glow in diamond white, some just washed out. And sometimes its the design of the dress. I’ve seen some dresses where the details get lost in the white but look radiant in an ivory or champagne. On the flip side, some dresses in ivory or antique can look dingy or dirty. Each person really needs to try on a couple in each to see if one is much better or worse for their skin. And dont rule any color out by name.  I tried on this beautiful glowing ivory dress I loved, and the lady told me it came in white, ivory, and blush. My mother and i literally laughed and said -NO BLUSH! (A pink girl I am not!!)  The poor sales woman then sheepishly asked if I didnt like the dress I was wearing. I told her I loved it and thought it was a great ivory.  She corrected me and told me it was the blush! There was nothing PINK about it!! I saw the same dress in white – too bright! The same one in ivory – dingy blah. But my glowing ivory (aka Casablanca’s blush) was so amazing and was the talk of the wedding.

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    Post # 5
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    1037 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2010 - Carlouel Yacht Club

    I think it depends on the fabric of the gown you’re wearing personally!  If you have lace, ivory or champagne gives it more of that romantic, vintage feel…(my dress is ivory lace).  Most of the time, bright white can turn out to be not so flattering on people…I had a photographer describe it to me as “putting a fluorescent lamp under your face…”  Interesting analogy, but I see her point sometimes…ivory can be a little more forgiving, but it also does depend on your skin coloration!

    Post # 6
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    774 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    Fiance wants me to wear white for whatever reason. I personally prefer the ivory because it looks better with my skintone. Mom and I have decided that we need to get diamond white because the white white is not very flattering. It definitely depends on your skintone.

    Post # 7
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    2271 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    I don’t know why but white is so, well white! If I was a younger bride, maybe ivory but I really love the new dresses in champagne and light gold.

    Post # 8
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    14186 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I wore stark white! But then again, it looks good on my skin tone and hair color. I’ve never had a problem wearing white before, but I had to get out in the sun quite a bit to feel like I wasn’t washed out!

    Post # 9
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    1514 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    Mine is ivory, it just went better with my skin tone – I’m pretty fair.  The best color on me was the light gold, but I couldn’t find a dress style I really loved for my price range that wasn’t off-the-rack.

    Post # 10
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    599 posts
    Busy bee

    I have been told that if you are more fair skinned to go with ivory. Plus for some reason it makes me less scared of getting it dirty.

    If you ask me though go with whatever color you want. But warning: do not follow a trend that in 20 years from now you will look back and ask yourself what you were thinking. Remember to bright blue eyeshadow from middle school? Well you don’t want your wedding photos to be another bad ideas from the past.

    Post # 11
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    Sugar bee

    I think it totally depends on your coloring what looks good on you.  I thought that I wanted white-white, but when I tried dresses in that color, they made me look kind of sickly.  I’m fair but I have a bit of a golden/peachy undertone in my skin.  My dress was ivory and I don’t think it looked like “wow, that’s an ivory dress”.  It just looked like a flattering shade of white.

    Post # 12
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    131 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    My dress came in both white and ivory. The white was really white and flushed me out. The ivory looks great on my olive skin

    Post # 13
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    908 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    My dress came in white or ivory.  I thought that the ivory looked almost dirty (like you washed a white t-shirt with some black clothes).

    I’m VERY pale and I think that the white looks good on me.  I think that the bright white makes my skin look like it has a bit more color.

    Post # 14
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2018

    I’m really pale and all the white dresses just made it worse. Ivory really gave me that very little bit of color needed to make it work. Like many of ladies above me I think its all down to skin color. I’ve seen some women who look really gorgeous in white. I’m just not one of themTongue out

    Post # 15
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I’m wearing ivory.  I have a pretty light skin tone, but my wedding is in the summer and I get quite tan.  The ivory just looked better with my skin and hair (chestnut brown).

    Post # 16
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    70 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Technically my dress is “godiva white chocolate.” So its ivory! I’m in the very pale group, so it was really flattering on my skin.

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