(Closed) white or ivory dress?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I’m going with ivory, not for a destination, but it seems the general consensus is ivory’s a more flattering choice, and it photographs better.  His shirt will not look faded next to your dress; just look at all the pictures posted on weddingbee.  Most of the brides are wearing ivory.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I wore a maggie dress for our Destination Wedding and it was ivory – but it appeared more white than anything.  My husband wore white linen pants and you never would have know my dress was “ivory”.  I think you will be okay.  

Post # 5
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Sugar bee

The difference between white and ivory is really subtle. Both look white in photographs. Choose the one that looks best with your skin tone.

Post # 6
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Helper bee

I think ivory only looks not white, when it is next to all the white gowns in the store. I don’t know if that makes sense?

Post # 7
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Sugar bee

@winterbride1593:  Exactly. Color is relative, and ivory basically “looks white” unless it’s next to something else really stark white. It also depends on the shade of ivory – some are more discernibly yellow than others, but most of the time bridal gowns are really light, almost-white ivory. I wouldn’t worry about this at all. The important thing is that your dress complements your coloring.

 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I actually feel totally opposite from the PP’s.  If you are wearing ivory then your Fiance should be wearing a similar color shirt.  My SIL wore an ivory maggie dress but when I went tux shopping with my brother the ivory was too yellow.  Her dress was a slight off white ivory, he tried on the white top and it was too white … it would have clashed with her dress.  So we went with the diamond white top and it matched her ivory dress perfectly!  I’ve seen brides post pics from their wedding where their dresses are ivory and groom wore white and it is deff noticable.  I’m very detailed oriented so that would totally bother me in pictures etc. 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

You could always pop into a store like tjmaxx and pick up an ivory dress shirt for your fellow, if that’s what you’re worried about.

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