(Closed) White or Ivory dress? Please help!

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 4
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516 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Beautiful dress! The one I ordered is similar in style and I ordered mine in ivory. BUT white isn’t going to feature heavily in my colour scheme, so I’m not worried about a contrast between ivory and white. If pure white is going to be one of your main colours, you should probably go with the white dress. It would probably look beautiful in either colour, but I can understand why you’d be worried about it looking yellow next to a bunch of pure white linens and flowers.

Post # 5
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3174 posts
Sugar bee

I love the dress. I think it would be stunning in white 🙂

Post # 6
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1141 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Honestly ivory lace looks more expensive. We checked and put them side by side in the salon, lace is supposed to be somewhat vintage. That’s probably why they told you it’s supposed to be ivory.

Post # 7
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1141 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Honestly ivory lace looks more expensive. We checked and put them side by side in the salon, lace is supposed to be somewhat vintage. That’s probably why they told you it’s supposed to be ivory.

Post # 8
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3697 posts
Sugar bee

I wouldn’t worry about trying to exact-match every possible white or whitish thing in the wedding. There are so many different “shades of white” (whether you include the ivory range or not) that, entirely apart from your gown, the linens are not going to exactly match the cake is not going to exactly match the calla lilies are not going to exactly match the groom’s shirt …

You should choose the dress that you look best in and not worry about the natural variations in whites. Callas and other white flower are never really bright, paper-white anyway, they are products of nature and will inevitably be slightly off-white or even ivory. Frosting, if it’s good frosting, is made with butter and naturally has an ivory cast. In order to get it to look bright white you either have to add a dash of blue food coloring (offsets the yellow and creates an optical illusion of white, but it’s still not a “true” white) or else you have to use frosting made with Crisco (yuck – not nearly as delicious!) or fondant (don’t even get me started …)

Personally, I would far rather have the peace of mind that comes with a gown I love and feel is flattering on me (so, definitely ivory with my skin tone!), delicious frosting, and really, I have better things to worry about than the exact shade of the tablecloths.

Post # 9
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568 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I am using white calla lilies as some my flowers, but I will be carrying purple ones.  I went with ivory because it suited my skin tone best.  

By the way your dress is very pretty. 

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