White or light ivory

posted 2 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Did you or wear you wear?
    Ivory : (33 votes)
    73 %
    White : (6 votes)
    13 %
    Another shade of white : (1 votes)
    2 %
    Something else : (5 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 2
    659 posts
    Busy bee

    My dress is called ivory and it looks stark white to me. I guess I have bad eyes 🤷🏼‍♀️. 

    Post # 5
    555 posts
    Busy bee

    my dress is a buttercream “Diana” color. i wasn’t too concerned with color when looking at dresses, i just fell in love with it overall so it worked out.

    i find that too stark of a white, to me at least, can make certain fabrics look “cheap” even if they are not.

    a light ivory will be a touch warmer but without any yellow tones 🙂 and probably more flattering to the materials and most people’s skin tones.

    Post # 6
    3560 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2017

    jessiebear85 :  90% of wedding dresses are ivory. it’s just a slightly warm white and is much more flattering than true white on most skin tones. i promise that you could order the ivory and your mom would never even notice it’s not white!

    Post # 9
    1141 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2019

    I’ll be wearing blush pink. You can wear whatever you want!! 

    Post # 10
    2692 posts
    Sugar bee

    Maybe your mom is thinking of the ivory wedding dresses from 10 years ago that were very yellowed & she doesn’t like that color?? These days, some shades of ivory can look white.

    Post # 11
    1855 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2017

    I wore ivory, I’m far too pale to wear white white!

    Post # 12
    145 posts
    Blushing bee

    I chose a light ivory too, true white washed me out and made me look very sallow. I think stark white is really hard to wear for a lot of people.

    Post # 13
    11456 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    When I wad engaged the first time (but later canceled that wedding and broke that engagement), I wanted white, not ivory. However, I wanted a natural silk fabric and not a synthetic. I learned then that natural silk is NOT white. 

    By the time I married my husband many years later, I chose “diamond white,” which was the lightest version my 100-percent silk tafetta dress came in. The “ivory” version of the dress would have been much darker.

    So, if your dress is real, natural silk, it’s not going to be a stark white. If it looks white to you, it’s likely a light ivory. As long as your flower girls don’t wear bright white next to you, you’ll be fine.

    Post # 14
    1490 posts
    Bumble bee

    I find ivory these days look very white. Especially with certain designers like hayley paige. As another person mentioned your mom won’t know the difference. 

    Post # 15
    3311 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2017

    Someone told me that everyone looks good in ivory but not everyone can pull off white. I think ivory handles flash photography better.

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