Post # 1
So I decided that I want to buy the Mori Lee 4969 http://www.morilee.com/bridals/blu/4969
I wasn’t actually able to try on the dress, but only similar ones. Right now I’m having a hard time figuring out what color to order.
This is just to give you an idea. The first dress is champaign with an ivory lace overlay. The second two are both white. Unfortunately I don’t have a good picture of a pure ivory dress. I always read that white doesn’t really work on pale girls. What do you guys think? Does the white look bad on me?
EDIT: Also, none of the dresses pictured are satin, like the dress I will order, so will that make a difference??
Post # 3
I wore an allure dress – champagne w/ an ivory lace overlay. Mine didn’t look as pink as the one in your first picture. I personally don’t like bright white, but everyone else is different.
Post # 4
it doesnt look bad at all but i personally prefer ivory. I think u could get away with either.x
Post # 5
I’m sure you’d look amazing in either color! However, with your complextion, I think ivory would probably be the best choice for you.
You look stunning in all of those, btw!
Post # 6
Do you generally look better in colors with warm undertones or cool? If you lean towards warm undertones, ivory or “diamond white” is the better bet; if you look best in cool tones, go with white.
ETA: it may make a difference that the dress is in satin, and, if you possibly can, it would be smart to find a store where you can try on the actual gown. There are lots of stories on the ‘Bee about women who thought they had found their dream dress because they adored it in the pictures, but when they actually tried it on they discovered it didn’t really suit them. May not happen to you, but it’s wise to make sure *before* you order the dress.
Post # 7
Have you tried diamond white? I am not a fan of bright white, in general.
Post # 8
Honestly I think your skintone looks better in the white gowns. The champagne/ivory gown looks too close to your skintone to me.
Post # 9
Your skin tone doesn’t look bad in the bright white but as the other posters mentioned I’m generally not a fan.
Post # 10
The thing is that the dress I’m going to order only comes in white or ivory. I know lighting has such a big part in it too.
This bee posted the dress I plan to order, the first picture is ivory the second is white, but they look so similar to me.
Picked up my dress today! Mori Lee 4969
Post # 11
I think ivory is the way to go! My dress is ivory, but looked more white to me in the shop. I think my dress in white would be super white, but the colours probably also vary by designers. I personally like the softer look of ivory- white satin looks a bit too severe to me.
Post # 12
I think ivory looks better on most people in real life, and dress details stand out more.
Post # 13
Going into dress shopping I just assumed that I would get an ivory dress based off what I read about skin tone. Then I went to this one super small bridal boutique and the consultant told me that white looked better on me, but after talking to her more I could tell that she was super biased.
Also, I was able to find the dress I want new, but from a seller who cancelled her wedding, and she is selling it in white. I thought that if it looked good then I could save a couple hundred dollars.
Post # 14
My wedding dress is white.. but its tulle.. so it’s not as bright.
If your dress is satin, I think you should get it in ivory. There are many different types of white.. and because satin is a shiny material, your dress will look really bright in white.. but that’s just my opinion…
Post # 15
@peabee: I think the white dresses look good on you but I would be a bit wary of buying white satin without seeing it.
I asked about white satin in a bridal shop as they seem to carry so few white dresses and she said white satin can look so bright it almost has a blue tinge and when she showed me an example I could see what she meant. It was blindingly white,the tulle dresses are softer and the white doesn’t look as bright.
I don’t know if this is true but I’ve heard it is also more difficult to photograph well though I’m sure a good photographer would work round it.
Post # 16
Thanks for the opinions! I just I’m still a little confused on which color I actually want. I mean, I think the white looks crisp, and really makes my skin look good.
On the other hand, I have heard that white can look cheap. Lindarella: I also heard about it being photographer poorly. Like the details are hard to capture in white dresses, and the white thowing things off. I mean, my photographer is good, but this is still a concern for me.
Also, some of the ivories I’ve seen looks too yellow or dirty in real life. Of course I’ve seen plenty of ivory dresses that look white as can be on here. So maybe I’m just being paranoid…