(Closed) White vs Ivory

posted 6 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Which looks better on me, white or ivory?
    Ivory : (93 votes)
    75 %
    White : (31 votes)
    25 %
  • Post # 3
    6575 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    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
    306 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    it doesnt look bad at all but i personally prefer ivory. I think u could get away with either.x

    Post # 5
    183 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    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
    3697 posts
    Sugar bee

    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
    2999 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Have you tried diamond white? I am not a fan of bright white, in general.

    Post # 8
    1448 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    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
    34 posts
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Your skin tone doesn’t look bad in the bright white but as the other posters mentioned I’m generally not a fan.

    Post # 11
    4436 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    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
    10453 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    I think ivory looks better on most people in real life, and dress details stand out more.

    Post # 14
    20 posts

    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
    233 posts
    Helper bee

    @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.

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