(Closed) White vs. ivory dress

posted 5 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
46653 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@lschwar2:  I think you look fabulous in that dress. But you have such a wonderful teeny tiny figure that I’m sure you will look stunning in anything.

The answer to your question is NO. Just because a bride wears an ivory dress, the groom does not have to wear an ivory shirt. This is very outdated and inaccurate information mosrly perpetuated by Men’s Wearhouse staff. I doubt they would tell him to wear a pink shirt if you had a pink dress.

Their reasoning always is that it will make your dress look dingy which is not true. Besides which, until later in the evening when the groom takes off his jacket, his shirt will not be right next to your dress. His jacket will be.

Post # 4
260 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Very pretty dress. Both my consultant and my fiance’s tux consultant recommended that his shirt match my dress.

Post # 5
2445 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Love the dress! I think you look so pretty in it. I prefer Ivory since White can be SO WHITE, know what I mean? I think Ivory is still plenty elegant without being abrasive.

Post # 7
2420 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

if the dress is ivory and the shirt on the groom is white no one will notice, i can assure u!!!!!

ivory is popular because its more flattering on most skin colours than white. white can be too stark and harsh on the majority of skin tones, whereas ivory is more subtle and suits nearly all skin tones.

Post # 8
10453 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

Beautiful dress! And definitely go with ivory. It’s flattering on 99% of girls but I don’t think white usually is. It’s too bright and the details don’t stand out as much either. 

Post # 9
159 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Go with ivory as it’s flattering to more skin tones.  Your guy should wear a white shirt.

Post # 10
4436 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@lschwar2:  You look lovely! I’d go with ivory and a white shirt for the groom.

Post # 11
600 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@lschwar2:  You look amazing in that dress! I would say, go with Ivory, but that’s because I am biased lol. Also there are so many different shades of Ivory! It wont look dingy at all!


Post # 12
2634 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@lschwar2:  Actually most dresses are ivory, not white. White doesn’t really look good on most people (unless you have really really dark or really really white skin, it’s a winter colour I believe so it can be harsh). No one will notice if your Fiance wears a white shirt, but if he really wants ivory, I am sure it may look better with his skintone as well, lol. 

Post # 13
2510 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Love it! The grooms absolutely doesn’t have to have a ivory shirt (most of them look awful and dingy and nicotine stained). It you really are concerned you can do a white shirt with an ivory tie, but honestly any color tie will break up the white enough and it will be fine.

Post # 14
341 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

go ivory, a salon owner once told me that 95% of people get ivory, versus white because it looks way better on most skin tones. I wore Ivory while PBear wore a white shirt, I’m not sure you can tell in any of our pictures.

Post # 15
1420 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Turf Valley

@julies1949:  This! +1!  When we went to order FI’s tuxedo from Men’s Wearhouse, they asked what color my dress was.  When I said Ivory, HE PUT IN AN ORDER FOR AN IVORY SHIRT.  I had to tell him no, and he literally argued with me about how it would look bad.  What the eff?


Post # 16
8862 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

i tried on my dress in ivory but i wanted a white dress and ordered it in white. 

i am jewish and my chuppah covering was my great grandmother’s veil that was ivory (probably more yellowed) because it was so old.  it did not look bad with my white dress.

if you want a white dress, order the white dress.



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