(Closed) White vs. Ivory – Please help me feel better!

posted 7 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
4824 posts
Honey bee

I think ivory looks much better on lots of people due to their complexions (I am one of them).

Since you wont be comparing he dress to other white objects, it will look white. Especially since plain white does look different depending on the fabric and manufacturer.

You will be gorgeous, I promise.

Post # 4
1090 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Ivory is a shade of white… a very few actually wear WHITE… Mine is diamond white ( in between white and ivory )… it’s not like its red… which would still be REAL cool. It’s a new generation. Ivory will be beautiful! No Worries!

Post # 5
1556 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Ivory is just a shade of white.  You picked the shade of white that is most flattering to your complexion. To your groom and to everyone else, it will look like a white dress.  I think I’ve read that most wedding dresses are actually ivory anyway — because it’s the most univerally flattering.

Post # 6
352 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I love ivory and I think it looks much better on someone more fair-toned. White looks STUNNING on dark complexions which is why I am not doing white. πŸ˜€ Ivory is totally acceptable. Why are you so hooked on wearing white?

Post # 7
236 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I agree that you will likely not even be able to tell (unless you are holding it next to a bright white dress).  Almost none of the sample dresses were bright white at the shops I went to.  I had no idea until the consultants told me.

Post # 9
257 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I think most brides choose an ivory or diamond white versus bright white.  And it’s something that many bridal consultants recommend because ivory is flattering on more skin shades than white.  I personally think bright white looks great on tanned skin.  I had every intention of tanning before my wedding but in the end I went with ivory because I wasn’t sure if I would have enough time to build up my tan.

But not ivorys are created the same.  I have two dresses from the same designer (one from the regualr Watters line and another from her WTOO line) and the ivorys are very different.  The WTOO looks almost white.  The consultant also thought it was white until we looked on the tag and it said ivory.  I was going to order it in white instead but she suggested sticking with the ivory since it was a synthetic taffeta instead of silk.  She said white would make the fabric look cheap.  I like the color a lot.  I like it even more as each day goes by and my tan fades because I have no time to run to the tanning salon.

Don’t lose any sleep over the ivory. 

Post # 10
529 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

My dress was ivory as well, and I completely agree with how it works perfectly with certain complexions. I’m fair skinned and I’m so glad I wore ivory. My best friend is tan as can be and she also has been looking at an ivory dress and it looks gorgeous on her as well! No one can really tell either by looking at it that it’s ivory rather than straight white. So it’s up to you

Post # 11
575 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I wore ivory and had the same issue!! But on the wedding day no one would have guessed it was ivory. I found the bright white actual had a blue tint to it? Maybe I am just crazy!! But ivory is rarely the typical ivory you think of when you are looking at street clothes. 

Post # 12
267 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I was worried about the same thing (if you check my past posts you will find a thread I started worrying about my dress).  But now as my wedding gets closer I am so glad I opted for the ivory.  I was actually at the Bridal Store the other day in the “alterations” room where they had many wedding dresses hanging up (that had already been bought and in the process of being altered for the bride) and the vast majority of them were ivory.  I think I only saw maybe 3 truly white dresses out of 20 or so in the room. Don’t worry… no one else is going to be wearing a big white gown on your day, so you’re definitely going to look like a bride! 

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