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#1 SDbeachgirl

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    Posted 25 August 2009 - 10:46 AM

    Hi there,

    Does anyone know if the pictures look better against the sand with a white dress? I tried on a dress that I liked both in white and ivory, but thought the ivory looked a little classier. Someone mentioned that white looks better in photos on the sand. Does anyone have an oppinion of this? Or does anyone have any good photos of an ivory dress on the sand?

    #2 Jess

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      Posted 25 August 2009 - 11:37 AM

      not sure...what is your skin tone though? I am really pale so ivory looks a lot better on me than white, which washes me out. I think darker skin tones look great in white though.

      #3 shellk

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        Posted 25 August 2009 - 01:52 PM

        i have seen good pictures of both too.go with your skin colouring pale - ivory dark - white.however i do prefer ivory to white.

        #4 Tonir

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          Posted 25 August 2009 - 02:10 PM

          That's funny because I'm pretty fair and I think I look better in white. I have blonde hair so I think with that combo ivory washes me out :) I think I am going with white mainly because of my coloring, but I think if you could wear either that white would look better against the sand. Either way though you want to get what looks best on you (not the beach) :)

          #5 KarenM

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            Posted 25 August 2009 - 02:16 PM

            I also tried on dresses in both ivory & white. My friends & the attendant at the store said I could go either way but I ended up ordering my dress in ivory (but I can't tell the difference unless I hold something really bright white up next to the dress). It's totally personal preference & what looks best on you! I wouldn't worry about it not looking good on the sand - any color will look great!

            #6 ashly87

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              Posted 25 August 2009 - 07:01 PM

              I think either one would look great, but I was kind of thinking white for myself personally because I think it makes you really "pop" and stand out in pictures on the beach against a bright blue sky.
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              #7 islandbride317

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                Posted 25 August 2009 - 08:08 PM

                I agree with all of the others who've said that it really depends on your skintone. As for myself, I am very fair skinned, so ordering my dress in very pale gold/ivory is what complimented my coloring the best...and I think either white OR ivory would look equally gorgeous against not only the sand, but also the turquoise waters and lush greenery in the background of your tropical location, Mexico!

                I think ivory is just a bit softer and more classically feminine...good luck, whatever you decide!

                #8 Islandbride2b

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                  Posted 25 August 2009 - 08:14 PM

                  I had this same thought, about what color a few months back. I think it does depend on your skin color. I felt the ivory looked better on me.. and i did have trouble telling them apart intill i put it up to something very bright white. I had to have my FH go out and get another outfit though because I didnt want him in all bright white and me in Ivory.. i thought i would clash a bit! Good luck with whatever you decide!! They will both look amazing, its your wedding day!!

                  #9 SDbeachgirl

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                    Posted 25 August 2009 - 11:14 PM

                    Thanks! These posts are very helpful! Actually I had thought I wanted a white dress, but when I tried on an ivory dress, it looked really good on. I think my skin actually will look ok in either color. But, the ivory dress did look very classy. I do want to make sure that it stands out from the sand since most of my pics will be taken on the sand. But from your posts, it sounds as though that should not be a problem. So, now this is yet another decision I have to make!

                    If I wear an ivory dress, what color shirt should the groom wear? If we decide to go with a suit, what color suite woud go?

                    #10 jennaLynn544

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                      Posted 26 August 2009 - 02:32 AM

                      I opted for an ivory gown...I didn't even really pay attention to the colors of the gowns I was pulling to try on or the ones anyone else pulled for me. I know aside from wedding gowns, I am not a huge fan of white (after reading what other members have posted this may be b/c of my skin-tone/coloring)...I have always felt that white makes my teeth look less than white (& they aren't yellow or anything)--I'm weird I guess...haha! But when I narrowed it down to my 2 fav dresses they were both ivory, so it must have just been that the color looked the most flattering on me. I have blond hair & fair skin...even w/ a tan, which I WILL have a tan before we leave for Negril, the ivory looked the very best.

                      I would go for the color that flatters your coloring the best (your hair & skin)...either color will look great on the beach IMO, I wouldn't really stress about that very much :)
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