Why Choose an Ivory Wedding Dress?


White is the traditional color choice for wedding dresses. Since this color stands for purity and virginity, it is no wonder that most brides prefer to walk down the aisle donning a gleaming white gown. No doubt, many brides look glowing and elegant in a white dress. However, not all brides can pull that off, especially those with a very fair skin tone. White dresses look great only for brides who have darker complexion.

If you are fair-skinned, a white wedding gown will make you look awfully pale and dull. And you dont want to look like that on a supposedly special event such as your wedding, right? In addition, white wedding gowns do not go well with brides with red hair. So, if you have a very fair complexion or red hair, one of your alternatives is an ivory wedding dress.

How would you know if ivory is the better color option for your wedding instead of pure white? Ivory is a gorgeous color that suits practically every skin tone. Ivory wedding dresses allow brides to appear traditionally pure and virginal without making them look very pale or washed out. It is like wearing something white with a bit more color on your wedding day. The additional color works by offsetting fair skin tone.

To enhance the virginal effect of an ivory dress, you may choose a darker color theme for your bridesmaids. If you have a rich, dusky skin tone, then an ivory dress can make you look stunning on your wedding day. Choose a rich ivory dress for your rich brown complexion. On the other hand, a paler shade of ivory bridal attire suits women with creamy or olive skin. And even if you got sunburns during summer, you may opt for an ivory gown instead of a white one.

As for red-haired brides, ivory wedding gowns work best for auburn redheads or those with auburn highlights. Why? Because auburn redhead may appear like a brunette in some lighting conditions, and this does not look great with a stark white wedding dress. The other type of redhead in which an ivory wedding gown works well is the classic red, which looks like natural curls with red locks.

Every traditional white gown has its ivory counterpart. As with white wedding dresses, ivory bridal attires also come in a wide variety of shades and styles to suit different tastes, whether they are traditional or modern. In addition, ivory wedding gowns are available in different shades of yellow that match every skin tone.

Looking for an ivory wedding dress? The best way to know if a certain ivory shade suits you is to compare the color of the fabric against your skin in daylight. Also, check if the shine, texture, and quality of the fabric suit your preference. You can ask for a fabric sample from the store so that you can bring it home and decide if it complements your complexion. Even if you are shopping on the Internet, it pays to request a sample so that you can decide what will work best for you.


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