Hi ladies!! So I think I may have found my dress. The dress I tried on is in Nude with Ivory and silver over it. My only reason I didn’t say yes to it was I couldn’t get over it being such a dark nude, I didn’t feel bridal enough. I saw that it comes in Ivory lace/Ivory/Silver as well as Ivory lace over Champagne underlay with silver beading. I’m torn between ivory/ivory or ivory/champagne. Help?! Lol
Latest activity by MOB So Cal, on June 7, 2020 at 11:20 AM
I can tell you I just exchanged an ivory/champagne dress for an ivory dress and it feels much more bridal. Beautiful color but if you are not into a darker color then I would go lighter. I knew I was not into blush/pink.
I would check out the ivory lace/ivory/silver. I agree that nude is a little too dark. It really makes me think about burlap. I know it’s not and well burlap is becoming quite popular in weddings but I don’t think any bride really wants to wear burlap.
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Thanks girls! I do like a darker underlay but not this dark so I am torn! Lol. They don’t have the other colors obviously in store so it makes me nervous ordering one without seeing the colors!!
I think it depends on how much you want the design to be seen from afar. If you want it to standout from afar, then do the champagne; if you want it to be more subtle, do the ivory/ivory. Personally, I would do ivory/ivory just because it feels more bridal to me.
Mines ivory over champagne and it definitely feels bridal!!! When I was at the shop they told me be careful with ivory/ivory because then the ivory lace layer wouldn’t be as noticeable, so I went with the champagne under!
I agree with pp that one of the advantages of some difference between the colors of the lining and lace layers is that the lace detailing will "pop" MUCH more against the contrast of champagne than it will over ivory (but not nearly as starkly as with the nude lining, which I agree is pretty dark). I'd expect with the ivory/ivory combo, the lace details will be considerably more subtle. So, if you love those details, I'd try the ivory/champagne as a good middle ground between the nude and the ivory options. Daughter's dress (Rebecca Ingram Allison) came in white/white, ivory/ivory, and ivory/pale gold. She went with the ivory/pale gold and it was STUNNING, especially against her pale skin and red hair -- she had an ethereal soft glow! All the lace details were much more noticeable against the pale gold lining; but to look at daughter in the dress, most people would describe it as an ivory or off-white wedding dress, with no doubts about how "bridal" it was. Good luck!