Most gowns can be ordered in a variety of colors. Pick your gown, then your best color. Try not to get to caught up in the color decision, and don’t let it become as difficult as choosing a dress. A good rule of thumb is the lighter your skin, the darker shade of white your dress should be. The opposite is true too; darker your skin, the lighter your dress. The problem with picking the wrong color, is if it’s to white you’ll be completely washed out in your pictures.
If you’re not sure what is the best color for you, take some pictures trying on the different colors (make sure your hair is done and you have your make up on). Once you look at the pictures, your best color should be apparent. Still unsure? email me!
The most common colors, order from lightest to darkest are: Stark white, Silk white ( also known as diamond or natural), Ivory ( eggshell) and Champagne.
What if the tag just says “white” ? Find out what fiber it is made from. If it’s polyester or another synthetic fiber then white is referring to stark white, if it’s silk then it’s a silk white.
This is a white as white can be. It’s a really hard color to wear, it works best on very dark skin brides. A natural fiber can not achieve this kind of white unless you bleach the fabric.
Also known as diamond or natural white and is the most common white worn. It doesn’t scream white, while still looking white. If you have really fair skin, this isn’t the best color for you (unless you plan on getting a nice base tan), if you’re skin is medium color or a have good tan then this is your color.
Also known as eggshell. This is beautiful color that most brides look great in. Ivory still maintains a white look but has warm undertones to create a nice balance. This color looks great on most brides, especially if you have fair skin.
This stunning color is great for older brides and 2nd marriages. The pink undertones create a beautiful vintage feel that also work great with Hollywood glam style wedding.