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Here’s why ivory wedding dresses are oh-so flattering…
When it comes to the different shades, ivory wedding dresses are by far the most popular. In fact, in our most recent survey, over 70% of WED2B brides wanted an ivory dress.
Ivory wedding dresses have a very subtle warm undertone, that makes them more flattering than pure white, especially on fairer skin tones. This delicate hint of ‘eggshell’ also adds a touch of depth and luxury. However, to the naked eye and in your photographs, ivory simply looks white. So, if you’re not sure what shade suits you best, our top tip is to always go for ivory!
To inspire you, we’ve picked four fabulous ivory wedding dresses below in beautifully different styles. Each design has a completely different look but they all showcase flattering soft ivory at its very best…
A whiter shade of pale
Lena is a modern sheath gown with an illusion bodice and sparkling beaded straps. It combines a low V-neck bodice with modern floral lace and a sleek crepe skirt for a look that’s both sexy and sophisticated.
The stylish bodice has on-trend exposed boning underneath contemporary floral lace. It also shows exactly why brides love ivory, as the soft shade makes the lace stand out beautifully against the skin.
At the back, the beaded double straps add a lovely touch of sparkle. Then, cast your eyes down the elegant crepe skirt and you get to the dramatic train, with its intricate pattern. This complements the look of the illusion bodice and finishes the design off perfectly.
A cut above
Pax is a sophisticated style with a twist, this figure-flattering crepe sheath combines a semi-sheer bodice with contemporary tape lace detailing. There’s also a plunging neckline and chic cut-out details to accentuate your figure.
Take a closer look at the bodice and you can see the intricate design on the lace, which is given a modern feel by the tape lace. Ivory is the ideal shade for illusion lace, as it works beautifully against all skin tones.
At the sides, the cut-out panels and the elegant waistband have a sculpting effect, shaping and contouring the figure. They’re also a great way to show off more of the fabulous illusion lace!
Then at the back, we’ve kept it simple. There’s an attractive V-neck leading to the simple but stylish ivory skirt and its neatly rippled train. Soft crepe and soft are ivory are a match made in heaven, as they’re both super flattering and easy to wear.
Platinum Edition Xanthe has it all, with its layers of lace and tulle, an illusion back and soft V neckline. Cleverly designed to skim gently over curves, while showing off your figure, it comes in a delightful shade of soft ivory.
At the back, you can why this design is part of our Platinum Collection. The illusion details are exquisite and frame the shoulders beautifully, while a neat row of covered buttons accentuates curves.
The bodice has a simple V-neck and illusion straps, all covered with more gorgeous lace detailing. The lace then flows prettily down onto the skirt, enhancing the waistline. Try this look with our crystal Colby belt too, for an extra touch of eye-catching sparkle.
Then we get to the stunning tulle skirt. There are artfully placed appliqués leading all the way down to the magnificent, extra-long train, where sheer tulle flows out into sumptuous ripples to breathtaking effect. What can we say, it really is a showstopper!
A bold and beautiful ball gown
Finally, we have Micah, a totally different ivory style. This stunning ballgown has a breathtaking layered, waterfall skirt combined with an understated modern bodice with slim spaghetti straps.
The simple but well-cut bodice is the perfect complement to the fabulous skirt. The low V-neck is a look straight from the catwalks, but comes with a small triangular insert so it’s not too revealing. There are also soft flattering pleats and simple straps that sit beautifully on the edges of the shoulders, for a very modern feel.
At the back the minimal look continues with a matching V-neck and a neat row of covered buttons.
Then we come to that fabulous skirt. With layer upon layer of frothy tulle, this is the ultimate ball gown. It also has a horsehair hem to create movement as you walk, so it will look super dramatic as you make your way down the aisle. Simply add a glittering belt to highlight your waist and then get ready to make an entrance!
So, we hope we’ve shown you what a versatile shade ivory is. One that suits all wedding day themes, from soft romantic, bohemian chic to a sparkling princess fairy tale or a totally contemporary celebration. And, if you’re still not sure, remember, our expert staff are always available in-store and online to answer any questions you have about what shade might suit you best. Happy shopping!
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