How To Decide What Color Wedding Dress To Order


When it comes to finding the perfect wedding dress, our team at The Bride and Groom Mississippi knows how important it is to find the perfect color to order! But with all the options to choose from, how can you possibly know what color to order?


Back in the old days, every wedding dress was really just plain white. Now there are all sorts of shades of white and even bolder colored wedding gowns! So many different details can make your gown look different in a variety of lighting situations and can look different based on your skin tone. Our goal today is to provide tips for choosing the right color by discussing the best options for your skin tone and explaining the differences between all the shades you can choose from:


A fair complexion can range from light white to English rose. Consider a wedding gown that has yellow undertones to complement your skin tone.


Choosing a creamy white dress will make you look stunning if you tan without burning.


With creamier ivories, you'll glow! Your gown won't make you look too pink or flushed due to the fabric's yellow undertone.


 All shades of white look exquisite on you, even the brightest shades! You might want to avoid yellow-ivory shades for your gown if you have an olive undertone.

Find out which shade of white will look best on your skin tone after you have selected your skin tone group! Although white may seem "plain" or "standard," there are many different shades of white that complement different skin tones. In addition, keep in mind that different fabrics reflect light differently, so what looks “too white” on the rack might look wonderful on you!  

Here are some descriptions of various shades you can choose from; this can help you get an idea of what to look for when shopping:



Stella York



Those of us with fair and medium skin tones have the most difficulty wearing this shade of white. When worn by dark-skinned or tanned ladies, the pure white fabric appears to glow. Taffeta, satins, and polyester blends are the best synthetic materials for stark white wedding gowns.



Justin Alexander



Off white, also known as diamond white, natural white, or silk white, is not as bright and doesn't look chalky when photographed. It is flattering to all skin tones, especially to brides with a yellow undertone to their complexion!



Lillian West


Despite appearing white in photographs, this shade has a slight pink undertone when viewed in person. It has a sheen and is similar to beige. Brides who have more olive or sallow skin tones look gorgeous in this color! 


Justin Alexander



To determine whether the ivory suits your skin and eye color, hold a swatch up to your face. You'll find ivory in a variety of shades. The lightest shade is eggshell. The color Candlelight has a beige-cream undertone and is perfect for a wedding ceremony in the evening. The deepest shade of ivory, ecru, is more similar to tan or beige. 


We hope this helped explain some differences in the colors you have to choose from! Are you ready to find your perfect wedding gown with us? Book an appointment with our team at The Bride and Groom Mississippi today!