Wedding Gown: Can I Wear An Ivory Wedding Dress?

Q:

I recently decided on a wedding dress that's available in both white and ivory. I thought the ivory was much prettier, but when I mentioned it to my fiance's family his mother seemed to think it was odd and that everyone would "talk." My mom says it's up to me, and so does my fiance.

A:

There's nothing odd or scandalous about an ivory wedding dress -- ivory is merely another shade of white. The truth is, pure white is not that flattering on most women -- it looks best on women with darker skin tones. It sounds like you think the ivory wedding dress looks best on you, and that means you should wear it!


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