Finding the right wedding gown takes time. There are many things to consider, the shape, design, fabric, etc. While all of these are very important, the characteristic that separates a good gown from a great one is the color. Surprised? Yes, choosing the right shade of white can make the difference between looking washed out or absolutely glowing.
Here are some helpful guidelines on choosing the right shade for your skin tone:
If you have very fair skin, a warm shade of white with a touch of yellow will add some warmth to your skin. A stark white can wash you out.
If you have olive skin, whites with a pink undertone (sometimes called cool whites) will excentuate the warmth of your skin. Shades to consider are champagne or rum white. You can also wear silk white, which is slightly less stark than pure white.
If you have medium skin with pink or blue undertones, try some of the creamier ivories and whites. These have a rich yellow undertone that will give you just enough warmth to bring out the beautiful cool glow of your skin. Our Yasmin gown, pictured on the left hand side, would be a perfect fit for this skin tone.
If you're a dark-skinned bride, almost any shade of white will look lovely against your skin. The only exception may be if you are dark-skinned with olive undertones-in that case, try to steer clear of yellow-ivory shades.