50 Shades of White | Choosing bridal accessories online
So you’ve found your perfect wedding dress but how do you find bridal accessories online to match?
Matching shades of white or ivory via a computer screen or mobile phone can be tricky, and we’ve all had one of those online experiences where we thought we were buying something blue and it arrived… well, green. Hmm, not exactly what we were after.
One thing you may have discovered during your adventures in wedding dress land is that white and ivory (and all the shades in between) can vary greatly depending on the manufacturer or the designer.
Finding that perfect match isn’t always possible but here’s a guide to help you find the best match.
- If your wedding gown is made from silk fabric and it is called white or diamond white by the manufacturer or designer, chose wedding accessories that are diamond white or silk white. Diamond white or silk white are just different ways to describe off-white… or really, really light ivory.
- If your wedding dress is NOT made from silk fabric and it is called white, then choose white bridal accessories. Synthetic fibres such as polyesters used in bridal satins are commonly dyed to a stark white unless they are labelled diamond white or off white (and in that situation, choose diamond white accessories).
- If your wedding dress is made by any material and it is called pearl, candlelight, natural or ivory, choose ivory accessories.
The other important thing to remember is that the colour of your accessories will also depend on the style of your dress too. For example, some lace wedding gowns have a lace overlay that is lighter or darker than the foundation fabric. In this instance, your accessories can be matched to the more prominent colour, perhaps the lace itself.
If however your dress features a bridal sash in a contrasting colour such as champagne or pink, accessories in a complementary shade can look amazing.
Please remember this is a GUIDE only. The best way to ensure a colour match is to have a fabric swatch handy and mailing it to me so I can suggest a shade of white or ivory within a similar tone.
If you aren’t sure and would like to get in touch, I’d love to hear from you. I can also mail some swatches to you free of charge so you can check it against your wedding dress too. That’s no problem at all!