White can be right for you but every shade of white isn't right for everyone. There are hundreds of shades of white. Certain whites can be more complimentary to one skin tone than another. Not every combination in the 'white' spectrum will work well together.
The manner in which any fabric - natural, blend, or synthetic - reflects or absorbs light depends on its fiber content. A fabric's fiber can cause a considerable difference in the appearance of white. Silk white, which is never a brilliant white, is naturally made by silkworms and owes its shade to its origin.
With brilliant white at one end of the spectrum and cream at the other, in between, there are numerous shades and variations of each white. Everyone can find their perfect 'white' among the eight most popular shades. When you recognize the shades of white and know which one works for your skin tone, you can always choose the best 'white' for you.
8 Most Popular Shades Of White
1. Brilliant White
Brilliant white is a bright, crisp white. It looks great with dark skin. Brilliant white is found in many fabrics including cotton and polyester. Since brilliant white looks stunning in sunlight, this shade is perfect for a beach wedding. A brilliant white wedding dress will really stand out if the bridesmaids and flower girl are in bold colors.
2. Diamond White
Diamond white is a light off-white. 80% of the population looks divine in a soft, diamond white. This soft shade is nearly indistinguishable from brilliant white in photos. When in doubt, choose diamond white!
Champagne is a white with pink undertones. Champagne can look very white in photos. A champagne flower girl dress with Easter embroidered taffeta is elegant for a wedding or for Easter celebrations.
Off-white always goes well with ivories. Ivory and champagne make a charming pair. An ivory/champagne chic A-line flower girl dress looks perfect on a little princess.
Candlelight is a very light, creamy shade of white. If the bridesmaids and flower girl are wearing soft pastel colors, a 'candlelight' wedding dress is a good choice for a glowing bride.
6. Silk white
Silk white looks great with many complexions. Being off-white, this shade can not blend with bright whites.
Ivory dresses may have yellow undertones which will give them a cream shade. Some 'ivories' are simply a 'quiet' white. A precious ivory embroidered bodice taffeta dress is perfect for a pretty flower girl.
Cream is at the opposite end, from brilliant white, on the 'white' spectrum. A creamy white flower girl dress with a hint of yellow is just right for an autumn wedding.
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Classic Shades Of White
White is a timeless and traditional shade. A classic white can be used in any season and for almost every occasion. For weddings, extend the use of white to shoes, flowers, and even a wedding suit for leaving on your honeymoon. White satin shoes can add a special touch of luxury.
A white suit in real linen is a classic summer wedding suit. White flowers come in hundreds of hues including candlelight, ivory, and cream. Savor the spectacular shades of white and discover the perfect white for your skin tone.
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