I can wear white if it's mixed with something else - my frilly white pirate shirt with my red corset, or my white shirt with the black designs. Otherwise, I'm too pale, and I just sort of blend into it.
I also look sick in yellow, because my skin is almost blue (I'm pale white with very translucent skin, so pale pink and blue are the predominant colors of me). Yellow washes me out terribly, as does gold. I also do not look good in any pastel.
I wear a lot of earth tones and jewel tones. They make my skin look luminously white instead of sickly white.