Once upon a time, brides were known to only wear white, with big puffy dresses and a long veil. However today’s modern brides are breaking the mold, with short veils, backless dresses and even colourful bridal gowns. With a colour chart, the possibilities are limitless. We have asked our wedding experts their opinion on colourful wedding dresses, read what they have to say below.
It’s all about colour these days, specially during the summer season. Celebrities such as Gewn Stephanie, Elizabeth Taylor, Jessica Beil, and Dita Von Teese were the first trend setters for a non-white wedding dress,which soon started to have an impact of fashion designers, as more colourful wedding gowns were being produced. Planning to follow in their footsteps? Here’s all you need to know about colourful wedding dresses.
Shades of Pink
Pale Pink: A conservative alternative to traditional white, a pale pink wedding dress offers a soft peek of colour, while maintaining a classic bridal look. If you’re hesitate, try a wedding dress with a tinted underlay, showing the faintest glimpse of color through an ivory skirt.
Blush: Looking to make a brighter splash? Try a blush hued gown. A head to toe blush beauty in a timeless silhouette keeps your wedding dress feeling modern, without sacrificing traditional bridal style.
Dark Pink: Dare to be daring? dark shades of pink can be flattering on nearly all skin tones, celebrity Kaley Cuoco stunned her guests in a beautiful dark princess dress.
Shades of Gold
Nude: Can’t commit to a colored wedding dress, but want a variation from the standard white wedding gown? A demure, sophisticated alternative to white, nude wedding dresses have taken bridal runways by storm. Try a wedding dress with a nude underlay, allowing the details of the dress to really shine through.
Champagne: After all, it’s a celebration! Champagne adds body and lustre to your gown’s palette. Let the colour speak for itself in all over sheen, or embrace the bubbly with shimmering embellishments and textural details. A toast to a standout gown and your happily ever after!
Dark Gold: A rather dominating colour, that works perfectly with lighter toned surroundings, for example for a gold and pink wedding, consider a gold dress, and baby pink flowers.
Shades of Blue
Blue wedding dresses are as popular as the traditional white gown these days, with many brides wanting to incorporate the ‘something blue’ wedding tradition into their dresses, either with a light tinted underlay, or blue floral beading.
Shades of Purple
Light lavender stand out in an ivory sea, stunning purple tones compliment all skin tones, and fit nearly any wedding season. We recommend pastel lavender for spring/summer weddings, and warmer purple tones for the Autumn/Winter seasons.
Why stick to one colour when you can have so many others, multicoloured floral wedding gowns are perfect for summer weddings, a light flowy silhouettes will complaint the overall bridal look.
Shades of Black & Grey
I know what your thinking, black is not a wedding colour, it is an extremely unusual dress trend however celebrity Shenae Grimes from 90210 managed to completely change the public’s ideology with black dresses, making them acceptable bridal ware. If you love the idea of a gothic wedding dress then we recommend grey to black shades.