Brides-to-be have pretty much stuck to the flowing, ivory stitched, traditional white wedding dress since, well pretty much the beginning of time!
However, now cultural shifts are clasping individuality, which has been clearly seen in the last year’s catwalk bridal shows.
Whilst women, especially in Europe are used to automatically searching for the white, flowing wedding dress, women began to contemplate other factors in choosing their own wedding dress colors and styles.
The modern brides of today have vast, unlimited options. Today’s brides can choose the traditional white wedding dress or can chose a dress that is color based and mirrors her personality.
Here are a few tips of how to choose a colored dress for your special day:
- Make sure that you know what color flatters you most. Since the day will include a lot of pictures which results in precious memories, it is important to look your very best on your special day – take in to consideration dresses that will compliment your skin tone, eye color, hair color and skin color
- Make sure that your dress will incorporate well with your wedding party, flower arrangements and venue colors
- If you are planning a beach wedding, which has become more and more popular over the years, keep in mind that bright, bold colors are perfect for this type of destination
- The season of when you are having your wedding day is also a factor.
Spring time weddings are most likely connected to colors such as pink, peach, ivory, turquoise and some shades of blue.
Summer weddings are normally more associated with colors such as soft lavender, yellow, dusty pink and bright colors.
Vintage ivory and warm colors are perfect for Autumn weddings
Whites, sapphire blue, sapphire green and ruby reds are a great choice for winter weddings.
- For trend-setting brides to be, you may wish to consider Vera Wang’s Spring/Summer 2014 collection which offers a somewhat silhouette of the traditional dress with a bit of a color twist!
Although white is still the first choice for 80-90 percent of brides it is far from the only option.
Just be sure that your dress will indeed connect with the wedding venue, party venue, flower arrangements and all the parts in-between!
Are you are a bride to be who is love with color but not quite sure how to find the right shade to make everything blend perfectly?
Here are some ideas for you to choose the perfect colored dress!
Oscar de la Renta’s Spring/Summer 2014 collection
Celebrity brides including Reese Witherspoon, Jessica Biel and Portia de Rossi opted for
wedding dresses that had blush pink and pale blue coloring with elegant white lace.
Remember that the season will probably effect your decision, if you are having a winter wedding the pale blue colored dress maybe a better option.
Vera Wang’s Fall 2014 collection
Wedding dresses by the world renowned designer, Vera Wang, are both beautifully designed, modern but with an elegant twist.
Vera has just unveiled her latest bridal collection in New York which includes stunning, vibrant colors such as fuchsia, scarlet and coral dresses. As seen in the picture above, most of the Vera Wang Fall 2014 collection incorporates large flowers and full skirts.
Carla Rodriguez’s Spring/Summer 2014 collection
The yellow / golden shade of wedding dress is proving to never go out of fashion and is very popular with today’s brides.
Elizabeth Taylor walked down the aisle to marry her co-star Richard Burton in 1964 with a yellow chiffon dress. After five decades, we see actress Amber Tamblyn opt for a canary yellow dress for her special day.
Romona Keveza’s Spring/Summer 2014 collection
This bold, dramatic dress is not for the faint hearted however, if you have in mind that daring and different is how you want your dress to be – this is the right choice for you.
The dropped neckline and draped waist line is perfect to accentuate your curves with a slice of elegance.
Luxury designer Romona Keyeza’s collection was shown at this year’s New York Bridal Week which left quite an impression.
Vera Wang’s Spring/Summer 2014 collection
Vera Wang’s Spring / Summer 2014 collection is perfect for brides who want a somewhat traditional colored dress but with splash of black for uniqueness.
Avril Lavigne, Sarah Jessica Parker and Ellen Pompeo all exchanged their vows wearing white dresses with a hint of black. Some celebrities opted for a full black dress.