You should also avoid colored wedding dresses if you're worried that you'll look out of place at your own event. At the end of the day, the only way you'll know if a colored wedding dress is right for you is by trying a few on. Once you compare your look in both traditional and non-traditional looks, you'll know which one feels right for you.
Today, brides are frequently choosing to marry in more non-traditional style weddings, rather than the more 'traditional', religious based church weddings. Because of this, wedding attire by both bride and groom has become less traditional as well.
Wedding dress colors can often be seasonal, with pastel colors and lightly tinted dresses working great for spring; bolder but light colors, such as yellows and greens, are great for summertime wedding dresses; and dark, richer colors, such as royal purple or blues, are excellent choices for wintertime wedding dress colors.
Not everyone looks good in white, and not everyone cares to follow tradition. A wedding dress should fit the body style, build, coloring of the bride while matching any color themes for the wedding itself, but most importantly, a wedding dress should match the personality of the bride too!
Today, most brides believe that their white wedding dress is symbolic of purity. In reality, blue is traditionally the color of purity, and white wedding gowns are essentially a fad that never ended. In 1840, Queen Victoria walked down the aisle wearing a white gown with orange flowers, and the trend has been in full-effect ever since. Before that, women were often wed in their best gown, regardless of color. It was also common for the bridesmaids and bride to all wear the same dress to form a symbolic alliance against any evil spirits that may wish harm on the newlyweds.
More and more brides are tossing old wedding traditions aside, including the tradition of wearing a white wedding gown. Some women do not like the way they look in white or ivory, or perhaps are just looking for a way to stand out from other brides on their big day. Choosing a wedding gown that isn’t white opens up a new world of options, and can be very fun and flattering. A colored bridal gown is a great option for a casual, whimsical-themed, or second wedding, but can fit into almost any wedding celebration.
Little girls don’t grow up fantasizing about getting married in dresses that aren’t white. But designers sure want them to, judging by the latest round of bridal fashion shows that recently concluded in New York and boasted more colored wedding dresses than ever. Non-white bridal gowns have been shown on the runways every season for years, but it’s always hard to tell if these dresses actually have any traction in the market or if they’re just a wedding dress designer's way of evading having to show another white dress. (I've always wondered if all the bridal industry's names for white — eggshell, ivory, cream, silk white — were merely a reaction to white fatigue.)
Reasons to Wear a Colored Wedding Dress
Here are some good reasons for choosing wedding dresses with color:
Practical Reasons to Choose Colored Wedding Dresses
Let’s not forget some practical reasons for breaking with tradition:
Wear a Colored Wedding Gown
Don’t feel uncomfortable about breaking with tradition by choosing to wear a colored wedding dress. Go for a subtle approach with trims and accessories like a colorful sash or be bold and opt for full color like pink, blue, red or even black. Then have fun color-matching clothes for the groom and attendants for a wedding day to truly remember.
A: Start by arming yourself with the facts. Tell your mom that colorful dresses are a sizzling hot trend in bridalware. In addition to being quite fashionable, colorful dresses can also be very meaningful. Yes, white represents purity, but so does blue. All the other colors of the rainbow have their own significance, too. For example, purple symbolizes spirituality and yellow represents joy and happiness.
You may even be drawn to a color because it makes you feel great, or it has something special to do with your relationship with your fiancé (it's the color of the shirt you wore when you first met, or the precise shade of pink of the first roses he sent you). After you explain your desire for color, offer to take your mom out dress shopping with you. She may need to see for herself just how beautiful colorful wedding dresses are. When you find the right one for you, she's sure to be wowed by how radiant you look in it.