Colored wedding dresses are becoming more popular and more prominent in bridal fashion. For the modern bride, a colored gown is another way to showcase her personality and stand out on her special day. Get inspired for your wedding ensemble with these non-traditional colored gowns - featuring a variety of trendy colors and styles! Or for the more traditional bride, learn how to add a touch of color to your white wedding dress.
Colored Wedding Dresses For the Vibrant Bride
Embroidered Tulle Off-the-Shoulder Gown by Marchesa
From the Fall 2020 Collection, this a-line neutral colored gown is an absolute dream. It features a fitted bodice with an off-the-shoulder neckline, and a fully lined draped skirt. The intricate floral embroidery around the bust tapers off below the waist. It has a timeless, almost vintage-look.
Celeste by Chantel Lauren
With a hand painted organza skirt, this celestial-inspired gown is one-of-a-kind. It features a flattering a-line silhouette and a fitted silk satin bodice with spaghetti straps. This design would look stunning on a bride who prefers a simple and modern gown with a small punch of color. We can only imagine how gorgeous it would look for an outdoor spring wedding!
Wonder by Monique Lhuillier
A feminine design, this gown is for the romantic bride. With vibrant embroidery, ranging from flowers to butterflies, it gives off a luxe springtime vibe. It features an a-line sillhouette, flutter sleeves, and a flowing layered skirt. Made of lightweight materials, it is ideal for a warm-weather wedding.
Valhalla Gown by Elizabeth Dye
In the color olive, this gown is an alternative brides dream come true. It has thick shoulder straps, a fitted bustier bodice, and a flattering empire waistline. The layered hi-lo skirt is made of tulle and satin-faced organza. A unique find, we love this look for an intimate mountainside ceremony or elopement wedding.
Flower Petals Embroidered Gown By Teuta Matoshi
Featuring embroidered lace and tulle fabrics, this flower adorned gown exudes luxury. The mix of materials and textures lend a bit of whimsy to the elegant design. It has an a-line silhouette with a low v neckline and an accented waistline. In a subtle tuscany pink, it is modern and romantic.
Midnight Primrose by She Wore Flowers
A dark beauty, this design features blue, black, grey and metallic hues. It consists of two pieces, an inner slip and a lace and tulle outer gown. A mix of textures and colors, in addition to the stacked silhouettes, makes for a unique layered look. This dress is lightweight and non-restrictive, making it a good option for any dancing queen.
Embroidered Floral Gown by Paolo Sebastian
From Paolo Sebastian’s Nutcracker-inspired collection, this dress is a romantic winter scene. A beautiful icy blue, it looks as though the spring flowers were caught in a sudden frost. It features a deep v neckline, thick shoulder straps, and a voluminous pleated skirt with a train and hidden pockets. This gown would look stunning for a luxe winter wedding.
Ways to Add Color to Your White Wedding Dress
Some brides prefer a more traditional look, and that’s okay! A small touch of color can go a long way. Here are a few ways to add a subtle touch of color to your otherwise white wedding ensemble.
Colored Wedding Veils
When it comes to veils, you have as many options as weddings gowns. Consider metallic accented veils, embroidered veils, or ombre veils. For minimal color, consider a veil with a precious jewel encrusted comb. This simple custom ombre veil would make a beautiful ‘something blue’!
Colored Sash or Ribbon
A trendy way to add color to your gown, consider a sash or ribbon. A sash is a quick and easy way to accent your waistline, particularly on a-line gowns. A ribbon on the other hand can be added in various places. Place a single large ribbon on your shoulder for fun mismatched look. Or tie delicate tulle ribbons at each shoulder for a soft and romantic vibe.
Colorful embroidered details are a unique way to add color to your wedding dress. You may purchase a gown with embroidery, or have it custom embroidered. If you prefer minimal color however, consider keeping the embroidery towards the bodice. Take a look at the ‘Forget me Not’ gown by Abigail of Gardenia.
Ombre skirts are oh so whimsical! Dresses featuring ombre skirts are popping up more and more in designer collections. Whereas you previously had to source an artist to do the work. Or risk the dyeing process yourself! For the least color, look for an ombre in a pastel shade. If you want a darker look, that’s okay too! You might even find a gown that features a multi-color ombre.