On your wedding day, you want everything to be perfect – from the groom to the weather – and this goes for your dress too. If wearing white makes you feel pale, self-conscious or you’re simply scared you’ll spill something down it, don’t worry! No blushing bride should be clad in white purely through obligation and your dress should make you feel like the belle of the ball. Here are our tips on choosing a wedding dress that follows your personality, not tradition.
If you love the idea of going against the grain by not wearing white but you’re a little unsure about jumping right in at the deep end, consider a pretty pastel. Whether peach or champagne, lilac or tranquil mint green, a pastel shade can be soft, beautiful and delicate – perfect words to describe a bride. A gentle pastel dress is still very ‘wedding’ feeling, allowing you to still play it quite safe but stand out from the crowd just the right amount.
If you want go the whole hog with ditching the white wedding dress tradition, be brave and go for a vibrantly rich tone. Jewel colours of emerald green or deep blue can look so glamorous they’re practically regal – and they’ll make you feel just like royalty! Similarly, bright sunshine colours such as turquoise or vibrant yellow will ensure you are the happiest and most radiant bride around.
Your Colour Scheme
One of the main things you want to ensure on your special day is that all eyes are on you. With this in mind, remember to think about your overall colour scheme when picking the colour of your dress. On the one hand, you don’t want to clash your dress garishly against your wedding palette but on the other hand, you don’t want a colour that washes you out in a sea of similarly-toned bridesmaids, floral decorations or seating arrangements. If you’re worried about being too different, you could treat your bridesmaids to some quirky or unusual bridesmaid gifts that could gently tie your looks together.
Your Hair And Makeup
As well as thinking about the colours you’re going to be surrounded by, consider the other colours on you! By now you’ve probably got a good grasp on which colours suit you, but if not consider treating yourself to a professional colour analysis. Think about what hair and makeup styles you want for your big day and how these will suit the colouring of your dress. For instance, a bright red lipstick may not work well with a pink-toned dress or a beautifully-styled blonde hairdo might get lost against a gold dress.
What Colours Say
Don’t forget that the colour you wear can say a lot about your personality – and everyone you love will be there to see it! For instance, red is often thought of as the colour of love, but it can also seem as feisty as it does passionate. Blue is notably calming and tranquil and is actually recommended for stressful situations such as interviews – so it may be a good choice if you’re nervous! This isn’t necessarily a big deciding factor in your choice of colour but, at the very least, it’s a fun thing to consider!
Keeping these tips in mind, your dream dress can be any colour that you desire. The most important thing on your wedding day is that you feel comfortable, beautiful and most of all, happy!
Dita Von Teese