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Devoted November 2022

Unconventional Dress

A.francis, on January 28, 2021 at 10:36 AM Posted in Wedding Attire 0 16
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Did any of you have an unconventional dress completely doing away with the typical bridal dress colors like white, ivory, off white, or blush? If so, could you share pics with me?

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Latest activity by A.francis, on January 30, 2021 at 5:25 PM
  • Melle
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    My old boss had a dark purple wedding dress. I think she took a regular wedding dress and just had it dyed or made in a different color
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  • Mrs. Spring
    Master April 2021
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    Yes, I plan in wearing a cream and dusty pink dress
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  • Michelle
    Rockstar October 2022
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    Lots of bold colored dresses at offbeatbride.com


    Usually dresses are not a white dress that has been dyed. They are made from already colored fabric because dye jobs dont distribute color evenly.
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  • Lydia
    Dedicated December 2021
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    I worked in bridal for three years, and sold a good number of dresses in colors other than ivory/blush/champagne. Pale blue was pretty popular; the Beryl by David Tutera with Mon Cheri (now Martin Thornberg for Mon Cheri) in sea mist is a good example of that. We sold that particular dress in blue for a number of beach or winter weddings.

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    I also sold a good number of dresses with black accents; the Cosette by Maggie Sottero and 9150 by Allure Bridals were both sold multiple times at our store.

    The Cosette:

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    Allue 9150:

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    However, my all time favorite colored wedding dress I ever sold was actually an evening gown in cranberry red. The bride was having a winter wedding and had always wanted a red wedding gown, and she got the a Rachel Allan Couture dress, style 8071:

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    I never saw the pictures from her wedding, but she looked gorgeous in her gown. She also saved a good bit of money since it was an evening gown, it was under $800, compared to our wedding gowns which were $1k-$2k. All these dresses are older, because this was over five years ago now, but for the Beryl and Cosette, there are lots of pictures online of real weddings with those dresses that might be worth checking out!

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  • A.francis
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    Well that's innovative!

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  • A.francis
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    Sounds lovely

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  • A.francis
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    Oh okay! Thank you for the tip!

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  • A.francis
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    OH MY GOODNESS! That deep red gown!!!! Stunning! That pale blue one is very pretty too!!!! I have seen the black accented ones...I think I will stay away from those. lol

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  • Lydia
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    I know!! Honestly one of my favorite dresses I ever sold. If you’re looking for a darker color like that, I highly recommend checking out some of the couture prom/pageant brands like Rachel Allan or Sherri Hill, especially in more structured fabrics like mikado or satin- still gives it a very formal bridal look but so many more colors available and at great great prices compared to bridal!
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  • A.francis
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    Thank you so much!!! I will definitely keep this in mind!

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  • Abigail
    Beginner May 2022
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    Here’s my wedding dress I just bought! It’s metallic rose gold underneath ivory tulle. I love it because it’s romantic and really brings out my warm skin tone
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  • A.francis
    Devoted November 2022
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    Oh that's really nice dress! I love that color blend. Congratulations!

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  • Abigail
    Beginner May 2022
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    Thank you! I love it so much! Def going out of the ordinary but it’s my special day and honestly white tends to wash people out
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  • A.francis
    Devoted November 2022
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    You're welcome! I definitely agree with you on that. I am not going with white at all.

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  • Ingrid
    VIP October 2020
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    I went completely out of the box and had no regrets.
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  • A.francis
    Devoted November 2022
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    Many times out of the box is better anyway! Good stuff!
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