What’s everyone’s take on wedding gowns with a hint of color? I’m asking because I’m still planning to try on the HP “Arlo” gown (this is one of the very first gowns I posted about a while back) because I’m on the hunt for a gown that’s pretty and will go perfectly with my wedding ceremony setting (the beach/ocean). The Arlo gown has a touch of blue to it and I absolutely love it! And the beading on the bodice reminds me of seashells and pearls. I’ve seen this gown on many “real brides” and it’s so beautiful. I know there are some out there who would never pick a gown like this in a million years, plus I’ve heard that gowns with some color to them look more like prom dresses than wedding dresses but honestly, if the gown looks great and I feel beautiful in it, I won’t even be thinking about that! Not to mention, this dress would go wonderfully with my wedding colors (coral pink, ice blue, and white)! Would you consider a wedding dress with some color to it?
Those are beautiful but I don't think of them as colored, because it's still just a darker shade of white. To me, a colored dress is a bright/bold pop with the top/skirt or the entire dress in a vivid color. Offbeatbride.com has many of those.
White is a fairly new color for brides in the scheme of history introduced by Queen Victoria in the 1800s as a symbol of wealth while everyone else wore their best colored dress. White = virginity is a complete misconception with no basis in fact. Also not everyone can pull off white/ivory/pastels without looking washed out.
I think wedding gowns with a hint of color have become just as (if not more) common than white dresses these days. I went to 6 different bridal boutiques trying on dresses, and most (i’d say 2/3) of the dresses at each store had some sort of color to them; whether it be a different shade for the lining under lace, or a different shade of tulle in the skirt, or colored beading, etc. I think people have finally realized that adding a touch of color really makes the unique details of a dress pop more; as opposed to all white, where the details blend and get lost. Plus, shades of white don’t look good on sooooo many people (myself included). Adding a touch of color makes a world of difference for those skin tones!
I am getting married on the beach/ocean too!!! And my wedding dress looks exactly like what you are looking for to wear as your wedding dress as well. I am obsessed with sparkles so my dress sparkles in the light and has a hint of a shimmery silver which makes it so beautiful. Love the dress you are looking at, it will go perfect for the beach wedding.
This dress is stunning! I think it reads more formal ball/gala than wedding, not really because of the color though -- since so many dresses now have different undertones. Not sure what's throwing me off but it's gorgeous regardless!
My dress also has color to it. I knew I didn't want a pure white colored dress, mainly because of having such a fair skin complexion so I didn't want to look like a strip of white out. Lol I do love the coloration of that dress, definitely worth trying it on especially with it going so well with your colors!
Wow! Thanks for all of the love on my post, Everyone! I'm glad that there are a lot of pro-colored wedding dress lovers here. That's why I love HP gowns the most, her gowns are so unique and pretty, especially the ones with color! A lot of her ivory gowns also have the cashmere lining underneath so that adds a slight blush/beige color and gives a lot of dimensions as well. I can't wait to try some on!!
It's a gorgeous gown, and I really love a hint of color. My gown is a very pale champagne ivory color with gold glitter throughout. It's subtle, but I'm IN LOVE with it, it feels very fairy-like with the glitter. White is so cliche, a little bit of color makes it so much more memorable and unique and special.