The right wedding dress can make or break your big day. Whether you’re looking for a classic gown or something with a little more pizzazz, here are some ideas to help you find the perfect one.
Choosing a color for your dress can be overwhelming. But don’t worry — we’ve got some tips to help you narrow down the choices.
Choose Your Wedding Color Scheme First
It’s important that your wedding colors reflect who you are as a couple and match the tone of the event. You may want to consider choosing colors that go with each other in order to create cohesion throughout your wedding. However, if you’re having trouble choosing just one color for your dress, try pairing two colors together instead of just one shade. For example, if your favorite color is blue but purple is also high on your list, mix them together by adding purple accents such as ribbons or flowers throughout the dress’ design. This will give the impression that both shades were used when actually it’s just one shade that was incorporated into two different ways (see below).
Wedding Dress With Color Accent
While some brides are drawn to beautiful and forever classic bridal white, others may envision themselves in shades of blush, blue, or mint on their wedding day. If you fall into the latter category, you’re probably on the hunt for a bold and colorful wedding dress.
Before you start your search, you should determine what shade will best celebrate your personal style and complement your wedding color palette. If you’re a bride-to-be who prefers a subtle hint of color, consider wedding dresses in shades of soft gray, lilac, and powder blue. If you’re looking to make a dramatic statement, opt for high-impact colors like emerald green, red, and even bright pink.
Whether you’re having a black-tie wedding or casual seaside ceremony, we’ve rounded up our favorite dresses fit for every style, budget, and color palette.
Best Pale Pink: Markarian Silk Dupioni Gown
Size Range: 0-14 | Length: Floor-length | Material: Polyester, cotton
Crafted from pale pink silk dupioni this Markarian gown is supremely elegant for a black-tie wedding. A fitted bodice, puff sleeves, and a gentle train serve as the perfect finishing touches to this romantic silhouette.
Best Slip Dress: Sachin & Babi Midi Dress
Size Range: 0-26W | Length: Midi | Material: Polyester
This elegant slip dress in a classic blue hue will never go out of style. Wear yours with delicate personal jewelry and dewy makeup for a pared-back and utterly timeless look.
Best Blush: BHLDN Blush Glitter Tulle Dress
Size Range: 0-16 | Length: Floor-length | Material: Polyester
This blush tulle dress is supremely romantic. With glitter details lining the sheer bodice, you’ll feel like you’ve just walked straight out of a fairy tale.
For a Seaside Wedding: Fame & Partners Tie Shoulder Tri-Cup Gown
Size Range: Custom sizing | Length: Floor-length | Material: Multi-raise dot polyester, heavy georgette polyester
A soft blue hue is flattering on every skin tone. Flocked with swiss dots and crafted from lighter than air fabric, this breezy style would be right at home at a seaside wedding.
Best Budget: ASOS DESIGN Maxi Dress
Size Range: 0-14 | Length: Floor-length | Material: Polyester
For a subtle take on a colorful wedding gown, soft lilac feels unique without being overly statement-making. Complete the look with loose waves and a wildflower bouquet.
Best Allover Sparkle: Needle & Thread Embellished Cami Gown
Size Range: 0-14 | Length: Floor-length | Material: Polyester
Add some sparkle to your wedding day look with a gown in allover sequins. This twinkling number is perfect for taking you from the aisle to the after-party.
Andrew Kwon Diana V2 Gown
Size Range: Contact brand | Length: Floor-length | Material: Tulle
Andrew Kwon never fails when it comes to colorful wedding gowns, and this dress proves why. The gown features a ruffled skirt and fitted bodice in a dreamy green shade.
Best Floral Print: Reformation Jasen Dress
Size Range: 0-12 | Length: Floor-length | Material: Viscose
If you’re throwing a casual backyard wedding, opt for this nature-inspired wedding dress. Wear yours with grass-friendly espadrilles and minimal accessories to complete your effortless look.
Best Bright Blue: Carolina Herrera Sleeveless Floral-Appliqué Gown
Size Range: 2-14 | Length: Floor-length | Material: Silk
What could be better than finding your perfect wedding dress and your something blue at the exact same time? This exceedingly chic and elegant number is perfect for the bride who favors sophistication but still loves color.
For The Whimsical Bride: Selkie The Fairytale Dress
Size Range: XS-XL | Length: High-low | Material: Polyester
Add some whimsy to your wedding day look with this adorable high-low floral print dress from Selkie.
Best Red Gown: Mac Duggal Ruffle Strapless Tulle Ballgown
Size Range: 0-24 | Length: Floor-length | Material: Polyester
If you’re going to go for color, then go for bold color. This vibrant red dress is totally show-stopping and will stand out in all of your photos.
Most Ethereal: LoveShackFancy Gilvery Maxi Dress
Size Range: 0-12 | Length: Floor-length | Material: Polyester
This floral print dress from LoveShackFancy is utterly enchanting for a garden wedding. We love this ethereal look with simple accessories and a wildflower bouquet.
Most Sophisticated: Carolina Herrera Navy Strapless Embellished Silk-Faille Gown
Size Range: 2-16 | Length: Floor-length | Material: Silk-faille
Elegant and sophisticated, this navy gown commands attention. The alluring strapless neckline is perfect for highlighting your décolletage.
Most Subtle Color: Giambattista Valli Embroidered Organza Gown
Size Range: IT 38-48 | Length: Floor-length | Material: Embroidered organza
If you’re looking for a white wedding dress with just a hint of color this Giambattista Valli dress has you covered. It features a delicate floral pattern.
What to Look For in a Colorful Wedding Dress
When it comes to shopping for a colorful wedding dress, it’s important to find a hue that’s flattering for your skin tone and works well with your wedding’s color palette and theme. The time of day and season can also help you determine what color to wear. For spring and summer weddings, gowns in soft colors like pastels and cheery patterns like floral prints are the perfect choice for warm-weather nuptials. If you’re having a winter wedding, floor-length gowns in jewel tones such as emerald green and navy look particularly sophisticated – especially for a black-tie celebration. And if you prefer to wear white for the ceremony but are looking for a fun and colorful second look, opt for mini dresses in vibrant hues like bright pink and electric blue.