34 Colored Wedding Dresses for the Bride Who Doesn't Want to Wear White

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Kaley Cuoco Sweeting did it. Jessica Biel did it. Even Gwen Stefani did it! These three lovely ladies have one very pretty thing in common: They all wore colored wedding dresses! Through their wildly different personalities — Cuoco Sweeting is goofy, Biel is sophisticated, and Stefani is edgy — the stylish stars prove the versatility of a non-white gown. Plus, a colorful dress is an easy way to personalize your wedding-day look.

Throughout the past few bridal fashion seasons, we've seen a huge increase in anything-but-white wedding dresses, and for good reason: A little pop of color or an all-over pastel hue enhances detailing and makes a serious statement down the aisle. They can also become a wedding centerpiece and dictate the entire theme and color palette.

From a delicate purple Jenny Packham creation for a more classic bride to a ladylike mint green tulle confection by Monique Lhuillier that will satisfy preppy girls, the best non-white dresses feel perfectly bridal while bringing individual style to the forefront.

White will forever be the most classic and traditional wedding dress, but there's something undeniable about the appeal of an unexpected hue in a sea of ivory. It's a look that wedding guests will never forget, and that brides will always love.

Love the idea of a wedding dress that's bold on color? Click on to see the most beautiful wedding dresses in living color from the most recent wedding collections.

Click through our complete slideshow to see all colored wedding dresses from recent bridal runway shows.

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