8 Wedding Dress Colors You Can Wear Other Than White

Wedding Dresses
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Picking out your wedding dress is one of the most exciting, and also nerve-wrecking, parts of the wedding adventure. Just like choosing the perfect partner, finding the right dress will be a mixture of love at first sight, luck, and even spending the time to browse racks and racks of the wrong dresses. If you're looking to add a twist of personality and step away from old school traditions, it's time to consider wearing a wedding dress that's not white down the aisle. Unsure how to choose a wedding dress color in a sea of white? Here, the 8 safest bets when it comes to choosing an untraditional wedding gown.


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1. Make it Golden
Looking for a wedding dress color that's still elegant and formal? Go with a champagne or gold color. Complement the dress with beautiful deep shades of bold flowers, gold-tinted décor, or even a bold color choice for your bridesmaid dresses. (as seen at Marchesa)

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2. Go With Something Blue
Wondering where you can capitalize on incorporating something blue into your wedding? Blue-colored wedding dresses are all the rage these days. Whether you want to go with a shade of baby blue or navy blue, brides are making this trend quite popular. (as seen at J. Mendel)

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3. Look Pretty in Pink
Many celebrities have said yes to a blush pink wedding dresses. The style is turning into close second to the traditional white wedding gown. (as seen at YolanCris)

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4. Wear the Opposite of White
You may gawk at the idea of wearing a black wedding dress, but celebrities like Sarah Jessica Parker have balked with tradition and more and more modern brides are picking it as quite the stark opposite of the age-old white wedding dress. (as seen at Houghton)

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5. Settle for Ombré
If you want to add a splash of color to your dress, while still keeping with tradition, opt for an ombré tinted dress and pick a secondary color, whether that's blue, pink or even black as an accent. (as seen at Christian Siriano)

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Photo: Courtesy of Romona Keveza

6. Use a Floral Pattern
Skip the color selection all together and pick a dress with a floral pattern on it. This is a great option for a spring or summer wedding or one that has an outdoorsy, rustic vibe. (as seen at Romona Keveza)

naeem khan

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7. Perhaps, Purple?
One of the newest colors brides are picking for their wedding dress is purple. It may seem a little out there but it's a great color choice for a bride with a bright and bold personality. (as seen at Naeem Khan)

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8. Color Me Yellow
If you're looking for a color that'll make you look and feel fresh, you may want to try a light shade of yellow. It's a pale enough color to give a white wedding feeling, but also has a spice of something different and unique for your wedding style. (as seen at Reem Acra)

See More: 7 Mistakes Brides Make When Choosing Their Wedding Colors

Jen Glantz is a "Professional Bridesmaid" and the founder of Bridesmaid for Hire. She's the author of All My Friends Are Engaged and frequently wears old bridesmaid dresses to the grocery store and on first dates.

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