We have championed the beauty of a colored wedding dress for a long time. White will forever be classic and beautiful, but there's something undeniable about the appeal of an unexpected hue in a sea of ivory.
Every so often, fabulous, non-white gowns grace the bridal fashion week runways and everyone takes notice. But when an entire line is shown in vibrant shades of pink and red, it changes the entire wedding-dress conversation. Take, for example, Vera Wang's Fall 2014 wedding dress collection. Classic silhouettes like mermaid skirts and A-line waists were transformed by Wang's use of vivid shades of grapefruit, fuchsia, and lilac. The bold colors made a big splash, even catching the attention of a celebrity: Kaley Cuoco Sweeting donned a gown from the collection when she married Ryan Sweeting in December.
Brides with fun-loving, whimsical personalities like Cuoco Sweeting will similarly fall in love with the multitude of colored wedding dresses that have popped up in the past few seasons. From a delicate purple Jenny Packham 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 personality and individual style to the forefront. They can also become a wedding centerpiece and dictate the entire style and color palette.
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.