14 Colorful Wedding Dresses You Can Buy Right Now

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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.

Read on for the best colorful wedding dresses.

Best Pale Pink: Markarian Silk Dupioni Gown

pink gown

Courtesy of Markarian

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

blue slip dress

Courtesy of BHLDN

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

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 Courtesy of BHLDN

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

blue dress

Courtesy of Fame & Partners

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

grey dress

Courtesy of ASOS

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

embellished dress

Courtesy of Needle & Thread

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

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Courtesy of Andrew Kwon

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

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Courtesy of Reformation

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

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Courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue

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

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Courtesy of BHLDN

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

Dress

Courtesy of Nordstrom

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

dress

Courtesy of LoveShackFancy

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

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Courtesy of The Outnet

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

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Courtesy of Moda Operandi

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.

FAQ
  • What is a colorful wedding dress?

    Colorful wedding dresses come in a wide range of different hues from soft blushes to pastel blues to deep emeralds. If you're looking for an alternative to traditional bridal white, colorful wedding dresses are a great option.

  • Can I wear a colorful wedding dress to my wedding?

    Of course! You should wear whatever best showcases your personal style.

  • How do I style a colorful wedding dress?

    If you're a bride who likes bright colors, you can opt to keep accessories simple and pared-back and let the dress do the talking, or take it up a notch by styling your look with bold pieces. For the bride opting for a soft pastel gown in blue or blush, consider metallic accessories like delicate gold earrings or strappy sandals to complete your look.

Why Trust Brides

Contributing writer Sophie Moore is a former fashion editor at Brides and is an expert in all things bridal attire, from couture wedding gowns to the perfect "something blue" accessory. She researches and sources the best fashion items for brides, grooms, wedding guests, wedding parties, and more.

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