19 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

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 Floral Print: Reformation Floral Dress

floral dress

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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: Alberta Ferretti Sleeveless Maxi Dress

Alberta Ferretti sleeveless maxi dress

Courtesy of Farfetch

What could be better than finding your perfect wedding dress and your something blue at the exact same time? This exceedingly chic and slightly sporty number is perfect for the bride with a minimalist sensibility.

Best Reception Dress: Bernadette One-Shoulder Taffeta Mini Dress

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For a statement-making second look, this bright pink mini dress does not disappoint. We love this leg-baring number styled with dancefloor-ready mules and a whimsical clutch.

Best Pastel: Needle & Thread Ruffled Dress

ruffled dress

Courtesy of Needle & Thread

From wedding invites to bridal party dresses, mint is popping up everywhere and quickly becoming a popular choice for spring and summer weddings. Join this fresh trend in this soft pale gown from Needle & Thread.

For a Formal Wedding: Reem Acra Strapless Mikado-Piqué Gown

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It's doesn't get more elegant than this liquid silk gown in a rich navy hue. This Reem Acra style is an especially striking choice for a formal wedding.

Best Subtle Color: Tory Burch Embroidered Sheath Dress

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If you're looking for a white wedding dress with just a hint of color this Tory Burch dress has you covered. It features a delicate floral pattern

Best Slip Dress: Sachin & Babi Midi Dress

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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.

Most Statement-Making: Carolina Herrera Detachable Puff-Sleeve Silk-Faille Gown

puff sleeves dress

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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.

Best Blush: BHLDN Blush Glitter Tulle Dress

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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

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Courtesy of Fame & Partners

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

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Courtesy of ASOS

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.

Most Embellished: Marchesa Notte Blush Gown

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Featuring cascading beaded vines and soft dimensional blooms, this Marchesa Notte gown feels like a work of art. Keep accessory minimal—this dress does all the talking.

Best Allover Sparkle: Needle & Thread Embellished Cami Gown

embellished dress

Courtesy of Needle & Thread

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.

Most Dramatic: Alex Perry Cape-Effect Satin-Crepe Gown

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Make a jaw-dropping entrance in this perfectly pink gown. The cape-effect design is beyond unique and the floor-sweeping train adds even more drama to the silhouette.

Most Feminine: Dannijo Dress with Bow Tie Straps

Dress with Bow Tie Straps

Courtesy of Shopbop

Slinky, sweet, and a little bit sexy this dress is an utterly romantic choice for a semi-formal wedding. Our favorite part? The bow tie straps that cascade elegantly down the back.

Most Sophisticated: Oscar de la Renta Off-the-Shoulder Navy Gown

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Courtesy of Oscar de la Renta

Elegant and sophisticated, this navy gown commands attention. The alluring off-the-shoulder neckline is perfect for highlighting your décolletage. 

Best for a Spring Wedding: Katie May Lace Detail Dress

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Courtesy of Revolve

Make an exit as stunning as your entrance in this mint green gown featuring a lace back detail. Sweep hair up into a loose bun to spotlight the plunging back

Most Ethereal: LoveShackFancy Floral Dress

floral dress

Courtesy of LoveShackFancy

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. 

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 sophisticated 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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