83 Colorful Wedding Dresses That Prove You Don't Have to Wear White

Or ivory, cream, and eggshell

Updated 08/10/18
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Photo by Chaz Cruz

We have championed the beauty of colorful wedding dresses 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, cream, and eggshell.

More and more, extraordinary non-white gowns grace the bridal fashion week runways and everyone is taking notice. Take, for example, Hayley Paige's Spring 2018 collection. Classic silhouettes like mermaid skirts and A-line waists were transformed by the designer's use of stunning shades like chardonnay, orchid, and blush, as well as holographic details.

Mira Zwillinger also colored in their Spring 2018 runway show with frocks in hues like powder blue and mint green. So dreamy...

Vera Wang has a storied history with color showing everything from a graphic black and white collection in the spring of 2014 to a pink collection later that year in the fall and most recently, a rainbow assortment of gowns for her spring 2019 collection, incorporating everything from yellow to purple and fiery red. Naturally, her more affordable White by Vera Wang line at David’s Bridal has followed suit with offerings ranging from moody black to lavender and a sterling shade of grey.

Bold colors like these always make a big splash, even catching the attention of celebrities. Stars like Jessica Biel, Gwen Stefani, and even Elizabeth Taylor have all donned gorgeous gowns in vibrant hues when they tied the knot.

But don't let the stars have all the fun. Brides with fun-loving, whimsical personalities will similarly fall in love with the multitude of colored wedding dresses that have popped up this season. From Sareh Nouri’s new ultra-romantic mauve gown to Naeem Khan’s glitzy gold top-and-skirt set, 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 saturated in color? Scroll on to see the most beautiful wedding dresses and gowns in living color.

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Jenny Yoo Laurel Cami Top & Effie Skirt

Courtesy of BHLDN

SHOP NOW: BHLDN, $85 - $965

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Glamorous True Decadence Ruffle Tier Dress

Courtesy of Shopbop

SHOP NOW: Shopbop, $168

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Heartloom Esti Gown

Courtesy of Heartloom

SHOP NOW: Heartloom, $189

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Ghost London Alexia Dress

Courtesy of BHLDN

SHOP NOW: BHLDN, $250

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Hitherto Fleur Dress

Courtesy of BHLDN

SHOP NOW: BHLDN, $250

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Avery Dress

Courtesy of BHLDN

SHOP NOW: BHLDN, $250

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Eliza J Floral Ball Gown

Courtesy of Bloomingdales

SHOP NOW: Bloomingdales, $268

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Avery G Floral Applique Gown

Courtesy of Bloomingdales

SHOP NOW: Bloomingdales, $288

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BHLDN Chantelle Dress

Courtesy of BHLDN

SHOP NOW: BHLDN, $308

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STAUD Mandy Dress

Courtesy of Shopbop

SHOP NOW: Shopbop $350

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Reformation Montego Dress

Courtesy of Reformation

SHOP NOW: Reformation, $428

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Carmen Marc Valvo Infusion Floral Appliqué Gown

Courtesy of Bloomingdales

SHOP NOW: Bloomingdales, $440

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David's Bridal Collection Strapless Ruched Mermaid Tulle Wedding Dress

Courtesy of David's Bridal

SHOP NOW: David's Bridal, $449

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BCBGMAXAZRIA Avaline Pleated Gown

Courtesy of BCBG

SHOP NOW: BCBG, $468

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Basix Black Label Strapless Velvet Cascade Tulle Gown

Courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue

SHOP NOW: Saks Fifth Avenue, $496

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Self-Portrait Embellished Evening Dress

My Theresa

SHOP NOW: My Theresa, $520

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Alice McCall More Than A Woman Gown

Courtesy of Alice McCall

SHOP NOW: Alice McCall, $620

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Bronx and Banco Tunisia Gown

Courtesy of Revolve

SHOP NOW: Revolve, $621

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Needle & Thread Lustre Gown

Courtesy of Needle & Thread

SHOP NOW: Needle & Thread, $689

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Theia Bridal Ava Gown

Courtesy of BHLDN

SHOP NOW: BHLDN, $700

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David Meister Pleated Velvet Mermaid Gown

Courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue

SHOP NOW: Saks Fifth Avenue, $795

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Grace Loves Lace Florence Gown in Oyster

Courtesy of Grace Loves Lace

SHOP NOW: Grace Loves Lace, $810

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Leanne Marshall Calla Top and Cornelia Skirt

Courtesy of Leanne Marshall

SHOP NOW: Top, Leanne Marshall, $848; Skirt, Leanne Marshall, $2,546

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Tadashi Shoji Emeline Floral Appliqué Gown

Courtesy of Tadashi Shoji

SHOP NOW: Tadashi Shoji, $978

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Rickie Freeman for Teri Jon Embellished Satin Illusion Trumpet Gown

Courtesy of Neiman Marcus

SHOP NOW: Neiman Marcus, $995

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White by Vera Wang Organza Plus Size Wedding Dress

Courtesy of David's Bridal

SHOP NOW: David's Bridal, $998

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White by Vera Wang Organza High-Low Wedding Dress

Courtesy of David's Bridal

SHOP NOW: David's Bridal, $998 - $1,048

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Wtoo by Watters Ryley Wedding Dress

Courtesy of Watters

SHOP NOW: Watters, $1,033 - $1,548

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Galina Signature Sheer Beaded Bodice Organza A-Line Wedding Dress

Courtesy of David's Bridal

SHOP NOW: David's Bridal, $1,058 - $1,158

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Melissa Sweet Embroidered and Beaded Lace Sheath Wedding Dress

Courtesy of David's Bridal

SHOP NOW: David's Bridal, $1,158 - $1,258

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Alexia Maria Silk Faille Strapless Gown with Convertible Skirt

Courtesy of Alexia Maria

SHOP NOW: Alexia Maria, $1,175

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Badgley Mischka Embellished Off-The-Shoulder Gown

Courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue

SHOP NOW: Saks Fifth Avenue, $1,190

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Maria Lucia Hohan Zyna Dress

Courtesy of Shopbop

SHOP NOW: Shopbop, $1,235

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White by Vera Wang Black Lace Wedding Dress with Tiered Horsehair

Courtesy of David's Bridal

SHOP NOW: David's Bridal, $1,398

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David's Bridal Collection Strapless Ruched Mermaid Tulle Wedding Dress

Courtesy of David's Bridal

SHOP NOW: David's Bridal, $1,298 - $1,398

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Carol Hannah Kensington Skirt

Courtesy of The Lovely Bride

SHOP NOW: The Lovely Bride, $1,500 - $2,000

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Watters Hearst Gown

Courtesy of Watters

SHOP NOW: BHLDN, $1,595

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Rene Ruiz Off-the-Shoulder Gown w: Tulle & Floral Applique

Courtesy of Neiman Marcus

SHOP NOW: Neiman Marcus, $1,795

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Willowby Heartleaf Wedding Dress

Courtesy of Watter

SHOP NOW: Watters, $1,825 - $2,373

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Ivy & Aster Ophelia Wedding Dress

Courtesy of The Lovely Bride

SHOP NOW: The Lovely Bride, $2,001 - $2,500

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Paule Ka Strapless Rose Jacquard Gown

Courtesy of Moda Operandi

SHOP NOW: Moda Operandi, $2,495

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Watters Edlin Wedding Dress

Courtesy of Watters

SHOP NOW: Watters, $2,533 - $3,283

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Markarian Tiered Ruffle Gown

Courtesy of Moda Operandi

SHOP NOW: Moda Operandi, $2,695

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Kate McDonald Ophelia Wedding Dress

Courtesy of The Lovely Bride

SHOP NOW: The Lovely Bride, $2,805

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Blush by Hayley Paige Milo Off the Shoulder Tulle Ballgown

Courtesy of Nordstrom

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $2,860

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Hayley Paige Chandon Wedding Dress

Courtesy of The Lovely Bride

SHOP NOW: The Lovely Bride, $3,001 - $3,500

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Dear Heart Goldie Curve Wedding Dress

Courtesy of The Lovely Bride

SHOP NOW: The Lovely Bride, $3,100

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Jenny Packham Deep V-Neck Sequin Gown

Courtesy of Bergdorf Goodman

SHOP NOW: Bergdorf Goodman, $3,240

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Catherine Regehr Embellished Off-The-Shoulder Gown

Courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue

SHOP NOW: Saks Fifth Avenue, $3,300

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Rebecca Ingram Maxine Wedding Dress

Courtesy of Maggie Sottero

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Missoni Metallic Knit Strapless Gown

Courtesy of Barney's

SHOP NOW: Barney's, $3,420

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Altuzarra Medina Floral-Lace Gown

Courtesy of Barney's

SHOP NOW: Barneys, $3,450

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Olga Yermoloff Haute Couture Gown

Courtesy of Olvis Lace

SHOP NOW: Olvis Lace, $3,750

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Lela Rose Holly Elbow-Sleeve Embroidered A-Line Evening Gown

Courtesy of Neiman Marcus

SHOP NOW: Neiman Marcus, $3,990

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Lazaro Embellished Strapless Ballgown

Courtesy of Nordstrom

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $4,290

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Attico Sequin Gathered-Sleeve Gown

Courtesy of Modesens

SHOP NOW: Modesens, $4,423

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Hayley Paige Lumi Embellished Long Sleeve Tulle Ballgown

Courtesy of Nordstrom

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $5,350

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Monique Lhuillier Severine Chantilly Lace and Tulle Gown

Courtesy of Nordstrom

SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $5,490

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J. Mendel Deep-V Tiered Tulle Evening Gown

Courtesy of Bergdorf Goodman

SHOP NOW: Bergdorf Goodman, $9,490

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Valentino Lace-Cape A-Line Evening Gown

Courtesy of Bergdorf Goodman

SHOP NOW: Bergdorf Goodman, $9,800

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Mira Zwillinger Lenny Off-The-Shoulder Gown

Courtesy of Moda Operandi

SHOP NOW: Moda Operandi, $11,880

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Christian Siriano Tulle Embroidered Off-The-Shoulder Long Sleeve Gown

Courtesy of Moda Operandi

SHOP NOW: Moda Operandi, $12,194

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Alexandra Grecco Wilder Gown in Lavender

Courtesy of Alexandra Grecco

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Georges Hobeika Haute Couture Dress 32

Courtesy of Georges Hobeika

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Hermione De Paula Wedding Dress 23

Courtesy of Hermione De Paula

SHOP NOW: Hermione De Paula, price upon request

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Essense of Australia 1932 Wedding Dress

Courtesy of One Fine Day

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Allure Bridals Couture Style 2716 Wedding Dress

Courtesy of Allure Bridals

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Kaviar Gauche Rosegarden Couture Dress

Courtesy of Kaviar Gauche

SHOP NOW: Kaviar Gauche, price upon request

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Sareh Nouri Odette Wedding Dress

Courtesy of Sareh Nouri

SHOP NOW: Sareh Nouri, price upon request

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Suzanne Harward Unicorn Gown

Courtesy of Suzanne Howard

SHOP NOW: Suzanne Howard, price upon request

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Aidan Mattox Off-The-Shoulder Column Gown with 3D Sequin Florals

Courtesy of Aiden Mattox

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Temperley London Lucille Dress

Courtesy of Temperley London

SHOP NOW: Temperley London, price upon request

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One Day 1985 Saint Wedding Dress Collection

Courtesy of One Day Bridal

SHOP NOW: One Day Bridal, price upon request

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Halfpenny London The Black Edit Dress

Courtesy of Halfpenny London

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Carolina Herrera Fall 2018 Look 8 Wedding Dress

Courtesy of Carolina Herrera

SHOP NOW: Carolina Herrera, price upon request

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Isabelle Armstrong Mathilda Silk Taffeta Ball Gown with Ruched Sweetheart Bodice and Peplum

Courtesy of Isabelle Armstrong

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Chana Marelus Jasmine Gown

Courtesy of Chana Marelus

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Zuhair Murad Charline Wedding Dress

Courtesy of Zuhair Murad

SHOP NOW: Zuhair Murad, price upon request

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Oscar de la Renta Fall 2018 Collection Look 7

Courtesy of Oscar de la Renta

SHOP NOW: Oscar de la Renta, price upon request

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Pronovias Diman Wedding Dress

Courtesy of Pronovias

SHOP NOW: Pronovias, price upon request

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Elizabeth Fillmore Blair Satin Back Crepe Strapless Bustier Gown

Courtesy of Elizabeth Fillmore

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Naeem Khan Ritz Gown

Courtesy of Naeem Khan

SHOP NOW: Naeem Khan, price upon request

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Monsoori Look 8 Gown

Courtesy of Monsoori

SHOP NOW: Monsoori, price upon request

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