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
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.
Price at time of publish: $3,495
Best Slip Dress: Sachin & Babi Midi Dress
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.
Price at time of publish: $168
Best Blush: BHLDN Blush Glitter Tulle Dress
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.
Price at time of publish: $1,495
For a Seaside Wedding: Fame & Partners Tie Shoulder Tri-Cup Gown
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.
Price at time of publish: $325
Best Budget: ASOS DESIGN Maxi Dress
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.
Price at time of publish: $110
Best Allover Sparkle: Needle & Thread Embellished Cami Gown
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
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
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.
Price at time of publish: $298
Best Bright Blue: Carolina Herrera Sleeveless Floral-Appliqué Gown
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.
Price at time of publish: $6,490
For the Whimsical Bride: Selkie The Fairytale Dress
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
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.
Price at time of publish: $498
Most Ethereal: LoveShackFancy Gilvery Maxi Dress
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
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.
Price at time of publish: $5,990
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.
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?
How do I style a colorful wedding dress?
If you're a bride who likes bright colors, you can opt to keep 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.
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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.