For many brides, envisioning their wedding dresses means a gown in the brightest of white or richest of ivory. But if you find yourself looking at gowns and feeling like a white hue isn’t your style, consider a gown with some color. At Brides, we love pastel wedding dresses for this occasion because they’re the perfect mix of light bridal with bold color.
While it might seem a little strange searching for a dress that isn’t traditionally white, you should know that there are endless pastel dress options at your disposal. From dramatic ballgowns to chic slips, there's a pastel hue for every style and wedding color palette. Even better? Pastel wedding dresses are extremely versatile—and since some of them aren’t blatantly bridal—you might be able to wear them again.
Whether you want something casual and colored or something bridal with a hint of pastel, we’ve got you covered. Peruse some of our favorite pastel wedding dresses that will make any bride feel beautiful, no white dress required.
For the Classic Bride
Ines Di Santo Aine Wedding Gown
Classic brides who want a pastel twist, this square neck, natural waist ballgown boasts a long, cathedral train and hand-painted orchid details for the subtlest pop of floral color.
Watters Viv Gown
There’s so much to love about BHLDN’s Watters Viv ballgown, from the fluffy layers of multi-colored crinkle tulle to the elongating V-neck bodice and the exquisite blush tulle.
For a Boho Wedding
Revelry Abigail Tulle Dress
Boho weddings call for light fabrics and off-the-shoulder details, which is why Revelry’s Abigail gown continues to be a favorite for both brides and bridal parties alike. This versatile gown also comes in chiffon, and both options boast a plethora of pastel color options for the perfect palette match.
For a Beach Wedding
BHLDN Jules Beaded Maxi Dress
Made from nylon mesh with a comfortable crepe lining, this BHLDN maxi features delicate beadwork, fit for a formal occasion in the sand. The mint hue is the perfect amount of color for brides who still want a white-ish vibe—but if you want something with more pop, opt for the style in moss or dusty rose.
Best Slip Dress
Cami NYC Shallon Stretch Silk Slip Dress
Stretch silk, beaded straps, and a slight cowl neckline make this slip dress from Cami NYC a stunner. The dreamy pastel ombre from white to purple to pink truly has us spellbound.
For the Ethereal Bride
Claire La Faye Float On Gown
Claire La Faye’s Float On gown has it all for brides who want a little whimsy with their wedding day looks. The silk organza draping paired with the structured bodice, puff sleeves, giant bow, and watercolor style ombre is a dream-come-true for ethereal "I dos".
For the Sexy Bride
Katie May Surreal Gown
Coming in both sage and blush, Katie May’s Surreal gown is artfully scrunched to highlight your figure. It features a peek-a-boo lace detail, in the plunge back, that adds a touch of sultry to your sophisticated look.
Hayley Paige Lorelei Gown
Hayley Paige is known for colorful styles with pops of pizzazz, and the Lorelei tulle gown—complete with rosewater tulle, illusion sleeves, an open back, and cascading horsehair trim skirt—is perfect for lovers of the HP brand.
Hamda Al Fahim Iris Gown
Playful, modern, and ultra-unique, this rainbow pastel bridal gown from Hamda Al Fahim has it all with a corset bodice, colorful sequins, the lightest tulle, and vertical boning for a gown that’ll leave your guests inspired.
Best Purple Hue
Marchesa Notte Bridesmaids Floral-Print One-Shoulder Gown
We think a light, hazy purple adds a little extra romance to a brides’ wedding day, which is why we adore this soft, floral print gown for any celebration. The one-shoulder sash and sweetheart neckline further elevate the gown’s enchanting allure.
Andrew Kwon Flora V2 Gown
Turn heads and take names on your wedding day in this show-stopping tiered gown. The light yellow is subtle yet bold, while the sheer bodice provides an extra wow-worthy element.
Best Something Blue
Katie May X REVOLVE Bambina Dress
You have your old, new, and borrowed, so why not stand out with your something blue? Brides rave about this look thanks to the luxurious feel, structure-yet-sexy silhouette, and in-trend sky blue hue.
Cucculelli Silver Multi Sun Raze Gown
Right this way, glamour-loving brides! The silver and gunmetal micro seed beads, and ocean blue hue are pulled together with a waist-cinching silhouette and bodice cut-out—creating a modern bridal look that’s as unique as it is captivating.
For the Vintage Bride
Needle and Thread Genevieve Ruffle Gown
Modern bridal meets 1930s Hollywood glam in the Clarabelle gown by Needle & Thread. The frothy, tiered tulle dress comes not only in mint green, but in rose, apricot, and Champagne as well.
Selkie Puff Dress
If you’re looking to get in the party spirit for your reception, or just prefer a mini, this multicolored pastel puff dress pairs perfectly with decked-out Converses or sky-high heels on a packed dance floor.
Best Cape Gown
Azazie Linnea Wedding Gown
Whether you don’t want a traditional veil or just want a dress that exudes class and regality, a bridal cape elevates the formality of your wedding day. This highly-rated Azazie cape gown which comes in pink, cream, and white also features a scoop back and chapel train to complete your royal look.
For the Eclectic Bride
Temperley London Floral-Embroidered Sequin Tulle Gown
If you can’t imagine walking down the aisle in anything less than unique, the search ends here with this Temperley London tulle gown. The rose gold sequin bodice adorned with silk flowers flows into a blush tulle skirt creating a look unlike any other.
Can I wear a pastel wedding dress?
No matter your season, venue, or style, pastel wedding dresses are the perfect twist to any wedding day. Lean into a color that’s part of your wedding palette and consider pairing with white flowers and a white veil for a look that’s both bridal and bold.
Why should I wear a pastel wedding dress?
If the idea of a white gown just isn’t your style, but a brightly colored dress doesn’t feel bridal enough, a pastel gown is the perfect in-between. Ranging from very slightly colored to dustier, more muted hues, pastel gowns give you some color without being too loud. Whether you’re a classic bride or an eclectic one, odds are there’s a pastel gown that makes you feel ready for “I do.”
Are pastel wedding dresses more expensive than white or ivory ones?
Not only are pastel wedding dresses typically no more expensive than traditional hued bridal gowns, but oftentimes they’re cheaper! Since wedding dresses are typically “white,” similar styles in colored hues typically aren’t marketed as bridal gowns. This means you can get a pastel wedding dress of the same style and quality as a white gown, but for a lower price.