Coloured Wedding Dresses - 6 Ways To Ditch The White Bridal Gown

23 June 2014 by

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ALICE by Temperley

Now £297.00 Was £425.00 at [a href="" target="_blank">My-wardrobe[/a]

Burberry Prorsum

£1,595 at [a href="" target="_blank">mytheresa[/a]


£4875 at [a href="" target="_blank">[/a]

Oscar De La Renta

£649.50 at T[a href="" target="_blank">heOutnet[/a]

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Burberry Prorsum

£1048 at [a href="/weblogEntries/%20http:/" target="_blank">TheOutnet[/a]


£1048 at [a href="" target="_blank">TheOutnet[/a]

Dolce & Gabbana

Now £1183 Was £1690 at [a href="" target="_blank">mytheresa[/a]

Donna Karan

£3818 at [a href="" target="_blank">TheOutnet[/a]


£3675 at [a href="" target="_blank">Net-a-Porter[/a]

Notte By Marchesa

£1150 at [a href="" target="_blank">Net-a-Porter[/a]

Floral >>>

Charlie Brear

£POA at [a href="" target="_blank">[/a]

Giambattista Valli Couture

£13,058 at [a href="" target="_blank">MATCHESFASION.COM[/a]

Alexander McQueen

Now £1,641 Was £2,735 at [a href="" target="_blank">Net-a-Porter[/a]

Notte by Marchesa

£865 at [a href="" target="_blank">Net-a-Porter[/a]

French Connection

Now £144 Was £180 at [a href="" target="_blank">Selfridges[/a]

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Jason Wu

£3821 at [a target="_blank" href="">mytheresa[/a]


£3630 at [a target="_blank" href="/weblogEntries/bow-embellished-duchesse-satin-dress">Net-a-Porter[/a]


£1225 at [a target="_blank" href="">StyleBop[/a]

Kate Moss x Topshop

£250 at [a target="_blank" href="$ja=tsid:19906%7Cprd:0RpXOIXA500&c3ch=LinkShare&c3nid=0RpXOIXA500&network=linkshare&utm_source=linkshare&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=0RpXOIXA500&siteID=0RpXOIXA500-1LflCtMUFd8G4SwvL52_AQ&cmpid=aff_lsuk_0RpXOIXA500_10&_$ja=tsid:19906%7Cprd:0RpXOIXA500">Topshop[/a]

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Yellow >>>


[a target="_blank" href="">£85 [/a]

Dolce & Gabbana

Now £655 Was £1306 at [a target="_blank" href="">BrownsFashion[/a]

Emilia Wickstead

now £864 Was £1220 at [a target="_blank" href="">MatchesFashion[/a]

J Crew

[a target="_blank" href="">£365[/a]

Preen By Thornton Bregazzi

£1740 at [a target="_blank" href="">MATCHESFASHION[/a]

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Alexander McQueen

£1,995 at [a target="_blank" href="">Selfridges[/a]

Emilio Pucci

Now £1093 Was £1562 at [a target="_blank" href="">mytheresa[/a]

Roland Mouret

£2095 at [a target="_blank" href="">Selfridges[/a]

Sophia Kokosalaki

£1365 at [a target="_blank" href="/weblogEntries/draped-wrap-effect-crepe-jersey-gown">Net-a-Porter[/a]

Saint Laurent

£2130 at [a target="_blank" href="">TheOutnet[/a]

Rules are made for breaking, right? Especially fashion rules. While the white wedding dress remains a sturdy stalwart in the dreams of many budding brides - there's an ever growing trend for an alternative look and it's a trend that our fashion team implores.

From Poppy Delevingne's floral embroidered Pucci gown made especially for the Moroccan leg of her glossy wedding to Sophia Coppola's lilac Alaia dress and Keira Knightley's recycled Chanel mini-dress, there's a whole load of A-listers leading the do-it-your-own-way bridal posse. Whilst a white gown can of course be both classic and exquisite, there's something undeniably refreshing about a wedding dress that feels ultra-personal to the bride. 

If the bridesmaid situation throws you off the coloured wedding dress track ('how will I feel like the bride if I'm not in white?' we hear you say)  - you just need to get your head around some clever colour co-ordinating: a floral bride looks amazing surrounded by her favourite girlfriends all clad in white, whilst a gold gown looks great next to silver bridesmaids and a deep pink dress would stand out marvellously with a mix of floral prints. This is also the perfect time to play with proportions - if you have great legs, don a short frock; if you're wearing an oscar-worthy floor-sweeper get your girls in some flowing midi-lengths.

Another aisle that modern brides have been taking lately is a mix-and-match bridesmaid palette (see our tips here). By giving your bridesmaids a little flexibility you can avoid the dreaded bridesmaid wars and flatter every shape, making the day even more yours. Click through our inspiration boards above and remember to do it your own way - it will go down in history...


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