Can I wear a Black Wedding Dress

By on April 9, 2010

Black Wedding Dresses, Red Wedding Dresses, Blue Wedding Dresses who says you have to wear white?

These days, many brides are choosing to wear a coloured wedding dress. If you feel white will not suit you, why not choose a black wedding dress or a coloured wedding dress? There is no reason these days to wear an unflattering colour just because it is traditional. There is a huge choice of wedding dresses available today in all the colours of the rainbow. Here are some tips on what colour will suit you.

It’s not a new idea, in the Middle ages blue was considered the colour of purity. (That’s where the tradition of wearing something blue started). In China a red wedding dress was the tradition. Brides from wealthy families in the past, often wore rich colours and fabrics, to show off their family wealth.

During the 1800s a black wedding dress was popular in Finland! It wasn’t until Queen Victoria wore a white wedding gown that the fashion began – many brides chose to wear white in honour of the Queen. Shop coloured wedding dresses were usual before that.

So the tradition of a white wedding isn’t as old as you may think.

People generally think a white wedding dress is to symbolize purity but the original intention was an extension of the white gowns worn in Christening and Confirmations. Today, the white dress is accepted as the most traditional and popular choice for weddings and no more.

You can look as beautiful in a Black Wedding Dress or a Coloured Wedding Dress as in a traditional White Wedding Gown, especially if white or ivory are not your colours. There are no rules these days so you can choose the wedding dress that you makes you feel and look your best.

Coloured Wedding Dresses

If you are blonde you can wear almost any shade of blue. Pastel pink shades suit blonde and fair skinned brides. If you choose green go for aquamarine shades.

You’re a redhead? You can go for the stronger shades for purple. Redheads look great in palest pink. Deeper shades will suit you. Emerald green is a fantastic colour for redheads.

Brunette? You can wear most shades of blue. Deeper red, cerise or magenta all suit brunettes. Aquamarine tints suit brunettes as well as blondes. Peach shades are a good choice for brunette brides.

Almost everyone looks good in lavender or deep purple.

Yellow is a hard colour for brides, as many people can’t wear it. If you want yellow look for very pale golden yellow or deep gold.

Likewise orange can make all you look sallow. Richer bronzes softened with cream trim is a good choice.
But why stop there? You can see Coloured Wedding Dresses on our website. Make sure you remember to check out the Bridesmaid Dresses as often the styles are suitable for a bridal gown, but you have a much wider choice of colour.

Wanda Arnold’s website http://weddingsdresses.tv will help you find your dream wedding dress and buy it online. Helpful tips and information for choosing fabrics and styles. Explanations of different wedding dresses to help you choose your perfect wedding gown. Site reviews and links to online Wedding Dress Stores.

About Olga Pomeransky

Olga is manager at Best for Bride since 2005. Currently Best for Bride operates 4 bridal stores in Canada (Toronto, Etobicoke, Hamilton and Barrie). Best for Bride sells wedding, bridemaids, mob dresses and more. http://www.BestForBride.com

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    July 11, 2014 at 10:34 PM

    Thank so great and informative post, I don’t like white in my day rather i’m planned to buy a something bronze or silver shades. Elegant and class we suppose to be happened, we now started finding good location too.

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