Selecting a custom wedding gown with colour

Posted on: 25 July 2017

While in Western style weddings brides usually wear white, this doesn't have to be the case in your wedding, especially if you're opting for custom formal wear. If you are the kind of person who feels more comfortable in a coloured dress, there are some great options to suit your taste and make sure you look your best. 

Safe options: pastels and creams

If you don't want to have a white dress but still want a relatively conservative wedding dress, it can be a good idea to ask for pastel options. This can include pinks, creams and blues, which can be more flattering for many skin tones than the stark white of a traditional wedding dress. Another option is to incorporate some embroidery onto a white dress, such as getting your dress accented with light floral sewing or patterned fabric. 

Another relatively 'safe' option (in terms of not causing a scandal with conservative guests) is to incorporate some traditional accessories from your heritage into the gown, such as a sash of the family tartan in a Scottish family. 

More adventurous options: metallics

Another fun option that can be great for a modern wedding is to use a metallic fabric. While these can often photograph as similar to a traditionally coloured wedding gown, they reflect light more effectively and look great in motion. They also help to reflect light around the body, leading to a truly radiant bride, which can be a great way to have a wonderful glow on your special day!

Vivid options: any colour you can imagine

While white may be the colour of choice for some, that doesn't mean any colour is off limits. Some brides love getting married in a black formal dress that they can imagine wearing again, while others like a vivid colour like a emerald green or ruby red. In fact, in many Indian weddings red is the colour of choice for brides, symbolising the luck and excitement of their wedding. Equally, many brides through history got dressed in all sort of colours, as in most generations people got married in their best dresses rather than a new dress that was designed for a single day. 

No matter what colour your choose for your wedding dress, it is important to find a colour that you feel comfortable in. A custom formal wear designer could even make you a dress in your favourite colour and style if you can't find what you'd like in the stores.