A NON-WHITE WEDDING DRESS

style // February 13, 2013

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Ever since I posted about this wedding last month, I’ve been thinking about that blush-colored dress. Not only is it a stunning dress in and of itself, but the fact that this bride opted for blush rather than traditional white for her dress makes it all the more special. Like I told you all before, my dress will be white (a soft white, to be exact), and while I wouldn’t a change a thing about it, this wedding got me thinking about nontraditional options. Blush is a popular alternative. Remember Reese Witherspoon’s wedding to Jim Toth? The actress walked down the aisle in a soft pink Monique Lhullier corset dress. Stunning. More recently, Jessica Biel opted for a pink floral Giambattista Valli gown for her Italian nuptials. There have been plenty of other colors, too. Elizabeth Taylor wore yellow (!) for her first wedding to Richard Burton. I’m also partial to the idea of light blue (a lá Blair Waldorf to Chuck Bass) or even a pale gray. More and more bridal designers are sending color down the runway. Oscar de la Renta had several light blue gowns in his 2013 bridal collection – as well as a floral option. My favorite, though, is Elie Saab’s spring 2012 couture collection. That entire runway was dreamy.

What are your thoughts on breaking this tradition? Would you do color?

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(Images via Style.com // People // Oscar de la Renta // Once Wed)