How to Choose Your Wedding Dress Colour?

The wedding dress is a major focus of the wedding; it is what makes the bride feel special on her big day.

The wedding dress is a major focus of the wedding; it is what makes the bride feel special on her big day. There are many different styles and variations but how do you pick the wedding dress colour on your wedding day?

Many brides wrongly believe that white or ivory is their only choice. Traditionally white was the colour to represent innocence and exquisiteness. However, there are a number of brides who now want something different; something striking and thus they choose not to wear white.

When choosing a colour, you first have to decide whether its for the entire bridal gown or just for a sash or embellishment. Also think about your skin tone and how it will match the bridesmaid's dresses.  If you’re pale then you do not want to be drowned out and whitewashed and so you need to bear this in mind.

Whatever colour you have chosen these needs to be replicated across the whole wedding day, that’s in the flowers, bridesmaids’ dresses, groom and groomsmen outfits as well as the ribbons on the transport. You want to stand out on your big day but not for the wrong reasons; pick the colour carefully!

The colour could well be determined by the season; obviously for summer weddings you’re not going to want dark and dull colours. Springtime will see colours such as pink, lilac and blues whereas for summer you may see slightly bolder variations of these colours. When the seasons change from summer to autumn then we see more orange, gold or yellowy colours before heading into winter for deep reds, blues and even metallic blues.

One of the easiest ways to choose a colour is to go and try on a number of different colours and styles until you find one which will complement you the best and one you look and feel great in.

Bridal Fabrics have a wide selection of bride and groom fabric in a whole range of colours and textures. Come and speak to us about our fabrics today or browse the huge selection online now!

For more information then please contact us on 01254 873333 or email

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