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It’s a trend breaking on to the scene, and definitely a good one.  There will always be a large percentage of brides-to-be that will prefer a gown in the white palette (white, off-white, cream, ivory), but there are a growing number of brides wanting something more fun or reflective of their true personality.  Long gone is the idea that a bride MUST wear white on her wedding day.  Some brides add a touch of color with a colored sash or trim, but the new trend is a completely colored gown.

And, I love, love the idea of a colored gown (I’m a champagne or grey fan, myself).  But, the colors don’t just stop there.  Recently, I stumbled upon this post where the bride wore a light blue gown (which would be perfect for a winter wedding).

Hoffer Photography

Rose, dusty rose and pale purple are colors that have been showing up more prominently in high-end designers’ collections, like this one in Vera Wang’s.


And, how can I forget this J.Crew lovely, featured earlier in the week on the blog?  I love the grey, which would be a dress perfect for any season.


Swoon. Definitely would have considered that J.Crew dress if grey were one of our colors!


  1. I LOVE this trend! I’m not even engaged or anything but I do love fantasizing about my future wedding. This is definitely a trend I would do. Well, I hate to say “trend” because I’ve always wanted to do something different. I hate the same-old, same-old wedding crap. 🙂 Great post!

  2. landlockedbride
    9:19 am on September 18th, 2009

    @Julie I love a colored dress. It so fun, funky and modern! I’d love to see what dress you choose (when you get to that point)!

  3. I love the idea of grey too. Ulrich Engler has some beautiful grey designs.

  4. Personally, I am not into colored dresses beyond a beige or grey/silver. But I love that the options are available now for the girls that do want it!

  5. landlockedbride
    12:36 pm on September 21st, 2009

    @Sarah I’m not feeling the pink or the blue, but I love grey and champagne. I know there are some girls out there who would love a colored gown and am glad designers are finally catering towards that niche!

  6. Ok. This is starting to freak me out… We might be kindred souls 🙂 I have a post scheduled for this friday ( I wrote it the day befor your post went up) about colored wedding dresses. Freaky!!

  7. landlockedbride
    5:26 pm on September 23rd, 2009

    That is too funny!!

  8. […] Go ahead, call me crazy on this one, but I have always loved colored wedding gowns (See: Colored Wedding Gowns). […]

  9. Ashley
    9:27 pm on August 8th, 2011

    is there any way to know the designer of this dress?? i am in love with everything about it, i have been looking for something different like this for my wedding next june. please, any help i can get will be greatly appreciated!!!