Popular Bridal Trends: The Colorful Wedding Dress

Something old, something new and now a dress with more than just the color blue. 

If there is anything we can take away from the last few years, it is that brides are putting caution to the wind. Tradition will always be in style in the wedding space however we are dipping into the deep end of new fun, and personalized bridal fashion.

A white gown may not be the number one choice this season. At least that’s what we are seeing on the bridal runways and on many celebrities who have said, “I do”. Similar to the short dress trend, a full color silhouette has been increasingly popular and for longer than you may think.

Elizabeth Taylor’s iconic 1964 canary yellow wedding dress by costume designer Irene Sharaff, could have been the start of this ongoing trend. Celebrities continue in Taylor’s footsteps with Jessica Biel in a pink  Giambattista Valli strapless gown and Mandy Moore in a non-traditional blush hue by Rodarte. Actress Kelly Cuoco also dazzled in a light pink gown for her first wedding by non-other than Vera Wang herself. Taking a rock edge to the trend, singer Gwen Stefani wore a slightly traditional gown with a pink ombre finish by John Galliano for her first nuptials. Comedian and TV host Ellen DeGeneres married Portia de Rossi who donned an elegant Zac Posen ultra light, baby pink tulle number. It leads you to wonder if pastel pink will eventually become the new wedding white.

While shades of pink have been a bridal favorite, other celebrities have leaned into the exact opposite direction. Sex and the City star Cynthia Nixon opted for a yellow Carolina Herrera chiffon number. Meanwhile and most recently, real estate mogul Christine Quinn stunned in a custom black Galia Lahav gown for her star studded celebration.

The most popular option however, seems to be a color change up for the second look of the wedding night. Very few can forget Mr. and Mrs. Beckham’s Antonio Berardi reception outfits embellished with purple roses to match.  Chrissy Teigen also chose a bold look for her dance floor debut in a raspberry red strapless gown by Vera Wang. Although Katherine McPhee started her ceremony in traditional attire, the singer chose a silky blue, tea length dress for look number two of the evening.

Times are changing when it comes to customary wedding educate. Which is especially true when it comes to fashion and your wedding dress choices. As redundant as it may sound, your wedding day is meant to celebrate you and you alone as a couple. Why would you want to do it wearing anything other than your absolute favorite duds? Choose the dress (or dresses) that you can’t wait to put on for your custom celebration.