Thinking beyond white: Trending colours for the modern bride
October 31, 2019
Gone are the days of the blushing bride. Today’s bride-to-be wants to do it her way — right from the wedding hashtag and floral arrangements to the colour of her ensemble. And while the popularity of white bridal gowns will never really wane, an increasing posse of brides are not shying away from stirring some change. Enter: the rise and rise of coloured bridal gowns.
“A light colour will not only elevate her look but highlight the various décor elements of the wedding too.”
Want to take baby steps? Swap pearly, porcelain whites with tones of ecru, ivory, cream and deep nudes. Blush tones are ruling the millennial bridal colour wheel. Soft tones of pink are a unanimous winner—they are a pleasant departure from the norm without venturing dangerously far. Feminine, delicate and poised; it can be given a classic spin with ruffles and tulle or a modern makeover with an oversized black sash or contemporary silhouette. For brides who are not afraid to experiment; powder blue, dove grey or mellow peach with a white veil promises that bridal glow as well.
If you’re looking for some inspiration to lead your walk down this aisle, Hollywood brides promise just that. Everyone from Mandy Moore, Malin Akerman and Kaley Cuoco to Jessica Beil and Reese Witherspoon said ‘I do’ to 50 shades of pink in silhouettes that stayed true to their personalities.
Gwen Stefani married the best of both worlds with her ombre white and pink gown while Julianne Moore’s ‘happily ever after’ involved a lilac outfit. Piper Perabo went with a high-shine metallic colum gown, perfect for brides looking to up the drama. And Elizabeth Taylor, ever the trendsetter, shunned all rules and tied the knot in canary yellow instead.
According to Kariena May’s founder Anjali Moorjani, a hint of colour in the bridal repertoire goes a long way in adding cheer to the celebrations. “Brides today are more curious than ever before. They want their wedding to be non-traditional, and that includes their gown. A light colour will not only elevate her look but highlight the various décor elements of the wedding too.”
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