While non-white gowns once made up a minority, as more and more brides try to personalize their weddings, they've overturned many traditions, including the pure white dress.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 18, 2012
SimplyBridal.com is the place to check out exquisite dresses at competitive prices. As part of the new year, SimplyBridal is announcing five fashion forward colors for brides who want more than just white.
"While non-white gowns once made up a minority, as more and more brides try to personalize their weddings, they've overturned many traditions, including the pure white dress," said media contact Harper Butler.
SimplyBridal’s Top Five Wedding Dress Colors
Red is a traditional wedding color for Indian, Chinese, and Vietnamese brides. In Asian cultures, red is the traditional color of good luck and auspiciousness; in India, red is as a symbol of passion, positive energy, vibrancy and good health.
While some brides pay homage to their heritage by choosing a red gown in a western style, there is also an increased fascination with other world cultures. Katy Perry and Russell Brand had a traditional Indian ceremony in rural Rajasthan for their 2010 nuptials.
While pure black gowns are still a rarity in the wedding world, black has become popular as an accent color. The result is unexpected, modern, and edgy. Shania Twain picked a white gown with a black sash for her sunset nuptials on a beach in Puerto Rico. A touch of black is perfect for the daring bride.
Pink is the ultimate girl color and can be both playful and sweet, which makes it a popular choice for non-traditional but feminine brides. Reese Witherspoon wed Jim Toth in a blush-color satin-and-Chantilly lace Monique Lhuillier gown. Gwen Stefani rocked a custom-made pink and white silk faille wedding dress that was both pretty and punk. Portia De Rossi wore a Zac Possen gown with a ballerina-inspired full pink tulle skirt.
While white does not flatter all skin tones, lavender has the right mixture of warm and cool tones that looks good on just about everyone. Red headed beauty Julianne Moore was stunning in a lilac Prada dress in her 2003 wedding to director Bart Freundlich while a sun kissed Sofia Coppola tied the knot in a custom lavender chiffon dress by Azzedine Alaïa last year.
The blue gown is a contemporary twist to the age old tradition of something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue. Before Queen Victoria popularized the white wedding dress, many brides wore blue because the color signified purity.
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