(Closed) Has anyone out there shunned the white dress?

posted 6 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
2697 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Gorgeous! Love that shade.

I had always thought that I would not want a white dress but surprised myself by getting all gushy over them when going shopping. I prefer more of a dark ivory, but I ended up w white. I am adding color to the skirt, though. These last 2 years or so have been really nice for non-white wanting brides. Lots more options without looking like prom, especially in pastels

Post # 4
405 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

That is an AWSESOME blue/glacier gown, I love it! And I don’t even usually like blue.

GO for it!!

Post # 5
13 posts
  • Wedding: March 2012

Beautiful gown!!! 

I decided to go with a cocktail dress in the end. I always wear bright colors and never white, so for me it felt right to do something nonwhite. I love white dresses on other people though!


This is a slub silk, really beautiful material:


Post # 6
196 posts
Blushing bee

My wardrobe is generally burgundy, navy, and black, I decided to go with burgundy for the wedding, partly because my fiance loves it on me so.  (The dress is actually darker than it looks here.)

Post # 7
1284 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

The dress is GORGEOUS! You should go for it!

Post # 8
4109 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Yes, but I’m not sure if it counts because I got Ivory. And REALLY, it looks the same as white in photos. I know because DH wore a solid white shirt….


OP: LOVE the color you chose! Wish I would have done something more like that (i.e. inventive, different, unique, etc)

Post # 9
1359 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

That dress is STUNNING! And paired with an aquamarine it would just be perfection. I’m going to be mad at you if you don’t get it. : )

Post # 10
5993 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

gorgeous dress! there is another bee somewhere witih a blue or steel grey (cant remember) gown.  my nephews wife wore a blush pink gown that was beautiful

Post # 11
875 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I went with champagne if that counts. It has almost a pink undertone to it, I LOVE it! =] But I never really pictured myself in a pure white dress anyway, with my really pale skin.

Post # 12
229 posts
Helper bee

oh, please get that beautiful blue dress! I am searching for a gray dress myself 🙂

Post # 13
4352 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Mine (La Sposa Fanal) is “oyster”, but sometimes looks champagne (like in the pic where I have it on), pale blush (bright sunlight), grey (indoors), or some combination of the above (indoors with some sunlight)

Post # 14
1526 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I love that blue!! And I love non-white gowns!! My gown is a honey color and it has stripes so it’s a little different 🙂

Post # 15
7992 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

Check out Offbeat Bride for inspiration as well… loads of people don’t wear traditional gowns. Everyone’s dresses are really lovely, BTW!

Post # 16
70 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

My gown is ivory lace over pale gold….. sort of vintage-y looking.  I was dead set on the ivory over ivory (which it also comes in), but the sample I tried on was the gold and everyone fell in love with it.  I’m also 31 years old, been with my fiance for 10 years and living together for 5….. i feel like it’s a little more sophisticated than the standard white/ivory gown and I feel great about my decision!  I say go for the blue!!!

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