Post # 17
I love love love the idea of this dress, but agree with previous posters that burgundy/red is perhaps not the best choice of colour. I don’t think it would work in the baby pink either.
Maybe in other dark colours like emerald green or violet?
Post # 18
@babe_bamboo: I know for sure… wouldn’t go for an all over colour in any colour.
Why not? If these are your colours, why not? There are many people who don’t suit white or ivory (I am one of them).
Emerald in particular would be fine for a summer wedding. You could pair it with other bright colours and just go for a rainbow of brightness.
Post # 19
- Wedding: December 2017 - Baltimore. MD.
@babe_bamboo: Frankly, It looks great as it is. I personally prefer darker velvet colors. A Paler color might look nice but if you love it, stick with it.
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Post # 21
@saffy: +1, the ombre effect really does look like she’s slowly bleeding to death.
You could totally do a white/ivory lace top with a burgundy (or any other colour) velvet skirt though. I think darker, jewel-tone colours would be more flattering in velvet, although if you’re very slim the blush pink would work too.
Post # 22
@babe_bamboo: I like the original (burgundy) for a fall wedding but I think the pink would look nice too. My only concern is that the pink looks a little too sweet.
I’ve seen the image before and never thought it looked like blood until other PP mentioned it.
Post # 23
@babe_bamboo: I first saw this dress on the Hair & Makeup by Steph blog and instantly loved it. I never once thought it looked like she was stabbed lol. I think the burgandy color looks amazing!
Post # 24
I don’t think she looks like she’s been stabbed, but I’m not a fan of how it looks.
Post # 25
@babe_bamboo: I vote for emerald, it’s such a great colour if you can wear it (I can’t, being blond I look like I’m five minutes from port whenever I wear green)!
Post # 26
@clairebbbear: I love the Wai Ching! I wish I had known about her before I bought my traditional dress!
I think the original dress is gorgeous too! I honestly don’t think anyone is going to think “blood!” when its your wedding day and they see it in person! If you don’t do the burgundy, I agree with other PP who say pick another rich hue, nothing to childlike and eastery. This is a grown up and bold dress, so the colour has to match the feeling!
Post # 27
I have a couple of suggestions on how to adapt it. For one I think velvet is not appropriate for september. Winter yes but not fall. So I would do something else on the bottom. Something not as heavy and stiff. I would also not make the ombre go up into the abdomen. I would have it start at the bottom and go up to about mid thigh. I love the raspberry color on the top half but I don’t like how it jumps from dark (the deep red skirt) to a much lighter color at the waistline. It should be more gradual. Kind of like the last wai ching dress posted, except starting darker. Hopefully that all made sense
Post # 28
Thank you for the feedback everyone! I was looking more at the bodice of the original burgundy dress. Maybe the blood comments are coming from the fact that the dye used is more reddish and not as “burgundyish” as the colour of the skirt? Like if you cover up the skirt and satin wrap around the middle, the dye on the bodice really looks more red than burgundy.
I was looking at emerald as a colour as many have suggested it (thank you to @hiroshymatetrastar: for reminding me to look to my favourite colours, emerald being one). I was thinking maybe this shade of green could be an option? Or the eggplant shade instead?
@FoolsintheRain: I am looking for the same feeling definitely. That’s why the pink scares me a little… I don’t want to be cute. I want to be stunningly beautiful!
@emilygrace07: Definetly sticking with the velvet, that’s how I found the dress originally because I was looking for velvet wedding dress images 🙂 In love with the richness of the look and drape!
@IzzyBear: She does FANTASTIC hair and makeup and the bride who MADE this dress (her own wedding dress!) is an inspiration! She’s inspired me greatly! If you all want to see the source of the pictures this is the link: http://blog.hairandmakeupbysteph.com/2012/02/be-mine.html?showComment=1360278131980&m=1
Post # 29
This is a cool idea … my $0.02, though is that the ombre effect looks really weird on white lace, like the gown got wet and the color is bleeding. Which, I get, is the point of ombre – but on lace it just looks odd to me.
Post # 30
@FoolsintheRain: haha! I just realized this is the second time “eastery” has been used to describe the pink option! Thank you for instilling a little more confidence in the burgundy option. I HOPE no one will think of me as a bloody bride if I decide to go burgundy 😉
For those who voted “pale pink” do you think it will look grownup enough? I love pink & am no stranger to it [see my forearm above ;)] but do you think a shade of blush will look too cutsie with the lace & velvet? Maybe I’m just resistant of going too main stream with the blush wedding dress hype lately