(Closed) Alternative to white wedding dresses?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
77 posts
Worker bee


hhhmmmm….. i like that it’s silver (i had considered a silver dress at one point when i was engaged a few years ago – we were going to get married in vegas…..)  when going with an untraditional dress however, i personally feel there needs to be something that still makes it look like a wedding dress, you know?  like, it you change the shape i think you still need to keep it white.  if you change the colour, you need to keep the shape and style as a wedding dress, etc.  otherwise it’s just another dress….. 

i think for a dress to say “wedding dress” there are 4 factors:  colour; style; shape and material.  if you want a silver dress, go with silver but stick with a ballgown style so it still looks like a wedding dress.  if you want to go with your hollywood glamour style, go with that shape, but keep it white (or white with silver accents). 

know what i mean?

Post # 4
75 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

That dress is gorgeous and you could totally rock it for your wedding!  Paired with some strappy sandals and beautiful vintagey earrings—love!

Post # 6
1805 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

When you said vintage glam, my first thought was to check out dresses at unique-vintage.  http://www.unique-vintage.com .  🙂  You could even (depending on the dress of course) go with a little birdcage veil in a color to match!  Or a little hat with veiling, or a fascinator, etc.

By the way I think its awesome that your family is behind you on this.  So many times we hear brides talk about how they want color and everyone insists on white, or everyone insists on a traditional veil, or whatever.  Good for you!

As has been said, I think it’s hard to find something with color and a ‘bridal” feel (if you want that, I don’t know)…  but here are a few I’ve seen:

http://www.newyorkdress.com/Mon_Cheri/110904.html  (silver with train)

http://www.newyorkdress.com/Janique/JA144.html  (comes in 4 colors, with train)





Post # 8
2588 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

You could try buying a vintage pattern and having someone make the dress for you in a color other than white (which is what I’m doing). I really love that silver dress, though. 🙂

Post # 9
561 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Hey if you can pull off sparkles/glam/metallics at your wedding DO IT. I’ve been looking at dresses for 8 months now and I’ll just say it… I’M SICK OF LOOKING AT WHITE AND OFF WHITE ON BRIDES AND MODELS.  Wink

I say do it.


Post # 10
612 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’m the minority here, but…

I say don’t do it.

White is a staple and, it’s not that I’m some weird tradition lover, but it’s classic, elegant, and pretty much the only time it’s totally cool to rock it out in an all white gown.

White is stunning & bright and, I think, if you found the right dress, you would look amazing.

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