(Closed) Non-white dress?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
333 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I would say to incorporate fall colors.  But moreso, pick something that flatters your skin tone and you!

Post # 4
348 posts
Helper bee

Blue is an old-school wedding tradition, if that appeals to you.  A pink could work well with grey, although it’s not a fall color per se.  If you want something that works with the season, maybe a garnet red, or a deep purple?  I’d say, prioritize what looks good with your skin color over what will match the season, and take it from there. 

(For reference: I’m wearing bright blue for our party after wearing my mom’s ivory dress for the actual ceremony.  I don’t look that great in white or ivory, so I chose the dress that I bought based on what looked good with my coloring).

Post # 5
1363 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I think a charcoal dress would look awesome with your bride’s suit, but you could also go with any deep fall color–orange, burgundy, even a deep champagne.  I think the sky is the limit!

Post # 6
348 posts
Helper bee

One more thing: the only downside of bridesmaids dresses is that they won’t have very big swatches of most of the colors, so if the sample dress isn’t in the color you’re considering, it can be hard to tell how well a dress in that color will look on you.  For that reason, it might also be worth hitting up a department store or two just to check out what a whole dress in that shade looks like.

And I second the idea of a grey dress – probably not matching perfectly, but going a couple of shades either darker or lighter could work really well.  Only if it suits your coloring, though.

Post # 7
2767 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

fall colors – red, gold, orange, chocolate brown.

Post # 8
2532 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I think you should just wear a color that 1) looks good on you and 2) goes with your fiancee’s suit

I would say who cares about the color going with the season! Wear whatever you look best in and love the most!

Post # 9
252 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2009 - Eastside Catholic Chapel and Lake Union Cafe

Mine was a really pale grey.  It wasn’t very traditional, so I can totally wear it again!

Post # 10
605 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I have no strong color opinions, but I do suggest talking to this place for a custom, tea-length a-line: http://www.dollycouture.com

Their standard dresses are all white or ivory, but they do a lot of custom dresses at pretty reasonble prices and I’m sure they’d go with whatever color you picked. You can also have a tulle petticoat  “peek” out from underneath your dress. Maybe that can match your bride’s suit.

Good luck! Let us know what you pick.

Post # 11
1897 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Earth tones would be lovely!

Post # 12
476 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I always think of earth tones and reds/oranges for fall.  But if you haven’t picked any wedding colors yet, pick something that flatters your skintone.  The season doesn’t matter and I almost picked a color I had no interest in just because of the season.

Post # 14
879 posts
Busy bee

Love that you will be wearing a non white gown!  i’ll be in the same boat someday.


i love pink, but that isn’t really a fall color….maybe a dark purple or rich burgundy would be nice?

Post # 16
4485 posts
Honey bee

Wear whatever color looks best on you. Don’t wear fall colors unless you have warm toned skin as they are warm colors and do not look flattering on anyone with cool toned skin. The time of year doesn’t make any difference what color you choose, especially since Mother Nature doesn’t follow any man-made rules.

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