Post # 1
I’m getting married for the second time next August and am 51. I am just so torn over whether I want a white/Ivory drsss or whether to go with something coloured. I have seen some great red, black, silver and champagne options but then keep asking myself if I will regret not wearing a traditional colour.
Any advice for me and anyone got any pictures of their coloured dress?
Post # 2
Koalaclark: My dress was pale salmon, and I worried I would regret not going with the traditional white/ivory colour that I always thought I wanted.
On the day I felt beautiful, and was so glad in my choice! People have since commented about the dress and how well the colour suited me. Three months after my wedding, I still fall in love with it every time I see photos!
Post # 3
Is this a first or second wedding for you? I am the same age and this is a second wedding for me. My fiance and I have already had the big traditional wedding. I feel like now is the time to express myself and have been looking at dresses with color. I am very fair skinned with dark hair and eyes so white and ivory tend to wash me out so I have been looking at dresses that are blush or peach. The hardest part has been selecting a dress that doesn’t make me feel like I am trying to look younger than I am but still make me feel bridal. Are you looking at traditional dresses or short dresses? What is your vision for your wedding? Will it be formal, religious or casual? Day or evening?
Post # 4
Personally, I’m not a fan of colored wedding dresses. I like the pale blush, champagne, & ivory dresses. I get that the first 2 are technically ‘colors’ but I think those are still ‘bridal’.
Post # 5
delphinia: second time for me and totally get what you mean about not wanting to look like I want to look young but still be bridal!
Non religious ceremony in a hotel with reception in same place and taking place at 5.30pm.
Every time I think I’ve found a white dress I like I soon start to feel like I am looking too bridal and then when I thonk about a black or red dress then I worry I could wear it any time!!
Post # 6
I think red or black could be a bit drastic unless you’re 100% positive on the decision. I’m wearing an ivory gown with unique blue beading on it but this is my first (and hopefully only) wedding. If you want to be a traditional bride then you could definitely wear white or ivory, however, since it is your second wedding and it’s non religeous I say it would be awesome to go for a colored gown. Champagne, blush, mocha, oatmeal, sherbet are some great color options that still have a “bridal feel” while having unique color. Alfred Angelo’s new collection has several colored wedding gowns including a gorgeous red one if you do go that route!
Post # 7
Maggie Sottero also has some gorgeous colored gowns as well!
Post # 8
- Wedding: September 2013 - Tuscan Farmhouse
I’ve had the pleasure of helping many ladies around your age in my store. And they questioned themselves also. I think if you choose the right silhouette and style there’s no issue with the bridal color. You can be bridal in an elegant sophisticated way in a more fitted style versus the princess ballgown.
Post # 9
If you don’t want to look ‘too bridal’, what about a pantsuit? Like this bride:
Sarah & Chris | Luncheon Wedding at Roman Baths
I love it when brides go the alternative route and you can do whatever you want. What about something metallic like a dress with gold or silver sequins? That can be very elegant and unusual. There are some nice coloured dresses here:
60 Astonishing Coloured Wedding Dresses
Post # 10
Are you thinking more of an evening dress or a bridesmaid type dress. I have been looking at some of the Jim Hjelm special occasion dresses as a possibility. Have you narrowed down the silhouette and fabric that you like? I found myself hating taffeta, satin and all-over lace, yet loving horsehair tulle and most unexpectiedly loving chiffon. Are you attracted to long or short dresses? If you wore a colored dress would you care if your wedding guests came in the same color or style?
Post # 11
Koalaclark: I never wear white in my day to day life. Never. So white didn’t really make sense to me. I chose an ivory dress with an all over black lace overlay and I adore it!