(Closed) What do you consider to be a “colored” dress?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll: A dress is "colored" if:
    It is 100% a color other than a super-muted pastel or white/ivory : (51 votes)
    32 %
    It's MOSTLY a color other than white/off-white or a very pale pastel : (60 votes)
    38 %
    It has a color accent, however small : (16 votes)
    10 %
    It's not strictly white--this includes super-pale yellows and pinks that look white from a distance : (30 votes)
    19 %
    Other (post) : (2 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 4
    1184 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I’d say basically the same thing, although some pastel pinks appear as colored dresses to me…I guess it depends on how pale the pink is. I’m realllllly not a pink person so that’s probably why pink always jumps out at me.

    Post # 5
    9029 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    all of the above.. if its not white/ivory/champagne.. then its colored or color accented

    Post # 6
    5657 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2012

    I would say a colored sash or something wouldn’t make the dress colored, but that the bride “wore color” if that makes sense. Otherwise I consider a dress that has a lot of color in it (even if it isn’t all colored) too be a colored wedding dress.

    edit: I don’t count off-white or ivory as “colored”, but light light pink (or other pastel colors) I do count, even though from far away/at a glance it looks white. I love light light pink wedding dresses!

    Post # 9
    1465 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I consider colored to be anything that is not white/ivory/blush pink (so pale that it may as well be ivory, etc). A distinct solid color such as red, blue, green, whatever that consists of the majority of the dress. A colored sash on a white dress would not be what I think of as color.

    Many people think it is a brand new trend but it has actually been around since the dawn of the time and white dresses only came into vogue around the late 1800s when it was introduced by Queen Victoria as a symbol of wealth. The whole concept of white being symbolic of virginity is brand new and stems out of misinformation only.

    Post # 11
    1465 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    That’s only true for Asians, who have associated it with mourning. Everyone else has always associated it with wealth since only royalty could afford a color that was impractical for everyday wear without it getting dirty. In the majority of cultures (including Asian), red is the color for brides to wear as it symbolizes love and passion, and has been the most common color throughout history to get married in.

    Post # 13
    53 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I consider white, diamond white, ivory, pale champagne, very pale pastels all to fall within the ‘white’ category. If there is a sash, embroidery, or a panel of another colour on the train etc, I would still call the dress ‘white’.

    Post # 15
    13096 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I consider a wedding dress to be colored if it is anything but white/off-white/ivory.  Pale yellow, pale pink, champange, etc may be very pretty for wedding dresses but they are still colored!

    Post # 16
    2237 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    If it has a large color accents (anything more then just a sash) I consider it colored.

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