There’s one thing we really LOVE here at Unconventional Wedding and that is colourful wedding dresses. The traditional white wedding dress became popular in 1840 after the marriage of Queen Victoria. That’s 180 years ago! Now we’re lucky to be living in a time and place where individuality is celebrated, and fashion has become a huge melting pot of style, culture, and self-expression. The alternative wedding market is growing in parallel to the demand for doing things differently.
So, as the home of alternative weddings, we wanted to share with you some of our favourite coloured wedding dresses! From playful ombre wedding dresses to striking block colour. Pastel colours to delicate embroidered bridalwear, and, hand painted, unique wedding gowns. All courtesy of our awesome ‘Unconventionals‘ bridalwear suppliers which you can check out here. There’s something for everyone! Enjoy!
5 ways to rock a coloured wedding dresses
Ombre coloured wedding dresses
The ombre wedding dress is one of our favourite alternative bridal trends of 2020.
And just look how gorgeous they are! The best thing about this wedding style is that most dresses can be dyed in any colour(s) to match your wedding theme. So whether you fancy purple, yellow, blue, pink, green …. you can have anything! For example, how about a perfect rainbow wedding dress like this one pictured with added glitter on top?
If you’re sticking to a white wedding dress, you could still rock an ombre underskirt, veil or cape. They’re the perfect way to mix things up a little bit. We love this shot on the swings with rainbow underskirt from My Little Wedding Shop. Alterantively, how about kitting out your bridal party out in personalised ombre creations! Nice!
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block coloured wedding dresses
Colour is a powerful thing! The shades you wear can influence your mood. Maybe you have a power colour you’d like to rock on your wedding day?
So what colour makes you feel invincible? How about this stunning red wedding dress from bespoke bridalwear designer Felicity Westmacott? Or will you go for a corset combination with a coloured skirt like these shown from Legend Bridal and Haizea Arranz. We’d loving the different shades of green.
If it feels right, just go for it! I think our favourite is the bold, purple wedding dress shown below!
Of course, black is another type of block colour but we’ve concentrated on the more colourful options here. So pop over and check out How To Rock A Black Wedding Dress if you would like more black wedding dress inspiration.
embroidered wedding dresses
These gorgeous wedding dresses honour the traditional white but add a playful splash of colour. With flowers, birds or anything that makes you happy. We love the bird detail on the colourful wedding dress from Leicestershire based bridal boutique Maisie Darling shown below.
Why not add something that represents you to your wedding dress! What do you love to walk down the aisle wearing?
pastel coloured wedding dresses
Oh, we do love a pastel coloured wedding dress! Subtle and sweet, pastels are a brilliant way to add colour to your wedding look!
If you don’t fancy going for full on, bold block colour, this is option for you. We love the blush pink wedding dress with stunning detail. Alternatively, how about pale blue? Both from Yorkshire wedding dress maker and designer Perfect Fit Bridal Couture? Both are just beautiful!
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hand painted wedding dresses
A hand-painted wedding dress gives you the freedom to add whatever colours and designs you’d like to your bridal gown! We love the wildflowers & brids hand painted onto bridal gowns by bridal designer Aylin White Designs.
If you’ve loved this coloured wedding dress inspiration, be sure to check out our Alternative Bridalwear blog, for more unique wedding dress ideas! Our Alternative Wedding Suppliers’ Directory is also full of badass wedding dress designers and boutiques that can help your dress dreams come true! We’ve popped a link to all our alternative wedding dress suppliers below. So keep on scrolling!
more coloured wedding dresses we LOVE:
Check out our bridalwear suppliers
I create bespoke, hand painted wedding wear that shows off your unique personal style or theme. These custom designs are one-of-a-kind “wearable works of art,” painted entirely by hand for your day and beyond. I love working with couples who are looking a little off the beaten path and want
Welcome to Felicity Westmacott Bespoke Bridal. I make bespoke, alternative wedding dresses and unique ensembles for passionate, fashion-adventurous brides. I’ve been working in bespoke bridal for 15 years, helping brides of all shapes and sizes feel comfortable on their wedding day. The thing I love most about what I do
I am a bespoke wedding dress maker, designer and bridal alterations specialist. With over 30 years experience, together my small team we love nothing more than being in the studio creating beautiful, enchanting one off bespoke wedding dresses for today’s fashion forward bride looking for something unique! As the founder
At Haizea Arranz, we’ve been creating unique wedding dresses for more than ten years. Our dresses are handmade, taking care of every detail and using the best materials. We’re specialized in alternative wedding dresses: gothic, steampunk, fantasy, vintage… And of course, in corsetry. The corset is the key piece of all
Maisie Darling Bridal Boutique will open her doors in January 2020. The Boutique will be located in Lutterworth, South Leicestershire. Maisie is passionate about finding each Bride their ‘meant to be’ wedding dress. We are looking forward to hearing each Brides love story and this will really helps us to
Hi there, I’m Bex of Eclectic Brides and Bexbrides. I have a quirky Bridalwear Studio in the northeast. Not nearby? I also sell worldwide on ETSY. I design wedding dresses from scratch and also upcycle vintage and retro wedding dresses. There is a huge collection in our studio for you to
My little Wedding Shop is an independent boutique established in 2011 in the beautiful market town of Bridgnorth, Shropshire. We specialise in providing a once in a lifetime experience for our brides. From the moment we say ‘hello’ through to packing your perfect bridal gown and accessories ready for your special
Aylin White Designs create beautiful bespoke, hand painted, wedding gowns which truly reflect each bride’s personality and passions in life.
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