Style Decision – Colour
Bridal wear comes in a variety of colours and finishes, depending on the fabric that the dress is made from. However, the actual shade of colour will differ from fabric to fabric and from designer to designer. Different shades will suit some brides more than others, due to the nature of each unique bride’s own skin tone. The most popular colours for bridal wear include Diamond White and Ivory.
There are very few bridal gowns that are actually pure white, as some pure white fabrics can be quite garish and bright. As a result, designers often prefer to use a shade of white called Diamond White which is a just off-white shade.
Ivory is the most popular colour for a bridal gown and, as a general rule, is between white and cream. There are many shades of Ivory and so a dress described as Ivory by one designer may be a noticeably different shade compared to an Ivory coloured dress by another designer. The fabric that is used for the dress will also affect the colour, as each fabric has a different finish, whether it be matte or glossy, smooth or textured.
There are other colours that are tinted shades of Ivory. For example, Champagne is a more gold shade of ivory. Duck Egg tends to be a blue/grey-tinted shade and Blush is a pink-tinted shade of Ivory.
As well as the various shades of white and ivory, there are also bridal gowns which are red, pink, blue, black or gold.
Some bridal companies also produce gowns with optional coloured trains, sashes or belts, which are often matched to the colour of the bridesmaids’ dresses.
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