Colourful Wedding Dresses: Playful Designs That'll Break Tradition

Don't let tradition limit your wedding dress choice to just ivory and white designs. These colourful styles will win you over instantly!


When you ask people what colour they imagine a wedding dress to be, more often than not they answer white or ivory. Here at Hitched we love discovering wedding rules that can be broken, and the colour of your dress is most definitely one of them.

Colourful wedding dresses can be as subtle or as bold and bright as you like, and we have a gorgeous selection to show you.

Below are a whole host of cool, colourful wedding dresses to take your pick from.

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Coloured Wedding Dresses

If you’re the kind of girl who goes all out on an idea then you might want your coloured wedding dress to be multi-coloured.

With lots of different tones going on it means you can play with all kind of themes, and not be restricted to a narrow palette for your ceremony and reception decorations and flowers.

We love how multicoloured dresses often include lots of embroidery, stitching and embellishment to make them really pop.

There’s no doubt about it, with one of these gorgeous gowns you’ll certainly be the centre of attention come your big day.

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Claire Pettibone Shangri La Dress

Coloured Wedding Dresses

Called the Shangri La, this dress conjures up exotic ideas of far-flung destinations and would be perfect for a wedding abroad.

The sheer back makes the detailed, colourful embroidery really stand out, and would be beautiful paired with a simple up-do for your big day.

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Temperly London Fitted Toledo Dress

Coloured Wedding Dresses

If you’re looking for a paired-back coloured wedding dress that you could even (shock horror!) wear again then we can’t think of a better option than this gorgeous gown by Temperley.

All Temperley dresses have a whimsical edge, but we especially love this one.

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Hermione De Paula Dress

Coloured Wedding Dresses

Hermione’s designs are an amazing collection of painstakingly embroidered floral gowns that can be bought from her pre-designed collection or made completely bespoke to you.

We love that you can have personal details included, like the date you met or your favourite flowers.

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Pink Wedding Dresses

For girly girls a blush or pink wedding dress is guaranteed to make you feel like a princess. Plus, just because you’re picking a pink dress doesn’t mean you can’t have a cool edge to it.

We think pastel flowers look great with pink wedding dresses, and if you still want a little something traditional they also work really well with a white veil.

We’ve rounded up our favourite pink wedding dresses that are the perfect combo of pretty and stylish.

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ASOS Chi Chi London Bridal Premium Lace Maxi Dress

Coloured Wedding Dresses

ASOS do a great line of really affordable wedding dresses, including a couple of coloured options like this pretty pink one.

Finished with a luxurious fishtail and extra fine spaghetti straps we love this modern wedding dress for its stylish silhouette.

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Essence of Australia D1932

Coloured Wedding Dresses

Combining a coloured wedding dress skirt with a plain cream top means this beautiful floaty dress caters to the best of both worlds – traditional and modern.

We love informal skirts that just skims the floor, making them perfect for dancing the night away in.

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Martina Liana Taye & Sawyer Dress

Coloured Wedding Dresses

Simple and classic, this long ballerina-style skirt and minimalistic shift top is perfect for a bride who wants something clean and unfussy for their big day.

You could mix and match the skirt and top for different daytime and evening looks, too, which is a bonus.

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Ted Baker Efrona Dress

Coloured Wedding Dresses

Described by Ted Baker as Rose Gold, this gorgeous dress is a beautiful warm pink colour, making it perfect for autumnal weddings.

Combining a long pleated shirt and panelled front with geometric angles we love the modern take on a classic princess-style strappy wedding dress.

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Grey Wedding Dresses

If grey isn’t the colour of this year, then we don’t know what else is. This gorgeous soft, muted tone is perfect for something a little bit different without going too daring.

We love how subtle the hint of colour in a grey dress can be, while still maintaining the elegance of a traditional wedding dress feel.

Here are some of our favourite grey wedding dresses...

Justin Alexander 8970 Dress

Coloured Wedding Dresses

With a beautifully subtle shade of grey this stunning ball gown style coloured wedding dress is perfect for making a big statement.

We love the simple cut and plunging neckline, but the best bit? Definitely the cut-out back, which adds just the right amount of sexiness.

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Alexandra Grecco Luna Cape with Astrid Slip Gown

Coloured Wedding Dresses

If you’re after a real statement piece, what about topping your dress off with a cape?

This gorgeous, ethereal piece is embroidered with stars and moons in a pretty silver thread, and finished off with light beading.

The simple slip underneath is perfect for wearing by itself in the evening too, giving you two looks in one.

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Jenny Packham Sweet Pea Pale Mist Dress

Coloured Wedding Dresses

This pretty pastel blue/grey dress creates a beautiful whimsical air. We love the pleated top, and an empire line is really flattering for pear-shaped figures, skimming from under the bust down.

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Phil Collins PC6973 Dress

Coloured Wedding Dresses

This princess style dress is made up in a traditional shape but with a hint of something different, thanks to its pale grey colour.  

The applique detail on the straps and at the waist draw the eye in and make a real feature out of the pleated fabric across the top.

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Black Wedding Dresses

Ready to make a real statement? How about a black wedding dress? These dramatic gowns are perfect for black tie bashes and winter weddings alike.

We love the sense of occasion they bring with their edgy palette.

If you’re going to go for a black wedding dress you could go all out and get some gorgeous black wedding shoes to go with it.

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Ronald Joyce 69375 Dress

Coloured Wedding Dresses

Not for the faint of heart, a black wedding dress is sure to make you the star of the show – adding a good dose of drama to any big day.

We love the sparkly, sheer sleeves on this off-the-shoulder ball gown style dress, which we think makes it perfect for a winter wedding.

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Martina Liana Blaine & Stevie

Coloured Wedding Dresses

Just look at that skirt! More is more with gorgeous ruffled layering in this striking gown.

We love the clean lines of the strappy top that needs into a shallow v-neck for a flattering fit and think this little number would be perfect for an evening dress at your wedding if you’re thinking of having two.

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Blue Wedding Dresses

Blue wedding dresses are daringly different, and we love them for that. It’s not many a bride who will plump for a blue dress, but if you do you know you’re really going to make a statement, and stand out from the crowd (which you’d hope on your wedding day you would anyway we suppose!)

Tara La Tour Maria Dress

Colourful Wedding Dresses

Part of the 2018 collection, the Maria gown by Tara La Tour is the perfect way to incorporate something blue into your wedding day.

With spaghetti straps, subtle duck-egg blue tulle and a full, layered skirt, this is the ultimate princess which you can’t help but fall in love with.

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Rmine Full Skirt Blue Dress

Colourful Wedding Dresses

Rmine styles are made for the contemporary bride who wants to stand out, and with splashes of colour across many designs, they guarantee she’ll do just that.  

With a strapless neckline, full skirt and wrap-effect body, this muted blue dress is totally divine and would be finished perfectly with a wedding up-do.

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Martin Thornburg 216257 Dress

Coloured Wedding Dresses

Strapless, with a sweetheart neckline and cinched in waist, this electric blue dress is flattering on every body-shape.  

It also comes in a striking pale pink colour if you prefer a softer tone, and is finished off with a gorgeous sparkly belt for a little added glitz and glam.

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Oyster Wedding Dresses

Out of all our coloured wedding dresses oyster are probably the most traditional in terms of a shade. But just because these gorgeous gowns have a classic edge doesn’t mean that they’re in any way less impactful.

The warm goldy pink tones of oyster gives a really beautiful sheen to things, and is perfect for just a touch of difference on your big day. Here are some of our favourites.

Halfpenny James Skirt

Coloured Wedding Dresses

Kate Halfpenny’s styles are made for the modern bride, in gorgeous shapes with the odd splash of colour thrown in.

We absolutely love this oyster pink satin skirt that can be mixed and matched with any of her tops.

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Catherine Deane Kia Dress

Coloured Wedding Dresses

This dreamy dress is embroidered with an ethereal, almost Celtic pattern of stitching which would make it perfect for a Scottish or Irish wedding.

Made up of a separate top and bottom, it can be tailored and altered depending on your preference – we also think the top would look beautiful with a plain tulle skirt.

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Needle & Thread Roses Embellished Satin-Trimmed Tulle Gown

Coloured Wedding Dresses

Relaxed and elegant, this dress from Needle and Thread is perfect for boho brides. We love the warm oyster colour and satin ribbon detailing across the skirt.

Our other favourite thing about this dress? Those sleeve, with their bell bottoms- the perfect nod to the times without going too ‘trendy’.

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Savin London Dress

Coloured Wedding Dresses

The sheer skirt on this glamorous gold dress makes a real statement, and we love the structured gold belt pulling everything in at the waist for a really flattering fit.

Being nearly backless we think this is beautiful with short hair or an up-do to fully show off the style.

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Sophia Tolli Y11880 Zephyra Dress

Coloured Wedding Dresses

If you want volume, you’ve got it in this gorgeous flounced tulle skirt. We love the subtle oyster shade and strapless top design which gives it a really romantic feel.

The corset back is great for a structured look that pulls in at the waist for a sleek style.

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Red Wedding Dresses

Is there a bigger statement than a red wedding dress? We’re not sure there is. It’s certainly the complete opposite of the typical white or cream vibes most brides go for.

The beauty of a wedding dress, aside from the impact such a big block of beautiful colour will give, is that it’s unlikely any of your guests will have seen anything similar before.

Here are our favourite red wedding dresses.

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Wilden London Custom Dress

Coloured Wedding Dresses

For real wow-factor when it comes to coloured wedding dresses you can’t beat a red beauty.

We love this custom-made wedding dress by Wilden London, with it’s floating layered skirts and dramatic backless design.

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Tara Le Tours Dolores Dress

Colourful Wedding Dresses

This deep red wedding dress by Tara La Tour is a stunning, statement choice for your wedding day.

The plunging, illusion neckline is adorned with delicate tulle flowers and polka-dot lace. We love the flattering spaghetti straps and the full, layered skirt. You’ll look beautiful as you twirl around the dance floor!

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Vera Wang Zoya Dress

Colourful Wedding Dresses

This cardinal and nude plunging strapless ball gown is sure to make a statement. It features a hand draped French tulle bodice and a multi-layered crinkle tulle skirt.

We love the magenta grosgrain ribbon which ties around the waist. What a lovely finishing touch!

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Yellow Wedding Dresses

Bring the sunshine to your wedding dress with a beautiful yellow wedding dress. 

They’re rare to come by, but when you do find them they’re often so strikingly beautiful that you can’t get them out of your head.

Take a look at our pick of the best. 

Sarah Seven Sullivan Dress

Coloured Wedding Dresses

If you're going for different with your coloured wedding dress then you couldn’t get much more different than picking a yellow gown.

We are head-over-heels for this rich yellow dress by Sarah Seven with its simple shape and sexy split – perfect for the bride who dares to be different.

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Hamda Al Fahim Belle Dress

Colourful Wedding Dresses

We’re head over heels in love with the Belle gown by Hamda Al Fahim.

Cut from over 70 yards of fine mustard tulle, this gown encapsulates femininity. The top has long sleeves and is entirely embellished with glass beads, sequins and crystals.

The waistline separates this stunning and intricate bodice from the full, multi-layered skirt. What’s not to love?

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