When you ask a bride-to-be what colour her wedding dress is going to be, the most common answer is white or ivory. It was Queen Victoria who started off the trend back in 1840 when she wed Prince Albert, since white has connotations of purity and wealth.
That said, the Hitched office are huge fans of wedding rules that can be broken, and the colour of your wedding dress is most definitely one of them.
Colourful wedding dresses can be as subtle or bold and bright as you like. From delicate pastel shades to statement red wedding dresses, here are our favourite colourful wedding dresses of the moment. Would you dare?
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1. Ronald Joyce – Celestina Floral Dress
This dress also has a sweetheart neckline, full skirt and delicately embroidered spaghetti straps. There really is so much to love.
2. Pronovias – TD Style 02 Pink Wedding Dress
Wearing a coloured wedding dress can be a bit of a risk, but if the Pronovias TD 02 dress is the gown you choose, it’s one that is sure to pay off.
Crafted from subtle pink chiffon, this design is perfect for brides who want to make a subtle statement. It is elegant, timeless and features beautiful gathered drapery at one shoulder.
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3. Victoria Sanders Studio – Botanica Collection Dress
Victoria Sanders worked as a designer for Matthew Williamson before launching her eponymous fashion label just a couple of years ago. Her first collection, ‘Botanica’, is inspired by the British countryside, and features numerous bridal gowns which would be perfect for your outdoor wedding.
We’re obsessed with her bold and beautiful long sleeved wedding dress from the collection. The base colour might be white, but since it’s adorned in multi-coloured floral embroidery, we couldn’t not include it. Pair with a flower crown for a wonderfully bohemian look.
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4. Pronovias – Atos Style 29 Fuschia Wedding Dress
Turn heads on your wedding day in this beautiful fuschia chiffon wedding dress by Pronovias. With its sheath silhouette and one-shoulder neckline, it would look dazzling as you twirl around the dance floor.
This dress is also available in black if a black wedding dress is your thing, and the best part? It’s only £550!
5. Jenny Packham – Rosalita Dress
Look pretty in pink on your wedding day in the rose quartz Rosalita dress by Jenny Packham.
Jenny Packham is one of our favourite bridalwear designs ever (she’s even ventured into engagement rings and wedding shoes), so it didn’t take us long to fall head-over-heels in love with this design. It boasts pretty floral applique detailing, a strapless neckline and full tulle skirt.
6. Pronovias – TD Style 10 Pink Wedding Dress
Why not opt for this tulle gown by Pronovias? It features a sweetheart neckline and tulle skirt, and if you’re on the hunt for your “something blue”, it comes in a beautiful shade of duck egg blue too!
Pair with silver wedding shoes and some statement earrings and you’ll be more than wedding ready.
7. Hayley Paige – Style 6712 JEM
Feel nothing less than a princess on your wedding day in Hayley Paige’s 6712 wedding dress.
This bridal ball gown is designed in rock candy fabric with an embellished bodice, deep V-neckline and nude side cut-out. If that wasn’t enough, the back has a flattering keyhole detail. This dress is also available in ivory.
8. Hayley Paige – Style 6700 LUMI
If you’re hosting a celestial-themed wedding, this sparkly grey wedding dress by Hayley Paige would be the perfect gown to nod towards your theme.
Thanks to its dream catcher sleeves, open keyhole back and sprinkled star embellishment, it will have you feeling quite literally out of this world. It’s the perfect coloured wedding dress for brides who still want to keep things understated.
9. Eliza Jane Howell – Montpellier
From Eliza Jane Howell’s 2019 evening wear collection comes the Montpellier gown, a red wedding dress which oozes glamour and sophistication.
Perfect for a winter wedding, this bold and striking dress has long sheer sleeves, an embellished waistband and tulle skirt. Pair with simple accessories for a bridal look that your wedding guests will long remember.
10. Pronovias – Carolina Mermaid Pink Wedding Dress
Feel like a mermaid IRL in this beautifully fitted wedding gown which totally embodies spring. Designed in nude and pink tones, it is adorned by petal embellishments and has the most feminine silhouette.
It has an illusion neckline, very deep plunge to the back which creates a naked effect and a marvellous coloured train. This coloured wedding dress is both bold and original, and to say we’re obsessed would be an understatement.
11. Claire Pettibone – Eloise Gown
This gown is both timeless and romantic, with intricate ivory lace, florals and a vintage-inspired cameo motif. Pale blue silk lines the strapless sheath for a welcome touch of colour. This dress can be made with classic ivory (or any other silk lining colour option) if you decide blue isn’t the shade for you.
12. Ellie Wilde – EW119021 Dress
Complementary to your woodland wedding theme, it is cut in a ball gown style and boasts beaded accents, a deep V-neckline with illusion panel and a box pleat skirt with pockets. There’s so much to love.
13. Claire Pettibone – Raven Gown
An open back is enhanced by floral accents while pink and red roses dance along the front of the skirt and down the back. If that wasn’t enough, the cathedral-length train and V-neckline will ensure you’re a work of bridal art.
14. Jenny Packham – Isla Dress
Organza and frills are a match made in heaven, so their pairing on this Jenny Packham gown has got us all hot under the collar.
Crafted in buttercup yellow and with a unique ribbon-tie waistband, this dress is sure to catch the eyes of style-savvy brides everywhere.
15. Needle & Thread – Leilah Dotted Bridal Gown
Needle & Thread are firm favourites in the Hitched office when it comes to wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses and dresses for pretty much any other special occasion.
The Leilah gown from their bridal collection is total coloured wedding dress goals. It has been crafted from the brand’s signature dotted tulle and decorated with a beautiful satin ribbon and intricately designed beads and stones. If this dress doesn’t make you fall in love with the idea of a red wedding dress, we don’t know what will.
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16. Ellie Wilde – EW119007 Dress
Up next is another statement gown by Ellie Wilde, this time in the form of their pretty pastel blue A-line gown.
It features a soft sweetheart neckline with a beaded waist and lace embroidered tulle skirt. Oh, and can we talk about that thigh split? It’ll add the perfect amount of movement to the dress as you make your way down the aisle.
17. Claire Pettibone – Shangri-La Gown
OMG. This might just be our favourite coloured wedding dress of the beautiful bunch.
Multi-coloured embroidery is layered over gold lace to create something totally mesmerising. The dress has an illusion neckline, fitted waist and full, flowing skirt which is finished off with beautiful fringed lace. We couldn’t dream up a better dress for your festival wedding if we tried.
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18. Needle & Thread – Degas Bridal Gown
How utterly beautiful is the Needle & Thread Degas Bridal Gown? If you hadn’t considered a pink wedding dress before, we’re pretty sure you will now.
It features a gathered asymmetric bodice with a layered tulle skirt to create dramatic movement. What’s more, the straps and waistband are adorned with crystal flowers for full sparkle. This is a versatile wedding dress which you can wear again and again.
19. Needle & Thread – Valentina Sequin Gown
It’s covered head-to-toe in shimmering golden sequins, and an inner layer of tulle creates a romantic and dramatic silhouette. You’ll shine under the dance floor spotlights if this is the wedding dress you choose.
20. Leanne Marshall – Calla Top & Skirt
If thoughts of wearing a dress on your wedding day are making you yawn, why not opt for a top and skirt combo? This set by Leanna Marshall couldn’t be a more stylish choice for the modern bride.
The ‘Raincloud Silver’ fabric adds a subtle and totally welcome pop of colour to your bridal get-up. You’ll feel a million dollars from start to finish.
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21. Eliza Jane Howell – Cecily Dress
If dreams of a yellow wedding dress fill you with joy, why not treat yourself to the Cecily gown by Eliza Jane Howell?
Perfect for your vintage-inspired wedding, it features all-over geometric beading and a boat neckline. The fitted silhouette is both timeless and classic.
22. Eliza Jane Howell – Grace Dress
How about the equally as beautiful Grace dress which has been crafted in a beautiful lemon yellow?
Fit for a princess, this gown is endlessly romantic and features an embellished waistband with V-neckline and floaty skirt.
23. Eliza Jane Howell – Debbie Dress
Brides dreaming up a pastel-coloured wedding will adore the lilac Debbie dress by Eliza Jane Howell.
If the stunning colour of this gown wasn’t enough to have you sold, we’re pretty sure the beaded capped-sleeves and all-over embellishment will be.
24. Jenny Packham – Sweet Pea
Looking for a wedding dress which is statement and romantic in equal measures? The Sweet Pea gown by Jenny Packham will fit the bill perfectly.
Thanks to its V-neckline and flattering empire waistband, it’ll have you feeling your best ever at your outdoor summer wedding.
25. Sophia Tolli – Raven Dress
Perfect for a gothic-themed wedding, this dress is made of sequin-adorned mesh which falls over a nude underlay. It’ll sparkle and shine as you twirl around the dance floor!
26. Sophia Tolli – Marnie Dress
If you like the idea of including black in your wedding dress but don’t want something too overpowering, why not opt for a monochrome wedding dress?
27. Essence of Australia – D2218 Dress
Wearing a pale pink wedding dress is a subtle way of including colour in your bridal get-up. This stunning tulle gown by Essence of Australia is both elegant and romantic. In fact, it looks like it has fallen straight out of a fairy tale!
It features a lace, sweetheart neckline and embroidered bodice, and is finished with lace appliques which trickle down the skirt.
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If these colourful wedding dresses have got you feeling daring, take a look at our round-up of the most alternative wedding dresses of the moment for further inspo.