Colored Wedding Dresses For To-Be-Weds Who Don't Want to Wear White
As you begin your wedding dress search, you may notice that your options are overwhelmingly one color: white. While white wedding dresses are beautiful, they may not be for everyone. According to The Knot 2019 Real Weddings Study, 18 percent of couples who wed last year opted for a colorful outfit. If you're looking for a colored wedding dress, we've rounded up 37 of our favorites that you can buy online right now. We believe you should wear whatever makes you feel your most beautiful.
"There's a tradition of wearing white that has been made popular through movies and television shows, but the color of your wedding dress has no bearing on the success of your marriage," says wedding planner Jove Meyer. "Wear what makes you feel fabulous—be it white, patterns, colors, long gown or short dresses."
If you're unsure about what color to pick, consider a variety of different factors: your personal preferences, your wedding season and your wedding color palette. All of these things can help you narrow down your options. Steven Birnbaum, a wedding dress designer, tells The Knot that you should also take your skin tone into consideration. "There really are no 'shoulds' when it comes to picking your wedding gown color," he says. "The key is finding a tone that suits your complexion." Read on to see 37 of our favorite colored wedding dresses.
Give off all the boho vibes with this colorful wedding dress. The airy a-line cut and floral embroidery will look stunning down the aisle.
Willowby by Watters Heartleaf gown, $1,852, BHLDN.com
So you want a fairytale wedding day look, but you don't want to wear traditional white. Make a serious statement instead in a red ball gown.
White by Vera Wang textured organza wedding dress in Apple, $1,000, DavidsBridal.com
If you feel your most confident in black, then embrace that on your wedding day. This sultry number has a plunging neckline that shows off a shimmery bandeau.
David's Bridal crepe-back satin encrusted bandeau plus size gown in Ebony, $600, DavidsBridal.com
A blush dress for a blushing bride. This wrap-style dress has on-trend kimono sleeves and a relaxed fit throughout—perfect for laid-back to-be-weds.
Reformation Winslow dress in Blush, $278, TheReformation.com
Go for a glam look by rocking this blush ball gown. The airy tulle and feathery flowers add an extra-romantic effect.
Wtoo by Watters Chrysa gown, $1,600, Anthropologie.com
Rock a green wedding dress down the aisle. This emerald wrap-style gown is equal parts sophisticated and sexy.
Reformation Milan dress in Emerald, $428, TheReformation.com
Flaunt your figure in this stunning blush mermaid dress.
David's Bridal strapless ruched mermaid tulle wedding dress in Whisper Pink, $500, DavidsBridal.com
This light blue wedding dress is giving us all the Cinderella vibes. The illusion neckline lets you comfortably show off your gorgeous decolletage.
Jenny Yoo Sarita dress in Whisper Blue, $280, Anthropologie.com
Let your beauty shine with this rose gold gown. The classic silhouette paired with the on-trend coloring make this wedding dress unforgettable.
Adrianna Papell beaded illusion in Rose Gold, $335, Coedition.com
Calling all minimalist brides. This sultry nude-colored slip dress has a cowl neck and a fun criss-cross back—perfect if you want to show some skin.
Show Me Your Mumu Verona cowl dress, $168, ShowMeYourMumu.com
For an unexpected day-of look, consider a gray wedding dress. This pretty tulle gown has an illusion neckline, low back and tie accents on the shoulders.
Piondress Bridal tulle wedding dress in Gray, $670, Etsy.com
Rock this retro number on your wedding day to make a serious statement. Golden swirls complement the blush color perfectly.
Chi Chi London Gilded Grace lace dress, $180, ModCloth.com
Tiered skirts are a massive 2020 wedding dress trend. This stunning ombre gown will help you make a show-stopping entrance at your wedding.
Marchesa Notte Weaver dress, $1,195,BHLDN.com
Show off your sweet personality in this adorable patterned midi dress. The off-the-shoulder sleeves and ruffled skirt elevate the understated silhouette.
Reformation Butterfly dress in Beauty, $278, TheReformation.com
We love this silver wedding gown because it's a fun twist on an off-white dress. The floral appliques, tulle material and extended train give off a dreamy, ethereal look.
Willowby by Watters Hearst gown in Silver, $1,595, BHLDN.com
Embrace your playful personality with this blush number. With a whimsical skirt and beaded bodice, you'll be the belle of the ball.
David's Bridal Garza ball gown wedding dress with double straps in Ivory/Blush, $1,000, DavidsBridal.com
All eyes will be on you in this fiery red number. Between the bold color, the tiered layered and the halter neck, this dress is bound to make a statement.
Alexis Justina dress, $1,430,Revolve.com
What's more classic than black and white? This elegant ball gown is both romantic and daring.
David's Bridal sheer lace and tulle plus size wedding dress in Black/Ivory, $1,100, DavidsBridal.com
Float down the aisle in this airy blush wedding dress. The a-line cut and flutter sleeves will look absolutely stunning in your wedding video.
Jenny Yoo Aeryn dress in Blush, $270, BHLDN.com
Equal parts glam and boho, this stunning sequin gown is ideal for brides with a unique taste. Pair it with a sparkly headband or a floral headpiece.
Willowby by Watters Aith gown, $2,250, Anthropologie.com
Unleash your inner mermaid with this green wedding dress. It has long sleeves, all-over sequin detailing and a high-low cut (so you can flaunt your gorgeous wedding shoes).
Eloquii sparkle maxi dress with wrap skirt, $180, Eloquii.com
Live out your princess fantasy in this powder blue ball gown. Imagine how gorgeous it will look when you twirl on the dance floor.
Azazie Varela BG in Cloudy Blue, $250, Azazie.com
Want to make a statement? From the bold color to the asymmetrical neckline to the tie back, everything about this black wedding dress is unexpected.
Azeeza gown with slit, $1,495, Shopbop.com
This stunning slip dress—studded with Swarovski crystals—is perfect for glamorous brides.
Diane von Furstenburg Eden satin Swarovski cowl neck gown, $1,300, Verishop.com
If you love to be on-trend, consider this floral-print midi dress. The modern bias cut and arm sashes are perfect for fashion-forward to-be-weds.
Makarian faith bow-detailed floral-print satin midi dress, $1,295, ModaOperandi.com
Show off your love for colors with this long-sleeve, high-neck gown. The elegant cut and playful print balance each other out perfectly.
Needle & Thread Harmony embellished gown, $529, NeedleandThread.com
If you're obsessed with astrology or mysticism, consider this navy blue gown. The airy tulle is accented with beaded stars and moons.
Needle & Thread Ether gown, $639, NeedleandThread.com
This pretty, floral-print A-line gown is perfect for a garden ceremony or your beach nuptials. (Psst: it's also extremely affordable.)
Lulus Refinement beige floral print ruched strapless maxi dress, $95, Lulus.com
A colored wedding dress doesn't have to be colorful all over. Check out this white midi dress, complete with a black belt at the waistline.
Needle & Thread bridal bow detail midi dress with contrast waistband, $491, ASOS.com
A sheer beaded bodice puts an unexpected twist on this blue A-line wedding gown.
Kleinfeld Bridal Party Zara, $950, KleinfeldBridalParty.com
You'll be the life of the party in this fiery red wedding dress.
Silvia Tcherassi M'O exclusive Forli dress, $2,900, ModaOperandi.com
Classic in the front, party in the back. This pretty A-line dress has a tie-back bodice that will look absolutely stunning in your photos.
Azazie Aura BG in Cloudy Blue, $200, Azazie.com
Velvet is having a massive moment in bridal fashion. If you love to be on-trend, consider this dusty rose gown.
Jenny Yoo Logan velvet dress, $290, Anthropologie.com
The '80s are back—and we're here for it. Embrace your retro style in this fun green number.
Hellessy Florine dress, $1,690, Shopbop.com
Don't want to fully commit to a retro style? Check out this stunning gold number, which has vintage details like a swirling pattern and a boatneck—but still looks refreshingly modern.
Tadashi Shoji Odette dress, $430, Anthropologie.com
Embrace your sunny personality by rocking a yellow wedding dress. This one has playful details like shoulder ties and a partially-lined skirt.
Maria Lucia Hohan Rowen maxi dress in Aurora, $1,060, Shopbop.com
Go for an unexpected wedding dress color, like this plum hue. The ombre pattern gives off a stunning watercolor-like effect.
Marchesa Notte Galizia dress, $1,095, Anthropologie.com
Updated March 2020