21 Pastel Wedding Dresses for a Sophisticated Pop of Color

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Dobrina Zhekova - The Knot Contributor.
by Dobrina Zhekova
Dobrina Zhekova - The Knot Contributor.
Dobrina Zhekova
The Knot Contributor
  • Dobrina writes about all things fashion, wedding attire and style for The Knot.
  • Dobrina has over a decade of editorial experience in print and digital media in Europe and the U.S.
  • Dobrina has an M.A. in Journalism from Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY.
Updated Nov 23, 2021
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You don't have to consider yourself a nontraditional bride to fall in love with a pastel wedding dress. Just ask celebrities like Mandy Moore, Jessica Biel, Agyness Deyn and Kaley Cuoco, who all sported pastel pink gowns on their big day. Unlike dresses in vibrant colors, these barely saturated shades add a subtle dose of romanticism to your wedding day look.

Whether you go for pink, peach, lilac or pale blue, pastels are a sophisticated take on the colored wedding dress trend that end up feeling just as timeless as traditional white. Fortunately, designers agree and present gorgeous pastel-hued numbers on the runway season after season. From effortlessly chic boho dresses in baby blue to ultra-modern gowns in mint green and romantic frocks in pink, here are the most stylish pastel wedding dresses for every type of bride.

MacDuggal Floral Embroidered Illusion V-Neckline Gown

mac duggal lilac pastel wedding dress with v-neckline thick straps allover floral crystal embroidery and embellishments and pleated ball gown skirt

In this stunning silhouette, a sexy V-neck mesh bodice accompanies an A-line floor-length skirt with a subtle train and pleat details. The soft lilac hue of this ball gown is beautifully complemented by intricate floral embroidery and sparkly crystal embellishments.

Theia Emma Gown

bhldn cream and light pink pastel wedding dress with rounded v-neckline thick straps allover petal embellishments and pleated flowy skirt

Inspired by Japanese cherry blossoms, hundreds of laser-cut petals create a breathtaking ombre effect in pink for a unique take on pastel bridal style. Sparkly glass beads add a shimmering touch to this airy tulle dress.

Sachin & Babi Jenna Gown

sachin and babi light pink pastel wedding dress with pleated ruffle tiered front thick straps deep v and pleated skirt

Looking for an ultra-modern wedding day look? This Sachin & Babi V-neck number certainly fits the bill. The asymmetrical silhouette and soft pink hue are a match made in fashion heaven—rock this look at a museum or art gallery wedding.

Jenny Packham Tiered Tulle Gown

farfetch lavendar pastel wedding dress with deep sweetheart mesh neckline ruffle cap sleeves black bow tied waistline and tulle tiered ball gown skirt

This lavender gown is sure to turn heads, thanks to ruffled straps and a slew of flouncy tiers. A luxe velvet bow helps cinch the waist in a chic black hue that adds just a touch of edge.

David's Bridal Plus Size Strapless Sweetheart Tulle Wedding Dress

david's bridal plus size soft blue strapless pastel wedding dress with ruched chest beaded waistline and ball gown skirt

Live out your royalty dreams in this stunning ball gown in a soft blue shade. It has a classic strapless sweetheart-neckline bodice and a full skirt with a chapel train, lending an elegant and timeless appeal to an unexpected hue.

Needle & Thread Darling Meadow Ruffle Gown

needle and thread light pink pastel wedding maxi dress with long sheer sleeves high scoop neckline allover floral print and ruffle tiered pleated flowy skirt

Getting hitched in an elegant garden wedding? This whimsical ruffle maxi dress—with allover floral motifs in various pastel hues—would be perfect for the occasion. The eye-catching silhouette even comes in three lengths—mini, midi and maxi.

Claire Pettibone Eloise Gown

claire pettibone light blue pastel strapless wedding dress with allover lace and form fitting pleated flowy skirt

What if your wedding dress could double as your something blue? Claire Pettibone's strapless sweetheart bridal gown has a light blue silk lining peeking through intricate ivory lace with vintage-inspired floral motifs. It's a sweet-yet-subtle nod to the wedding world's unofficial lucky color.

Monique Lhuillier Pleated Trapeze Gown With Ruffled Neck

monique lhuillier teal pastel wedding dress with high halter neckline and pleated flowy skirt

Modern brides, this mint-hued halter-neck pastel wedding dress is a total showstopper. It has a trapeze silhouette with a subtle high-low hemline cut from pleated organza. If it feels too casual for your wedding day, rock it for your rehearsal dinner or switch into it for dancing the night away during your reception.

Sareh Nouri Bateau Neckline Full Ball Gown Low Back Wedding Dress

kleinfeld bridal plain light pink pastel wedding dress with high scoop neckline cap sleeves and pleated ball gown skirt

The traditional bateau neckline of this sleeveless shantung wedding gown (in a beautiful blush pastel color) transforms into a sexy low back accented with a detachable bow and a regal cathedral train. It's the perfect pick for a bride who has always dreamed of princess vibes for their big day.

Hayley Page Style 6600S Wedding Dress

jlm couture lilac pastel wedding dress with high scoop mesh neckline long lace mesh sleeves allover lace and pleated ball gown lace skirt

This ethereal floor-length tulle gown in lilac is the stuff of dreams. The long-sleeve illusion neckline silhouette is embroidered in floral motifs and beads inspired by the elaborate Rococo movement.

Costarellos Miranne Chantilly Lace Gown

costarellos sage pastel wedding dress with high scoop mesh neckline ruffle lined chest long ruffle lined long sleeves belted waistline and flowy pleated tiered skirt with ruffle trim

This long-sleeve ruffled green wedding dress gives off major vintage vibes. The high neck and maxi silhouette make it an excellent option for a more traditional ceremony, while the sleek belt at the waist keeps things modern and playful.

Vera Wang Look 25 Lavender Strapless Wedding Dress

vera wang look 25 plain lavender pastel strapless wedding dress with sweetheart neckline and ball gown skirt

For a bit of a rock and roll edge, this pastel strapless ball gown from Vera Wang is the perfect pick. It has a sweetheart neckline and an extra high front slit for a little something extra. It screams "party" and would bring playful personality to your whole day.

Elie Saab Look 54 Wedding Dress

ellie saab look 54 light pink soft blue and sage pastel wedding dress with velvet belt floral embellished chest one shoulder sleeve and transparent tulle ball gown skirt with floral embellishments

Can't decide on a single color for your dress? This one-shoulder tulle wedding gown is embellished with water lily petals in a variety of pastel hues as well as pearls and sequins. The waist is beautifully accentuated with a velvet bow belt—echo the material with a velvet tie around your bouquet, too.

Ines Di Santo Calypso Gown

ines di santo blue pastel wedding dress with off the shoulder sleeves plain corset chest and puffy ruffled ball gown skirt

A blue wedding dress fit for a princess! This Calypso gown features a ruffled off-the-shoulder corset bodice and the most breathtaking skirt with a sweeping cathedral train. This bold number is a statement, but one worth making if you're hosting an extravagant black tie soirée.

Adrianna Papell Art Deco Beaded Blouson Gown in Frosted Sage

adrianna papel frosted sage art deco pastel wedding dress with thick straps v-necline allover lined beading and flowy skirt

If your wedding theme is all about the Roaring '20s, this Art Deco-inspired dress is an excellent option for your reception look. The scalloped pattern is created by sparkling beads that are glamorous and fun.

Giambattista Valli Look 5 Wedding Dress

giambattista light pink pastel wedding dress with v-neckline off the shoulder long sleeves bow tied waistline ruffle trimmed neckline allover lace and flowy skirt

Giambattista Valli's first bridal collection includes this stunning pink wedding dress cut from elaborate lace. The long-sleeved silhouette is finished with ruffles at the neckline and a delicate sash with a bow for a look that is at once modern and Victorian.

Temperley London Isla Dress

temperley london white light pink and green pastel wedding dress with mid length mesh sleeves square neckline allover floral and leaf embroidery and flowy skirt

Elaborate floral motifs in pretty pastel hues adorn this illusion sheath wedding dress. An elegant train and caped sleeves complement this Art Nouveau-inspired style. If you plan on rocking this gown for your big day, go equally as bold with your decor and opt for over-the-top floral displays.

Monique Lhuillier Ambrosia Wedding Gown

monique lhuillier light pink pastel wedding dress with off the shoulder puffy mid length sheer sleeves and pleated ball gown skirt

How stunning is this off-the-shoulder A-line gown? It's cut from a semi-sheer fabric in pastel pink and boasts ruffles, puff sleeves and a pleated bodice for an ultra-feminine look.

Needle & Thread Seren Long-Sleeve Ballerina Dress

needle and thread lavender pastel wedding dress with high scoop ruffle trimmed sequined mesh neckline long sequined ruffle trimmed mesh sleeves allover sequined lace and pleated flowy skirt

Make a statement in this lavender-hued tulle dress with a frilled neckline, long sleeves and flowy skirt. Allover sequins in floral motifs add extra sparkle to this gorgeous number, which would be gorgeous for a courthouse wedding and after-party.

Reem Acra I Deserve It Gown

reem acra plain blush pastel wedding dress with cap sleeves high scoop neckline and pleated ball gown skirt

A classic with a twist, this stunning ball gown looks right out of a scene from The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. It boasts a traditional sleeveless silhouette, with a nude-blush hue and low cut back that feels very preppy and timeless.

Watters Designs Galatea Dress

watters blush pastel wedding dress with v-neckline thick straps velvet ribbon waistline lace chest and tulle ball gown skirt with lace

You'll be the vision of romance in this ball gown, which features Dahlia-inspired floral motifs overlayed atop blush tulle. The plunging V-neckline is secured by two rows of velvet ribbon that finish with a delicate bow at the back.

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