Color can—and should—play a role in your big-day wardrobe.
Wedding white is certainly a real thing, but that's not to say it's for everyone—especially not when it comes to the wedding dress. Today more than ever before, not every bridal tale begins with white. Whether it's the barest hint of tint or a fully saturated style, color can—and should—play a role in your wedding-day wardrobe.
Have you been toying with the idea of ditching the white dress in favor of something a little brighter or bolder? Then you're in luck. The dreamy ensembles here span the spectrum and channel different personalities. Whether you want to go bold in a bright pink gown or turn your wedding dress into your something blue, there's a colorful big-day look here for every type of bride. Find yours, then write your own happily ever after.
Rose in Bloom: Decidedly not for the shrinking violet, this incredibly tactile Peter Langner mermaid gown and matching sculptural cape is for the bride who prefers to take fate into her own hands. Simply doff the cape when it's time to hit the dance floor. You'll lead, of course.
The Details: Peter Langner "Seline" Strapless Wedding Dress with Mermaid Skirt and Matching Sculptural Cape, both in Dusty Pink, $14,300 and $4,000, peterlangner.com; Rebecca de Ravenel Drop Earrings in Rosita, $345, modaoperandi.com. Paolo Costagli 4.68-Carat Pink-Sapphire Ring in Platinum, Price Upon Request, paolocostagli.com.
House of Mirth
The soft, high-collared Isabelle Armstrong tulle capelet, which seems to have come straight off an Edith Wharton heroine, feels at once old-fashioned and flirtatious. Wear it over her matching dove-gray taffeta-silk gown with ruched bodice, and make a sweet entrance into your next chapter.
The Details: Isabelle Armstrong "Mathilda" Tulle Capelet and Taffeta-Silk Gown, $4,995 for both, Kleinfeld Bridal, 646-633-4300. Solange Azagury-Partridge "The Countess Ring" (left) and "The Moon and Stars Spinner Ring," Both Price Upon Request, 212-879-9100. Oscar de la Renta lapis Resin Flower Earrings, $360, oscardelarenta.com.
In Her Shoes
If you've chosen hot-pink heels for your wedding, chances are you're looking to get down on your big day. But why stop there? Put on some swingy earrings in the same bold shade, and an equally fun off-the-shoulder Delphine Manivet dress—in a midi length that better shows off those sexy footnotes.
The Details: Delphine Manivet "Harlon" Off-the-Shoulder Dress, $3,150, delphinemanivet.com. Malone Souliers "Maureen" Shoes in Fuchsia, $625, malonesouliers.com. Lele Sadoughi "Plumeria" Ring in Shell, $145, lelesadoughi.com. Sachin & Babi "ChaCha" Fringe Earrings, $250, sachinandbabi.com.
The Feminine Mystique
You're a complicated woman—why would you wear a simple dress? Slip on Elizabeth Fillmore's body-hugging silk-crepe gown with vibrant floral and butterfly appliqués for a look that's a little bit rock and roll, a little bit country, a little bit sexy, a little bit sweet.
The Details: Elizabeth Fillmore "Love and Rockets" Dress, $3,795, elizabethfillmorebridal.com. Eddie Borgo "Dahlia" Mood Ring, $250, eddieborgo.com. Oscar de la Renta Tourmaline Dead Double-Oval Earrings, $590, oscardelarenta.com.
This pink gown with ethereal illusion sleeves and a voluminous net skirt by Hayley Paige brilliantly walks the line between girly and glamorous. Wear it with a badass pendant necklace and stylishly uncoiffed hair for a look that won't feel too precious.