The White Wedding Dress
Many brides well up with excitement at the thought of shopping for the perfect white, wedding gown. Only to end up at the dress consultation feeling deflated and defeated after trying on so many dresses that didn’t work. They all seem to look lack-luster but what could be wrong? Sometimes the bride assumes it’s the style of the dress that is not working. Often however the bride-to-be may be unaware that the color white may actually be the issue. White, quite frankly, simply doesn’t look great on every skin tone. The question then is: are you a bride who can break with tradition? Are you open to ecru or pink or even blue? Also you may not know that there are various shades, a myriad in fact, of white. Winter white, stark white, ecru, antique white, champagne…
First decide if you are absolutely set on a white dress. If not, then be open to shades of white or color. You may be surprised at how many options there are for you. In fact, in an article on Brides.com titled, 11 Signs A White Wedding Dress Isn’t Your Style, the writer states that thanks to celebrity trends in wedding styles, the sky’s the limit now for the modern bride who wants to step out of the “white” box.
As celebrity trendsetters have begun to embrace colorful wedding dresses, more modern brides are venturing outside the box with their own sartorial choices. Whether you favor a streamlined silk jumpsuit or a fuchsia ball gown for your wedding, there is no limit to the plethora of innovative outfit choices available for your I-do's. Read on for eleven key signs that a white wedding gown isn't for you.
Of course, most brides will prefer the traditional option, a pure white wedding gown, but the reality is that many women just don’t wear pure white well. Many pale skin tones, look green and washed out in white. The good news however, is that cream is a very traditional shade of white and it does complement many skin tones. And for the winter palette – think Courtney Cox coloring --- stark white looks amazing. Going in with an awareness of your own color palette, colors that look best with your skin tone, might be a big help.
Who Can Wear White?
Here is a guide to help you narrow down your options.
White vs. Ecru… or Even Pink?
Finally, no one says you have to wear white. Some of the most beautiful brides I have ever seen wore pale pink or slate blue. It’s your day, so in the end, if you feel beautiful, it will make any dress look ten times better. Feeling so excited you are willing to try different colors? The free-spirit brides might want to break with tradition. Make it your own. Also, when you work with Zveil, you never have to worry about doing it the “traditional” way when it comes to your veil. We can custom design any veil to your exact specifications, one that works perfectly with your dress. Whether it’s white, cream, ecru or pink, it will be exquisite when you work with Zveil. We understand how special this day is so we work to exceed your highest expectations – whether those come in shades of white or red for that matter. Also, ask about our try at home program. When you can’t decide which shade of white, this is the perfect option!
For more on custom made veils and dress matching or to ask about our unique try at home options, contact Zveil today for a consultation.
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We're thrilled that Zveil-bride Sarah has invited us to share her wedding day photos with your readers. We invite you to browse these stunning photos of this tastefully done black and white themed wedding.
The ceremony was held at Saint Edward the Confessor Catholic Church in Granville Ohio and it was a dream come true for Sarah.