When you walk into Proms Pageants and Pretty Things at the Brides House the first thing you see is 2 large cases of wedding gowns that range from white to ivory to champagne to cafe, well, you get the picture. When you first glance you might think that most of the gowns hanging there are white, but upon closer inspection you will see that in fact, only a couple of the gowns displayed are true white. Most are ivory or some other shade such as diamond white, oyster, the list goes on and on. The first thing our Brides House Brides learn is that the majority of brides we help rarely wear white, surprise number one in the shopping experience.
The truth is, many girls simply don't look their best in pure white and, the one thing we want to insure, is that you look your best on your wedding day. Most brides over the years have worn ivory and, if not next to a true white, you probably wouldn't notice the different. It is generally more flattering across a range of skin tones as it is warmer then true white. But if true white is what you want, don't worry, all of our gowns can be ordered in true white so we can take care of you if that's what you want.
As the rest of the world changes and evolves, so does the wedding world and with that, the brides have been introduced to a host of alternative colors besides white and ivory. One of the most popular variations is the introduction of an alternate color under a ivory lace. This could be champion, cafe, mocha, grey or one of several other like colors. This allows the lace detail to gain dimension against the slightly darker color underneath it.
Another great option is the introduction of a second color in the train and bodice of a white or ivory gown. Alfred Angelo offers a couple of gown choices that allows you to integrate one of any 62 colors that they offer into the gown.
You will also find gowns in full color choices. We offer a line of Marc Defang gowns that can be ordered in any number of colors such as red, black or pink. There are fewer designers that offer this full color choice so styles may be limited but the option is still there. So many choices, but what will your guests think?
As the wedding culture have changed and generally allow you a little more freedom in self expression some of the stigma's associated with a bride not wearing white have gown away. That's not to say that your Great Grandma might not scoff a little at the change but, over all, your guest will understand that it's a statement of your creative nature, not a testament to your personal life. So have fun with color in your wedding. Keep it in the napkins and on the bridesmaids or incorporate it into your gown, but most of all have fun. You want to make sure it's the day of your dreams so go for it!
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