What Color Wedding Dress Should You Wear?!

What Color Wedding Dress Should You Wear?!

There are definitely a lot of questions we get from our brides! People often ask, “What color should I order for my wedding dress?” It may seem silly to those looking for a white gown, but there are so many different shades of white, creams, ivories, and more that it can be confusing! Today we’re going to offer some advice for you:



It's not uncommon for sample gowns brides try on in the store to look very different once they are ordered and received. There might be differences in how the store displays certain types of sparkles and beading from how they appear online. Some of the sample gowns may have tarnished parts or appear older, so your new gown might look completely different when you receive it.


Your bridal consultant can help you with this by asking about the dress's condition. It is important to order your wedding dress in the same color as the one you originally saw in order to minimize potential disappointment. Trying on an off-white gown will give you a better idea of what to order if you are unsure. Dress in ivory? Choose that shade!


You should also consider the style of your dress! Ivory lace and a dark undertone are the perfect combinations for a wedding gown. There will be more clarity in photos than in person when it comes to lace details, regardless of how dark the skin is. Ask your stylist to show you a piece of ivory fabric side by side so you can see how ivory on ivory will look in real life. Make sure you use the same designer's fabric! 


Different Wedding Gown Colors


In light of that, let's take a look at some of the different shades of white available when shopping for wedding dresses!




A classic, stark white gown is the best option for brides seeking the whitest gown possible. Choosing a classic white gown is great because you can find a wide variety of styles and silhouettes to choose from! Certain skin tones look better with them because they almost have a blue undertone. The white can almost glow on darker skin! As far as bridal fashion is concerned, a classic white gown will never go out of style. 



Style #White




Due to its natural fibers, such as silk and chiffon, rather than synthetic fibers, this shade is less bright and intense. Off-white and natural white are also terms used to describe diamond white gowns. Satin fabric and off white create an old Hollywood feel! A bride can customize this particular gown in different undertones for an off-white shade depending on her preferences.


Martin Thornburg

Style #122234




Bridal fashion tends to be dominated by ivory, also known as eggshell. It is possible for ivory to appear off-white to deep crème when it has warm undertones. It looks great on most skin tones, except if it's too yellow, which sometimes clashes with olive skin tones. There is something incredibly romantic and versatile about ivory wedding dresses!


Modest By Mon Cheri

Style #TR12298




You might even want to flirt with pink and gold undertones if you want to stray from the classic white dress. The fabric used for champagne gowns, such as silk, chiffon, or tulle, can give them a rose color or a chocolate color. The color is almost beige and feels old-fashioned.


Martin Thornburg

Style #122243


Your choice of gown color is ultimately up to you! When shopping, we recommend trying on as many dresses as possible and not limiting yourself to one type of gown or color. You can get the best idea of how you look and feel by taking pictures of the dresses you try on while shopping!


Are you ready to find the wedding dress of your dreams? Book an appointment with us at Mary’s Designer Bridal Boutique today!