By the time they get the chance to walk down the aisle, many ladies have been dreaming of their dream wedding gowns for years. Despite that, finding the right dress can feel like finding a needle in a haystack, especially when choosing the right colour that would reflect your personality, skin-tone and wedding venue.
After all, every bride-to-be wants a wedding gown that will make a statement. Some go for a colour or a design that screams big, bold, and beautiful. Others prefer a minimalist’s dream that exudes understated elegance. With that in mind, many gravitate towards one of the most famous bridal colours of recent years: blush.
It adds a touch of colour and softness to the gown – be it subtle tones of rose or cream. To that end, there are different shades of pink that you should consider for your skin tone. If you’re on a mission to look the part of a blushing bride, we’ve got you covered with our tips below…
Tip #1: Know Your Skin Tone
There are several ways to determine your skin tone, though the easiest and most straightforward way to do it is by standing under natural light and looking at the veins on your wrists. Here are the key differences:
- Green Veins (Warm) – Warm skin tones look seamless when paired with a blush bridal gown that has a yellow or peach base.
- Blue or Purple Veins (Cool) – A shade of pink with a grey or silver base will perfectly complement brides with a cool undertone.
- Blue and Green Veins (Neutral) – The advantage of a neutral skin tone is that any shades of pink will suit you.
Style number 5878, named Arwen, is available in 3 different hues including Ivory/Blush/Honey, Ivory/Honey, White/Porcelain.
Tip #2: Experiment with Blush Wedding Gowns and Different Silhouettes
Pay attention to your body type and search for different silhouettes that wouldn’t typically flatter you. A-line cuts are everybody’s safe bet, but if you want to be bolder, try going for a dropped waist corseted gown as it can accentuate your shape and create the illusion of hourglass curves.
The bodice top can help carve out the natural dips of your waist, while the drop waist can highlight your hips in a flattering light. Don’t think that mermaid wedding gowns are out of the picture too, as a dress tailored to flair out just above the knees can give anyone the illusion of longer legs.
Arlene, Style 3302 from our Julietta collection for curvy brides is also available in Ivory/Blush/Honey, Ivory/Honey, White/Porcelain.
Tip #3: Pair Neutral Colours with a Blush Bridal Gown
When choosing the right colour for your bridal party and bouquet, any neutral colour such as black, white, ivory, nude, and mocha will look blooming next to a blush wedding dress. The intensity of your gown’s colour scheme will also influence the shades of the neutral palette, making bright pinks and purples stand out when paired with navy, mauve, or eggplant dresses.
If you’re looking for a wedding dress in the UK, get in touch with one of our amazing authorised retailers to see how they can help!