The rise of coloured wedding gowns

If you’re a traditionalist, the thought of wearing anything but diamonds and a pure white wedding dress on your big day might turn you into Bridezilla – but tastes and styles are gradually changing. As the Spring 2016 Bridal Fashion Week revealed, coloured wedding gowns are becoming increasingly popular, so let’s check out some of the most eye-catching and vibrant designs from the catwalk.

Blush-coloured dresses

Blushing brides can now get their hands on a great selection of blush-coloured dresses thanks to designers such as Jenny Packham and and Pamella Roland. Perfect for spring or summer nuptials, pink and rose frocks were seen all over the runway with dipped-v necked lines and off-the-shoulder numbers proving particularly in vogue. While blush dresses might seem like an adventurous choice compared to the more traditional white and ivory gowns, celebrities such as Gwen Stefani and Jessica Biel both looked pretty in pink as they tied the knot, so they’re worth considering.

Black wedding dresses

If you thought black was just for Halloween parties, nights on the town and gothic fancy dress events – think again. Black wedding dresses are set to take 2016 by storm thanks to the likes of Vera Wang (who has also unveiled a host of lingerie-inspired gowns) and not only are they dramatic in colour but in texture too with theatrical feather-like skirts and tight bandeau style tops being standout features. You certainly have to be extremely self-assured and confident of your wedding theme to carry off such a daring number, but if you want your wedding to be memorable, black could be the colour for you.

Floral print dresses

Pretty and feminine, floral print wedding dresses give traditional frocks a colourful twist that’s great for the warmer months. There’s no doubt that bridal blooms are trending and with intricate embroidery designs from Caroline Herrera and fabric paint florals from Romona Keveza, you’re sure to find something that suits your personality and taste. What’s more, with off-white, 3D floral embellishments from the likes of Oscar de la Renta and Angel Sanchez transforming the more traditional frock, there’s plenty out there for 2016 brides to choose from.

Light blue hues

If you’re a bride who’s not afraid to break the rules then a dress with light blue hues could be right up your street – after all, it could be your something new and blue. A great off-white alternative, these dresses from well-known designers such as Monique Lhuillier will bring something different to your big day, just make sure you choose an appropriate bouquet to match and perhaps coordinate your gown with the groom’s bowtie for added effect.

Coloured wedding gowns are going to be extremely popular next year, so if you’re planning your big day this is certainly a fact worth considering.