Monday, December 26, 2011

Choosing Colored Wedding Dresses

By John Jones

When it comes to couture wedding gowns, it's easy to imagine things have never changed, and will never change. Take a little look back in time, though, and you'll see all sorts of interesting developments when it comes to weddings and the dresses that have traditionally been worn to them. Even the 'timeless' staple of a white wedding dress might not be quite as old as you think... so who knows what will be the accepted standard 10, 20, or 30 years from now? In the world of dress design, things never stay the same way for too long. Here are a few of the evolutions we may see in the wedding gowns of the future.

Make sure the color of your wedding gown complements your skin tone and hair color. Some colors can enhance your coloring and some can not. For instance, colors like blue or brown may not be appropriate for dark skin brides as they will make your skins look darker, while bright shades will work well with you.

Consider your theme and color scheme of your wedding before choosing the color of your wedding gown. The hue of your wedding dress must be in harmony with the wedding ensembles, but it does not mean that the bride and bridesmaid should wear the gowns with the same color. If you are to hold an extremely formal wedding, you may not put on a wedding dress with a bold color.

What this might mean for couture wedding gowns is that increasing diversity in styles and schools of design may keep on branching out - allowing brides more customisation options. Creating a personal, customised dress may well become the norm of the future, instead of shopping for an 'off-the-rack' wedding dress.

With the recent quirky emergence of couture wedding gowns that feature pockets, we might just be in for a sweep of dresses favouring function over style. It might be interesting to see where the theory and practice behind wedding dress design goes, with these kinds of modern considerations to incorporate into the finished product. On the other hand, this might be a trend that doesn't quite take off. No matter the modern gadgets and conveniences that a bride might need, there's always the desire to leave it all behind on the big day!

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