A Wedding Dress Colour Guide for the Modern Bride

50 Shades of White...

After the initial excitement of the proposal has died down and you’ve gotten used to the weight and sparkle of the blinding diamond on your once naked finger, every bride knows it may be time to start thinking about your wedding dress and your wedding dress colour. With so many beautiful choices out there, it can be overwhelming at best to choose what’s right for you.
There is no doubt that the colour of your wedding dress makes a huge impact on the overall look and feel of the day. Something that very few people are aware of is that wearing white on your wedding day only became popular in the late 19th Century. Queen Elizabeth was one of the first prominent figures to go against the earlier tradition of a deep red bridal gown, choosing instead to wear a white elegant silk satin gown dripping with lace.
Brides wedded before Queen Victoria wore a whole range of colours on their wedding days, regardless of social status. These days, coloured dresses are no longer a lost tradition of the past as designers are choosing to incorporate more and more colour into gowns for the modern bride. It’s safe to say that choosing a different colour wedding dress is a definite bridal win!


Now that you know that opting to wear a dress other than white is far from a bridal faux-pas, we can move onto how best to choose the colour of your dress. This choice relies heavily on your personal style and how you want the day to feel. It is also a good idea to assess your skin tone and note which colours work best for different complexions. Choosing a colour that suits you is a perfect way to make a gown uniquely yours.

Lucky for you Oleg Cassini offers a range of gowns in a variety of colours. This year, a continuing trend in the bridal market is a larger variety of colour options. Where white and ivory (and perhaps a touch of blush) have always been viewed as the more traditional colours; champagnes, golds, soft beige and slightly darker colours are totally on-trend. Today’s brides can wear any colour down the aisle and still look timeless! With this in mind, here are a few of our favourite gowns in our collection that embody that perfect pop of colour for the modern bride.


Ivory is the New White

Ivory is the new White

When you walk into our bridal showroom, the more perceptive consumer will instantly notice the total lack of white and realise they are surrounded by ivory dresses with variations of cool to warm tones and anything in between. Ivory is a shade of white that compliments the majority of skin tones. An ivory gown also contrasts the texture and embellishments of a dress, allowing the intricate detailing to become more visible.


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Gold is the New Ivory

Gold in the New Ivory

Go for gold with one of this season’s most popular wedding dress colour trends. The subtle glow of gold ignites a richer colour-way than standard ivory or champagne. Pair it with the ethereal two-tiered ivory veil edged with a champagne floral detailing and you have a dazzling hue that looks amazing against all skin tones! If you are looking to strike gold on your wedding day and think this may be your dress, book a wedding dress fitting at one of our showrooms .


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Rose Gold is the New Gold

You’ll be a blushing bride in this rose gold gown! In keeping with the trends, Oleg Cassini noticed that the rose gold wedding gown and blush coloured wedding dress was on the rise and responded with a new design from our Autumn Collection. Our Blush A-Line Wedding Dress is exquisitely designed featuring a sweetheart neckline and a classically elegant chapel length train. This timeless gown is sure to make any bride look and feel incredible on her big day. This gown is detailed, chic, elegant and trendy yet timeless. If you are a blushing bride-to-be who thinks this may be the dress for you, be sure to find more information on this dress by clicking here.

Deciding on a gown that complements your natural skin tone is the secret to looking your best on your wedding day. When deciding whether to go for ivory or a white wedding dress, skin tone should be your number one priority and consideration. A true white wedding dress is an excellent colour for darker-skinned women or women who have a lighter complexion with yellow undertones (olive or ivory skin). Alternatively, if you have fairer skin (hola!), the colours that will compliment your natural colouring are shades that incorporate ivory coupled with yellow undertones. Keep in mind that wearing a true white dress may make pale skin tones look washed out. Ivory shaded gowns bring out the details of your dress well, such as intricate embroidery or beading.

Rose Gold is the New Gold