Something old, something new, something borrowed, something… red? It's certainly not the norm, but what about a red wedding dress when it comes to making your nuptials that little bit different?
Traditionally the colour of passion and romance (and to naysayers, danger—but let's park that), crimson is an unexpected choice, but it's not that unusual when you consider the above. If the thought of a gown in ivory or white leaves you feeling indifferent, then broaden your spectrum for something a little punchier. Coloured wedding dresses are gaining momentum.
Appropriate for a wedding at any time of year, wearing red will feel suitably festive around Christmas and February, but it will also make a fabulous statement if you're getting hitched abroad under the sun. In short, it will work. Granted, the market isn't flooded with red gowns, but this may be your ticket to splurge on a dreamy designer frock that will just so double up as "the one". We've scoured our favourite luxury retailers, and the future looks well, rosy.
Proof that cocktail silhouettes can be wedding-worthy.
Magda Butrym is a go-to for directional takes on traditional cuts.
Add some oversized pearl earrings to say "I do" in (unexpected) style.
A decadent design that doesn't call for an equally decadent budget.
A dreamy lace number that you'll want to wear again for many years to come.
Those floral sheer sleeves just sealed the deal.
A million miles away from a beach kaftan as you can get, this showstopper will capture attention in all the photos.
Pair with ankle-tie shoes for an unforgettable look.
Show off your shoulders in this beautiful shimmering gown, which will also flatter a cinched waist.
Delpozo for less than £1000? That's a fairytale right there.
If you've always dreamed of owning a piece of Preen, make this "the one".
Self-Portrait's dresses have long been wedding guest–worthy, and this one has the potential to be a beautiful bridal dress.
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