Colored Wedding Dresses

Colored wedding dresses … I am absolutely INFATUATED with the dress below.  Not only is it my favorite color, it’s just plain exquisite.  Maybe it’s the foamy, delicate fabric; maybe it’s the wistfulness of the bride gazing out that window— at her future? All I know is I love it, and maybe, MAYBE if I were a young bride again, I’d have the guts to wear such a dress..


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The violet dress above is gorgeous with the bride’s hair color.  Maybe brides should consider their own positive physical attributes when choosing their dress color.  Is choosing just white really the best decision?  But what says “Bride”?  Is it the white dress, or the veil?  I’m still a proponent of a bride wearing a veil over her face for her walk down the aisle.


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The tangerine colored gown is is another delicate color that would flatter a bride.  One color I’ve not showcased, is pink.  Pink is a little too insipid…even for a bride.


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What a bit of color for your wedding dress, but can’t decide which?  How about the rainbow tipped dress above?  Lovely, but it’s not my vision.


Desire a little color, but still want to look more bridal?  The dress above still fits in the “white” range, believe it or not.  I say either go white, or go with a real color.  This is a little too plain for the bride.

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Feeling really avant guard?  You could always go with a dress similar to the one above.  I actually like it a lot, how about you? I just wouldn’t choose it for my wedding.   It makes a lovely backdrop of a colorful bouquet, though.

If I DID choose a colored wedding dress…it would definitely be blue — my ‘something blue’. The two following dresses would be top contenders…  🙂


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Wedding Dress Styles Part II



Bonus for the dress above.  Not only is it the coveted “Mermaid” style, but it has a lace bodice, and oodles of fabric ruffles on the bottom.  This is a gorgeous dress, the “Mermaid” a gorgeous style.  But take heed… it demands a model thin figure.  Had it been “the thing” when I married, I would have been far too short for it. It requires a tall, thin stature.


The sheath is often neglected by brides to be.  For most, it doesn’t have enough, “Big Romance” bling. But it can be spectacular with the right figure -think Carolyn Bissett Kennedy.   It also flatters all age groups of brides, and you can add your own “pop” of sparkle like the bride above did with her belt.

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I wrote a whole blog post on “Tea Length” wedding dresses.  Check it out in my “Archives”!  I think the tea length is a perfect choice for a more casual wedding, and it looks great on everyone.  You needn’t wear a full skirt like the dress above, but the full skirt lends a delightful “50’s” feel.


What about the “Mini”?  Much like the tea length , the wedding would have to be much more casual  but what a sophisticated look! And if you have the legs for it….why not show them off?  With this short length, you could wear it again.  Today, most women don’t recycle their wedding gown, but in my mother’s day, they were more practically minded, and it was not unheard of to wear your wedding dress/ suit again for another grad occasion.  Would YOU consider it?  We often follow the trnds celebrities start.  I recently saw a picture of Natalie Portman at an event decked out in HER wedding dress – food for thought…

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Wedding Gown Trains!

Wedding Gown Trains!


When I started researching wedding gown trains, I did not realize there were so many options…and I’m “Mother of the Bride”!  Thanks to Jenny Evans at, I gleaned much information.
First up, is the “Sweep” or “Brush” length train.  It is most often less than a foot and a half long.  This train just dusts the ground. It became popular in the 21 st century, and is the perfect compliment to the relaxed rustic type wedding that has become popular in the United States.  It would fit right in a “Barn Wedding” theme.
The next length is the “Court Train“.  It, like the “Sweep” train, extends from the waist, not the hemline.  This style can hide a brides imperfections around the waistline, or hide a tiny waist – so give this option some thought.  It can change your silhouette.
Panel Train” – This is not part of your dress.  It’s a about a foot wide and trails behind you.  Some brides choose this unconventional, flowing option instead of a veil.  In this way, the bride achieves a billowing effect without covering her elaborate hairstyle.  This train is usually detachable.

The Watteau Train is worn from the shoulder and drapes down to the bottom of the gown’s hem.  It also is usually detachable.
Believe it or not, there are FOUR other train styles, which I will tell you about next time.
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