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10 Ways to Punch Up the Traditional White Dress

Oct 20, 2010

Jasmine Couture Wedding Gown

Jasmine Couture Wedding Gown

Every bride dreams of her wedding day, but what if you don’t want to be a vision in just plain white? What if you love a bit of blue, green, or crimson? What if you want your wedding gown to be totally unique and different? Not to worry – there are plenty of ways for you to make your wedding dress your own without being restricted to snowy white or ivory.

Here are some tips from Dimitra Designs on how to punch up the traditional white wedding dress with something special:

1.) Add a colorful sash. Depending on your sense of style,  sashes can be a fun way for you to add some personality to your wedding gown. Don’t be afraid to play with texture, patterns, and bold colors!

2.) Make your wedding gown sparkle with antique brooches. Create a unique design by having them cascade down from one shoulder or create a one-of-a-kind neckline. It’s up to you!

3.) Have your dress dyed. Wedding gowns in light grey, moss, robin’s egg blue, and pink are becoming increasingly popular amongst the most stylish brides. If there’s a color that you love – go for it!

4.) Choose a dress that’s embroidered with colorful designs, or take your dress to a dressmaker to get it customized with some colorful detailing. Beading and embellishments can always make a gown feel even more special!

5.) Fabric flowers can be another way for you to add some color to your plain white gown. Pin them onto the bodice, waist, shoulder, or at the top of a gather. It can be so elegant yet unexpected!

6.) Accessorize with color! Bold, punchy shoes and jewelry can instantly brighten up any wedding ensemble. Think beyond pearls and rhinestones!

7.) Take a full-length gown and have it tailored to a pretty tea length. It’s unexpected and super cute!

8.) Don’t wear a wedding gown at all! When it’s your special day, you should feel your absolute best. If you feel gorgeous in a little black dress, purple evening gown, or yellow shift, then by all means, wear it! No one will expect you to walk down the aisle in something other than white, but trust us – it’ll be a pleasant and unforgettable surprise!

9.) Wear a belt. A skinny belt in a bold color or a metallic belt with lots of embellishments can be perfect for accessorizing your wedding gown.

10.) Have your wedding dress painted. Some artists love working on silks and other more challenging fabrics, so turn your wedding gown into a work of art! Find a skilled fabric artist and collaborate to create a one-of-a-kind piece.

Do you know of any other tips and tricks for punching up a traditional white wedding dress? Share them with us in the comments!

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