This week is the beginning of a look at affordable coloured wedding dresses. the traditional shade for British wedding dresses is, of course, white, to symbolise the chastity of the bride. However, in this day and age not many of us still have our chastity in tact and, though it's still nice to stick to the traditional white, more and more brides are going for a coloured dress instead.
This week it's blue wedding dresses. This is quite an unusual shade for a wedding but one that's incredibly versatile and still has a touch of the virgin about it (just think of the Virgin Mary).
Here are some beautiful blue gowns that would make great wedding dresses.
Embellished Maxi Dress - Miss Selfridge
I'll start with a pale blue dress to ease you in to the idea of blue wedding dresses. This pretty light blue dress has a slight thirties feel with the beaded embellishment and the mermaid tail.
This would make a really unique wedding dress.
Ariella Long Lace Fishtail V Neck Dress - House of Fraser
This is a simple lace dress but the navy colour makes it stand out. I love the fitted style and the fishtail skirt; it's very feminine but not over the top. This would be ideal for a sophisticated city wedding.
Virgos Lounge Raina Maxi Dress with Embellished Shoulder
This is another thirties-style blue maxi dress that would make a beautiful and unusual wedding dress. I love the floaty sleeves and the stand-out beading embellishment on the top combined with the simple chiffon skirt.
You'd really draw the eye in this dress; it's got the ideal balance of boho style and elegance. Plus, it's below £100!
Made to Measure Vintage 1930s Style Pastel Coloured Wedding Dress - DecoBridal - Etsy
A change from navy, this pastel blue wedding dress is traditional in all ways except the colour, which gives it a modern twist. The beautiful dress covers from the neck to the feet but the fit and the lace top allow you to flash a small amount of flesh.
It features lovely small details, such as the buttons down the back.
Alessandra Maxi Dress - Monsoon
I love the detail on this blue maxi dress; it's ornate but not over the top due to the simple style of the gown. It also features a fishtail train.
It would be ideal for an evening wedding.
That's all for this week, let me know if you have worn or are planning to wear a blue wedding dress.
Next week it's pink wedding dresses!