Q&A | For the Bride[BACK TO ALL QUESTIONS & ANSWERS]
Can I wear another colour besides white on my wedding day?
Short answer: Absolutely!
Long answer: The wedding dress seems to have come full circle. Wedding dresses haven’t always been the white clouds of floaty fabric that we’ve come to know and love (and, in many cases, insist on). Originally, a woman would simply wear the best fabric that she could afford. When Queen Victoria got married in a white gown in 1840, the white wedding dress trend was set in motion, with white symbolising wealth rather than purity – after all, you had to be a fat cat if you could afford to buy a once-off gown that was so easily soiled!
Traditionalists still believe that white is the only colour to wear, and no amount of clever research is going to convince them otherwise. Forward-thinking fashionistas, though, are walking down the isle in ecru, charcoal, chartreuse, crimson and cappuccino – and loving it.
Our verdict? If you think that coral is your colour and you simply have to have a sunset-hued wedding gown… do it. We insist! Wear what looks good on you and what makes you feel overwhelmingly, deliriously happy. It’s your day; do it your way.