There’s a lot more to a wedding dress than sticking to pure white

Beautifully frothy, flowing and billowing white lace, organza or chiffon is what many a bride chooses for her special day, but there are those who could consider the effect that white has on different skin undertones.

A white wedding dress isn’t a rule, by any measure these days, and it’s important that you don’t give way to being the glowing bride you deserve to be by wearing white when it does your skin tone no justice.

Aside from all the differences in terms of fabrics, finishing’s and detailing, as well as necklines and silhouettes, leaving behind any thought of considering the shade of a fabric other than white may not do you justice, even if that’s what you’d initially wanted.

An open mind helps a lot on this journey, that’s what the fittings are all about, so you may as well go for the whole enchilada, hitting the sweet spot for a combination of style, fabric and colour to complete your overall look to suit the mood you’d like to create for your wedding day.

A few ideas about the best colours for different skin undertones

For the pure English Rose

A traditional white wedding dress is going to nothing for this kind of fair skin. In fact, it will more than likely give you a kind of washed out look when what you really want to do is sparkle! But there’s hope, and its easily remedied by looking at what ivory dresses with a yellow tone will do to make you glow.

For the less pale skin

Just for kicks, try on a dress that has the rich and creamy ivory effect to uplift your skin undertone and bring your colour to life in your wedding album, you’ll easily be able to tell the difference by trying on both colours to see the full impact of what the right colour wedding dress can create!

For the easily tanned skin

If this is a good description of your skin tone, you’ll look a dream in any wedding dress that has layers of creamy undertones to contrast beautifully with your skin tone to make you shine beautifully and in full colour on your wedding day.

For rich and dreamy dark skin

A rich dark and dreamy skin tone offers you a wider choice of colours than any other skin tone, so make the most of this asset during fittings, you may surprise yourself.

You can wear virtually any colour wedding dress you could think of (within reason of course!), crossing the spectrum from bright whites, pinks or rich and creamy ivory to shades of blue and pale grey’s. You can of course make for those that are simply stunning, unusual enough to express exactly who you are in terms of your individuality.

For beautifully soft yellow skin undertones

This is the skin tone that cries out for pure white wedding dresses. Shades of bubbly champagne glitter beautifully as well as it compliments your skin tone perfectly.

How to make it easier to make the whole journey to the right colour easier at fittings;

Make up

Try to arrive with the makeup colours you’re planning on wearing on the day, it’ll make it a lot easier to visualise how any colour will bring the best out in you.  It doesn’t have to be a professional job, just as close as is great!


If you’re wearing it up or down, or any other which way, wear a similar style along to fittings to get a better look at the overall effect of the dresses you’ll be trying on.


If you’re going to be wearing heels and can bring along shoes that match the height you plan to wear, it’ll be another feather in your cap for making the experience of finding the perfect wedding dress easier on yourself.

If you’ve decided its flats for you, wear them for the same reasons

Let Ever After Bridal lead the way to your dream designer dress

Ever After Bridal can’t wait to meet you, and guide you through these as yet untested waters, and to make finding the perfect colour for your skin tone easy in a designer wedding dress, meant to light you up on the day you become a star in a dress that celebrates all that you are.

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