Thankfully white comes in many shades, and there is a shade to suit every bride. 

Here are the most common shades of wedding dress whites and which brides would best suit each shade.

Champagne or Oyster

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This wedding dress white is an off-white with pink undertones and will flatter olive or darker skinned brides.

Diamond White or Natural White

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This is a soft wedding dress white, found only in the more expensive fabrics such as silk and cotton.

This tone of white is well suited to fairer brides.


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This wedding dress white is slightly darker than the champagne and oyster shades.

This is a popular choice with brides and the tone is perfect for tanned or darker skinned brides.

Ivory or Eggshell

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Wedding dresses in this shade of white have golden or yellow undertones. This shade of white suits fairer brides.

Stark White or Blue White

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If you are a blonde or fair skinned person forget it. The white has an irridescant blue quality to the shade, that can be most unflattering if you are fair.

This wedding dress white looks gorgeous on dark skinned brides particularly asian and hispanic brides.

Adding Colour

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As more brides are choosing wedding dresses that are both flattering and fashionable, wedding dress designers, such as Vera Wang and Monique Lhuillier are taking inspiration from mainstream fashion for design ideas.

A latte coloured satin trim or black velvet ribbons running down the back of a full skirt may put a more modern twist on a traditional wedding dress.

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A silk sash or similarly coloured layers below a transparent fabric in this seasons, must have colour is a good idea for brides wanting to add a new dimension of colour to their dress.

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And for the brides who really don't want to wear white at all, some wedding dress designers stock formal dresses in other colours such as ruby red, turquise blue, pink or solid gold. 

Leading designers including Vera Wang and Monique L'huillier has dared to create colourful wedding dresses that will have you changing your mind in favour of colour. 

Wedding Tip:

Keep in mind when trying on wedding dresses that one wedding dress designers ivory might be designers dove grey.

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