Top 10: Subtle Color from the 2013 Wedding Runway

If recent celebrity weddings are any indication, colored wedding dresses are having a real moment. And why not? The addition of subtle color is warm, flattering, and super photo-friendly.

And the dresses floating down the runway in delicately hued shades of gold, cream, pink, and even green, are absolutely stunning! Every bit as bridal as their white counterparts, these subtly colored wedding dresses add a surprisingly sophisticated twist to your bridal ensemble.

Get ready to dream in color:

1. Golden Glow:

2. Blushing Ball Gown:

3. Amazing in Ivory:

4. A Subtle Skirt:

5.Effortless Elegance:

6. Off-White & Ruffled:

7. Fancy Florals:

8.Pretty in Pink:

9. Captivating in Cream:

10. Lavish Blush:

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and a BONUS…

11. The Opposite of Subtle:

Image via Watters

What do you think of the trend? Would you buck tradition (or tint it just a bit) on your big day? Or go for broke and wear a black wedding dress? The real-life Carrie Bradshaw did it…

See the entire series of 2013 wedding gown trends


Mrs. Penguin

Northern California
Wedding Date:
June 2008
The Wedding Colors Chose Me
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    ddavila2001 611 posts, Busy bee @ 10:15 am

    Yes, I opted for a faint blush dress- white was just not me!

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    alyssa719 32 posts, Newbee @ 10:31 am

    I’m making my dress, so the top is white silk, the bottom is white lace(ish) flowers, but they have spaces between (not sure how to explain but they flowers are created with ribbon). Anyway, the underskirt is planned to be dark purple (one of our colors), and will be able to be seen through then the bottom.

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    Mrs. Dragon 814 posts, Busy bee @ 10:33 am

    Oooh, I love the fancy florals dress! I went with a darker ivory, but one of my dresses I drooled over was a gold/silver sequined beauty.

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    cowpoke06 134 posts, Blushing bee @ 10:53 am

    sooooo I’m really kind of wishing my wedding dress was black. Too late because I already bought one though

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    bluewhale 638 posts, Busy bee @ 11:07 am

    1, 5, and 10!! So awesome!! I love that you’re posting all these dresses so I can drool over them.

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    Miss Circe 2968 posts, Sugar bee @ 2:38 pm

    I love 1, 5 and 9 but I would really prefer them in black or black lace with a cream/gold lining… which brings me to my question, how do I get a hold of #11?? It kicks arse!

    So yes obviously I’m in support of coloured wedding gowns and I would be one of the people who would “go for broke and wear a black wedding dress”.
    And before anyone makes a comment about how SJP regretted her black dress, SJP is also not the only woman who has ever worn one so her regret shouldn’t be set us as some kind of definitive precedent 😛

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    miss.sarah 49 posts, Newbee @ 9:40 pm

    I’m all for coloured dresses! I had a champagne-coloured dress (it’s in the gallery) with a lace overlay, and it was much softer on my skin than white.

    I thought I’d be a traditional “white dress” bride, but it washed me out. I didn’t need a fake tan to own the champagne colour 😀

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