Every bride knows at least something about their dream dress. The only thing I knew for sure before I went dress shopping was that I wouldn’t be wearing white-white. White just doesn’t do it for my complexion. When choosing the final color for my dress, it was clear I didn’t want white, but to my surprise, I actually had options to choose from!
**Champ, if by some slim chance you’re reading this, please please don’t look closely at the pictures… you might get a peek of my dress!
Obviously, champagne is my favorite! All gowns may not come in these color choices, but this was enough for me. When I tried on dresses, it was obvious that ivory or darker would be the best for me. When the dress was actually photographed, I saw how WHITE ivory looked. Unfortunately, the sample of my dress that I tried on was ivory, so I tried on a different style dress in champagne. At first I was worried that a champagne colored dress would look like I was wearing a previously loved or dirty wedding dress, and that wouldn’t be good!
So here I am in a champagne colored dress. Now as you can tell from my facial expression, the empire waist dress did nothing for my figure. I just wanted to try on this dress to get an idea of the color. My imaginative ability was tested as I had to physically hold the dress to prevent an unexpected boudoir session, but I felt pretty confident that a champagne colored dress would be better than an ivory one.
I also made sure that the champagne dress I tried on was the same designer as the dress I had chosen, a pretty important detail. My dress is satin with a lace overlay, so this was a good example of what the color change would do for me. Here’s a closer look at the champagne color.
And for comparison sake, the champagne dress next to my ivory sample dress… quite the difference!
I ended up ordering my dress in champagne satin with an ivory overlay of lace. That’s always been my favorite combo, and I’m so fortunate to be able to choose my colors! Here are some other brides who have chosen the combo.
Eli Manning’s wife chose this champagne dress with ivory lace at their Spring 2008 wedding, below.
I actually tried this Jim Hjelm dress and loved it, but it just didn’t quite hit me in the right places. So sad.
This gown is by British designer Sassi Holford. Very pretty!
Katharine McPhee also chose a gorgeous lace dress. Another thing I’ll point out here is her mantilla veil. I love it, and more on that later!
Wedding dresses come in so many variations!
What makes your dress unique?