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House of Holland Hot Pink Lace Wedding Dress 2010-06-10 15:00:22

Would You Wear a Nonwhite Wedding Dress?

I ask because Henry Holland of House of Holland designed this hot pink lace wedding dress ($1,200) for the bride who seeks a bold color on her big day. A lavender version, albeit sans slip, was worn by Dree Hemingway on House of Holland's Spring '10 catwalk. It's no doubt a pretty dress — one-shoulder, sheer, lace, pink — but definitely doesn't scream wedding. Would you wear it, or any other nonwhite dress, on your big day?

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pbernard pbernard 6 years
tamint tamint 7 years
my mom wore this fabulous emerald cap sleeve fitted sheath when she got married in '75, it looked amazing! i wore white bc i i didnt have the guts!
Lilybeth84 Lilybeth84 7 years
TSpeaks is totally right. For those who say white is traditional aren't looking far enough back. Blue was a traditional color up until the Victorian era. I almost went with a sky blue chiffon from Jenny Yoo, so go for it booe1104! Blue has been connected to weddings for centuries. In ancient Rome, brides wore blue to symbolize love, modesty, and fidelity. Christianity has long dressed the Virgin Mary in blue, so purity was associated with the color. Before the late 19th century, blue was a popular color for wedding gowns, as evidenced in proverbs like, "Marry in blue, lover be true." From
booe1104 booe1104 7 years
I've always said I wanted light blue near my face. It just makes my eyes look amazing. My aunt wore black for her wedding. My grandmother wasn't very happy. The black dress was perfect, she felt and looked fabulous in it! I'd rather feel great in my dress then prescribe to tradition.
danakscully64 danakscully64 7 years
I wouldn't wear a bright color, but I would consider wearing ivory if white didn't look great with my skin tone. I seriously doubt I will end up with anything other than white, but I would consider it.
SofiaNolan SofiaNolan 7 years
when I got married, I thought about this honestly. had a white one though :) maybe, who knows, if I ran into a must-have-nonwhite wedding dress, I wouldn`t have said no :)
marcied23 marcied23 7 years
sans the sleeve, it would probably cool for an outdoor wedding. it looks a little too party central for a church.
chloe-bella chloe-bella 7 years
Weffie - I agree that most bridal gowns out there look way too costume-like! Personally, I would probably stick with white, just because I think it looks good with my skin tone, and I can't think of any other one color that I would rather wear. BUT, I would totally support someone wearing this look - the hair, the dress, it's gorgeous!
ladybirda ladybirda 7 years
I wore a blush shade of ivory, the white dresses just didn't look good on my skin tone.
risqueredhead risqueredhead 7 years
I'm planning on emerald green, it's my color.
bengalspice bengalspice 7 years
I wore purple for my wedding ... wearing white is frowned upon, though I know South Asian brides who have worn white and gold for their weddings.
weffie weffie 7 years
I hate most traditional wedding dresses, so I'd be much more likely to choose something like this... Maybe not this particular dress (ugh the sleeve!), but I still prefer it to anything my friends have gotten married in. Bridal gowns always look silly to me, there's something so old fashioned and costumey about the whole virginal puffball thing... so not me!
jenni5 jenni5 7 years
Nope. That is a cute dress but looks like a bridesmaid dress.
skigurl skigurl 7 years
only white, off white, cream ivory, bone etc.
rockprincess rockprincess 7 years
I'm all for bone or cream, (or dare I say a pale beige or blush!) but that's about as non-traditional as I get here.
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