Not too long ago, relatively speaking, red wedding dresses were the hotness. If you wanted an alternative or colored wedding dress, that rack of red wedding dresses (with traditional or non-traditional silhouettes) may very well have been the first place you looked. But now? I haven’t heard anyone talking up red as a color alternative to white for some time. Silver? Sure. Purple? Now and then. But I’d say the red wedding dress trend has officially petered out.
But it’s still easier to find a red gown that looks like a wedding dress or comes from a wedding gown designer’s collection than it is to find, say, a forest green wedding dress or a yellow wedding dress. I’m sure that will eventually change, but wedding fashion trends tend to change slowly and I won’t be surprised not to find an orange wedding dress on my next trip to bridal salon. So what’s nice is that red wedding dresses are still out there for those brides who want them, and to that I say “Great.” I’d like to see more wedding gowns in more colors, not fewer!
Now back to red. Now that red isn’t the it color for brides who want a non-white (and non-ivory, non-cream, non-shell, non-diamond, etc.) gowns, what do you REALLY think of red wedding dresses? Me? I still love them, as long as they’re not that weird deep red that reminds me too much of band uniforms and hotel drapery.