My friend and wedding coordinator Joelle said to me that if she were to get married all over again, she'd don a pink gown. And she's not alone. We saw it in the celebrity world in both 2011 and 2012 with a handful of pretty high-profile weddings; actresses Reese Witherspoon and Jessica Biel wore shades of pink during their weddings to Jim Toth and Justin Timberlake, respectively (though notice they're both "JT" ... but I digress), and Anne Hathaway also rocked a hint of pink when she married Adam Shulman in September.
As I mentioned, a wedding blog or two have announced that shades of pink in wedding dresses is "so 2012," but don't trends tend to take a few months (or even years) to trickle down into full-scale fad (for lack of a better term)?
Either way, I'm firmly rooted in the belief that there is a RIGHT way to do a pink wedding dress, and a definite WRONG way. Essentially, the right way is to stick to soft, feminine, barely-there shades of blush pink. Even Jessica Biel's acclaimed gown was too pink for me. I love Reese's version -- you almost have to squint to tell whether it's pink or a warmer shade of ivory. I didn't love the style of Anne's dress, but I think the ratio of pink in relation to the rest of the gown was tasteful -- just a sweet, subtle hint of pink that didn't overpower the look.
More examples of pulling off pink:
dresses from Samuelle Couture, Jenny Packham, + Vera Wang White Label
Now. Unfortunately, I found FAR more examples of what I'd consider the wrong way to wear pink on your wedding day. I think most of the pink frock missteps can be adequately summed up with just one example:
a pink faux pas, to put it lightly...
I like bows, I occasionally enjoy a well-placed rosette, and a corset lace-up can be truly lovely. But putting them all together on the same garment with shiny, Pepto-Bismol shades of pink? Yikes. And just... no.
I think it's fair to say that wedding dresses in lots of different colors have been executed at both ends of the spectrum: some tasteful and lovely, some tacky and loaded with the potential for regret. For the sake of leaving you with a positive impression of colorful wedding dresses, here are some of my favorites (and I'll leave out the ones that are a big miss).
Thoughts? Would you ever wear a wedding dress in a color other than white or ivory?