Pink Wedding Dresses

Written by    Last updated: May 9, 2015

In the past, the dress a bride wore on her wedding day was simply her best dress. Then, in the 1800s, Queen Victoria popularised the white lace wedding dress that has endured even to this day. But gone are the days where this was the traditional go-to wedding look. Colourful wedding dresses grow more popular with every passing year. Today we’re pretty in pink!

Pink Wedding Dresses by Mori Lee |

Wedding Dress Style 2677 by Mori Lee

The Spectrum

Pink is commonly a very ‘feminine’ colour, and it works with any theme. It looks particularly pretty for spring and summer weddings, and can suit any bride; pink wedding dresses come in countless styles and shades.

Strong Pinks

Strong shades of pink include hot pink, candy pink, and peony pink. They are bold colours, most suited to brides who want to make a statement on their wedding day. Such bright colours are more often seen in Asian bridal fashion, such as on saris and lenghas, but can be found in stunning designs for western brides too.

Bright Pink Wedding Dresses |

Bright Pink Wedding Dress from Jill Stuart‘s Seventh Collection and a selection of pink lenghas from designer such as Manish Malhotra

Lighter Pinks

Lighter shades of pink like rose and fuchsia pop less than the stronger shades. These colours add character to a bride’s wedding dress while not being too prominent. Therefore, you don’t run as much of a risk of getting lost in your dress.

Pink Wedding Dresses by David Tutera |

Dress Style 115236 – Meadow – by David Tutera for Mon Cheri and David Tutera Autumn 2012 Bridal Collection

Pale Pinks

Pale pinks like blush and sherbet are particularly popular wedding dress choices for pastel weddings. This colour is a lot subtler than darker shades of pink, and makes for a very pretty bridal look.

Light Pink Wedding Dresses |

Wedding Dress Style Y11576 – Starling – by Sophia Tolli and Wedding Dress Style 8531 by Alfred Angelo

Multiple Colour Wedding Dresses

Many brides opt for an even more unique approach to their wedding dress by using two or more colours together. Pink, across its entire spectrum, works wonderfully with many colours. Black appliqué on pale pink, as seen below, and deep pink with vibrant orange. Don’t be afraid to shake it up a bit!

Multiple Colour Pink Wedding Dresses |

Pink Wedding Dresses from Jill Stuart‘s Seventh Collection and a Beautiful Orange-Pink Lengha

Pretty In Pink

Full Pink Wedding Dresses

All-pink wedding dresses are distinctive styles that go very well with bright wedding themes like contemporary garden or colourful vintage. A wholly-pink wedding dress is so far from the traditional white that you’re sure to stand out from the crowd.

Full Pink Wedding Dresses |

Wedding Dress Style 5209 by Mori Lee and Broadway Wedding Dress by Ian Stuart

Wedding Dress With a Hint of Pink

Some brides prefer to stay as traditional as they can with a white wedding dress, but sometimes they also want to add a dash of colour. Ombre dresses are a particularly great compromise, varying in styles so that you can have a strong pink tint or a very delicate one.

Light Pink Wedding Dresses |

Bia Wedding Dress from Pronovias’s Glamour Collection, and Ballet Wedding Dress from the 2014 Vintage Rose Collection by Suzanne Neville

Wedding Dresses with Pink Detailing

For the bride who doesn’t necessarily want a pink wedding dress, accessories and detailing may be the way to go—this could be something as simple as adding a pale pink bow. But again, if you’re a bride who wants the best of both worlds (traditional and modern), you can choose a dress that has a beautiful pink pattern like appliqué, which gives a stunning vintage inspired look.

Pink Detailing Wedding Dresses |

Wedding Dress Style Y21441 – Geraldine – by Sophia Tolli, and Pink Wedding Dresses from Jill Stuart‘s Seventh Collection

Pink Dresses For the Bridal Party

Pink dresses don’t only have to be for the bride! If you want to match your mum and bridesmaids to your gown there are lots of very pretty designs to browse. The best part: they come in every style and shade too!

Mother of the Bride and Mother of the Groom Outfits |

Lare and Lacina Dresses by Pronovias from their 2016 Ceremony Collection

This article was written by

Leanne Smith
Leanne manages Confetti's Instagram account (@confettiwedding) and is one of Confetti's article writers. She enjoys being a highly creative person with a life-long passion for art and creative writing; she has a determined dream of becoming a published author. She values giving help and advice to everyone she can, and loves talking to new people.


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