Red Wedding Dresses Rock

Written by    Last updated: June 14, 2016

A red wedding dress makes a real statement. And not the ‘scarlet woman’ type of statement from your grandma’s era. Red gowns are only for the most outgoing and confident brides. Here’s our pick of the latest stylish red wedding dresses around and seven reasons why you should wed in red.

1. Red is dramatic

It’s a colour that says “I am bold”. It says “I’m a woman who knows what I want.” A red gown speaks volumes before anyone has even seen your face. If you want a show-stopping wedding dress, choose red.

2. Red is sexy

It’s a seriously sexy colour, the shade of a deep, fiery passion that burns like fire and all the romantic connotations that go with that image. It’s fitting therefore to marry the love of your life in the colour of burning passion. And have him take it off you at the end of the night…

3. Red is alternative

If you’re a bride who loves to be different and express your personal style then wearing red on your wedding day is for you. A black wedding dress gives more a gothic bridal look but red sends out happier, more joyful, sexy and exciting vibes. It makes a statement all of its own.

4. Red is flattering

Red is, for many brides, a more flattering colour to wear than the now traditional white or ivory. It’s a colour that lifts the complexion and whatever your skin tone, there is a shade of red that will suit blondes and brunettes, those with a tan and even more so those without. If you are a redhead who believes you can’t wear red, you can if you find the right shade and it will look stunning.

5. Red is slimming

Wearing a deep red will give the illusion of a slimmer figure than an ivory or light coloured gown. Choose a corsetted ball gown to bring in your waist even further. An A line style is also very flattering to most figures.

6. Red is lucky

Wearing red is said to be lucky by the Chinese who believe it symbolises good fortune and joy . Red is traditionally the symbolic colour of happiness and therefore perfect for a wedding.

7. Red is easy to accessorise

When it comes to wedding themes, you will find it a lot easier to theme your wedding in red than in an obscure aqua marine or unusual shade of mauve. Not only will white and ivory go perfectly against any shade of red for your flowers, there is a vast range of red wedding accessories and table decorations available too.

You can see more wedding dresses of all colours, shapes and styles in Wedding Dresses and Fashion.

This article was written by

Kate Thompson
Kate Thompson is Confetti's features editor and wedding expert, and has worked in the wedding industry for 15 years. A widely published lifestyle writer, she has made BBC television and radio appearances discussing wedding trends in the UK.


2 thoughts on “Red Wedding Dresses Rock

  1. Anonymous says:

    Perfect pictures, like your website….congratulations!

  2. Kate Thompson says:

    Thank you, much appreciated. There are thousands more gorgeous gowns in the Wedding Dresses and Fashion tab at the top. Watch this space for more of the latest designer collections coming soon. KT

Add comment

More in Bridalwear, Wedding Dresses (16 of 223 articles)

Join Our Bridal Club

...and start receiving exclusive discounts