by KAHLA PRESTON
If there’s one thing your average bride is non-negotiable about, it’s the dress. Particularly, the colour of the dress.
When was the last time you went to a wedding and the bride was NOT wearing a white dress.
Oh I know: never.
As a lady with a Twilight complexion (READ: whiter than Porcealin white but not as white as Chinese white in the Derwent pencil box), white is not my most flattering colour option (think: camouflage).
Which makes the thought of choosing a hypothetical wedding dress extremely daunting. Richer shades look better on me but you don’t see those little wedding cake figurines wearing peacock blue gowns, do you? No. But wait. You might soon…
Women are increasingly choosing coloured gowns; celebrity wedding dress designer Henry Roth told the Sydney Morning Herald that non-traditional dresses make up 18 – 22 per cent of his business.
Hollywood brides like Jessica Biel and Reese Witherspoon, who were both pretty in pink at their weddings this year, are spearheading the trend. With Tara Moss, Dita von Teese, Cynthia Nixon and Amber Tamblyn also walking the aisle in vibrant shades of red, purple, green and yellow, respectively.