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Today, brides are lucky enough to have a rainbow of dress colors to choose from. A good rule of thumb is to be sure that your color will keep you happy for years to come. You’d hate to look back at your wedding pictures in 20 years regretting that trendy dress you just had to have. 

What Does This Wedding Dress Color Symbolize

Color Of Wedding Dress

Shades of white are certainly the most popular in the U.S., but there are a range of colors with their own symbolic meanings to choose from. Below are some of the most notable color options that are trendy and/or appear in weddings around the world.

White and Ivory 

Traditionally, white and ivory shades symbolize purity, light and goodness. 


A symbol of love, excitement and strength, red is used as an accent in traditional gowns in some Asian cultures. 


Blue can be calm, peaceful and pure. Smokey blue and light blue gowns are on trend this year. 


A symbol of balance and harmony, green is a great choice for the bride who is calm and flexible. It is the traditional color of Wonsam, a ceremonial topcoat for Korean brides.


Yellow is still a popular wedding gown color in Morocco due to its universal symbolism of joy and positivity. Mustard yellow is a trendy statement color for outdoor elopement dresses this year.


Pink can be associated with innocence, femininity and good health. This is similar to the very popular blush tone dresses.


Black can be elegant and classy. In some cultures, like Spain, it is still use this as the traditional color for the bride. 

While these, of course, aren’t all of the possible colors for a wedding gown, they are some of the most notable from around the world.