The red color of a wedding dress is not at all a novelty in the fashion world. The tradition of wearing red to a wedding in Europe dates back to ancient Roman times. Then the brides wore a bright red veil for the wedding. They believed that this would provide the couple with wealth and love. The red and white wedding dress was a classic in medieval Europe as well. The red wedding dress then symbolized the happiness of the newlywed. The fashion for the white color of the bride’s dress, symbolizing her purity and purity, was introduced in 1840 by the English Queen Victoria, who married in a white dress. Since then, in Europe, the fashion for red wedding dresses has been lost for a long time.
I must say that in many countries of the East, white symbolizes mourning, and therefore brides traditionally marry in red there. This color of the wedding dress is still very popular in India, Pakistan, Thailand, China, and in Turkey, brides usually wear white wedding dresses with red elements.
In Russia, on the wedding day, the bride wore a red sundress or white, but decorated with red embroidery. Wedding dresses with red trim are also traditional for Ukrainian-style dresses.
Trendy scarlet wedding dresses
This year, the fashion for red wedding dresses in Europe is back. At Bridal Fashion Week spring 2013, puffy red wedding dresses were by far the most spectacular.
So, the famous American designer, “the queen of the wedding dress” — Vera Wang believes that in the current and next year all stylish brides will marry in red.
By the way, Vera Wang has been destroying all stereotypes about romance as an integral part of the image of the bride for several years. Last year, she offered the public chic black wedding dresses. She believes that, first of all, a wedding dress should emphasize the girl’s sexuality. In this fashion designer is helped by the styles of dresses — bustier, corset, godet silhouette, as well as passionate shades of red — from bloody to deep burgundy.
Choosing a red wedding dress
Red is a strong color, and if you choose the wrong shade and style of the outfit, it will look too flashy for a traditional wedding. When choosing the style and color of the bride’s outfit, it is necessary to take into account her image, based on the inner worldview. So, an introverted, modest nature is much more suitable not for pure scarlet, but, for example, a white wedding dress with red accents. For such a woman, the presence of a red trim will help to feel more confident and relaxed on the most solemn day of her life.
This color is so contrasting that even a white wedding dress with red or just red shoes, dressed under a white dress, look self-sufficient and bright. The bride in such an outfit should be ready for the increased attention of others.
If you are a brave and energetic girl and have decided that your wedding dress will be completely red, you should choose a “suitable” shade that will not spoil you, but only decorate you. To do this, you need to decide on your color type and, depending on this, choose an outfit:
- Representatives of the “winter” color type will suit cold shades of red — burgundy, raspberry, bright red, ruby, purple.
- If you are “spring”, then your shades of red are luminous and, as it were, transparent — coral, tomato, poppy, red pepper, red-orange, brick red.
- For the “summer” red with a bluish tint, raspberry, wine, cherry, scarlet are suitable.
- If you belong to the “autumn” color type, choose a dress in tomato, copper red or rusty brick red.
When choosing a color, also consider the type of your figure. In principle, any shade of red will decorate a slender bride, but dark shades are more suitable for a full bride.
Also, any of these shades in the dress can be supplemented with lighter or darker elements that will make the perception of the outfit completely different.
Wedding dresses white with red
If you love red but can’t imagine your wedding dress in any other color than white, you can combine tradition with modernity and add red details to your dress.
So, for example, a ribbon, edging or bow can be red. As a result, you will get a very beautiful red and white wedding dress, which, although it will be traditional, will add brightness and piquancy to the bride.
Today it is also very fashionable to combine red and lace. You can originally combine white lace on the red fabric of the dress, or vice versa, on white fabric — red lace.
Designers offer this year a large selection of red and white wedding dresses. Among them are short red and white wedding dresses, Greek-style dresses, as well as long puffy ones.
A huge plus of this dress is that it can be worn as an evening dress after the wedding.