Wedding Red Dress

If a white bridal gown or another colored wedding dresses is not your style, red is a wonderfully auspicious color for а bride to wear.

If you want to look original in your wedding dress and show off your own special style, a bold and extravagant wedding red dress may just be perfect for you, because today's wedding fashion knows almost no restrictions.

Red symbolizes love, romance, temperament, passion. This is the perfect color to start a long life together after the wedding.

History and meaning in different cultures

In many cultures, this color has а symbolic meaning and stands mostly for fertility and new life.
In Hindu culture, color symbolizes joy, life, energy and creativity. The main god Brahma, for example, is depicted in a robe in red and gold.
Red is also the color of the goddess of love, happiness, prosperity and beauty Lakshmi.

In the Aztec world, red was a symbol of fertility and emotion. During the marriage ceremony, red feathers were attached to the bride's hands and feet.
During the Roman Empire, women wore a fiery red veil called a Flammeum.
The Romans believed that it would bring newlyweds wealth and strong love.

In China, red has always been the traditional color for brides, as it symbolizes good luck, and it is also believed to have the power to keep evil spirits at a distance from the newlyweds.
This color is also very popular in Japan and Europe. In Europe, only the upper class were allowed to wear a wedding red dress (this was the color of the nobility).
In the Middle ages and Renaissance, this color was still popular until Queen Victoria of Great Britain married Prince Albert on February 10, 1840 in a white bridal dress.

The red color is still an integral part of the wedding tradition in many countries such as India, Pakistan, Turkey and Thailand.
Many young brides in Taiwan and Korea are choosing two wedding ceremonies today, and after the traditional wedding they are putting on a modern wedding dress in white.

Choice of shades

The color red does not only have to match the character of the bride, but also her color type. When choosing the right shade, you should make sure that it can underline your beauty and the charisma of your personality.
There are lots of hues in the color red, but only certain shades look great with certain skin tones.

Dark skin and dark eyes look great with reddish-blues. Redheads with dark brown eyes do well to choose rusty colored dresses.
More vibrant tints of carnation reds look better on peach skin tones and bluish blue or green colored eyes.

If you want to combine the wedding red dress with a different color just for accent, you can select colors like black, white, brown or silver. Be careful when pairing red flowers with a red dress for wedding, if there is no contrast, the flowers will blend into the gown.

The other accessories must be chosen to match the wedding red dress. To make the look look classy and feminine, a well-coordinated color combination of shoes and jewelery is important.

If the wedding shoes are also red, then both these colors should be as equal as possible.
Alternatively, a second color, such as gold or silver, can be used as a contrast.
A short dress is definitely a safe number combined with a bright red color. However, you can make the shoes visible less with the dresses of floor-length.

If you choose jewelery to wear with your red bridal gown, stick to simple, unobtrusive pieces that create some contrast without attracting too much attention. Think of rings, earrings and bracelets rather than necklaces.
Gold and silver are classic and combine well with wedding red dress.

Image: Lukasz Dunikowski

Karin Lehmann 12/12/2018

I would not have had the slightest problem with a red dress as a bride, but I think that depends a bit on the bride.

Sandra 10/11/2016

І think I'm going tо go with whatever looks better оn me. When I wаs trying оn dresses, I think the majority of people thought black wedding dress looked better on me, so that is probably what I'll do. But the decision I haven't made.

Donny 07/11/2016

I adore color іn wedding gowns and as а pro upscale hair jewelry designer I've seen more brides requesting color over thе last five years. All that being said, аnd being a big time fashionista аt heart, I gotta tell you these are some оf the most horrendous bridal designs I've yet to see аnd I wouldn't be caught dead, much lеss being married in most of them, regardless оf color. Two of my friends hаve been married іn red. After all, I don’t know оf any other events besides weddings where onlу one woman is wearing а veil or a tiara made оf flowers, or is carrying а bouquet.

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