Have you thought about adding some color into your wedding gown choice? You’re not alone. Many brides are straying from the traditional white and ivory wedding dress and opting to incorporate an array of colors into their gown. If choosing a colored wedding dress seems a bit too bold, there are ways to add small amounts of color elegantly, while still keeping some white as a component of your overall bridal look.
The combination of red and white works so well together and is a top choice for wedding gowns. It’s no surprise that many bridal gown designers have created options with this color scheme. It’s a symbol of love, romance, and passion – a great choice for a wedding that essentially symbolizes the same things.
Red is known for photographing extremely well in photos. Even if you choose something as small as a red bow or belt to add to an otherwise all white wedding gown, you won’t have regrets. Small touches like this allude to the romance of the day – something that can’t be attained with many other color choices.
Choosing a dress with a bit of red also gives you an opportunity to incorporate that color elsewhere throughout the wedding. Some of the most gorgeous flowers come in both bright and muted red hues – we recommend a combination of both. Garden roses, ranunculus, and a plethora of seasonal berries are all great options. You can also forgo traditional white votive candles and instead opt for candles in this same warm tone.
If the hint of red in your dress is subtle enough, you can choose a coordinating red bridesmaid dress for your bridal party. Need some inspiration? Check out some great options here. If red bridesmaid dresses seem like an overwhelming amount of color, put them in a neutral dress and have them all choose a coordinating red heel. There are so many creative and unique ways to go about incorporating red in your wedding day.
Other little touches like your invitations, menu cards, floral centerpieces, or even a red signature cocktail can all make a red and white wedding dress seem like part of the overall plan. Start with the dress and let some of the other choices fall into place. To help you get started, here are 10 beautiful red and white wedding gowns.
1. Ball Gown Organza Dress With Red Lace
When looking for a red and white wedding gown, you’ll notice that one of the colors is typically dominant. In this case, the white organza is still the stronger element of the dress, with just a touch of red. This gown is a good choice for any bride who only wants a small amount of color incorporated into her gown, but still wants certain elements of a traditional white gown. The red beaded lace appliques are concentrated on the bodice. They are also sporadically placed on the skirt for an elegant and soft look. This one shoulder gown by the same designer has a similar ratio of red and white, for that unique bridal feel.
Price: $129.90 – $149.90 depending on size
2. Rhinestone Formal Evening Dress
On the other side of the spectrum, the red skirt is the dominant element in this dress. If you’re looking to stand out with a bright, bold, color choice, this dress will accomplish that. When placing an order, make sure that you have your custom measurements readily available and ready to submit. The seller includes a helpful measuring chart, explaining each and every measurement you’ll need to avoid confusion. Our favorite detail on this dress is the intricate rhinestone pattern.
Price: $139.69 – $159.69 depending on size
3. White Organza Evening Dress With Red Bow
You don’t have to step that far out of the box to add a bit of color into your wedding day look. If you’re toying with the idea of adding a pop of color, but committing to a red and white dress seems scary, a belt or sash is the perfect compromise. This gorgeous trumpet style gown is floor length and incorporates the most beautiful red bow into its design. Not sure if this dress is your style? You can check out our list of 50 cheap wedding dresses and add the red bow or belt of your choosing instead.
4. Strapless Wedding Dress With Red Embroidery
Another optimal place to add color to a bridal gown is within the lining or with a petticoat. These tactics sneak in that desired pop of color without overwhelming the look. This dress does just that, with a dark red lining that peeks out from the bottom of the dress. Another dramatic and elegant detail on this dress is the long sash that cascades down the entire length of the back of the dress, trailing behind with the train. If you’d like to choose another white wedding gown, you can always purchase the red petticoat separately and slip it underneath for that subtle hint of color. Check out this inexpensive option.
Price: $210 – $219 depending on size
5. Strapless Bridal Gown With Red Applique
This strapless dress features a gentle sweetheart neckline and a-line skirt. It has more of a balance between the red and white portions if you’re looking for the same amount of each color. Red shoes are a great option when the skirt of the dress is white. With a red skirt, you run the risk of mismatched red tones being too close together and appearing obvious. This classic red pump would be a great choice.
Price: $139.69 – $169.69 depending on size
6. Cap Sleeve Red Embroidered Wedding Dress
If you’re really hoping to make a statement with a unique and original dress, this one is quite different than many of the red and white dresses we’ve seen. The cap sleeves will keep your shoulders covered for a more conservative look. This is something to keep in mind if covered shoulders are required by your ceremony venue. One great way to carry the red and white theme throughout your wedding is with a coordinating flower girl dress. You can opt for a mostly white dress with some red accents like this one, or choose a full red option like this one.
Price: $159.69 – $179.69 depending on size
7. Mermaid Wedding Dress With Red Embroidery
While some red and white dresses have a bright, bold, fire engine red tone, this one has a much darker maroon tone, which works nicely for fall and winter weddings. If the maroon hue is preferable but this dress isn’t quite your style, check out this more full skirted option with dark red details. We would also recommend purchasing a maroon tie or bowtie for your groom so that he complements the whole look. Here are some great options.
8. Strapless Wedding Dress With Butterfly Applique
Dresses with floral appliques are one of the trendiest and most popular design elements in 2016. This dress takes that concept one step further by subbing in gorgeous butterflies in place of flowers. It’s made of tulle fabric with a lace up corset closure. If you’d like the focus to be on the butterly details (which are known to symbolize change, hope, and life) the big bow in the back is completely removeable to further expose the butterflies. The dress is boned and fully lined with a built-in bra for convenience. If you’d like to carry the butterfly theme throughout, these red pumps are absolutely the perfect match.
Price: $119 – $199 depending on size
9. Red & White Empire Bridal Gown
This gown is well made and quite the steal for the price point. This is another option with a slightly darker red tone. Paired with the long train and the dramatic color block back, it’s an extremely elegant dress. The beading is intricate and well stitched, but you will need a petticoat to hold up the large skirt and keep it looking full. You can easily find an appropriate one online. For this gown we recommend a white or ivory version to avoid any clashing.
Price: $66 – $139.99
10. Strapless Lace Formal Evening Gown
It’s obvious why this gown has so many high ratings. It’s a gorgeous and unique dress that’s extremely well made. It’s designed with a strapless sweetheart neckline, floral embroidery, minimal rhinestones, and mesh layering. The flare skirt has an approachable back train that won’t prevent you from walking down the aisle or showing off your moves on the dance floor. The background of this dress has a beautiful and warm ivory hue which should be the choice for any girl with a more fair skin tone.
Still looking for that perfect red and white wedding dress? You can keep shopping here.
Price: $126.80 – $159 depending on size