Today’s brides are more creative than ever before and many are keen to show off their personalities with their wedding wardrobes. Adding a pop of colour to your wedding dress is a simple way of doing exactly that. A classic white or cream gown with a colourful accent is the perfect blend of tradition and trend. For inspiration, here are three ways to add colour to your wedding dress.

Add A Sash

A simple and inexpensive way to brighten up your gown is to add a colourful belted sash. A coloured sash is an easy addition to many silhouettes but it looks particularly lovely with a form-fitting gown. A coloured sash is also a beautiful way to accentuate your waistline. The simplicity of this look also allows you to select from a variety of fabrics and colour pallets so you’re sure to find exactly what you’re looking for.

Wear A Petticoat

A colourful petticoat peeking out from beneath your gown is a fun and playful way to add a pop of colour to your outfit. This idea works best on a tea-length gown with a full enough skirt to accommodate a petticoat. A coloured petticoat is a great way of adding something fun and modern to a traditional mid-century silhouette and is perfect for slightly more informal or daytime weddings.


If you’re hesitant to alter your dress itself, consider adding pops of colour with your accessories. If you’re wearing a shorter gown, consider brightly coloured shoes to showcase your sense of style. For winter weddings or cooler evenings, add a colourful wrap or jacket to your ensemble. You can also consider a brightly coloured piece of jewelry any time of year. Finally, if you’re more of a classic bride, colourful flowers in your hair are always beautiful and timeless.

Adding a pop of colour to your wedding dress is a way of staying true to your unique personality and sense of style on your wedding day. Whether you’re a little more traditional or completely avant-garde, there’s a way for every bride to step out of the box a little bit and experiment with colour.

How would you incorporate colour in your wedding day look? Share your ideas in the comments!