One way to gracefully disrupt wedding conventions is to sneak in a little bit of warmth and color into your bridal gown. You don’t need to venture too far from white to make this happen, though—a rich nude or translucent beige is snowy enough to remain distinctly bridal, but divergent enough to make a splash.
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Since beiges and nudes come in a broad range of shades, women of all skin tones will have no trouble finding the perfect color match that will bring out their natural glow. While standard bluish whites tend to dull or wash out certain complexions, a hand-picked nude shade is bound to enhance the bride’s radiance, ensuring she looks her best on her special day.
An added benefit of opting for a beige wedding gown is the versatility and reusability of the garment, which is a concern if you will be purchasing or commissioning a gown as opposed to renting. While a grand white gown is wedding-specific and typically unusable for future events, a beige gown is less so. You’ll be able to wear it again during formal evenings, or even as a wedding guest!
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Below, we list 10 beige gowns for a unique bridal look:
1. Romantic Tulle Waterfall Gown
This gown boasts of a full skirt achieved with floor-sweeping layers of tulle instead of a petticoat. Paired with the strapless, pointed bustier bodice, the effect is fluid and contemporary. In lieu of a grand necklace, this gown features a crystal-embellished neckline, which exudes a quiet sophistication. For added drama, accessorize with detachable puff sleeves that start at the biceps.
2. Garden Midi Dress
Instead of the wild rosebushes and vineyards manifested on grander gowns, this gestural beauty evokes an indoor flower bed, owing to the grid netting and blunt, midi-length cut of the floral embroidery. The heart-shaped neckline is still very bridal, but the frock is simple enough for a relaxed courthouse wedding.
3. Deep-V Invisible Gown
For this style, find a cool-toned tulle that registers as contour against your skin, melting into near-translucence. Embellishments include broad hibiscus-shaped lace and tapering embroidered fronds. Accessorize with a bridal headpiece of your choosing.
4. Playful Floral Gown with Cape
For autumnal outdoor nuptials, indulge in a longer gown with a delicate cape or veil in a matching hue. Stud it with mismatched flowers in blush colors for a rustic, hand-crafted mood. If pink isn’t your cup of tea, you could opt for flowers in various colors like blue, yellow, green, and orange.
5. Glittering Tiered Ball Gown
A lavish take on the beige variation, this lustrous gown has a colossal tiered skirt that fans out at the back, and a ’50s-inspired boned corset bodice. The entire gown is covered in demure crystals, making it a standout dress for grand ballroom weddings.
6. Sprawling Vines Embroidered Gown
While floral motifs are supremely popular in bridal gown design, vine or tree patterns can be just as enchanting. This spaghetti strap gown features a subtle corset bodice and a soft blush organza skirt with wintery vine embroidery and beading. The look is styled with a transparent topper of the same color family, likewise embellished with arboreal gems and leafy appliqués. Against the skin, the green details provide a soft, fairylike allure, while the inclusion of the slightly overlong topper adds a touch of modesty.
7. Dainty Off-Shoulder Gown with White Roses
Speaking of florals, this slinky, lightweight gown is covered in midsized white roses, giving off a lingerie-but-better feel. The off-shoulder garland and daring skirt are contemporary yet undeniably dainty. While the ornamentation is thorough, the gown isn’t heavy on the eye, thanks to the gossamer fabric and snowfall-like placement of the appliqués.
8. Ornate Trumpet Gown with Ruffled Overskirt
Here’s another haute offering for the most magnificent of weddings. After a shape-concealing ball gown silhouette, a billowing trumpet gown with overgrown ruffles is a strong contender, marked by a sultrier edge. The fierce one-shoulder cut is a tasteful counterpoint to the generous volume at the bottom of the gown. This creation makes a case for merging beige with gold, which is an option for brides with a taste for luxurious metallic fabrics.
9. Textured Strapless Mini Dress with Matching Gloves
For ease of movement, consider a strapless mini dress. This creation is dotted with sequins, as are the matching lace gloves. To add depth to the look, wear a veil slightly longer than the gown.
10. Long Sleeve Ball Gown with Deep V-Neckline
Opt for traditional, stately silhouettes, but swap out a true white skirt for a shadowy cream shade. This gown features a long-sleeved bodice with full embroidery and a plunging neckline—a timeless classic for formal weddings.
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