Swarovski Crystal Victorian

Swarovski Crystal Victorian

The long white dress has been a symbol of brides since Victorian times. However, these days, more and more women are choosing to buck tradition, and wear a wedding gown that better reflects their personal style. Why not be daring and wear a red wedding gown instead?

Did you know that in China, red is the traditional color for brides, as it symbolizes good luck and it is believed to have the power to keep evil spirits at bay? So if a white bridal gown is not your style, red is in fact a wonderfully auspicious color for a bride to wear. It is true that in American culture to wear a red wedding dress will be taken as a statement of independence or breaking with tradition, so be prepared for some funny looks from the older generation.

There are some fabulous options for red bridal gowns. These can range from red evening gowns to special custom orders to classic wedding dresses made in a red fabric. As with a regular white gown, the wedding dress should be chosen to suit the time and place of the wedding, as well as suiting the bride herself. One thing to watch out for when selecting a red gown is that it still feels “bridey” enough; in other words, you don’t want to end up looking like a bridesmaid.

Speaking of bridesmaids, what should they wear when the bride has a red gown? You will need to be careful to select a color that will look good with red during the ceremony and for the photographs. For an evening wedding, black might be a nice choice for the attendants. The finished effect would be a very sophisticated bridal party. Another color that can be paired with a red wedding gown is a rich purple. The red and purple together will look quite regal and royal, especially if done in a velvet for a winter wedding. Or go for a total reversal, and have the bridesmaids dress in white to set off the bride’s red gown. Whichever color you choose for your bridal party, you can have Swarovski crystal earrings made with a touch of red to tie everything together.

As for the bride’s gown itself, there are some wonderful ideas out there. At one wedding I attended, the bride wore a custom made red tulle skirt paired with a bespoke black corset. The full skirt with the fitted bodice made for a dramatic and extremely flattering effect. This would be on the bolder end of the spectrum of red wedding gowns, perfect for a bride who has confidence in her own taste and style.

Red is never a demure color for a wedding gown, but it can be done in a less dramatic fashion. For an evening wedding, think about a deep red silk dupioni gown with a striking portrait neckline and a trumpet skirt. Your guests will be dazzled by your elegant attire. Another lovely idea is to wear a classic strapless ballgown with a full skirt in a scarlet red silk satin. The timeless cut will be a nice contrast to the daring color choice. Finish off your look with a fabulous pair of Swarovski bridal earrings in a combination of red and clear crystals.

A red wedding gown is not for the shy or the faint of heart, but on the right bride it is an absolutely spectacular look. When you are looking to make a statement with your gown and to showcase your own special style, a daring red wedding gown might be just perfect for you.

Look to Bridget for advice on planning your wedding. Check out how we can help with your bridesmaids jewelry at SilverlandJewelry.com. Swarovski crystal bridal earrings will give you a fabulous look for a price that makes you smile.

Swarovski Crystal Victorian
Swarovski Crystal Victorian
Swarovski Crystal Victorian

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