So what if you don’t fancy the traditional big white wedding dress? With more and more brides choosing coloured and patterned dresses, you can show off your unique personality with some of the best out-of-the-ordinary gowns around! Here are some of our favourites from the latest collections.

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The Bunty, Belle and Bunty


Last year, both Anne Hathaway and Jessica Biel married in gorgeous non-white dresses – and if you’re considering taking the colourful plunge, you’ll be in good company! Other celebrities who’ve opted for bright and beautiful colours include model Dita von Teese in purple, actress Sarah Jessica Parker in red, singer Kelis in green, and the ever-stylish Elizabeth Taylor in daffodil yellow.

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Style 67026, Ronald Joyce


If you want a subtle wash of colour, pale pinks and lilacs are a good place to start – blush has been hugely popular in recent years, and flatters most skintones. We love this incredible rose gown with beautiful detailing from Ronald Joyce’s latest collection.

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You could also try an incredible metallic dress – golds and silvers are still neutral but are jazzier than traditional white. As a rule, if you have warm tones to your skin, bronze and gold will look best on you, while cool-toned ladies will look amazing in silver or pewter. Why not take a look at our Pinterest board for more inspiration for a metallic-themed wedding?

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Parisienne, Frill Me by Ian Stuart


Bolder brides might want a bright splash of colour – we’re in love with the dramatic shape and coloured pattern of Enzoani’s Illyssa dress! If you like the idea of red but still want to keep that traditional bridal look, why not try Style 3794 from Sincerity’s latest collection?

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Illyssa, Enzoani


As every colour of the rainbow appears on the bridal catwalks, you’ve got so much scope to truly stand out on your wedding day – as long as you feel amazing, you’ll look it too! If you’re still looking for your coloured dress, why not chat with other brides on the Wedding Ideas Forum and see where they got theirs?

Coloured wedding dresses for 2014