Instead of trying to fit a certain mold, Ariel Meadow Stallings cut up a lime-green prom dress she found on eBay, and paired it with an iridescent blue corset.
After all, it was her wedding day. She wanted to look and feel her best. “And that means wanting to wear the color you feel best compliments your skin tone and your hair,” she said.
While most brides aren’t ready to walk down the aisle in anything more colorful than ivory, bridal consultant Susan Rogers said the wedding industry is slowly changing its tune.
“In the last 10 to 15 years, everything went from white to ivory,” Rogers said. “I think they figured out that everyone really didn’t look good in white. … Nobody orders white anymore. It’s kind of a faux pas.”
And though lime green dresses like Stallings probably won’t be popping up in bridal boutiques this season, designers have begun playing with colors like blush, ice blue, gray, latte — a member of the beige family — and even red.