When Pantone chose both Rose Quartz and Serenity (dusky pink and blue) for its 2016 Colour(s) of the Year, there were oohs and aahs heard far and wide.
After all, Rose Quartz is another variation of blush or pale pink and it can make for a spectacular hue in a wedding dress. In very beautiful, eye-catching and adult ways, it can be the stuff of your little-girl dreams.
That’s right, girlfriend. White isn’t the only colour that shines at the altar. Pink packs a major wedding-style punch. If you’re a celebrity watcher at all, you know style icons Julianne Moore, Reese Witherspoon, Anne Hathaway, Gwen Stafani and Jessica Biel all skipped vanilla white and opted for shades of pink.
You can too. However, there are some factors you should take into account:
- Don’t choose a Rose Quartz gown just because it’s trendy. Always let your colouring dictate the shade you wear. Put a gown up to your face at the mirror in the salon and take a look at whether it enhances your eyes, hair, skin, teeth and face. If it enriches your smile and attributes, put the blush number in the yes pile. If it accentuates your prominent nose or under-eye circles, ditch it.
- Consider the big picture. What will the bridesmaids wear? What about the groom and groomsmen? Pink hues are a little less versatile than white, in the matching and coordinating department. Definitely, you don’t want to get washed out by the gowns around you. If you’re wearing blush, gray bridesmaids dressed may work; another option is darker shades of the same pink/blush colour for the bridesmaids.
- How will this particular hue look in the setting and with the lighting you’ve chosen? It’s worth sweating the details to make sure your dress is truly the star of the day. You don’t just want to be pretty in pink, you want to be dazzling.
If you want to be on trend without making a major commitment, you can dress the bridesmaids in blush and opt for white-toned bridal gown. It’s up to you!