From a historical perspective, red wedding dresses are actually nothing new. Even in Roman antiquity, red was the traditional color of the bride. The women wore a flame-red bridal veil called the “Flammeum”, which stood for love and wealth, which should accompany the new wedding couple in their common life. In the Middle Ages and Renaissance, the red color was also very popular until the English Queen Victoria married in 1840 in a white dress and so turned white into the usual color for wedding gowns. Today, red is experiencing a real comeback in bridal fashion, and famous designers such as Vera Wang and Oscar de la Renta present gorgeous red bridal gowns in their collections. From dark wine red and bright red to playful red ornage – the color of love is “in” again at weddings!
Red wedding dresses look really eye-catching and original!
More and more women today opt for wedding dresses in eye-catching colors like red, because they look much more interesting and eye-catching. In addition, the white color is associated with certain symbolism, which is a bit dated today, namely – it represents innocence, purity and virginity. This makes white wedding dresses for mature ladies or those who do not marry for the first time rather unsuitable. In such cases, a red wedding dress can look fresher and more original – just look at our photos to see for yourself! Red bridal gowns are also inspirational for many stars – model Chrissy Teigen, for example, wore a gorgeous red wedding dress by Vera Wang when she married singer John Legend in 2013.
Red bridal gowns in foreign cultures
But red bridal gowns are also a tradition in many foreign cultures and usually stand for new life and fertility. In India, for example, the main god Brahma is depicted in a robe in red and golden. Red is also the color of the goddess of prosperity, love and happiness Lakshmi and is traditionally associated with joy, life, creativity and energy. The Aztec bride wore red feathers on her hands and legs during the wedding ceremony. In China, red stands for the miracle of blood ties – marriage. There, the bridal couple traditionally drink from two glasses, which are tied together with a red string. The red color is still part of the wedding traditions in many countries such as Taiwan, Korea, Thailand, Pakistan and Turkey.
Red Wedding Dresses: Who are they?
If you like red bridal gowns and you would also like to opt for such a model, you should know whether the garment will suit you well. The color fits especially the dark-haired ladies with no too light skin type. For blondes, there are also fitting nuances – the reds are actually more than 26! It is important that the shade matches your skin and eye color, but also matches your personality. If you find the right shade of red, it will definitely make you shine! In principle, darker and muted nuances are just perfect for blond haired ladies, while brunettes can also take on the more powerful red tones. Particularly popular in the breeding fashion are the nuances of wine red, ruby red, purple, bordeaux, cherry red, fuchsia (pink), coral red, brick red, orange red, as well as the warm nuances with a golden undertone such as copper and rust red. The wedding dress can be completely red or an interesting combination between red and white, golden or silver – depending on your desires!