Lately, a huge ombré craze has been going around in my kitchen. Orange, teal, purple, blue…. ombré colours have become the holy grail of wedding decor, and everyone wants to see it on a cake! It got Jana and I talking about the different ways an ombré colour palette could be incorporated into weddings… table cloths, napkins, candles… and then we thought… what’s the one thing that every guest will look out for and remember?
The Bride’s Dress.
An unsung rule of thumb is that brides should go all-white on their big day. It’s also widely encouraged that we stay virgins until we tie the knot. But hey, rules are made to be broken, ay?
A crucial thing to remember is that ombré means having colors or tones that shade into each other and seamlessly graduate from light to dark. Don’t pick colours of the same intensity and then stripe them together, cos you’ll probably look like a popsicle.
First pick a colour that suits both yours and your beau’s skin tones. In general, warm skin tones should be wary of dark, cool colours as they are played up in photos and could make you look paler and less life-like. Similarly, cool skin tones should avoid certain shades of neon. Even picking out the best shade of white for your skin tone is key. This article by Stylelist Canada pretty much sorts that one out for you. When in doubt, just take selfie next to the coloured part of the fabric, test it with every filter on Instagram and see if you could live with the look till death do you part.
Here’s a collection of spectacularly ombre-d dresses to tickle your fancy. Let us know which ones you like!