All About Dress Colours

Sep 1, 2023

White may have been the wedding dress colour of choice for many centuries but today there are many shades of wedding gowns for you brides to choose from. From pure white to the now more traditional ivory and many more undertone options in between. Here at SCB we have the variety to best flatter all skin tones, think latte, frost, biscotti and almond as just some of the alternate choices. But which will you choose?


White wedding gowns didn’t become popular until Queen Victoria wore a white wedding dress to marry Prince Albert in 1840. Up until that time, Brides wore any colour they desired and were more concerned with wearing the most beautiful dress they could afford! While pure white may be considered more traditional, many brides today choose ivory because of its soft warmth and tendency to flatter all skin tones.

Martina Liana 1683

Sleek and chic, Style 1683 from our Martina Liana collection is a modern luxe wedding dress with high-fashion appeal. From ultra-thin spaghetti straps, a softly draped sweetheart neckline accentuates the bust and wraps around the figure with impeccable couture tailoring. Fitted through the back, a gown-length row of fabric-covered buttons brings a timeless element to this classic wedding gown. An optional thigh-high skirt split opens the fitted column sheath silhouette before resolving in an opulent sweeping train.


Essense D3709

Style D3709 blends modern sophistication with timeless romantic bridal elements. From the soft matte lace shoulder straps, a contoured sheer bodice dives into a deep plunging neckline framed in the natural edges of the gorgeous floral lace. In the back, a squared low back detail highlights the tailored construction and symmetry of each carefully-placed lace appliqué. Past the hip, this romantic gown opens into soft floral appliques that trail the tulle layered skirt and train to complete this enchanting fit-and-flare wedding gown.

Light Gold

Essense D3794

For a modern and sexy bridal look, Essense of Australia Style D3794 brings designer fashion to the wedding aisle. The flattering draped satin strapless bodice softly scoops, wrapping around the torso to meet a gown-length row of timeless fabric-covered buttons. At the waist, the sumptuous satin opens into a luxe A-line skirt with a sexy leg slit and extends into a glamorous long cathedral train for a flawless blend of timeless elegance and modern high fashion.


Essense D3783

Float down the aisle in this charming romantic wedding gown that’s both simple and elegant. Essense of Australia Style D3783 features a gorgeous all over floral lace from the sheer lace shoulder straps to the enchanting tulle and lace train. A deep plunging V-neckline accentuates the sheer bodice and comes lined in illusion tulle for added comfort and modesty. A low scooped back detail includes a dainty row of fabric-covered buttons that add a touch of vintage charm. From the wide waistband, a full A-line skirt of tulle and lace complete the swoon-worthy silhouette before unfolding into a sheer train that glides effortlessly down the aisle.


All Who Wander Cece

Discover the free-spirited glamour of the All Who Wander Cece gown: a stunning matte lace column wedding dress that embodies the modern bohemian bride. From elegant shoulder straps, its sheer bodice plunges into a deep V-neckline with sexy side cutouts and a deep V-back detail to match. From the waist, a sheer tiered tulle overskirt adds ethereal volume that extends past the hem into a magical, whimsical train.

Martina Liana 1620

Crafted in a luxe leafy lace throughout, Style 1620 by Martina Liana brings a subtle romantic sexiness to that special day with its designer construction and couture details. The lace-outlined strapless bodice features a plunging sweetheart neckline that dips near the waist and wraps into a corset-style tie-back detail. Contour seaming and impeccable tailoring outline the figure and highlight the unique textured leaf-style lace throughout. At the knee, the soft fit-and-flare silhouette expands into a textured tulle skirt and shaped train for a glamorous finishing touch.



Elegant and timeless with a touch of bohemian flair, the Luna gown features a wildly romantic matte floral lace throughout this A-line slip dress. From super thin spaghetti straps, a classic V-neckline accentuates the bodice and introduces two sexy triangular sheer cutouts that embellish each side. Trimmed in graphic lace, the soft A-line skirt opens into a high side slit and extends into a full lace train, highlighting each botanical outline against an organic latte underlay. For a simple boho wedding gown ready for the aisle, the beach or the summer sun, this dress fully embodies that free-spirited floral style.

While you may have a colour in mind before wedding dress shopping, it doesn’t hurt to keep an open mind! You may try on a gown in a shade of ivory that you thought you wanted but realise that another colour is more flattering on your skin tone.  Choosing the colour of your wedding dress largely depends on what makes you feel your best. Keeping your skin tone in mind can help you decide which colour is the most flattering. Don’t be afraid to break with tradition and let us help you chose something that makes you feel beautiful.

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