Choosing the best wedding dress to suit your skin tone

April 30, 2015

When you're browsing through the dresses at the wedding boutique there are a lot of things to consider in order to pick the right gown for you. You may even have experienced the frustration of thinking you've got your hands on a winner only to try it on and realise there is something not quite right. 

This could be because you're simply not finding dresses which sit nicely against your skin tone. This may seem like an odd thing to pick up on, especially as when you take a look across the showroom floor, all you'll likely see is a sea of white.

When you take a step closer at Eternal Weddings, you'll notice that we actually stock wedding dresses in a range of beautiful shades, from pristine, bright white, to antique shell, ivory and oyster tones. Just like any other shade, there will be some tones which will work to highlight your complexion, while others leave you looking a little sallow. 

To help to spot the most flattering dress for you, here are a few tips. 

Bright white

These dresses are statement in themselves, but they won't be a look to suit everyone. Generally, the darker your skin tone, the more likely it is that you'll be able to carry off this bold choice. For those with fairer skin, it's best to steer away from this option, as it tends to leave paler complexions looking washed out. 


This beautiful shade is a few away from white, with creamier, yellow undertones which create a softer look. This can work well with a range of skin tones, and can be flattering on fairer skinned brides whose complexion can often be difficult to match. 


These shades are universally flattering, with gentle golden or olive undertones warming paler skin and making darker complexions more luminous. You'll see many wedding dresses in these shades, as they are so flexible and can suit many different brides.