Okay, brides, ombré could be your new best friend this year. Ombré is en vogue: It's in hair,
nails, as well as bridal and bridesmaids gowns, and it's even in other things like tablecloths and
decor. So, what is ombré exactly and how can it look great in your wedding?
OH MY, WHAT?
Ombré involves fading from one color to another. It's most common in hair, appearing as though the bottom of the hair has been dipped in dye. Ombré is a bit more complex than that, however, changing from one color to another in a more gradual way. Ombré in clothing sometimes has the appearance of being tie-dyed as the graduation in color may sometimes overlap from one color to another.
WHAT IS THE BOLDEST WAY TO INCORPORATE OMBRE?
Girls, have you ever looked at wedding dresses and thought that a bridal gown was too white? White is a wonderful tradition to uphold, but if you’re a bride that wants to do something a little different, consider a white wedding dress that has a champagne ombré, like this dress from Mori Lee (source at www.morilee.com).
This adds depth of color and interest to the bride’s dress without destroying the tradition of wearing white. For the bolder girl who doesn’t care so much about the tradition of wearing white, ombré can really spice up a wedding dress with blues, ambrosias or pinks, such as these gowns (source at www.davidsbridal.com and www.southboundbride.com).
Bridal gowns aren’t the only dress that you can freshen up with ombré: You can have your bridesmaids wear ombré dresses, and you can have honored guests (parents and grandparents) wear ombré as well. Take a look at these starlets wearing non-bridal gown ombré dresses (source at www.onewed.com).
Think outside the box. Just because you’ve picked wedding colors doesn’t mean that everything has to be that one color. Have you ever looked at a paint swatch and had trouble choosing one shade because you liked all of the color tones? Ombré embraces that and gives you the ability to choose all of those colors.
One way of incorporating those colors is by graduating the colored icing on the cake. Check out this inspiration from www.21stbridal.com.
ARE YOU A DIY KINDA GIRL?
Ombré looks trendy and expensive, right? Well, it can be trendy without being expensive. There are plenty of DIY projects for the crafty girl who is looking for an expensive look without spending a lot of money.
You can DIY ombré projects by using different colors of paper or dying white cloth like tablecloths, draperies, shoes or dresses. Or you can do projects that involve other tactile decorations such as wine-corks displays, centerpieces like vases or glass bottles, and frames.