A colour ‘moment’ that we are in no rush to get rid of, blush lies somewhere between pink, mauve and champagne. It is an edgy twist on a classic shade and somehow manages to capture both musky and pearly qualities all at once. It compliments almost any complexion and can be channeled for a laid back bohemian look or something a little more fierce and fashion forward. Either way, blush tones posses a quiet charm of understated luxury. We love that it’s a little bit different, and we love that not all brides are the same. This colour, once a shade meant only for bridesmaids, can be worn down the aisle by a bride who is as confident as ever.
“I do not follow trends – I design dresses that are relevant to the times.”
– Naeem Khan
We have been particularly inspired by this colour palette since Fall 2018 Bridal Fashion Week, where subtle (and not so subtle) pink accents and hues were incorporated as a unique and often surprising relief to the traditional white gown. If a complete blush gown is a little too daring for you, try breaking up the palette by incorporating ivory and cream tones. This neutral combination works harmoniously together and adds a unique point of difference. Opt for an ivory bustier, pairing it with a flowing rose skirt that ties at the waist to accentuate the wearer’s figure. Skirts with tier detailing add an element of movement, playing on the floral notion of the colour in silhouette rather than in print. This creates an understated look of ethereal elegance, perfect for a bride on her wedding day. Blush also pairs well with silver hardware like those featured in Naeem Khan’s Fall 2018 Bridal collection. The common ashy element of these two tones creates a celestial vibe that elevates the look of the dress – perfect for a cool, winter wedding.
Of course this colour choice can either be glammed up or stripped back depending on your unique style. Beading and appliqué are common design details that are used as a source of embellishment, and pair nicely with pink tones to capture that feminine aesthetic. For a more minimal approach, we recommend a wrap silhouette gown that satisfies both form and function, like the gorgeous midi number from Alexandra Grecco’s whimsical Fall 2018 collection. Since the unique colour choice is an immediate head turner, we recommend accessorising the ensemble with contemporary jewellery – think drop earrings and fine lines. Blush tones complement both gold and silver jewellery so go ahead and feature your favourite pieces, knowing that you look as great as you feel. To contrast the inherent feminine quality of the blush colour palette, we recommend a chic hairstyle like a slick low pony or a messy bun to accentuate the modern dimension of this look.