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Red Wedding Dresses

Updated on January 26, 2014

Red Wedding Dresses and Gowns for 2013

Make a dramatic statement on your wedding day with one of these stunning red wedding dresses. Red (for good luck) is the traditional color for Chinese wedding dresses. Red is also the color of love (think Valentine's Day). Red is fun, happy, and striking. And you know you're in good company since both Vera Wang and Oscar de la Renta featured red wedding dresses in their 2013 bridal collections.

You don't need to stick with the traditional white, ivory, or cream. Today there are many styles of red wedding dresses to choose from, so you will be able to find a style which suits your body type.

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Red Wedding Dresses in the Vera Wang 2013 Bridal Collection

Red wedding dresses are IN. See this selection of red wedding dresses designed by Vera Wang for the Spring 2013 Bridal Collection.

Would you dare to wear (or want your bride to wear) a red wedding dress?

Okay. So a red wedding dress is a bit daring for those of us in the west. Before you jump straight to the "no" vote, just check out some of the stunning red bridal gowns below to see if you might change your mind....

RED - would you wear it to your wedding?

Red Ball Gown Wedding Dresses

for a fairytale wedding

think Disney princess

Ball Gown Style Wedding Dress

The pretty ball gown style dress has a fitted bodice with either a standard or dropped waistline with a beautiful full skirt. The skirt may be supported by inbuilt layers of fabric or you may have to wear a crinoline petticoat to add volume to the skirt. This style of dress will suit most body types, especially those who with to hide their lower body.

Red Strapless Wedding Dress

This stunning dress, which laces up the back, has many layers of tulle to make the skirt stand out. This will look like a real fairytale wedding!

Burgundy Ball Gown Strapless Wedding Dress

This gorgeous sequinned burgundy dress laces up at the back. A stunning dress for a formal wedding. It is also available in red (see below).

Red Ball Gown Strapless Wedding Dress

Red Strapless Wedding Dress

This beautiful red dress with lovely bead and sequin work has a full skirt with a netting underskirt. There is also a sweet little bolero for those brides wanting something a little more modest. See more pictures below.

with the bolero

back view

Red Wedding Ball Gown

Burgundy Ball Gown

Burgundy Ball Gown

Red Empire Wedding Dresses

a flattering wedding dress style

Empire Style Wedding Dresses

In an empire dress, the skirt flows from a raised waistline which sits just below the bust. This style will suit most body types, especially those with a smaller bust or those wishing to hide their tummy.

Red V-Neck Empire Drape Floral Long Dress

This beautiful V-neck empire syle dress has a zipper in the back and inside bra pads. It is made from high quality chiffon and satin. This would make a stunning wedding dress for a beach or garden wedding. See more pictures below.

floral bodice



Sweet Red Ruffle Empire Waist Dress

Red Spaghetti Strap Beaded Evening Dress

Red Mermaid Wedding Dresses

Mermaid Style Bridal Dresses

A mermaid dress has a close-fitting bodice and hugs the body over the stomach, hips, and thighs, then flares out at the knee (like a mermaid tail). Be aware that this style of dress shows every curve so it is better suited for slimmer brides or for a bride who wishes to accentuate her curves.

Elegant Strapless Satin Mermaid Wedding Dress With Beaded Detail

This beautiful red mermaid wedding dress is made from silk taffeta and lace with lovely beaded decoration. It has bones in the bodice to give the gown a defined shape and a court train which extends behind the dress. More photos below.

front detail


court train

Bridal Floor Length Sheath Merimaid Taffeta Flower Wedding Dress

Mermaid Organza Rhinestone Dress

Elegant Burgundy Mermaid One-Shoulder Dress

Red Long / Short Wedding Dresses

High / Low Red Wedding Dresses

Can't decide whether you want the traditional long wedding gown or a shorter formal dress? Why not try one of these high / low dresses and get the best of both worlds!

Front Short and Long Back Satin Wedding Dress

Front Short and Long Back Sweetheart Neckline Chiffon Wedding Dress with Rhinestones

Wear these long / short dresses as is, or dress them up with a bridal petticoat, which could be removed later if desired.

Fashion Petticoat for Wedding Dress

4 Bone Hoop Slip with 3 Ruffles Bridal Petticoat Wedding Gown Slip

6 Bone Hoop Slip w/ 5 Ruffles Bridal Petticoat Wedding Gown Slip

Red Wedding Dress with Removable Skirt

Here's a clever idea – a dress with a detachable skirt. Wear the dress long for the wedding ceremony, then remove the long skirt to leave a shorter dress for dancing the night away at the reception.

2 in 1 Designer Short/long Wedding Dress

White and Red Wedding Dresses

Red Embroidery White Wedding Dress

A-line Satin Red and White Bridal Gown

Red and White Halter Bridal Dress

Strapless Red and White Bridal Dress

George Bride Women's Layered Organza Chapel Train Dress with Appliques

Short Red Wedding Dresses

Sassy Short Red Wedding Dresses

Seeing as you are breaking tradition with the color of your wedding dress, what's to stop you from breaking tradition with the hem length?

Red Strapless Chiffon Dress

Sleeveless Sheer Layer V Neck Dress

Sleeveless Sheer Gathered Satin Layered Knee Length Dress

Chinese Style Red Wedding Dresses

What about a pink wedding dress?

Pink Wedding Dresses
On this page you'll find a selection of beautiful pink wedding dresses in different styles and different shades and tones of pink. If you want to add a bit o...

So now that you've seen these red wedding dresses, do you think you would consider wearing one? Which would be your favorite style?


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      Gloria Freeman 5 years ago from Alabama USA

      I like the red and white one.

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      CoeGurl 5 years ago from USA

      Very nicely laid out lens! The burgundy wedding dresses are so beautiful.

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      Shelly Sellers 5 years ago from Midwest U.S.A.

      A red wedding dress is so chic and trendy!

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      Stuwaha 5 years ago

      What a stunning collection! When I was a teenager I was determined to have a red wedding dress just like Lydia on Beetlejuice, then when it came down to my wedding (22) I went with white because it made my mother and grandmother happy.

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      jolou 5 years ago

      These are really stunning dresses, presented very well. I love the ball gowns.

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      Titia Geertman 5 years ago from Waterlandkerkje - The Netherlands

      Your article about red wedding dresses is going to set a trend, I'm sure. Loved to see how you showed all sides of the dress. Blessed.