Several designers made a startling statement at their bridal market shows by including red wedding dresses. Vera Wang described her Spring 2013 collection as “boldly romantic, seductive and sexy,” and showed wedding gowns in red hues—from cardinal to vermillion. (Wang’s gowns will also be available in ivory.) Oscar de la Renta and Romona Keveza both ended their shows with voluminous bright red ball gowns with a lot of texture.
While red is synonymous with love in the United States, in cultures around the world it takes on a variety of meanings that include joy and luck in China, happiness and new beginnings in Japan, and it’s an auspicious colour in India. Here’s a look at some of the red wedding dresses from Bridal Market.