Your big day is approaching. Everything is falling into place, but you still haven't picked the perfect shade of wedding white for your look. Honey-skinned brides bring a glow to their style that's more than just the look of love. Your coloring is beautiful against a range of elegant, romantic shades.
The traditionally stark wedding white became popular in 1840 when Queen Victoria married her cousin Prince Albert. Before that, royal wedding dresses were colored brocade ensembles with lots of silver and white embroidery. The fashion mags of the day reported the Queen's departure from convention and a full-blown tradition was born. So don't stress it if you want to wear something besides stark white. Take a cue from Queen Victoria and wear what you like.
Your undertone determines what shades look best on you. All women are either warm or cool. Honey skin is light golden-brown with warm, amber undertones. You probably have brown or amber eyes, too. Colors that complement the gold in your complexion are prettiest for honey-toned brides.
Your dress gets almost as much attention as you on your wedding day! While you may be just tan enough to look radiant in stark white, you also look ravishing in champagne or rum white. These colors are still dazzling white in pictures, but they have a pinkish hue that flatters you. Stay away from yellowish ivories; they'll make you look sallow.
Your veil is right by your face for the entire ceremony and at least part of the reception. Make sure the color flatters your honey skin. You can match your veil exactly to your dress for a sophisticated monochrome style or try a complementary shade. Women who go for stark white wedding dresses might like the softness of a rum or champagne veil.
Your accoutrements are the finishing touches on your bridal ensemble. Gloves, garters, stockings and shoes all complete your look. Stick with the monochrome look or match accoutrements to your veil. You can also choose soft gradients of color. Honey skin looks warm and rosy with honey-toned accoutrements. Keep darker touches further from your face if you want a bright, classic white look in pictures.