An emerald green formal gown, accented with bronze accessories.
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Dress: Flora Chiffon Gown by Badgley Mischka at Rent the Runway | Earrings: Carolee Tassel Drop Earrings from Bloomingdale's | Cuff: Kara Ross Wide Line Cuff from JCPenney | Invitation: Abstract Jewels Wedding Invitations from Minted | Bouquet: Rustic Wedding Bouquet with Red Dahlias by QuatreCoeur as seen in Brides. Photography by Devon Jarvis | Sandals: 'Tiara' Sandals by Via Spiga from Nordstrom | Clutch: Rochas Clutch in Copper from Yoox
If you're a fan of color and fashion, you may remember a few years ago when emerald green was everywhere, and was the color of the year in 2013. The wedding world embraced this color so much, and I did too here on Dress for the Wedding. Back in late 2012 and in 2013 so many dress collage was emerald green!
I've taken a little two-year breather, and dabbled some in Radiant Orchid (color of the year for 2014), and Marsala (color of the year for 2015), and I decided today that that with the advent of fall weddings in a few weeks, I'm ready to do another emerald look. I'm hoping that this bronze shade -- a fun take on the popular copper rose gold colors we saw start a few years ago-- makes this a regal and rustic look. There's no denying this shade of emerald green is beautiful for a wedding, especially in fall and winter.
While I'm showing a bridesmaid style suggestion with the flowers and the invitations to match, this also makes a beautiful black tie-appropriate gown for a wedding guest or gala event. For more ideas on how to wear it, you can see how others styled it on Rent the Runway and see how it was worn by bridal parties as well! This also leads me to wonder - what will the color of the year for 2016 be? I'm hoping for some sort of unique blue or perhaps something bright and sunny. Time will tell!
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