From The Straits Times    |

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FROM LEFT: Jersey and chiffon gown with crystal collar, from DIGIO BRIDAL; satin and lace gown with train, from FRENCH WEDDING; crystal-embellished sequined halter gown with sweep train, from RICO-A-MONA and tulle ballgown with lace- and rosette-appliqued bodice, from MY DREAM WEDDING. PHOTOS: HER WORLD BRIDES

With bridal wear coming in delicious colours, you’re spoilt for choice. But before you rush out and buy a coloured gown, read our guide:

Looks stunning on fair to medium-toned skin tones. Pure silver looks too harsh on nearly all skin tones, so opt for a silver with more grey in it.

Ivory to cream
Most skin tones take these shades better than pure white.

Looks good on medium-tan to tan skins. Don’t choose a pure gold. Darker, burnished shades work better.

Blues, lilacs, mint greens and pinks
Pastels are best for fair skins, but lilacs and mint greens can flatter darker skins.

This article was first published in Her World Brides Dec 1999 – Feb 2000.