It’s Bridal Fashion Week in New York right now, where designers are showing off their collections for spring 2013. One of the most popular looks we’ve spotted so far is also the most defiant of traditional bridal white—red dresses. Oscar de la Renta included an elaborate ruby ballgown with a sweetheart neckline and jeweled bodice in his show (center); Romona Keveza offered an off-the-shoulder style with an origami flower-covered skirt in “Romona Red” (not pictured); and Vera Wang’s entire runway was filled with shades of vermilion, cardinal, crimson, dahlia, and scarlet (left, right). Wang created her collection—which she named “mei meng”; translation: “beautiful dream”—in the hue for two reasons. “First of all, in Asia red is the color of weddings,” she told InStyle.com. “Second, I felt red was an incredibly sensual, exciting, sexy, brave, and romantic color, and I feel that doing a bridal collection in color gives women the freedom to express their individuality.” Of course, these same designs will be available in crisp creams and whites when they hit stores, though the option of red is now at the forefront of the market. Would you consider wearing red on your wedding day? Tell us your thoughts in the comments!
Plus, see more of our favorite looks from Bridal Fashion Week.