Although white dresses have long been considered the "traditional" wedding color, did you know that they have only been popular for about two hundred years? Queen Victoria wed in white in 1840, setting in motion a trend later cemented by Coco Chanel in the 1920s. Today's bride, however, can be as individual or traditional as she wants, and for some, white is just too bright! Maybe purple is your passion? Or a taste of the rainbow? Whatever your color, make it pop! (And some matching shoes won't hurt, either!) First Row: Day Dream Wedding | Wildberry Studio + Design via Offbeat Bride Second Row: Style.com Third Row: Wedding Dress Fantasy | The Wedding Blog Fourth Row: Fashion and Beauty | Wed Share Fifth Row: Wedding Dress Inspiration | McBride Studio via Style Me Pretty With her heart in Paris and her feet in the sand, Laurie is a part-time pizza lover and full-time blogger-tutor-editor-fashionista who still believes in fairytales and happy endings.