The dress, the family, the memories, the money!
Today, Jorunn Hernes (whom you met in the article here ) and I are adding to the many resources available for colour-analyzed women and men. Last time, we created catalogs showing colours of blue jeans for the 12 Seasons. Bridal is another subject that belongs in our reference library. For today’s post, Jorunn and I switched our Seasons. She created galleries of the most becoming whites and dresses for Summer and Autumn. I am shopping for Winter and Spring.
Colour analysis extends easily to a male audience inside and outside the wedding context as the best white for work and dress shirts, tie and cummerbund colours, and the most original gift ever for the groomsmen! They can compare their Season colour palettes over cocktails.
Of course not! No man in a group would ever do that. A man who knows something about colour would, however, proudly impress you with his insightful outfit and people observations the next day. Men like colour and they like having an educated understanding of it.
Harmonizing white to a Season takes a little practice, as does analyzing a face in various whites. Doing the same job from online images is more difficult still. Because white is weird. It reflects all or most colours (wavelengths of light) back out. The nuances and balances in those reflections determine Season fellowship.
To make things just a little harder, the relationships between colour and light is intricate. If a light source is too yellow, a colour will look yellower. We all know this from how things look at 9AM compared to 3PM. How about the reverse? If an object could reflect more yellow-group wavelengths than were in the light source to begin with, the object’s colour will not read accurately or consistently. The only wavelengths that can be reflected out of an object (to form a colour perception in a human brain) are among the ones that went in in the first place. True of all colours, more noticeable with white.
You may be surprised with some of the Season placements. We agree with you. On a different day, or time of day, we might have put the dresses elsewhere also. With wedding dresses, the viewer accounts for how unusual it is to wear a column of white. The idea is as much to keep you out of the wrong garden as in the right one.
Regarding dresses from Kleinfeld’s: When you click on a dress to look at it again on their website, the system might take you to a totally different dress. Often, the dresses are part of a gallery and you can find the one you want among the thumbnails beneath.
We try to keep the number of items for each Season about even. I confess to surrendering shamelessly to Light Spring wedding dress overload. For once, this was the easiest Season to find clothing for. Surprisingly, it took more time to populate the True Winter catalog than any other, still easy since we’re dealing in white. By the time I clicked Publish, all I could think was, “Somebody, please stop me from adding one more dress.”
The links for the Winter and Spring catalogs:
If the bride is a Winter: here or below.
If the bride is a Spring: here or below.
If the bride/groom’s mother is a Spring: here or below.
If the bride/groom’s mother is a Winter: here or below.
The links for Jorunn’s beautiful Autumn and Summer catalogs can be found in her post here or below.
Because flowers are too pretty to resist, in honour of this post, we added flower crowns for the Seasons to Jorunn’s Pinterest board, Bridal Flowers for the 12 Seasons.