The Ombré Trend

The Ombré Trend

Ombré is the French word for “shaded.” This color effect comes from blending one color hue to another, moving from shades of light to dark. The history of this coloring comes from the 19th century used for textile treatment. As a result, this fashion technique adds a nice “rainbowed” effect. To quote Martha Stewart on the subject, “The gentle progression of color in ombré suggests the transition from wakefulness to slumber, especially in soothing shades of blue.


Ombré is most popular with hair coloring, with shades ranging from darker colors at the roots to shades of pink, blue, or any lighter color at the hair tips. Because of the trendy look, ombré is not limited to just hairstyles. It is popular to use ombré details on wedding cakes, invitations and men and women’s clothing too!

We have compiled some beautiful ombré trends below!

Accessories Go ombré on accessories for men! You can style with an ombré tie or a shades of color from the same color family! Ombré doesn't just have to be on a single piece of article or clothing. It's quite fun to style a group of people in a cascading shade of color whether it's for a quinceanera, wedding or other group event. Blue Ombre Bow Ties, different shades of ties for a wedding party Groom Wearing Blue Ombre Tie with Blue Suit, ombre blue tie Heather Grey Suit with Blue Ombre Tie

Dresses Lily Collins wore an ombré Ellie Saab Couture gown to the Oscars. This gown is simply stunning with cascading shades of purple and orange fading to a white at the bottom. Lily doesn't need sequins to stand out, the ombré chiffon says it all!

Lily Collins purple ombre Ellie Saab Couture Gown

Credit: US Magazine

Other ombré dress styles can also be worn if you're attending a wedding, prom, winter formal, or a classy night out!

Blue Sweetheart Neckline Ombre Organza Prom Dress Navy Blue Ombre Sweetheart Gown

For the bold bride who doesn't want to walk down the aisle in all white, bridal gowns have incorporated the ombré effect to create that pop of color to your liking.

Ombre Wedding Gown in White and Grey

Credit: Moondance Photography

Invitations You can get creative with your wedding stationary by several shades of your wedding color! Ombré invitations are very pretty with a water color style.

Blue and Pink Ombre Wedding Invitation Coral Ombre Wedding Invitations


You can't have a party without desserts! Because trends and colors have been the focus for most parties or weddings, the traditional white cake has also turned colorful to match the theme of the occasion. Here are two great ways to style your ombré wedding cake!

3-Tier Green and Blue Ombre Cake Orange and Coral Ombre Layered Cake Purple Layered Ombre Cakes

Flowers Walk down the aisle in style, especially in a bed of ombré rose petals, your guests will be in awe of this unique floral style.

Carondelet House Wedding Ceremony Pink Ombre Aisle Carondelet House Ombre Rose Petal Wedding Ceremony

Credit: Anna Delores Photography See this full photo shoot at the Carondelet House: Pink Romance at the Carondelet House

Other floral styles include this gorgeous fading red ombré centerpiece. Because the centerpiece captures the attention,

Pink and Red Ombre Floral Centerpiece

Book an appointment to choose your ombré look with one of our stylists at your local Friar Tux Shop.