Yes, to me the colors are what make the dress. Which is why finding the perfect fabric is so important. There is another Jeanne Hallee dress that is my back up. It is on the one with two dresses.... let me see if I can find it. The one on the right here, the blue one: http://www.metmuseum.org/Collections/search-the-collections/80018059 I have some gorgeous copper burnout velvet that is similar to the blue. The thing that worries me about this dress though is that I am not so skinny as that model so I don't know if it would look weird in a different proportion.