Archive for the ‘Wedding Gowns’ Category
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Here’s another part of the top 10 wedding dresses from 2013, based on our friend feedback throughout the half of a year.
1. SHIMMERING CHAMPAGNE FROM RAFAEL CENNAMO
2. COVERED IN LACE FROM JENNY LEE
The high neckline on this Jenny Lee wedding dress reminded our Facebook commenters of older, classic styles. Some said it felt Victorian and some said 80s, but all were happy to see a dress that represented a different era.
3. GLAMOROUS FRINGE FROM HAYLEY PAIGE
This dress was definitely one of your favorites this year, but not without a catch. Everyone loved the dramatic fringe and Hollywood glamour of the Hayley Paige design, but many finished that sentiment by saying “… but I could never wear it to my wedding.” Our commenters appreciate good design, but still prefer something a little less revealing for their own wedding.
4. WATTEAU TRAIN FROM MARCHESA
We were all collectively blown away by this unique dress from Marchesa featuring a Watteau train falling directly from the shoulders. As one Facebook commenter said, “Who wants a gown that looks like everyone else?”
5. PASTEL RAINBOW FROM LAZARO
6. GODDESS IN GOLD FROM ROMONA KEVEZA
For adventurous brides only: Our readers love this dress from Romona Keveza Couture that could be worn as a wedding dress or evening gown. One commenter described it on Facebook as a “Cleopatra dress”, and another as “Shimmering champagne”.
7. LOVELY CUT-OUT FROM HAYLEY PAIGE
8. DEEP-V FROM TULLE
9. SWEET REVEAL FROM BLUSH
The hi-low hem is a popular trend this year, and one of the first hi-low wedding dresses we saw on the bridal runways came from designer Blush. Pinterest pinners loved this style, and we’re interested to see what shoes they pair with it.
10. BELTED BLUSH FROM LAZARO
The belt on this pink blush Lazaro dress attracted the attention of our Facebook brides, who also loved the romantic feminine feel of the ballerina shape. Commenters did suggest pairing a necklace with this neckline.
This year we don’t want a wedding dress that’s overly sexy, but we also don’t want to be “frumpy.” In general, we are sick of the strapless dress trend, but we were willing to overlook it for a few outstanding dresses. And we love something that pops—we want an unexpected design element, color or intricate back to create a wow factor when walk down the aisle.
1. Asymmetric Lace from Anna Maier
When we posted the back of this asymmetric lace Anna Maier dress on Facebook, your response was a unanimous “Stunning!” One fashionable reader commented that the dress would look great with evening gloves.
2. Lace and Buttons from Cocoe Voci
There’s no doubt that our readers love an elegant back on a wedding dress, especially this one from Cocoe Voci. The combination of short sleeves, a long row of buttons and overall lace made this one of your all-time favorite dresses, in 2012 and beyond.
3. Ornate Ball Gown from Eve of Milady
This Eve of Milady ball gown juxtaposes a classic, simple tulle skirt with an ornately beaded bodice. One Facebook commenter even said her 10-year old daughter has asked for this dress for her future wedding.
4. LUXE LACE CAPE FROM MANUEL MOTA
We asked on Facebook what jewelry you would pair with this Manuel Mota dress, and our commenters agreed to keep the jewelry simple. The design of the cape-like sleeves and all-over lace are enough glamour to stand on their own.
5. Dramatic Petals from Kenneth Pool
We asked on Facebook what your favorite element of this Kenneth Pool dress is. It seems it was hard for you to choose between the dramatic skirt, beaded bodice and illusion straps, but with coaxing the majority of our commenters pointed to the straps.
6. Scalloped Lace from Reem Acra
The back of this Reem Acra dress was described by our Facebook commenters as both “elegant” and “breathtaking”. We completely agree!
7. Floral Illusion Sleeves from Monique Lhuillier
8. Royal Style from Dennis Basso
9. Champagne and Lace from Lazaro
Though our Facebook audience told us this year they want sleeves on their wedding dresses, they still fell in love with this strapless champagne gown from Lazaro. Even traditional brides said they’d wear this light color in place of a white dress.
10. Beaded Drama from Manuel Mota
The response on Facebook to this Manuel Mota wedding dress was two-fold this year: First, our commenters agreed that this all-over beaded dress is stunning. But they also agreed that this dress goes beyond a wedding dress and could be worn for any formal occasion.
This bride, although she obviously didn’t know it at the time, is all of our favourite trends for 2013 bridal all rolled into one! Colour? Check. Statement back? Check. Long sleeve? Yep. Vintage hair? Check. Sparkle? Check times a million. We love that she wanted to show off her tatts, and the long sequin sleeves are the perfect to balance off the sexiness of the back. Stunning!
Many of the gowns from Jenny Packham’s Ready to Wear collection would make stunning and original wedding dresses. This emerald green dress was worn as the bride’s reception dress, but almost made more of an impact than her white and grey ceremony gown. We can only imagine the wow moment if she had appeared at the end of the aisle in this dress, but would it be ‘wedding enough’ for you?
Ever since we saw this bride a couple of months ago we’ve had a serious girl crush on her. Originally we were all about her top knot hair style, then we couldn’t get her no-back, pink sequin Jenny Packham gown out of our heads. This is how to rock a pink gown. Part Great Gatsby, part boho and part rock n’ roll bride, there’s nothing about this look that’s not unforgettable.
This Vera Wang gown is made for the bubbliest of brides. Not only is it a beautifully feminine silhouette and the most decadent of materials, but it looks like so much fun to wear! This dress could never be mistaken for anything other than an incredible wedding gown, so may not be as daring as going for gold, but the candyfloss element to it certainly gives it an edge, doesn’t it?
When we saw Pippa on The Bridal Lounge’s blog Wedding Belles, we felt our hearts go all warm and fuzzy. She looked like a serious siren in her Gemy Couture dress from Myrtle Ivory alone, but pairing it with striking red nails and lips was a stroke of style genius. Pippa, we salute you.
So what do you guys think? Would you go for a dress in a different colour? Let us know by leaving a comment below!
Picking out a wedding dress can be a tough decision, so it’s really no surprise that some brides skip choosing altogether and just wear two dresses! Changing into something fun and flirty for your reception is a great option if you are getting married in a conservative setting but your personal style is a little more bold. But even if it’s “anything goes” for your wedding gown, a wardrobe change can just be a fun way to show off your personal style or help you bust a move on the dance floor (surely, I’m not the only one who can’t imagine getting down to “Party Rock Anthem” in a ballgown, right?).
If you’re thinking of doing a wardrobe change for your reception, here is some dress inspiration:
1. We love this gorgeous pink party dress for a classic wedding reception. The detailing is soft and romantic, but the length and color keeps it young and modern.
2. This dress looks like it was made for dancing! It’s so dramatic and glamorous—those are ostrich feathers, by the way!—but her simple shoes and updo make the whole look very chic.
3. This ruched halter dress would work for almost any wedding reception; you could dress it up with heels or wear it with flat sandals on the beach.
4. The silhouette and sharp black-and-white color combo makes this short dress surprisingly formal. It’s traditional but still whimsical.
5. The simple cut of this dress keeps the dazzling sequins from being overwhelming.
6. This dress looks so comfy! Any dress that gives you enough room to enjoy an extra slice of cake is a good idea.
7. This wedding romper is bold, modern, and sophisticated.
8. Sequins are so fun, but shy brides can ease into them with neutral colors.
9. Floral appliqués were all over the fall runways; this short dress is a romantic way to rock the trend.
10. Rosettes and a swingy skirt in ivory and blush are perfectly innocent — even old-fashioned — which means you can totally get away with that plunging neckline.
Who says you need to spend a fortune to look fab? We’re here to debunk the myth with 12 of our favorites bridal dresses all priced at $500 and under.
If you watched this year’s Academy Awards, and thought “Why can’t I wear that gown to my wedding?” our answer is: you can! We found wedding gown look to many of your favorite styles from the red carpet.
The star of Zero Dark Thirty was a big hit on the red carpet in a shimmering gold Giorgio Armani gown with Art Deco detailing. We thought this geometrically beaded wedding gown hit the same notes as Jessica’s.
While she may have won the Best Supporting Actress award, her Prada gown was not a fan favorite. However, we did think the high neckline was a great detail – and we love how it works on this wedding dress.
The Oscar winner’s Elie Saab gown mixed femininity and glamour – as does this wedding gown.