While this is supposed to be the happiest day in every woman life, weddings put a lot of a pressure on the female presence. Mostly because everyone expects you to look your best. Since all eyes are on you, the wedding dress is by far the most important statement you can make.
Shopping for the right wedding dress is supposed to be fun, but it sometimes ends up being a nightmare. While the process is rather complex, we’ve tried to narrow it down to 7 main steps that you have to follow on your wedding gown hunt.
Choose the type of dress that you want. No matter how much a tight dress catches your eyes, you might not have the curves that you’re required to have in order to look you best. You also need to take into account the outfit of your spouse. After choosing the style, you need to pick the color of your dress. While most brides go for white, some can choose pearl or another variation. Make sure that when you’re picking out your dress, you benefit from as much natural light as possible: artificial light within a store can be deceiving.
Take pictures when you try on dresses. You can either take some selfies in the mirror or ask the shop assistant to take them for you. When you get some, you will be able to take your time and make a proper comparison between dresses.
There is RARELY a cheap and beautiful dress. While some affordable dresses may look adorable on the mannequin in the shop window, you will soon notice the true quality of the dress when you try it on. The real reason why some wedding dresses are cheaper is because the manufacturer compromised the quality of the fabric.
Train or not? Choosing a dress with a train makes it easier for you to move around without people stepping on your dress all the time. However, it is true that a train will make the dress look even more elegant, so the choice is entirely up to you. Do you choose comfort over elegance?
Last fitting. The last details and adjustments need to be done about 2-3 weeks before the wedding. Even if you buy the dress 3 months in advance, chances are that you may lose or gain some weight or you may want to add or remove certain embroideries from the model you’ve chosen.
Wear the dress before the wedding. Sometimes brides choose astonishing wedding dress models which are not that comfortable to walk around in. on your wedding day, you need to be able to move around and dance naturally. It’s not every day that we wear long dresses, hoop skirts and dress trains, deep cleavage or corsets, so you need to make friends with your dress before the big day. Wear the dress inside your house, preferably with shoes on. Make sure that you’re not wearing any makeup when you’re trying on the dress, to avoid staining it. Also take a shower before and wear perfume, to keep the dress fresh. Sit down, stand up, do a pirouette, maybe even dance around a little, until you feel that you can make all these moves in a natural way.
Flowers are a touch of color. Speculate as much as you can with the color potential of your wedding bouquet. It makes you stand out and it creates a beautiful contrast with your wedding dress.
As part of the wedding party, the bridesmaid will always be admired by the guests of a wedding. Looking your best is a must, whether the color or model of your dress is imposed by the requirements of the bride or not.
We’ve put together a series of dresses that are in trend in the 2015 wedding season. Under each photo, you will discover the link that will redirect you to the source/seller of the dress, so you can track it down in no time. Happy shopping, ladies!
It is no secret that the mother of the bride is a very important person at any wedding. Aside from the bride/groom and the bridal party, lots of eyes will be turned to admire the mother of the bride.
This is why it’s imperative to have an impeccable appearance, in both terms of behavior and looks.
Today, we’re focusing our attention on bringing you a selection of adequate mother of the bride dresses that will ensure and elegant appearance. You will find the source for each dress under the given picture.
We all know that white is the color of purity, so that’s why white wedding gowns make the most sense. But why would you choose purple as your secondary dress color?
Purple is all about mystery and it is one of the rarest colors found in surrounding nature. It’s also referred to as “the color of power”, being often wore by kings. Most painters and musicians found their inspiration while being surrounded by a violet light.
Here are some other things you may not have know about purple:
It represents the most intense electrochemical power and it stimulates the nervous system.
It feeds and energizes the human brain.
Leonardo Da Vinci said that our meditation capacity is increased if we sit in a room with purple windows when the sun is at its afternoon glow.
It suggests luxury, wealth and sophistication.
If you’re on the market looking for a white and purple wedding dress, here are some suggestions. You can find the source for each model under the picture.
We know you girls love to look at wedding dresses. It’s also the toughest of choices when planning your wedding. Maybe looking at the gallery below, will give you an idea of what you want your wedding to look like.
You simply must tell us which one of these you find to be the most glamorous.
Lots of future brides seems to have their concerns concentrated on mostly one thing about their wedding planning: how to save money on several items, such as the wedding dress. Even if there are lots of brides who don’t want to compromise their look on the wedding, we can honestly tell you that you don’t necessarily need a Vera Wang dress to be a princess on your wedding day. Don’t get me wrong, Vera still makes dresses that I would kill for, but where you are on a budget, spending thousands of dollars on your wedding dress is not exactly something you can afford.
This is why I’ve come up with some ideas that can actually help you save money.
#1: Simple is better. When the price tag seems a bit exaggerated, it’s probably because you are looking at a model with lots of embellishments. If you look for a simple wedding gown, the price will significantly be lower.
#2: Look for second-hand dresses. I hope you ladies realize that if you want a really expensive wedding dress, you’re actually paying thousands of dollars for a piece of clothing that you only get to wear once in your life. Here’s a question for ex-brides: how many of you have actually taken out the wedding dress from the basement/attic/closet/whatever place you store it in, to take a look at it after the big day has passed? Chances are your wedding dress will be forgotten in some corner of the house for the rest of your life. Unless you are one of those mothers who is looking to push her old wedding dress down her daughter’s throat. So, why not opt for a rental? OnceWed is just an example of an online business where you can even find designer dresses at extremely low prices, simply because they’ve been worn once or because some bride has remorse and returned it without even wearing it.
#3: Online is cheaper. As always, shopping online for clothes is cheaper than wasting time, money and energy with having to go from store to store. Of course, the disadvantage is that you won’t get to try the wedding dress on, although there are some online store that will allow you to open the package and check its content before paying the courier.
#4: Subscribe, subscribe, subscribe. We’re generally annoying with some of the website subscriptions we’ve made in our lives, mostly because we end up receiving tons of email with content we never really need. Well, when you’re on the market for a wedding dress, subscribing to online stores is not such a bad idea. You will be updates on the latest offers, models and sales and word has it, some stores even create special promotions and discount exclusively for their subscribers.
#5: It’s a seller’s market. If you do end up buying a really expensive wedding dress, why not sell it once the wedding is over? You won’t be able to recover the entire amount you paid for it, but you will end up having some extra cash that you could use for something else. A Caribbean honeymoon, maybe?
Dear Alfred Angelo, on behalf of all the future brides of the world, I want to thank you for this dream come true. Everyone knows that most women dream of their wedding dress ever since they were children, back in the days were Disney’s princesses were our best inspiration and our role models.
We modestly bow down before the collection below, as each and every item would make a perfect wedding dress for a fairy tale wedding.
The entire collection is available here. Which one would you choose and why?
Even when they are invited to be part of the wedding party, bridesmaids would love to be able to dress into something that fits their own unique style. However, that does not make for some of the best wedding photos. Truth be told, ladies, you should all wear the same type of dress, but in a different style. Why? Because this will set you apart from every other lady present at the wedding. It will make you stand out of the crowd, be the center of attention (alongside the bride, of course) and it requires little to no effort.
You don’t have to stress over what color to choose, what fabric and so on. You all get your own piece of fabric and the bride can let you choose your own dress design. But don’t take our word for it, just take a glimpse at the gallery below.
The 20th Century Fashions during the 40s was predominantly influenced by the Big Band era; swing music reflected the way people dressed. But at the same time there was the influence of the World War II. The times revealed a certain difficulty in creation as shortages both economically and socially were present all over the place. Somehow the designers managed to combine style and practicality to reach the status of elegance and classy.
One can divide the 1940s fashion in two distinguished parts: during the war and after the war.
These distinctive styles are reflected also in the 1940s wedding dresses. In the first period, during the war the style of the dresses was simpler as clothing was rationed across the UK and US. That is why many brides of modest means chose to wear practical dresses. Homemade accessories and curly hairstyle allowed the brides to show their elegance without too much expense or waste. The grooms limited themselves to simply wear the uniform.
The second period with the war over and materials available again, the French couturiers, gained again suveranity in the fashion realm. Christian Dior was the promoter of the New Look, that featured a nipped waist, fuller skirts with plenty of fabric and a more classical feminine image. His New Look became more popular across the ocean where designers combined several elements in order to get the effects of elegance and stylish. Long sleeves with a point at the end -that made the hands look elongated and brought the wedding ring into attention-, emphasis on waist, often with a “V” shape, made of rayon and sometimes silk, these are few of the elements introduced in the New Look of 1940’s wedding dresses.
Another element not less important is the usange of veil which in time became a trend in wearing it longer and richer reaching almost the fullness of a rich trail.
The 1940’s bride’s hairstyle is still actual and perfect for a formal wedding. The curly style confers a classical and elegant look underlining the features of the face in a delicate manner. Many elements of 1940’s wedding dresses are preserved in nowadays wedding fashion. Designers take interest in creating new looks based on the “old looks” of the 40s.11
Every woman knows that the wedding dress is generally the most expensive item a future bride has to buy for her wedding. And the more Swarovski Crystals and Vera Wang creations you aim for, the more the prices are gonna go up. But let’s assume that you are on a budget and no matter how much you want an expensive wedding dress, you just can’t afford it. What if there was a way for you to get your hands on a beautiful wedding dress without spending a fortune? Oh wait, there is…
One of the most beautiful wedding dresses we’ve seen in TV shoes was designed by Vera Wang and featured in the fifth season of Gossip Girl: it was from Blair Waldorf‘s royal wedding gown fitting. She eventually dropped this one and replaced it with another, also created by Vera Wang – but that one deserves a separate article.
The idea that you shouldn’t wear a white wedding dress for 2nd time around is a preconceived one. OK, it is known that white color is the color of purity and clarity and innocence, and being a 2nd, a 3rd time bride doesn’t confer you the same status that you have had at your first marriage, when wearing that white wedding dress signified your first step as a innocent and pure girl into the new world of marriage. But next to this detail, we should consider the fact that actually, no matter how many times this thing happens to a woman, it is still a wedding, that takes place next to the beloved man to whom you are supposed to share your love and commitment. The concept of love itself is about purity, and innocence of the soul, and as love comes when you are least expected, you have to embrace it and let it fill you in, whether this requires from you a second marriage or not.
In some countries one can say when the 2nd, or 3rd marriage occurs; through tradition it is the veil that decorates the hairdressing of the brides that is worn on the back side, that says about another wedding of the bride; whereas the veil covering the face is the one that only the virgin brides wear at their first marriage, as a symbol of her innocence that through the marriage is unveiled in front of her beloved one.
However if you are afraid that people might comment on your choice of white for your 2nd wedding ceremony, than you have other color choices that confer equally simple elegance, purity and style. Considering that this dress is being worn only one time (ok, for the 2nd or 3rd time around…!) you can choose a simple design that can be both classy and special for your wedding ceremony. There are in fashion, even for the 1st time to be brides, colors like ecru, ivory, light cream and you won’t be less beautiful and shiny while walking down the aisle. Other option might be choosing a two pieces attire, a white classy pant suit that makes you feel comfortable and flattering as well. This option gives you the chance to wear the suit at further dinner cocktails or other social events.
Another aspect that one 2nd to be bride should consider is the age; you don’t look now as you did at your first wedding, so when you pick up the wedding dress for 2nd time around you have to think of your “enriched”, or better said, modified size. Your new wedding attire should complement your new figure with style and elegance even if you had meanwhile gained some extra pounds. Also if you consider of wearing a sleeveless wedding dress you might think to wear a white elegant shawl thrown around your shoulders, this too can confer a touch of delicacy to your wedding gown.11
Winter weddings are considered to be off – season since there are not too many brides willing to face blizzards just for getting married in a fairy tale natural décor. However, a bride will look really special in winter, even though this will mean she has to be a little more covered than usual. As much as she will be excited, it will not be enough to keep her warm. What should a woman know about winter wedding dresses?
dress from onlineweddingdresses.net
A wedding dress
Wedding dresses are generally more delicate and simple in comparison with the luxurious gowns. Regardless if the wedding is held in December, the bride could easily have a summer wedding dress, sleeveless or strapless, but to cover herself with other elegant accessories. A shrug or a shawl are good choices, but she will look even more elegant with a velvet wrap, a white natural or faux fur or even a hooded cape. If the dress is white, imagine how gorgeous will look a colorful accent, such as a red or a green cape. For a Christmas wedding theme, red and green are a beautiful contrast. And a hood will make a bigger visual effect instead of the headpiece or veil that we are used to.
dress from wedding-splendor.com
Gowns are probably more adequate because they cover the bride a lot more. With long sleeves, full length, eventually with some floss on the neckline, on the hem or on the sleeves. Richer fabrics such as velvet, velour or brocade will be more than welcome. Even a gown made of thick satin could be perfect. Nevertheless, because gowns have a lot more volume, and because of the thicker fabric, a long train could make you feel uncomfortable, so pay attention to this aspect.
Can you guess what has been missing from the landscape? A pair of long and warm gloves. For a winter wedding, they should be on top of the list. If you need some extra coverage while you are travelling between the locations, consider a cape. It will allow your sleeves to fit in it without problems and the hood will be large enough to protect your head and still keep the hairdo at place. A pair of delicate boots could also find their place in your feet. It looks like you have got everything you need in order to face the winter on the biggest day of your life.11
As a guest, dressing up for a wedding may be the ultimate challenge. You need good taste. You need to match accessories with the dress. You need to be sexy, yet elegant. Since we are always here to help, here are some tips on what you should never do as far as wedding clothing is concerned.
You have a wedding that you’ll be attending soon. You need something to wear, the perfect dress for such an event, cause you simply can’t go with the same dress you wore at the last wedding receptions. So…where do you go from there? What options do you have when searching for the perfect dress?
Unexpected surprises can appear in the life of every couple. If you and your husband decided to get married, but a baby appears unexpectedly you don’t have to be worried. Today, there are a wide variety of maternity wedding dresses that are absolutely marvelous. This article offers you information on maternity wedding dresses in order to choose the one that fits your body best.
Where to find maternity wedding dresses?
Usually, every wedding boutique has a maternity section, but if you are on a tight budget you can choose a great bridal gown from maternity consignment shops. There are many wedding shops that don’t have on their stock maternity wedding dresses, but they can order one for you from various catalogues. If you don’t find anything you like on consignment shops or maternity stores, you can always check some great online sites that offer various models for pregnant brides. Some of the most amazing sites that can help you refer to MaternityBride.com, ElegantMaternity.com or Nicole Maternity Wholesale.
White wedding dresses
Usually, white wedding dresses are for virgins. Today, people have become much more forgiving than before that is why brides can wear what color they like. Maternity wedding dresses can be found on a wide variety of colors from traditional colors like white or ivory, to modern one like red or black. Another great wedding dress you can try is the one with floral prints because it is feminine and really amazing.
Maternity wedding dresses have a wide variety of styles, colors and fabrics. For example, a bride can choose from elegant empire-style dresses with a high waist, to short dresses. The important thing is that the wedding dress highlights your features and your forms. Brides who want to minimize your pregnancy you can choose a dress that is simple below the bust and that it is more detailed above. If you choose a plunging neckline wedding dress you will draw attention away from your belly. On the other hand, if you want your pregnancy to show and if you want everyone to know that you are going to be a mom, you can choose a form fitting dress made from a soft fabric that flows on your body.
Due to the fact that there are a wide variety of options for maternity wedding dresses, the bride has to choose a dress that is chic, elegant and sexy. The important thing is that the wedding dress also has to be comfortable so that you feel relaxed during the wedding party.
Maternity wedding dresses offer brides a wide variety of colors and styles that they can choose from. The important thing is that they select a wedding dress that makes them feel chic, but also comfortable.
Retro-style weddings are more and more preferred by the brides nowadays, and the style from 50s and 60s seems to be the favorite one. It is quite fascinating to look back into the history of wedding fashion and find out the changes that have occurred over the years. The 60s were the years that generated waves of cultural changes, both in art, music, fashion design and behavior. These were the years when rock’n’roll was born, the years that created the monsters Hollywoodian stars, the years that the hippie movement started to show its style, for in the 70s to be at its peaks, the years where the long wedding dresses carried the influence of short casual skirts.