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
The term “hippie” appeared for the first time during the mid 60’s and defined itself as a countercultural movement. Initiated by the youth in US was soon known to spread all over the world. This movement promoted peace, freedom and exploration of alternative states of consciousness. It brought a major impact in television, film, literature, and arts. Its religious and cultural diversity have gained widespread acceptance, and the Eastern philosophy and spiritual concepts have attained a vast audience. Its legacy can be noticed in contemporary culture in several forms – from healthy food to music festivals, and even to cyberspace revolution.
Hippie’s influence can also be remarked in our nowadays awareness of our impact on the environment. This impact extends to our clothing as well through the concept of an environmentally friendly clothing. There are more and more couples to consider before getting married in what way their wedding affects the world around. In respect to this hippie wedding dresses might be the right choice since in the process of their manufacture organic, or otherwise sustainable produced, fabrics are used. One may find natural fibers like silk, bamboo, cotton, linen or hemp as important texture for hippie wedding dress.
When we say hippie dress we don’t necessary have to think of a shapeless sack or an unaesthetic result of a hippie-like cut for a gown. Modern designers have lots of options from where one might choose. Either it comes to two pieces gown or one piece wedding dress the common feature is mirrored in both of the conceptions: that they fit on all body types.
Another thing that gives accessibility to a hippie wedding dress is that one can choose an existing design and have it modified according to one’s will, all these at an incredible low cost. Added to the gown a vintage beaded or embroidered purse works wonders! And if the bride needs a hairdo it can be done brilliantly by decorating the hairstyle with tiny flowers to confer the air of freshness and joy to the marital couple.
In order to go with the spirit of hippie movement and what it stands for designers cut the simplicity into organic fibers fabrics thus succeeding to create unique eco-conscious dresses. Combining all these features, hippie dresses manage to preserve their flavor of freedom, purity and freshness, the well-known flower power style.11
Leonardo DaVinci is defined to be the most representative figure of the Renaissance period, a man whose unlimited curiosity turned him into a source of permanent inspiration and creativity in his quest for finding answers to the big questions of life and nature. The era of Renaissance was the favorable ground that offered DaVinci excellent conditions to sow his seeds of curious nature and grow the plant of innovation. He was the most prolific character of his times dealing with a lot of intellectual domains which he was attracted to in order to get the answers that were supposed to quench his endless curiosity.
So how does Leonardo DaVinci relate to the present DaVinci Wedding Dresses? What makes these dresses to be so DaVinci-like? One of the answers might be connected to his creativity that we see spread all over his work and the other answer might be related to the age of Renaissance, a period that brought a lot of changes in the fashion style of that time. Back then fashion imposed a status in society; the more expensive the fabrics of a dress were, the wealthier the woman proved to be. At that time the elaborate design with embroideries and jewels to adorn the dresses made the clothing to retain a value that later on could be pawned in case of hard times.
According to DaVinci there are three ways to look at your creative work: the objective point of view that enables you to approach the work from a stranger perspective, the other one was getting away from your work and return to it later in order to be offered another vision that came with your detachment, and the last one was to study your work from a certain distance, thus being able to have an overview upon the entire work and be able to find its flaws.
The DaVinci wedding dresses incorporate in them all this perspective of creation, in that the fashion designers look to obtain the brilliant effect of elegance, purity, and innovation as well. Their creativity combined with the Renaissance style give birth to special characteristics of the gowns that one can hardly find in other designers’ style.
In this respect we meet dresses made of taffeta with a sweetheart neckline cut, bodice adorned with floral embroidery and beading, the waist side-draped defined with rosette, draping A-line of the skirt extending into chapel length train. Other dresses use satin with a lace overlaid bodice, waist being defined with band and bow, presenting the same chapel length train, a characteristic for the DaVinci dresses style.
Most of these wedding dresses uses satin, tulle, taffeta and elaborate embroideries to give the gowns a plus of refinement and elegance.
Looking at these wedding dresses you are stunned about the creativity of the designers and due to their style you are prone to the belief that once you wear them it will cast the spell of eternity on you and your wedding day.11
We may think that living in the era of modern technology, with a pragmatic way to look at things, everything that belongs to our spiritual side is somehow forsaken, or at least it isn’t granted its everyday existence, which, by the way, is present, whether we mind it or not! But as much as we let ourselves carried by daily routine with its ineluctable material concerns, there are moments that we cross in our lives that require our sensitivity and desire to find beauty. One of these moments is the wedding time! It is then when we feel more than ever the impulse to be different, out of ordinary, special.
Once the marriage is settled we indulge ourselves with dreams about our wedding gowns, and problems start rising: what dress should I wear, a classic style, a modernistic one, a retro style, and so on. The trends in fashion change so quickly that sometimes you think if it won’t be better to bring out the grace of eras that are long gone. A romance era wedding gown can be an option to consider, either it is from a current fashion design house or purchased from the restoration of romantic era wedding gowns workshops. The later has the advantage that can create from an old authentic wedding dress a brand new one tuned into a fairytale gown, with spectacular headpieces and flowing train from ages past. Elements of romantic era gowns, such as Victorian collars, Renaissance bodies, Elizabethan waistlines, are so exquisitely restored that one can swear that the bride is not descending from that Romantic Era that the gown belongs to.
The Victorian style defines the best the Romantic Era and if you are an enthusiastic of this historic period you just let yourself float on the wings of dreaming for a fairytale dress and let the couture service do the work! The majesty of the Romantic Era dresses was due to the crinoline used as an underskirt to push out the skirt hem width in an architectural way, making them look like a bell, especially during the Victorian Era.
The vintage reproduction gown is also another option; a wedding dress of 20 years old is less expensive than an antique dress from the Victorian era and it can be submitted to the restoration of romantic era wedding gown couture service that will be able to incorporate the same stylistic elements creating the same effect that a Romantic Era gown does.
Victorian era displays maybe the most popular styles of historical bridal fashion, for it featured so many elements that could bear changes or additional fabric to enrich the style. On those times the bridal gown had a fitted bodice, small waist, and rich skirts, the commonly met fabrics being: organdy, tulle, lace, silk, cashmere or linen. The veil, another element that gives a plus of mystery and refinement, was made from fine gauze, lace or sheer cotton.
Restoring Romantic era wedding gowns is an act of artistry, especially if the couturiere is playing with her creativity and adds a touch of sensitivity with extra silky elements to make a stunning wedding dress compared to that of a princess.11
Picking your dream wedding dress is never easy. Mini or midi, princess or mermaid, white or colored, the wedding dress is a real headache, especially if you are that type of bride that likes to stick with the tendencies.
Short (or mini) wedding dresses make for an extremely versatile choice and you can become a nonconformist bride. If legs are not your strong point, it’s best not to wear a mini dress.
The design will vary from extravagant to aristocrat, romantic and even discreet. If you’re thinking that a short wedding dress can’t possibly bear anything spectacular, choose fabrics that stand out because of their embroidery or lace.
If you do choose a short wedding dress, make sure you pick a pair of high heel shoes to make your legs look even thinner and more feminine.
What can be more relevant for a wedding theme than the one of Renaissance? The name just says it all! “Renaissance”(which is the French for ‘rebirth’) theme selected for the wedding can lead you to think of a reborn of your being into the one that you and your man now through the vows of marriage are forming. It is the rebirth of your spirit into a new one, the one that you as a couple have got throughout the blessing of a holy matrimony.
Renaissance as an historic moment took place for the first time in Italy, and it came as a result of a nostalgic interest for the classical age. This is the era of Michelangelo, of Leonardo da Vinci, of a spirituality that related to the ancient Greece, to its great philosophers and poets.
Many couples nowadays look for having their wedding celebration in an original way, and for this many choose the Renaissance theme, since it offers to them on one hand the spiritual meaning of the word itself and on the other hand the possibility to display their wedding in a note of romance that defines what the spirit of wedding stands for. The locations for such weddings are preferred to be chosen in the ambiance of a stone castle, or a Tudor style residence.
The types of the wedding gowns can differ form the simple appearance of a peasant attire to a sophisticated, royal appearance of a queen. The Renaissance wedding gowns offer themselves in a variety of choices on the websites, so it can not be so hard to decide on them. The only thing one has to bear in mind is that not all Renaissance attire is cozy to wear, some in fact being quite restricting. The designs offered by different couture services are meticulously constructed, with handcrafted accessories that evoke the majestic style, elegance radiating the essence of the bride’s soul.
During the Renaissance times, the wedding gowns were meant to be worn on several occasions, not only once as it happens in our modern times. Colors were chosen in the way to flatter the bride, or as a ‘compliment’ to the house color that belonged to a noble groom. The white wedding dress was not at all popular at that time till Queen Victoria had chosen a white gown for her own wedding dress. But to give you an idea of the style of Renaissance gowns, you can think back at the times of King Arthur or those of Romeo and Juliet and you will realize that indeed white wasn’t the color for the wedding dress.
Nowadays the design of the Renaissance wedding gowns is applied on the white wedding dress, while the elements keep being the same: an under dress and an over drape; the dress has a bodice beaded with very detailed motifs, the sleeves have loose fabric in a shape of a cone, that makes them look like wings – all these show the look of a princess or a character came off the atmosphere of a fairy tale. These designs assure the bride to appear on her wedding day wrapped in the perfume of romance and royal elegance as well.11
Being the mother of the bride is quite an honor but a difficult one. The mother of the bride has to be elegant and needs to have an exquisite dress. Mothers of the bride can wear either a dress or a costume for their daughter’s wedding, but the important thing is to select the outfit that suits her best.
What to choose?
When choosing your dress you have to know that it is important the color, the length or the type of dress you choose. These elements are very important when choosing your dress because you have to select something that fits your body and taste best. For example, there are a wide variety of designs that fit some ladies, while there are other designs of dress that are suitable for others.
Choosing the color
Selecting the color of your dress is also very important because as you know, every color has a different meaning. Black is more elegant, red is sexy or green symbolizes the nature. The color of your dress has to match your skin type, the color of your hair or the theme of the wedding.
Green mother of the bride dresses
A green dress is quite amazing for a wedding, but depends on various factors as mentioned before. If you decide to wear a green dress you can either go for a simple green dress, or for a green one with other color accents. Green symbolizes hope, safety, great mood or relaxation. It is perfect for a wedding and it sends a great message. This color is perfect for a wedding and it is perfect for spring, summer and also autumn. Choose a green mother of the bride dress because you will definitely shine.
How to accessorize?
This color offers you a lot of ideas for accessorizing. Green goes with almost every color, but our advice is to choose blue or yellow because the combination is amazing. For a green dress you can use a wonderful brooch with gems, or a great jewelry set with earrings and a bracelet. Finish your out outfit with black shoes and bag.
Green wedding dresses are an amazing idea for a bride’s mother, but you have to make sure this color suits you or the theme of the wedding. Make crazy and nonconformist color combinations!
It’s a well-known fact that nude wedding shoes are a perfect match for any day-time or evening gown. As a bride, not only can you proudly wear them on your wedding day, but they are also easy to match with other outfits that you’ll be wearing in the future.
Nude wedding shoes are a great option no matter the season when you decide to have your wedding. Even more, designers will often tell you that “nude is the new black”.
That being said, we’ve decided to show you some awesome nude wedding shoes, including the links where each pair can be purchased. As usual, we wish you happy shopping, ladies!
“Since it’s very difficult to balance everyone’s features and preferences, Cocomelody releases this new arrival product in order to help solve brides’ problems. This dress has two ties on the front and two on the back drape. That’s why it can create 10 more different looks. Also, there are 36 colors available at Cocomelody for brides to choose from, surely both long and short versions. Not only that, affordable price and high quality will never let brides down! Such kind of gown is really brides’ best choice and it can be worn again and again in many other special occasions. ” Sherry – Cocomelody Representative
Feast your eyes on this superb model and pick one of the 36 different colors that suit you best. Now you won’t have to worry about bridesmaids not finding the right dresses for your wedding and you’ll give each one of them a chance to wear it in her own unique style!
After our really awesome interview with Sherry from CocoMelody, we decided to show you some of their most mind-blowing wedding dresses. Each photo has a link under it that will lead you to the detail and purchasing page.
If you are not certain which types of wedding gowns are trending in 2015 or how to pick a wedding dress that fits your body shape, remember to check out our previously published interview with Sherry, where she offers lots of precious advice for all the future brides out there.
Today we have a pretty amazing interview with Sherry from CocoMelody, a company selling some of the most beautiful and affordable wedding dresses you’ve ever seen. Sherry has some pretty awesome advice for all the future brides out there, including how to choose the wedding dress that its your body shape and which are the top 8 wedding dress trends for 2015.
Question: Before we get into anything else, tell us a little bit about CocoMelody as a company and the people behind it.
Answer: CocoMelody has over 15 years of expertise and knowledge in the bridal profession. We have our own specialized dress-making workshop and every designer here has abundant tailor-made experience. Not only that, handmade workers will carefully sew every beading or sequin stitch by stitch. We also have experienced product buyers to handpick every fabric so that customers don’t need to worry about itchy problems. Moreover, careful QC technicians will strictly check every finished dress. Surely, considerate customer service staffs on our website cannot be ignored. They will give customers valuable suggestions and help them look for the ideal dress. The aim of CocoMelody is to satisfy whatever ladies need and try to realize their dream!
Q: How is it that this business was born? Why wedding dresses?
A: The founder, Miranda, used to be a freelancer. And traveling around the world is her favorite hobby. During trips, she made friends with those of the same interest, like dress designers, photographers, wedding planners, etc. To work together with these talented friends is Miranda’s ultimate dream.
One day, a bride-to-be friend talked with Miranda about the wedding’s expenses. She wanted to purchase her dreamy bridal gown but the budget was limited. Hearing this, Miranda felt sad that she was unable to help her. Later, she made a research in the bridal field and the result was astonishing. Most online stores offer cheap yet low-quality wedding dresses while high-quality pieces from top brands in bridal boutiques are rather expensive.
Miranda would like to make some changes and satisfy every bride’s needs so she decided to start her own bridal company, providing ladies with gowns in their dreams, not only of high quality, but also at affordable price.
This is CocoMelody, founded on the simple idea to make every dress-shopper happy, and whatever their budget might be.
Q: Tell us, why would a bride shop for her dress online instead of choosing the traditional offline method? What are the advantages?
A: Shopping for dress online brings much convenience. This way makes all of brides benefit from instantly comparing price and features of the same dress. There are more styles and colors available online than in traditional offline shops. Some online dress shops, like CocoMelody, also offer personalized customization. Customers can send their favorite pictures to us for customization or we will customize based on their requirements and different figures. Online stores tightly follow fashion trends and each year they will release new collection of the latest and popular dress designs.
Q: Let’s assume that a bride is looking for wedding dresses online and comes across CocoMelody. Can you guide us through the process that she has to follow to order a dress that she likes?
A: You can view by category and then narrow the search by price, size in stock, back details, color, embellishments, fabric, train, neckline, season, silhouette, sleeve length and waist to get the design of your dreams. Mouse over for back view.
When you click on a specific item, you will be directed to a page that allows you to select Production Time, Color, Size and Quantity. You can click on the COLOR/SIZE CHARTS and MEASURING GUIDE buttons. There is a big variety of color choices waiting for you. And by selecting “Custom Made”, your dress will be personally tailored to your exact measurements. Mouse over the picture to zoom in.
Next, register and enter your shipping address. Before finalizing your order, the Shipping method/cost, Payment method (Amazon Payments, Credit Card, Paypal or Bank Transfer) and Details of the order will be displayed. In addition, Online Customer Service can be reached at: Service@cocomelody.com for other queries or feel free to chat with those friendly customer service staffs.
Q: From your experience, what do brides focus on the most when choosing their wedding outfit?
A: As far as I’m concerned, they will focus on the style, quality and price most. Every lady wants to be the most special bride on the big day and are eager to stun all the wedding guests. So surely they will spend much time looking for a unique style. And celebrities’ wedding gowns or styles from the latest fashion shows are all their source of inspiration. Not only, they will also pay much attention to the quality and price. Different brides have distinctive budgets, but I think everyone prefers a dress of good quality and also at competitive price.
Q: What do you feel sets you apart from every other online wedding dress store out there?
A: There are 10 reasons to shop at CocoMelody.
Reliability – CocoMelody has over 15 years of expertise and knowledge in the bridal profession. Millions of customers have trusted CocoMelody for important occasions in their life. There are tailored thousands of beautiful occasion dresses and ideal wedding dresses. I can relax with the belief that CocoMelody is always here for my service and for my happy shopping journey.
Quality&Craftsmanship – With exclusive designs, hand-crafted details, and exceptional fit and feel, professional design and tailor teams from CocoMelody are dedicated to creating beautiful occasion dresses and gorgeous wedding gowns for every lady. Her sole focus is to deliver the best quality, best fitting dresses at affordable prices.
Value – CocoMelody believes that every bride should look and feel like a royal princess, regardless of her budget. And from design to delivery, there is no middleman, Cocomelody leads the entire process. So as a customer, I can save a lot on unnecessary expenses.
Personalized Service – Professional consultants at CocoMelody will go to great lengths to help me find the perfect gown. They know how important the wedding is for me, so they will do their best to provide considerate, personalized suggestions with me
Authority – When shopping at CocoMelody, I can have access to those knowledgeable, experienced wedding consultants. And I’ll also benefit from this extensive website, vendor program and behind-the-scenes resources.
Amazing Customization – With numerous fabric colors and dress styles, CocoMelody also has unlimited ability to personalize my events and big days. CocoMelody can customize dresses in colors I like, the styles I dream of and measurements I offer.
Fun – CocoMelody can relieve my stress of choosing an occasion dress or wedding gown. With more experience, more stylish options, more convenient shopping process and contact, they can help create my dream day with style and ease, which makes me have a wonderful dress-shopping experience.
Attention to Details – From the design to consultants, I can contact to make sure no details are overlooked. And they can help with every detail that I dream about my occasion dresses or wedding gowns, even like finding perfect accessories for me to keep ready for big day.
Store Experience – CocoMelody has real stores in important countries like Europe and USA. We’ll realize how much they care about offering you high-quality dresses and excellent service. The moment we walk in their stores, we’ll enjoy their very honest advice and try-on service. Their goal is to make it easy for us to find the dream dress and so much more.
Fashion – Designers at CocoMelody keep attention on world modern fashion to bring us the latest trends, while remembering traditional elements are an integrate part of this day. It’s all about finding the one perfect dress that’s right for us and keeping us ahead of trends.
Q: If you were to receive an e-mail from a bride, asking for your fashion guidance into picking a wedding dress, what would you tell her?
A: The most importance is to choose a wedding dress style based on your figure. Only a dress that is the most suitable for your body shape will be your right choice because that kind of dress will show off your advantages and at the same time help you hide shortages. And then you can imagine what your ideal wedding dress looks like. You can send me your favorite photos. Surely, I have to know your budget as well so that I will pick out corresponding pieces for your reference.
Q: If you could name one mistake that brides often make when picking their wedding dress, what would it be? And why is it a mistake?
A: Often, brides will choose their dress sizes only according to their own experience. Some brides-to-be will compare with our Size Chart to choose their own sizes but they never take measurements by themselves. What I suggest is that brides should look for a professional tailor to take measurements, including height, bust, waist, hips, hollow to hem and hollow to floor. If you find the standard sizes are not suitable for you, then you should choose the customized sizes.
Q: What can you tell me about the 2015 wedding dress trends?
A: There are 8 biggest gown trends.
Modern Minimalism – Bling always have a special place in our hearts but some of this season’s most inspiring looks are tailored with clean lines.
Ethereal Ball Gowns – In this season, ball gowns present us a more ethereal and flowing look due to breezy fabrics and a more relaxing silhouette.
Cut-outs and crop tops – Cut-outs and crop tops are trending not just for the big day, but also for pre-wedding events like the bachelorette party and bridal shower. This risk-taking style first came to our attention back in the fall, when trendsetter Hayley Paige debuted a gorgeous lilac version, and now more designers like Theia and Houghton Bride are following suit.
Exaggerated Neckline Designs – The high-neck style in front matches with a plunging V-neck at the back to perfectly showcase the bride’s sexuality. This innovative design appears on various kinds of shows this season.
Sheer Magic – We are often captivated by optical illusions, such as flesh-colored netting bodice, silky stockings, sexy see-through underwear and etc. That’s why illusion design is so popular this season.
Off-the-shoulder Design – There are more off-the-shoulder designs than ever before on different fashion shows. Undoubtedly this style will gain popularity as it will easily create a sexy and romantic feeling and not only that, it has an extremely figure-flattering effect. Moreover, off-the-shoulder design is able to create a triangle shape, which instantly makes the slender waist a highlight.
Capelets are cooler than ever – Beloved by the vintage-inspired and boho style, many wedding dress brands release cool capelets. This accessory is perfect for brides who are getting married in a religious house of worship and are required to cover their arms but may not necessarily want to commit to sleeves.
Colorful wedding dresses are coming – The traditional pure white wedding gown has been broken through. That touch of blush was favored by the majority of girly brides last season, but a rainbow collection of bridal wedding dresses 2015 seems to give brides more unexpected selections.
Q: We all know how important it is for a bride to look her best on the wedding day. So, when you’re shopping for an online wedding dress, how can you tell if a certain model will fit her silhouette?
A: If I were a bride-to-be, I will scout lots of posts or pictures online to make sure my silhouette style and learn something about what kind of dress style is suitable for me. Then I will browse the online dress shop to look for some suitable pieces. I think this is an effective way to tell a certain model can fit my silhouette.
There are something specific about silhouettes and suitable wedding dress styles for your reference.
Here are some dress types that fit each particular silhouette:
(1) Sheath gowns (show off your figure’s pros with a streamlined silhouette that is slim from head to toe)
(2) Ball gowns (a structured bodice and full skirt team up for a look that’s oh so elegantly feminine)
(3) Mermaid/trumpet gowns (a curvy fit and flare silhouette plays up your figure in all the right places)
(1) A-line gowns (a fitted bodice with a skirt that gently angles away from the body showcases your figure’s strength)
(2) Empire gowns (this high-waist style keeps the focus on a petite upper frame, while a flowing skirt creates a graceful line)
(3) Ball gowns (choose a gown with a natural waist to flatter a slim upper body and a skirt that flows away from the hips and thighs)
Inverted triangle silhouette:
(1) Ball gowns (a full skirt creates symmetry with wider shoulders, while a structured bodice accents a trim waist)
(2) Short gowns (balance your top half by drawing attention downward to your legs & a great pair of heels)
(3) Trumpet/mermaid gowns (a slim bodice & flared skirt provide a flattering counterpoint to strong & shapely shoulders)
(1) Empire gowns (a high-waist bodice hugs in just the right place & the long skirt creates the illusion of height while hiding your hips)
(2) A-line gowns ( create an hourglass shape with a style that nips in the waist and flows out gracefully to a floor-length skirt)
(3) Sheath gowns (a bias-cut sheath in a soft flowing fabric can create curves where they are needed)
Q: Do you have any last piece of advice for brides that are currently looking to buy a wedding dress?
A: Always choose a wedding gown that flatters your figure best. Always know your personal measurements before choosing dress size. Always skip from dresses at unbelievable price even when you want to save budget. Always find the trustful online shop to buy a wedding dress. Always communicate with online shop consultants when there is any doubt.
We’re looking at some major changes here ladies. Are you ready to hear about the 4 wedding dress styles that will dominate in 2015?
1. Futuristic – If you are not that type of romantic bride and are not in love with silks, crystals and lace, then the futuristic style, with bold cuts, innovative and sophisticated design is perfect for you. As far as your wedding bouquet is concerned, you can also choose something out of the ordinary, like some black flowers – the effect will be amazing.
2. Bold colors – From red to yellow or menthol green, all colors are trending as far as wedding dresses are concerned in 2015. And sources tell us nude will be one of the favorites. Jenny Packham’s wedding dress in nude was a huge success at Fashion Week.
3. Tulle, tulle and some more tulle – From simple dresses, with just one or 2 layers of tulle and up to supra-dimensional layers, tulle is the fabric of the year. It gives volume, as well as a romantic scent.
4. 20s and 30s glam – Don’t go for annoying corsets and choose a 30s dress, with a simple line. You can glam it up with precious stones, crystals and other such things. If you have a mermaid’s body, this is without a question the right wedding dress for you.
Now that’s a real challenge, especially when you’re the bride to be. Choosing the right pair of shoes is a nightmare to every woman, so can you imagine the pressure of picking one for the most important day of your life?
If you are used to wearing high heels, it will be easier for you find a good pair of shoes because there are endless models to choose from. You can go with a nice pair of stilettos – they never go out of trend. If you are not the kind of woman who feels comfortable wearing high heels, don’t panic: there are choices for you as well. You can find shoes with medium heel-size and even opt of pumps. For a maximum of comfort, you can choose a model which is tight around your ankles and offers a tint of elegance to your whole appearance.
Choosing the fabric of your wedding shoes is extremely important because it will determine if the shoes are truly comfortable or not. While leather shoes are a perfect match for almost every foot-size and share, synthetic shoes are more affordable. However, the latter can cause major discomfort and even irritations. Fabric like satin, silk or even lace are always good choices because they are light and affordable. But no matter which type of shoe fabric you go for, remember that the sole has to be flexible so that it may allow you to walk around naturally.
When it comes to cheap wedding shoes, you also need to consider the dress that you are going to wear. Shoes are more than an accessory: they are the item that will enhance the visual effect of your dress. This is way your shoes shouldn’t be too tall or too low compared to the length of your dress. This is why it is important to choose your wedding shoes after the dress is finished.
If the dress is not enough help for you, you can also consider the height of the groom. You need to avoid appearing taller than he is.
Here are 2 important tips that you should always take into consideration on your quest to find the perfect pair of wedding shoes:
Avoid shopping for your wedding shoes online. You need to be able to try them on before purchasing them.
Once you’ve made up your mind and bought a pair, make sure that you wear them around the house 30 minutes per day, for 2 weeks. This way, your feet can get used to the shoes and they will be more comfortable on your wedding day.
Pretty soon your wedding day will knock at your door and when this happens you want to be prepared to meet it in a way that leaves nice memories in your future life as a wife. You have already set the tone of your wedding through the wedding invitations that you have sent letting everybody know about the modernistic style you want to wrap the atmosphere of your wedding celebration. You and your future hubby have decided to approach the modern style since you have both been the kind of non conformism couple. You remember how many times you have attended, together with your beloved one, weddings that bore the print of casual and you have since then told to yourself that it was exactly the style that you would approach when your wedding takes place.
And now here you are, planning your wedding, paying attention to every detail of its composition, adding here and there hues in the colorful palette of elements, but you finally come across the element called modern wedding gown and this is the moment when you start to freak out; you know how clumsy you are while deciding to pick up your own wardrobe, how long all the clothes’ shopping took you and how indecisive you have always been when it came to try a dress, a skirt, T-shirt, even pants. But shopping for a wedding dress can not at all compare to shopping for the ordinary outfit; it is a wedding dress we are talking about here, and this minor element “wedding” is that makes it look a big deal.
You have to think of finding someone to help you take a right decision and instantly you think of your parents, but at a second thought you drop the idea, since your parents can never in this life time be impartial with you, they will always find you beautiful no matter what you decide to wear. So, in case you do not find anyone, as everybody’s schedule is too overloaded, you have to consider of doing your shopping in stores that have personnel who are able to provide professional fashioning assistance.
If you choose to wear a modern wedding gown that is tailored according to the normal rules of a wedding dress meaning the white, long trained wedding gown then you can easily find professionals to assist you in the matter. Besides not only the white long trained dresses are available since there are brides that might want to have their weddings performed on a beach and in this case they need something simpler and not that long and maybe in different colors that are offered also in a wide range.
But you, more than anybody else, need to wear a modern wedding gown that nobody had ever worn before and this desire of yours makes your shopping more delicate and suddenly you realize that you are done with all the wedding stores you knew to exist in your city, when suddenly you pass by a window that displays an elegant light blue colored dinner dress and you fall in love with that dress thinking that it is the best choice that was given to you so long as your wedding will take place by the sea and that blue of the dress matches quite perfectly with your event and taste as well. So, let the wedding day come, as there is nothing left to be afraid of.11
Vera Wang is already a benchmark for wedding dress designers everywhere. Her superb creations, while not the most affordable, are the most envied dresses for brides getting married all over the world.
The pictures below are some of the iconic dresses which are part of her 2015 fall bridal collection. We’d love to know which one is your favorite, so don’t hesitate to leave a comment and let us know what you think.
Every bride needs to know that her wedding dress is the sensation of her wedding day therefore she constantly looks to find something that suits her style and personality and that it is at the same time beautiful and special. For you, as a future bride, doing the research takes so much time, that you’ve wished you were Cinderella and the good fairy to come one night and plant the dress in your room. While browsing the websites you see so many models wearing the most elegant wedding dresses in a feast of beauty and shining. You look at yourself in the mirror and realize that with your extra pounds gained it might be difficult to find something that beautiful and elegant for your size.
But you won’t need to worry, since the fashion designers have always something to offer for every type of woman, and especially for the one that has to look gorgeous in the day of her wedding. So you have to browse for plus size wedding dress and you’ll see that the dresses are there for you waiting to be viewed and selected for the big event of your life. Collections of wedding dresses you’ve never expected to open in front of your eyes are offering to you in a wide range of models that you just need to pick up the one that fits your personality and flatters your body curves.
Fashion houses display a richness of wedding gowns created in a note of style, quality, elegance and sophistication, conveying the essence of glamour and the sense of romance in a way that every plus size bride can find her own expression of beauty and personal charm. Everything seems ok up to this point, you have seen so many that you could have chosen more than one for your wedding day, but there is another aspect to be taken into account: the wedding budget. Plenty of the dresses due to their designer signature seem to cost much more that you could ever afford and you even start considering of borrowing some extra money in order to be able to purchase the dress of your dream.
But again you don’t need to worry; there are sites where affordable wedding dresses are offered even for the plus size wedding dresses and suddenly these sites make your day. You can find in there dedicated websites to display a vast range of larger size stock with gowns to be sourced from best known designers label. The option to even tailor the dress according to your taste and size through their design and alteration services is also an offer that these sites so generously display.
Fashion consultants are there too to give suggestions, to make you decide which is the one to be selected suiting your budget at the same time and of course your style. Thanks to them you don’t have to try to squeeze in some miniscule dress that you like and necessary want, you don’t have to spend hours in your quest for answers to questions like “does it look ok for me?”, “I wonder if this one can be tailored to fit my size?” or “does this curve outlines in a bad way when I bend like this?” and so on. No more with these tiring questions, the fashion consultants are there to help you become princess for a day and this is all that matters!11
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!