Wedding Dresses With A Fashionable Twist
Every guest at every wedding, driven by social convention, a glad sense of fellowship and 3 to 7 cocktails will inevitably remark upon the uncommon beauty of the bride. Now, let's be honest with ourselves. A wedding dress is not the most universally flattering garment in the sartorial spectrum; that honor still belongs to your favorite pair of jeans.
If your wedding is a three-tiered confection with all the trimmings and a healthy dose of tradition, a long, white bridal gown is nonnegotiable. However, you are under no obligation to look like you're about to undergo Communion or languish Havisham-style in your cobwebby ritual whites for the remainder of your life. Consider your personal style and the tone you wish to set on your wedding day. This will help you find the dress that's right for you.
Go bare-shouldered, elegantly draped or opt for slightly more coverage. For a bridal gown that radiates simple elegance, your options from the David's Bridal collection are time-tested and practically limitless.
Classic and Traditional
For every bride who wants to buck tradition and scoot down the aisle on a pair of rollerblades, there's a helpless romantic who wants her wedding to be cut from the cloth of tradition. David's Bridal offers a signature collection of classic gowns in stunning cuts to flatter every figure. Choose a satin tea-length skirt for a retro feel, or grace the dais in a deep ocean of tulle. Classic, beautiful satin A-line cuts are available in a wide range of silhouettes and embellishments, as well as embroideries.
For instance, the Mikado gown with a fit and flare skirt will make your figure look fabulous and romantic, as only fit and flare can. A cascading ruffle detail adds sophistication. Choose from white or ivory and make a stirring entrance.
Glamorous and Dramatic
Not everyone really knows how to make an entrance. But you've always shown the kind of charisma that turns heads. Why should your wedding dress be anything but spectacular? A satin fit and flare skirt will make you look positively orchid like as you float down the aisle. Pair it with a long, dramatic veil and you'll leave a breathless spate of friends, family, acquaintances and coworkers in your wake.
Or, for longer, slimmer torsos, try a Charmeuse V-neck halter with a ruched surplice bodice over a drop-waist. Stunning, unexpected and flattering, this gown is one that only you could carry off.
Looking for something unique and modern, yet slightly more conservative? A sweetheart neckline radiates cinematic elegance, while a beaded, tiered tulle gown adds dimension. Your silhouette will look beautiful, your taste utterly timeless.
Elegant and Luxurious
Gorgeous draping and textured layers make this collection from Oleg Cassini a fabulous alternative to the clean geometry of so many other bridal collections. If your creativity and sense of romance has you daydreaming about floating down the aisle in your strapless beaded, metallic gown in rich, creamy satin, the soft light in the chapel activating perfect chiaroscuro in the folds of the outer tier of your skirt, then this collection is for you.
A satin ball gown with laser-cut floral appliqués offers a modern update and streamlining on a classic style. Exquisite detailing on the skirt will make you feel like your gown is built full of secrets, noticeable only to the most fascinated onlookers. This gown will make you feel unique, confident and gorgeous for one of the most significant days of your life.
Chic and Modern
Are you obsessed with every new development in the fashion world? Do you love taking chances and turning out in the newest, chicest cuts and colors, season after season? Since your wedding day is all about you, your dress should reflect your creative, fashion-forward spirit. Galina's bridal collection favors clean lines, modern style and comfort.
For fun style and practical range of movement, consider Galina's new short dress featuring 3-D floral appliqués. This flirty dress will take you down the aisle and onto the dance floor in perfect comfort. Pair it with a brief, lacy headpiece for an adorable look.
If a little extra coverage is what you're looking for, but you refuse to sacrifice the allure of a deep neckline, try on a short, strapless taffeta sheath dress. With its unbeatably modest price tag, you can also coordinate a shapely shrug with a striking ruffle neckline. A modern classic. Slip into a peep toe chunky heel to complete the look, pat yourself on the back for your savvy shopping and prepare to enjoy a fantastic, beautiful matrimony.
Remember that your wedding is one of the most personal and special days of your life. Don't be afraid to make it, and your gown, your own. Discover the perfect style for floating down the aisle now!