Weddings are very demanding events, emotionally and economically, as well. All of the girls have dreamt to buy the perfect wedding gown for their big day and more than half of these people have spent a lot of money to get what they want. After everything is over, and the reports are made, a small percent realize that they don’t have what to do with this special dress and regret wasting that cash. To avoid any hard feelings and to be creative, you should alter your wedding dress and transform it into something new to wear for a special occasion such as a glamorous party or a night out. There are many ways to give your dress a new life without ruining it or its memory.
The first thing you should think about is the color. If your dress was completely white, a very smart thing would be to change the color because white dresses may be harder to take care of, especially the ones made out of pretentious materials like those of wedding dresses. A tint or a shade of color would do wonders and you can do this by finding a cleaners shop or a specialized unit that dyes clothing.
Because wedding gowns are fully decorated and usually sumptuous, you can make it fresher by removing some of the beading, crystals, lace or appliqués. If it was simple, without any embellishments, you can add some colorful details to make it feel more casual. For example, on a tea length dress, you can add a few colorful roses and remove some puffiness and layering and you get a beautiful cocktail dress for the summer. In the case of a princess cut gown, you can remove potential eye candy and layering, and your future special occasion evening dress is ready.
The cuts can also be not very functional in real life. Many of you I’m sure that have chosen puffy dresses with very uncomfortable cuts. These are great for a bride that wears it only for the ceremony, walking peacefully down the aisle, but for a woman going to a party and wanting to have fun it’s not. The A-line dresses are the ones that are the easiest to alter: take off some of the crinoline or the lining, cut off some of the length (a long wedding dress would feel better if cut to knee length or above knee length) and you have a new and improved dress for a night out. You can do the same with other styles of wedding attires. Here is an interview with a seamstress to better understand this process: Love To Know: Interview_with_a_Seamstress11
Everyone knows and loves Gwen Stefani’s attitude, from the trashy rock chic to the harajuku approach and the stylish fashion-icon. There was no doubt that she will dazzle everyone when appearing down the aisle in a beautiful wedding dress. It is impressive how this gown speaks clearly about her style: it’s punk, it’s glam and it’s high end fashion, all at the same time and without undermining each other. The paparazzi have done their job and captured all of the details of this lavish, yet creative wedding dress.
The first thing you should know about it is that it was designed by the well known designer John Galliano in the name of Dior. He deconstructed the traditional wedding dress and created this unique puzzle of classic elements combined with delightful and playful details that makes you stare. Even if it was made in 2002, you would not look outdated not even in 2011 if wearing this piece. Everything about it is simple, yet complicated.
The fabric used to make this gown is 100% silk and the lower segment of the skirt was hand dyed in a bright, electric pink. The asymmetry of the structure will make some of your raise your brow, but even with that, most of the people will absolutely love it. The bodice is actually a corset that has its front sliding in one side, while the shoulder straps are totally different one from the other, making your view fall on her beautiful neckline. The almost cowl neckline and the small ribbon on one side are details that are usually found only on large fashion creations made by big designers, details that will always be remembered for their creative and maybe weird features.
If you wish your wedding dress would look like this one, remember that you have to give away some of the intricate detailing work because the price will get very much high. This actual dress would cost over the usual budget of an American bride. You can opt for a simpler design, one without the corset feature, with a more visible asymmetrical shape to compensate the lost details. If you can’t find a dress that is dyed on the lower part, buy a white one and go to a local office that does this and choose whatever color you want and personalize your dress. Here is a website on which you can look at other celebrity wedding dresses and ceremonies: Celebrity Bride Guide .11
Choosing the best dress for your wedding may seem the hardest thing to do from all of the decision I’m sure you have been making for a couple of months till now. Finding the perfect dress means hours and hours spend in various bridal stores or surfing the internet for ideas. Before going on with the continuous frenzy of dress shopping, think what type of dress you wish to see on yourself and what kind of wedding are you planning. A princess dress is loved by both modern and traditional brides, and by mothers and grooms as well.
When going for a princess style gown you should objectively analyze yourself to see if your body is made for such a dress and how to adapt one. Princess cut dresses tend to be a lot puffier than the classic A-line or empire styles. Puffy dresses are not recommended for pear, apple or heavier hourglass shaped bodies. If you are one of the women having these body types you should reconsider your options and go for a straighter dress that better follows the body or search for a princess gown without tons of layering and sumptuous details that will overwhelm you instead of highlighting your best features.
If your body is indeed made for this style, being skinny, androgynous or having a smaller bust, don’t try to embellish the gown too much, a simpler line with a few lavish details will look better than a dress filled with tulle, lace, beading, crustal and whatever you can find in a crafts store. Fewer layers will make you look more aesthetic.
Princess shaped dresses can have many options. You can go for the classic sweetheart neckline or a straight strapless version or you can choose a V-neck or one with sleeves. Try to avoid long sleeves because it will be too much, short ones or three quarters ones are better. V-necks are dedicated to those having generous breasts because it supports and keeps in place everything.
To better demonstrate you how a well built princess style wedding dress should look we have chosen a simple, classy one from U Dreamy Bridal, the Princess Strapless Sash Wedding Dress in white. This dress has a lot of interesting aspects. The pleating will give you that much loved puffiness but also keep the skirt close to the body; the sash is a decorated detail with beads and gems and is positioned a little bit higher than the natural waistline to make you seem thinner. The strapless bodice is a classic featuring the sweetheart neckline.11
Weddings are those moments in everyone’s life when big decisions are made, not only regarding the future and a couple’s life, but the brides’ decisions regarding how they should dress up and how should they be remembered by the guests. When looking for the perfect dress you, as a bride to be, have to seek some details in the general idea of the dress, details that will remain forever in the minds of the people and in the wedding photos. If you don’t want to risk it and you are having a simple almost traditional wedding we will show you some of the most popular wedding dresses chosen by women.
The first design that is as famous as when it first appeared is the A-line dress on white or ivory. A long simple design with maybe small embellishments such as a satin sash, some beading on the bodice or some subtle lace, will do nothing but flatter you and make you look elegant. The strapless cut is the most popular, while adding some sleeves or wide straps will camouflage any chubbiness or wide shoulders. The A-line skirt will highlight an hourglass shaped body or will make the body seem like on if it’s not. This is the easiest way out of a bridal store! You can shop for great A-line dresses form: Udreamybridal.
We now show you another style that was especially made famous by the Disney animation movies – the princess style wedding gown. This is similar to the A-line shape but has more volume on the lower part and has a lower simple or V-shaped waistline. The most popular design was the strapless one until 2011, when Catherine Middleton appeared in a princess gown with sleeves. This time, the favorite colors for the princess style dresses is not white, but beige, ivory and tinted whites.
Another very popular wedding style is the mermaid dress. This is the decent way to look hot. This dress runs close to the body, highlighting your curves and make you look sensual. The skirt starts from the knee down in a fluffy design with intricate layering. These dresses are usually made out of taffeta, satin or silk looking superior than the organza, tulle and chiffon used for the previous designs and better hugging the body. Everyone tends to overwhelm themselves with the embellishments of a wedding dress, but in the case of the mermaid wedding gown, this is an awful idea. The actual design of this dress is enough and you should usually choose detailing that is seen in the cut rather than on in.11
Wedding dresses are and always will be a complicated subject of discussion. When choosing the dress for your own personal wedding, the search and the debating start being even more complicated. The main ideas you should always have in mind are: What kind of wedding am I planning? and What looks good on me? If you have the answer to these two questions, you will surely find the dress right away. From far times, wedding dresses have developed in looking in many ways and since 200 years ago, the way it is designed and feels on the body are the vital thoughts.
A very interesting choice of shape and style springs from the tea length wedding dress. This almost casual appearance has developed from the 1940s and 1950s sense of style. This dress was originally designed as a puffy skirt with a high waist that flows down anywhere from under the knee to the half of the calves. Since the popularity of this length has takes larger proportions, designers all over started to experiment and created lots of gowns fit for a beautiful bride.
The versatility of this type of attire is amazing: you can get it loose, flowing, fitted, with a high waist, a low one, sleeveless, with short, long or three quarters sleeves, halter, cowl neck and in many many other ways.
The types of weddings that will perfectly take in a tea length wedding dress are those having a less formal theme or a more casual attitude. One made from a soft flowing material is great for a beach party, while a fitted on the waist dress will look great in a garden event. You can buy a tea length dress as your second dress, to wear just for the reception.
The halter top and sleeveless ones have a more appealing feeling and will look fantastic in a more luxurious, but still casual, party. You can get one in any color, not just white.
To better give you an idea about this type of gown, here is an example:
The teawd025 dress from Well Bridal is the best example of a modern tea length wedding dress for a more casual woman. Even if it’s white, it has that natural feeling to it. The empire waist and the halter top will highlight your womanly curves while the A-line shape of the skirt will hide any type of chubbiness that you don’t want to reveal. Softly embellished and very simple, the price for this one is $265.11
Weddings demand a lot of devotion, attention to details and understanding from both the wedding planner and the couple. Everything has to be adapted to the season the wedding will take place, the people involved and the attitude the bride and the groom would love to share. The dress of the bride is also an important factor for the well being of the whole party and should be chosen correctly to match the other details. If planning a wedding in full winter, you should consider finding a dress that goes with a snowy theme and will keep you warm enough in any condition.
Surfing around the Internet, we have found thousands of cool looking wedding gowns, but not even half are useful for winter weddings. These dresses have to have certain features for you to feel extraordinary even in the coldest environments.
The first feature you have to look for in a winter wedding gown is the versatility. Outside will be maybe snowing heavily while inside the venue the heat system will warm you up. The ideal dress should be layered for insulating the lower part of your body, long enough to cover your legs (because you can’t wear heavy sox) and functional, not to annoy you when walking or seating down.
The upper part, the bodice, should be fitted and winter inspired. Over it you have to consider buying and using a bolero, something cute and short to keep you warm. White coats are also admitted, but the ones that will perfectly work with the dress. The best looking boleros are those made out of fur; choose one that is made out of faux fur or real one in white or a light gray.
The design is also important, winter dresses are usually shaped in the princess style or the A-line style. These designs are better because you can protect yourself from the harsh weather as well as looking like a fairytale princess.
Here is a great example for a perfect winter wedding dress that has all the above attributes. The W75QV dress from Aonel is a dress fit for a passionate ice queen, a true princess of the winter. This long and simple gown has all you need: a layered soft skirt accompanied by a cool sweetheart bodice in a simple sleeveless approach. The color of the dress is a pure white but decorated with delicate accents in darker silver or you can order it in other colors if you are not the white dress type of girl. The price for it is $172,99.11
Who said brides don’t have to be seductive? Not all the girls in the world want to look like the nicest thing you ever saw. Some of them want to show off their body and say: Yeah I’m getting married and I’m looking fabulous!
For this type of girls and women, designers have come up with the best design ever: the mermaid style wedding dress. Even if you choose the simplest one, you will still look hot and ready for party. The best thing about them is that even if they transmit this appealing feeling, they still look elegant and classy without falling in trashy territory.
When thinking of a mermaid style wedding dress, you first should see if your body would look good in one. These dresses are dedicated to girls with an hourglass shaped body or the ones with a more androgynous shape that want to look curvier. If you have a larger thigh area, reconsider your options and choose something that doesn’t follow the body lines this close.
Normally, mermaid wedding gowns are made out of two separate materials: one for the tail, which should be puffier, and one for the rest of the dress, which has to be sleeker and more glamorous. You should go for fabrics that don’t wrinkle or change their shape while wearing the dress because this design requires perfect lines that highlight the body. Silk, satin and taffeta are choices that go well.
Moreover, this type of gown offers you a great freedom of choice. You can buy one that is sleeveless, with short or long sleeves, one that has an empire waistline or a fitted no waistline cut, you can even get one with a corset involved. Colors are also something you can pick: for an elegant appearance white and tinted whites are recommended, while for a more casual or a more appealing look, go for bolder colors, but in lighter shades. For the reception, you can use a mermaid dress as the second gown of the event in a darker, more fun color. The Precious Formals BO44184 from Macktak Mart is a great example of a classy mermaid wedding dress that will accent all your greatest features. Simple and well constructed this wedding gown is made from taffeta and features a fitted sleeveless bodice with a pleated layered tail and an open back with a medium sized chapel train. In front it has some jewelry for a delicate and elegant touch. The price for this wonderful creation is $1008.11
Weddings are the most expected events by many young couples and the way to organize this may seem hard to figure out. A simple way to make a great wedding is to go for a more casual one, on the beach. Bring out a priest, the couple, a few friends and family members and voila! Everything is ready. If you choose such a design, the wedding dress is no easier to find. Most of the dresses in stores and online shops are dedicated to formal ceremonies in extremely elegant environments, but if you don’t like this approach a more bohemian dress is what you need.
Bohemian wedding dresses have started to grow in popularity from the 1970s with the appearance of more casual wedding ceremonies. These dresses can take many forms, but the ones fit for a beach wedding are usually following a certain pattern.
The best beach wedding dress should be made from a loose and flowing fabric, such as lace, tulle or many others, and ought to have a simple cut that allows the wind to blow it around and you to naturally move. The cuts for these bohemian gowns are usually having an empire waistline or a looser one that follows your innate waist. If you are thicker in the waist than above it, the ideal cut for you is the empire one, hiding any larger curves, undesired chubbiness and making you appear thinner.
The length is also something you can play with. A long dress would get dirty in the sand and in the waves, so, a shorter tea length dress becomes the ideal pick. Short dresses are also admitted but they can lose that bohemian feel. Add some flowers in your hair or some on the bodice and you will seem like a goddess. Toga inspired gowns are also interesting, but the materials used there make them more appropriate for garden parties rather than beach ones.
In the next lines we will show you a great example of a bohemian beach wedding dress which you will surely love. This dress comes from JLM Couture and is a Tara Keely wedding gown. This beautiful attire is a knee long bohemian dress with an empire waistline and divine fabrics. The tulle layers of the skirt look great on almost any body, while the waistline will accentuate a great figure. The upper part, which is strapless, is decorated with small shiny accents for an elegant feel.11
Wedding tend to be more festive than they should be nowadays and have more of an official event feeling than a romantic uniting one. For those brides that did not forget what wedding should actually be about, the romantic wedding dresses are always waiting for the perfect gal to wear them. These dresses will always be the ones that are timeless and loved by all.
When choosing a romantic wedding gown you have a lot of freedom regarding the cut, the colors and the overall sense. The majority of romantic wedding dresses are made out of fabrics such as lace, organza and other ones that have a natural sheerness and can be easily layered. For a maximum romantic look choose a simple lace over other types of materials, but never satin or other slightly shiny materials. Details such as bows, flowers and other patterns will only enhance your appearance but don’t end up overcrowding them because it would look kitschy. Beading is another modality to accentuate the romantics of an outfit.
The cut is also a way to show off this side of you. An empire cut is more romantic than a mermaid style dress. A flowing skirt and a fitted bodice will look absolutely dreamy on anyone. Another very interesting choice would be the princess cut, what is more romantic than a dress just like in the fairytales? A cute corset with tons of small details will appear great accompanied by a puffy simple skirt. If you wish to have your festivity in a natural environment, a simple dress, short or long, with a fallen waistline, not even fitted, made from a flowing fabric will end up being the best option. To complete this look you can add a tiara made from natural flowers or discreet jewelry.
Here is a very good example of the most romantic dress I could find in online stores.
This is the dress No. #3254557 from The Limited. What can be more romantic than a simple ivory dress? The waistline has an empire cut, the bodice is wide enough not to be confused with the baby-doll cut. Under the chest, a subtle satin sash will accentuate your best features. The skirt is made from vast amounts of silk plates that form a jellyfish like impression. Another great detail about this dress is that is beautiful enough to be worn by its own, but simple enough to allow you to add an intricate piece of jewelry or a large flower bouquet.11
Not all of us want to be at the limit of art and fashion and choose to buy a more classic wedding dress, a cut that does its job without any risk. Classic will be timeless and will avoid any sayings after decades such as “What was I thinking when I chose that dress?” Moreover, classic does not mean old looking or something resembling grandma’s gowns.
The best way to remain classic si to choose a traditional wedding dress cut such as the princess cut or the A-line cut. Both of these designs work with almost any sort of body, accentuating what every woman has the best. When looking at a dress you should have in mind a few details:
First, look for natural or natural looking fabrics. These types will always remain fashionable, even after tens of years. Cotton lace and silk are the ones that have the biggest impact. A softly decorated lace fabric applied as an accent will embellish the gown making it look royal, while silk will let you move naturally in the dress.
Secondly, see if the cut brings out the best in you. An hourglass shaped body demands a lower waistline and a more fitted skirt, while a pear shaped one needs a higher waistline with a wider skirt to balance the lower part of the body. The bodice is the main attention point in a lot of gowns. A simple neckline: sweetheart or round type will do just fine accentuating your neck and your chest. The sleeves can ruin a dress if not chosen correctly. Look for a sleeveless design, simple sleeves or shoulder straps. Wider straps will make you look slimmer, while loose ones (fallen off the shoulders) will give you a more Victorian feel meanwhile balancing heavier hips.
The last thing you should be careful with is the detailing. Extravagant crystals or appliqués will look fine now but after years they won’t! Small appliqués such as classy roses will make you look great, while bands of beading or accents here and there will give you an elegant touch. The color of the dress is also essential: if you are not the biggest fan of white choose a tinted one such as ivory, champagne or light pink. Avoid neon colors or dark ones.
OriFashion has on their racks a very classic design, the Model – SG144. This white plain dress has an A-line shape with subtle pleating in the bodice and a waistline that follows the natural one. The price for it is $420.11