Nowadays, just like almost always during history, the colors had a meaning – white stood for purity, red for passion or love, but different cultures gave different meanings to the colors. For some cultures white is still associated with mourning, and red is associated with luck. However, regarding a wedding, these 2 colors together would represent the bride's purity and her which for a successful marriage. If you want to bring some luck during your wedding day you should choose a red and white wedding gown, like the following ones.
If you want to bring all the luck you can get, this dress might help you out. You should probably have an almost model like body shape, as the dress is a mermaid type. The dress is also richly decorated with embroidery, lace and the little trail in the back will add to this dress' charm. It can be yours for about $258, as the lindadress.com website has a special promotion.
This white and red wedding dress has a very interesting design with the large vertical red insert in the front of the dress while the white part has red embroidered designs on the edges. On the back there are 2 red ‘tails’ with white embroidery which are actually the 2 ends of the red belt – or sash. This breathtaking dress is from the 2011 weddings collection and currently is on sale on the dressbridalgowns.com, selling for $188.
Many brides like their flower girls to wear the same dress they have, plus it could almost be a dream come true for many girls to experience how does it feel like to be a bride, before their time. With this dress, this is a perfect opportunity for both of them, however, the girl's dress may have to be ordered separately. The bride's dress would cost $298 (on pinkbridals.com), and it doesn't contain the veil either.
It doesn't matter you don't have the body of a model. Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes, and a plus sized bride can be as beautiful as a thin one, as long as she chooses the right wedding gown for her body type.
If you have toned legs and would like to show them off, go for a short dress. This taffeta, ivory colored dress will hide your stomach and accentuate your legs and chest area. With a baby doll cut, the dress is cute, stylish and fashionable – exactly what a young bride is dreaming of! Made of rich, textured fabric, the wedding dress features an embellished high waist, and the bra has added support for your breasts. A tan skin would make it look even better – as for the hair, a way style would look best. Hair accessories such as flowers are always a nice touch, and pay extra attention to the shoes you choose, as they will be noticeable. We recommend some high heeled pumps, perhaps with a hidden platform for added comfort.
If you want to go for a simple, traditional style, get something like this. The short plus size dress is rich in details, and comes on a classy white color. It closes at the back using a zipper, and falls right below the knee, showing just enough leg as you are comfortable with. This cute dress is made of satin, and has an A-line cut, hiding your hips. You could wear it with kitten heels, or strappy sandals, and a nice, pink rose bouquet as the finishing touch. You could also go for a sparkly tiara as a hair accessory, for a stand out look that everyone will envy! And don't forget – the most important thing is to be yourself and have fun – this day is all about you!
More and more brides choose to wear a different color than white for their wedding reception. White does not always flatter every bride, and for a mature bride, as well as one that keeps up with the latest runway trends, a champagne colored dress is the best choice. Styles are different, also taking into consideration the location of your wedding. But one thing is known – with the right wedding dress, you will impress everybody.
This fitted lace dress will turn heads, and also give you that fabulous glow you want for your big day. The dress is long, in warms tones of champagne, with crystals embellished on the chest area. It seems like the perfect idea for an exotic wedding, or even a beach wedding. the mermaid shape flatters slim bodies, and a tan skin. This lovely gown is not see through, as it is doubled with satin, and it features shoulder straps. The V-neck cut flatters less curvy shapes as it provides fullness. As for the accessories you will need, make sure you wear a golden choker, kitten heels and maybe a wavy hair style, for a messy but chic and feminine look that everyone will adore.
Another style is a satin dress, such as the Champagne Sheath Beading Satin dress. An overall classic style,with a twist! The dress is more unique on this color than it would be on white, complimenting a flat stomach and toned arms. The wedding dress is made of satin material, and best matched with an exotic flower bouquet in shades of orange and tan. don;t forget a log veil in the same color, maybe embroidered, to add to the richness of the outfit. You could choose to add elbow high satin or lace gloves, and a delicate looking bracelet to complete this amazing attire.
Getting married in 2012 is definitely a blessing for a bride. And we say this because of the hundreds of unique wedding dress styles and accessories available in our designers’ collections. It can be a daunting experience to shop for the ideal gown among so many beautiful models, but we are convinced that you guys will also find a lot of joy and excitement in wondering through so many outstanding silhouettes. The classic strapless wedding dress is not the only option you have.
This style is very popular and overused and this is why a modern bride may not be satisfied with a choice like this. You should know that the range of styles is bigger than you can possibly imagine! So don’t settle for less just because you’re not the most fashionable bride alive or simply because your budget is small! There are many options and alternatives for both simple and economical brides that can flatter your personality and budget.
The high-neck gown style is one of the most intriguing and it is a more elegant and mature alternative to the standard strapless style. It’s true that this type of neckline is typically selected by older brides or by those who are at their second marriage. But this style was not created only for mature brides. Anyone who wants a more elegant look or more covering for the beck area can opt for this model.
Giving the fact that this type of neckline provides with more coverage in the upper part of your body people think that this style is only for decent and modest looks. The truth is that our designers have found many ways to update this style and make it more adequate for the preferences and expectations of the modern bride. High neck wedding dresses are great for those who don’t feel comfortable in strapless dresses. Those who think that strapless models are just too plain and simple for their taste should definitely give it a try with this style.
We brought a few beautiful designs of this kind to show you just how unique you can look in a high neck wedding gown. It was difficult to make a short selection because there are many gorgeous models out there to choose for our exemplification. The high neck can be made of lace or tulle, it can be crocheted, simple or embroidered. Your gown can feature a beaded neckline, a ruffled design or a strapped style. It all depends on what you want for your wedding. You can even find high neck wedding gowns with short or long sleeves. The most popular silhouettes for this type of neckline are the mermaid and sheath silhouettes. Which is your favorite style from here?
Not everybody chooses to wear a white gown on their wedding day. Out of so many colors and styles, every bride will want something chic, unique, and which represent her best. A lavender wedding dress highlights the complexion, and looks classy as well. Out of the many styles you can buy, we chose to show you some of the best ones!
The colorful lavender Wedding Dress Chapel is a simple yet effective bride dress. The soft lavender color is enriched by the silver embroidery, offering a glamorous look. This trendy gown sports a corset-like upper part, flattering the bride's chest area. It's long, with a semi flowy skirt, showing just enough skin to make anyone feel comfortable yet fashionable. The dress will look even better if worn with a pearl necklace, and long, matching gloves. As for the shoes, pair it with some nice sandals!
The A-Line Sweetheart Long Satin dress – a princess dress, with a long, ruffled skirt in various shades of light purple. The corset is rich in detail, featuring small crystals on the upper part and trimmings. The dress is made of luxurious satin fabric, and the skirt is doubled to offer fulness and make you feel royal. This lovely gown is suitable for any bride who loves keeping up with the latest fashion trends!
If you want to go all out on the lavender or purple color, choose something flashy – such as the Pageant purple Wedding Dress. This astonishing looking Cinderella dress will steal the show on your big day! The dress has a cute rose embroidery. With a dress like this, all you need is a tiara and a gorgeous looking necklace. Go easy on the accessories – this is a statement wedding gown and does not need much else in order to impress all the guests.
An Arabian wedding is no doubt very different from a Western one and thus the wedding gown will also look very different as well than the ones we're accustomed to see. Many people nowadays understand by Arabians, the Muslim people who live starting with North Africa and ending in the Middle East.
Many brides to be choose their wedding gown in such a way that it will look good on them and that will impress the guests. The second feature will b amplified if the bride to be is Arabian. One should remember that for these ladies it is important that their wedding dresses will cover then head to toe, because showing more skin than the face and the hands is considered a sin.
Depending on where the wedding takes place, as well as many other factors, the bride can choose to wear a modern or Western looking dress as long as it has been modified to obey the rules of the Islam. In fact, any Western wedding dress can be turned into an Arabian wedding dress, with the right attire. One such dress is the one above which can costs about $200 but it sure depends on where you get it from.
The bride can choose a traditional wedding gown, which is pretty different than the Western style dress. The traditional wedding dresses for the Arabian ladies are very elaborate, colorful – as to reflect joy, happiness and good luck for the bride on her new life. Gold is a preferred color for the decorations, because it is the only material with a constant value over time.This is why the Western style wedding dresses can have colorful inserts or elements, like the light blue veil of the first dress.
The traditional attire for the Arabian wedding can be very expensive to buy, but just like in the Western world, one can rent it. Even if you're not a Muslim lady, there is nothing to stop you from celebrating your big day in such a beautiful dress for an unforgettable wedding!
All brides want what’s best for their wedding. And many of them are willing to make any type of compromise to achieve the perfect look for this day. If you are looking for a romantic type of bridal look, then you should definitely stick with Claire Pettibone. She may have just the thing for you! We discovered this designer a few years ago and ever since we are big fans of her creations.
This couturier creates ethereal feminine gowns for the vintage-inspired bride and not only. Her silhouettes are fluid, artistic and glamorous. We like the intricate embroideries she envisions and the fairytale flair her collections exude. There is always something magical and whimsy about her dresses that make so many brides fall in love with her style. It’s not hard to like Claire and her unique signature.
Each of her gowns is individually crafted and adorned with care and attention by many talented seamstresses. We can see her love for creation beautiful things from the rich textures and romantic details she uses. The delicacy and subtlety of the ornaments are the aspects that flatter us the most. Her passion for aesthetical wedding dresses comes from a long life experience. Her vision is based on all things natural and elegant. The way she manages to combine the natural vibe and the glamorous flair is amazing. Her inspiration comes directly from nature.
Her childhood in the countryside has left a deep mark on her soul. This is where all the flowers, leaves and vine embroideries she uses in her dresses. The nature-inspired prints and patterns she utilizes are ravishing, especially when set on an organic fabric and a long fluid silhouette. We can also observe a few influences from ballet costumes in her collections. This is because she studied ballet for a few years. The fusions between grace and power, subtlety and drama, elegance and naturalness are breathtaking. These dresses are extremely elegant and high class but in a casual way.
The bride who wears one of these dresses can feel both unique and comfortable. The fabrics Claire Pettibone uses for her gowns are the most refined and expensive. The same thing is true for the accents and details she envisions. Although the style of her dresses is simple and classic, the bride looks sophisticated and radiant in a very pure and clean way.
You have to love the romantic style to look at your best in a Claire Pettibone wedding dress. This designer loves creating outfits and accessories for the woman who wants to express her own beauty and personality. She knows exactly how to enhance your natural charm. These attire selections take you to another space and time, a spaceof magic and timeless beauty!
There are many popular sayings and beliefs about the wedding dress and its etiquette. It would be interesting for each ride to learn more about the history of wedding dresses. Even if you’re not planning on wearing a traditional gown at your wedding it would be nice to find out more interesting things of the wedding dress wear and its specifics. The origin of the white of wedding dress is perhaps the most popular and interesting subject to approach at this chapter. In time there have been many customs and practices related to the wedding dress.
One fan fact in ancient weddings was that guests would tear off a bit of the bride’s dress and take it home for good luck. In ancient Greece, wedding attendants used to pin money to the bride’s gown as a wedding gift. We all know that the first dress that was ever designed exclusively for a bride was the one worn by Queen Victoria at her wedding. Although this was a royal wedding and a sophisticated dress design, many middle class brides of that time took this trend for their own wedding.
During the Victorian times white wedding dresses were regarded as the symbols of purity and maidenhood. The bride’s chastity was a very important quality to be appreciated by a man in old times. The trend of wedding dresses continued until present days. Unfortunately, our brides are no longer focused on things like virginity. The blushing brides from the past have disappeared, almost completely. There are rarer cases of brides who want to do it all by the book and honor this beautiful and sacred tradition. Before Queen Victoria had this dream of getting married in white, brides of that time used to wear the best gown they had in their closet, regardless of the color.
The black nuance was one of the most powerful trends in bridal fashion wear back in the old days. During the medieval times, marriages were often arranged, based on financial purposes. This practice is not official today, but still in vogue. The medieval bride could be seen wearing a colored dress at her wedding. Bold and rich colors were interpreted as symbols of the bride’s wealth and social status. The array of colored wedding gowns allowed each woman to represent her family and her dowry.
Nowadays, the colorful wedding dress style is back in trend, although the bride wears it for another reason. The color of a modern wedding gown is meant to reflect the bride’s unique personality and individual style. Knowing more about the trends and customs of the past can help the contemporary bride to keep an open mind and make her own pick based on her interests and priorities.
Nothing says more elegance, refinement, decency and high class than a long sleeve wedding dress. However, this style is not appreciated by all brides. Although the long sleeve wedding gowns are back in trend, this style is not every woman’s cup of tea. Those who want to show off their beautiful shoulders and arms may not find this type of look the most appropriate or flattering for them.
Long sleeves are usually chosen by mature brides and by those who don’t feel comfortable wearing a strapless dress. This style is also adequate for those who are getting married for the second time or later in life. At a certain age, women don’t feel that confident in their skin and this is why they can’t afford to wear an attractive gown. And the strapless gown may be interpreted as a provocative design for an elderly bride! Long sleeve wedding dresses are the classiest choice to go for.
Kate Middleton proved it at her wedding. Her Sarah Burton lace wedding dress with long semi-transparent sleeves is a fashion statement and a model for those who want to look stylish and elegant at their wedding without showing off too much of their skin. This style is special and unique and even the most pretentious bride can end up falling in love with a long sleeve gown.
We also recommend this type of dress to the bashful bride who wants a dainty simple and decent look. But it’s not mandatory for all long sleeve wedding dresses to be simple and clean. It all depends on the formality they have been created for. The ones made of lace and adorned with lace embroideries are by far the most popular and the most serious formal options. But the long sleeves can be made of any other type of fabric, more or less soft. If you’re having a beach wedding and you don’t want the sun to burn your skin, choose a cotton or organza dress with a fluid silhouette and long sleeves.
The sleeves can be ¾ if the weather is just too hot. Sheer fabrics are great for long sleeve wedding dresses because they allow the bride to feel comfortable and also look very stylish and feminine. There are plenty of classic and modern designs to choose from when it comes to long sleeve wedding dresses. The most popular one is with a square neck and perhaps with a sheer bodice on top of a sweetheart neckline. The V-neck style is also popular and it was the one chosen by Kate Middleton for her royal ceremony. What do you think of an off the shoulders long sleeve wedding gown? This style is even more feminine and romantic!