Fashion for weddings focuses on the dress. Nowadays it is extremely democratic. Everything is in vogue and everything is allowed: dresses with bouffant, ruffle skirts as well as tight-fitting gowns, eccentric styles along with classic ones, diverse colors and shades. The possibilities are limited only by your imagination and wishes. But some basic trends for the wedding attire can be still distinguished.
· Wedding dresses with trains are getting more and more popular. The bride wearing such dress looks very impressive. She draws public attention and adds splendor to the ceremony. But this dress is as much impressive as unpractical. The train of the dress won’t be snow-white after a short walk, it will prevent the bride from moving and it will be especially difficult for her to dance. Moreover, the guests may step on the train all the time because of its length. So before you buy the dress of such style, you should think about these disadvantages and find out the way to avoid them.
· In spite of the great amount of unusual and bright gowns, classic wedding dresses are still in the limelight. Many brides prefer to choose simple and elegant wedding dresses of white color these days. White has been a traditional wedding color for a long time. It symbolizes purity and innocence but at the same time this color is very ceremonial. In principle, white is the safest variant. It suits almost everyone, and it is much easier to choose accessories and jewelry for the white dress. One more advantage of the white color is that it doesn’t accentuate drawbacks of the figure, so any bride, either slim or not, or even expectant mother will look wonderful.
· Another distinctive trend of the wedding fashion now is a dress with multilayer skirt of diverse fabrics and textures. It combines completely different cloths: satin, silk, taffeta, organza. Such dress looks very ceremonial and impressive due to the variety of drapery. Combination of different textures and fabrics makes this dress very original and adds individuality to the bride’s image.
· Color elements and ornaments on the wedding dress are also very popular. They set the style of the accessories and the whole image. The dress can be decorated with flowers, embroidery, glass beads, sequins etc. Read the rest of this entry »
Kate Middleton’s gorgeous royal wedding gown has placed the spotlight on beautiful bridal lace. Long a favorite of brides, royal or otherwise, there is nothing quite like exquisite lace for a wedding gown. Get inspired with romantic lace wedding dresses.
The royal bridal gown had lace on the bodice and skirt, but it was the sheer lace sleeves that left people gasping. Without a doubt, long lace sleeves are now the hottest wedding trend going. Happily, many bridal designers already offer many elegant gowns featuring those gorgeous sleeves, so you won’t have to wait until next season to find a similar dress to Kate’s. Priscilla of Boston has several stunning gowns with lace in their collection. One of the loveliest is actually a silk ballgown with a removable lace jacket. That is an excellent option for brides who wish to have the look of the lace sleeves for the ceremony, but want a strapless dress for the reception. Pearl bridal jewelry would be the ideal accompaniment to the classic lines of the Priscilla lace gowns.
Designer Elizabeth Fillmore is another to offer a wedding gown with lace sleeves. She shows a dress which has all-over lace in a soft fluid style. The sleeves are to the elbow, rather than full length, and the vibe is far less formal and traditional than some of the other lace gowns. Elizabeth Fillmore’s lace dress is more vintage-romantic than princess-grand. It would be lovely for a bride getting married in an historic mansion, a beautiful garden, or even a wooded clearing.
For brides who really do want to feel like a princess on their wedding day, the Legends by Romona Keveza may have just what you are looking for. She has a gown in her collection which is a cross between two of the loveliest-ever royal brides: Kate Middleton and Grace Kelly. The gown features a v-neckline, similar to Kate’s gown, and has a very flattering cummerbund style waist. The lace used is very delicate and feminine. Pair this gown with an opulent set of crystal and pearl bridal jewelry and a lace edge veil.
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Wedding day is one of the most important days in a woman’s life. You must want a perfect bridal look on your big day. A perfect wedding dress is not enough apparently. We still need the perfect location, the sparkling silverware, the classy invitations, the fresh flowers. Getting all this ready is not a joke. Now, how do you start choosing your wedding color? Here’s a guide on some useful color schemes for 2011 weddings.
2011 Spring Wedding
As we all know, spring is the best season for fresh colors, blossoms and all those pleasant things. A spring wedding is the best one for a clean and light look. Colors like apple green, light orange, pearl pink, purple, peach or daffodil are great choices. Each one in these colors matched with sliver is a real shot to a classy wedding. If pale colors can’t suit you well, why not choose bold and bright colors like watermelon or a bold shade of peach. You may match watermelon with silver, while peach would work well with regency. You are sure to get satisfactory results either way.
2011 Summer Wedding
A summer wedding allows you the use of many colors. Since summer asks for the tropical look, nothing could stop you from the use of shades like lilac, coral or even a bright lavender. If you are the wild kind, you could also try some bold colors like orange, fuchsia or lime. If you dare not to take a chance, you may stick with traditional colors like green, blue or red. Shades like apple green or turquoise goes well with a basic wedding color like white or ivory could give the wedding venue a classy look.
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