Okay, so you might be wondering why these runway pictures are here every Friday. I know we all love our wedding features but I ask that you give Fashion Friday a chance to broaden your view in bridal fashion. Gone are the days of old-school wedding gowns, so say goodbye to tacky beadwork and traditional styles. It’s the era of style-forward ensembles to complete your chichi fab wedding. Whether you’re the simple and chic type or the daring and adventurous gal, fashion flair will affect the overall mood of your big day.
Here are some tips on how to dress for your wedding.
Loving the black and white look. It’s very timeless and elegant. A satin dress gives a formal and clean look, while a shorter cut and creative applique gives a modern twist to the outfit. This look will make a very cute reception dress! Don’t forget to pair it with killer gorgeous shoes.
I am so in love with the top! The whole look itself actually works. Mixing of fabrics and patterns is very in now. But can you also imagine it with a simple, strapless, straight-cut chiffon gown. Put the top over the dress and voila! Classy chic and a statement piece. This will surely look good in photos. Recommended for: bride (use cream or white), or a wedding guest (like me!).
I still am fond of beadwork, as long as it’s tastefully done. Putting it in clusters is a technique to make it look elegant. Another thing one must remember, simple doesn’t mean plain. If you want a sophisticated feel, choose a neutral color for your gown then just put a bold detail (in this case the ribbon on the shoulder) to make the look come to life.
One thing I am totally obsessing about in the current fashion trend is the manipulation of fabric. It’s everything brilliant! Love, love, love (love, love, love) this neckline.
So this may be a little be too much for most of you girls out there. Then again, there’s always that guest (or even bride) who’s up for anything this bold. This look will also be amazing for an engagement shoot. Think vintage romance.
Don’t stop with just making your entourage and yourself walking beauties. One of the most important women in your wedding will be your mom and mom-in-law. Dress them in a simple cut gown with a beautiful satin detail such as this. I love seeing moms dressing as fashionable as their little girls.
This is probably one of my favorites in this set. The neckline is a KILLER. I would love to see this detail in a bridal gown. Of course I’m all about the big skirt, so I’d change the bottom to a ball gown with asymmetric layers matching the top. This would probably require some laser cutting in the fabric.
Make your Maid of Honor walk in this ethereal gown. Having a beautifully-styled entourage will make your guests more excited to see the bride.
Dresses by: George Holbeka