Fairy tale wedding dresses without the pouf

By on December 18, 2015

Many brides come wedding shopping with their mothers. And, it is surprising how many of these mothers want their daughters to choose a traditional wedding dress with lots of pouf, so their daughters look like fairy tale princesses on their wedding day.

It is when the bride doesn’t want this, that the shopping session becomes unpleasant. It is only natural that a bride wants her mother to approve of her wedding dress choice, but doesn’t want to compromise on her style preferences either.

We have witnessed many debates between moms who want elaborate ball gowns, and brides who want their moms to like their dress, without having to choose a heavy gown. Hence, we thought it’s a good idea to feature these fantastic wedding dresses that give you a fairy tale look, sans the pouf. Sound interesting? Then read on!

Mori Lee 2771 Fall 2015 Collection

This is a ball gown with a difference. The dropped waist elongates the torso, and the layered skirt is balanced. The skirt is pleated, which gives it a more defined structure. The delicate beading begins at the sweetheart neckline and continues all the way to the waistline. The back dips into a classic V-neckline. Also available with this dress, is an optional shoulder coverlet created in lace. This makes it all the more versatile, so it is suitable for for both a traditional ceremony and a semi-formal reception.

Jasmine T172010 Couture Spring 2015

How elegant is this ravishing lace ball gown! A welcome variation to the heavy ball gown, the silhouette is perfectly crafted to closely follow your natural curves, and it has just the right amount of bounce in the skirt. The contrast waistband defines your slender waist, and the intricate floral lace motifs make it fit for a princess. The flower clusters thin out towards the skirt in a fascinating design.

Sophia Tolli Y11567 Mon Cheri Spring 2015 Collection

Pouf with a personality, that is what we think this gown is all about. The tiered trumpet skirt is made of layers with jut the right scattering of details along the edges. The sweetheart neckline has an eyelash lace trim, and the dropped waist beautifully enhances the slender figure of the bride. At the back is the traditional corset, that snugly fits your natural curves. Mom will agree that this is a fairy tale dress, even sans the ball gown.

Now, here are a few tips on how you can choose a dramatic wedding gown that is anything but bulky and boring.

  • Look at fit and flare gowns with a thick skirt. This way, you will have enough layers to create an impact, without it cascading from your waist.
  • Choose fabrics that are light and airy, and not crisp and sheer. This makes it look elegant.
  • Dropped and draped waists are slimming and allow you to look fantastic even in a ball gown skirt.
  • Dresses with vertical embellishments or those with cap sleeves are pretty, without overly spilling out.

To check out more dresses that fit your vision, come visit our bridal gallery on Best for Bride and we can help you choose the dress that mom approves, and you would love to be married in.

About Olga Pomeransky

Olga is manager at Best for Bride since 2005. Currently Best for Bride operates 4 bridal stores in Canada (Toronto, Etobicoke, Hamilton and Barrie). Best for Bride sells wedding, bridesmaids, mob dresses and more. http://www.BestForBride.com

4 Comments

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    Earlene Lynch

    January 10, 2016 at 8:01 AM

    OMG, I love that Sophia Tolli dress!

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    Christiana Moore

    January 10, 2016 at 8:29 AM

    I like these styles, but I would like to see them in other colors.

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    Nelson Barnes

    January 10, 2016 at 8:55 AM

    I love all of these designs!

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    Cheryl Knox

    March 13, 2016 at 10:25 AM

    I was going to go with a fairy tale theme, but decided against it.

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