Billowy skirts of organza ribbons and streams of satin are a hot trend this year. Some women shrink away from a high-volume skirt for fear it will make her look bigger. However, paired with a slimming bodice, the full, flowing skirt is romantic and flattering on many women. Poufy wedding dresses with sophisticated style are available for brides with a limited budget.
Full skirts are reminiscent of the classic ball gown style wedding dress. The bodice usually fits snugly. The flowing full skirt poufs out from the bottom of the bodice. This look is very traditional and romantic. The skirts may be made fuller with layers of organza or tulle.
Many modern wedding dresses that fit this trend have skirts with waves or ribbons of organza. Some designers adorn the skirt organza and satin flowers for added fullness and romantic flair. Multi-tiered organza is another traditional design for a full, flowing skirt. In the Sophia Tolli Spring 2015 collection, the Nightingale wedding dress is a beautiful ball gown style with a skirt made up of layers of tulle. The crystal hand-beaded lace is the perfect accent for this gown.
Several designers have increased the volume of their ball gown skirts. If you like the trendy fullness, but are not fond of layers of tulle, you may want to look for a classical dress with satin or taffeta skirts. Alfred Angelo has a design, number 758, with a flowing layer of white taffeta that is gathered to the skirt with pretty embellishments. The loose gathering of the outer layer creates added fullness with a style that is elegant and refined. The bodice is embroidered as is the front of the skirt. This dress has a semi-cathedral train which adds to that classical princess style.
Though full, flouncy skirts often are associated with ball gown style wedding dresses, the flowing full skirts of the trend are not limited to this classic style. For example, the ruffled skirt of the mermaid gown in the Mori Lee 2015 collection embraces the trend without being restricted to ball gown wedding dresses.
When choosing a bridal gown with a poufy skirt, avoid a dress that combines the large skirt with a large or loose-fitting bodice. If the bodice has loose layers of satin, poufy sleeves, or large satin flower embellishments, the added size of the bodice is likely to make the woman appear to be larger. A sleek, form-fitting bodice is a must for a billowy skirt.
Even if the bride is on a tight budget, many of these romantic, poufy wedding dresses can be found for under $2,000. The bride can complete the classic bride look with a wedding veil or headpiece. Remember to avoid added bulk to the top. If a woman is concerned about looking larger than she is, she may want to avoid a bulky veil and opt for something simple.