Finding the right wedding dress is mostly about choosing the right silhouette that flatters your figure. However, there are certain other details that can make all the difference between looking good and looking fantastic. The neckline, length of sleeves, skirt length and type of train have a huge role in determining the total effect of how you look. You can play up or play down your total look, by choosing them appropriately.
The illusion neckline is a runway hit for 2015, and it is with good reason. The pattern has a unique charm that makes it a showstopper. Let us take a closer look at this trend, which has taken the bridal world by storm.
What is the illusion neckline?
This neckline basically combines a strapless bodice with an overlay of lace or sheer, to create a second neckline above the one that belongs to the bodice. Although the bodice may feature any neckline beneath the sheer layer, the prettiest illusions are those created by sweetheart, boat and scoop necklines.
The highlight of this design is in it’s ability to create an air of mystery. Over the years, illusions have been perfected and now it incorporates several elements such as floral lace motifs, embellishments and embroidery to add more style. It is surprising how a simple wedding dress can be elevated to a fabulous one by the addition of this single element.
Extending the illusion neckline into sleeves and a sheer back for more drama
Certain wedding dresses with this neckline also feature illusion sleeves. Whether they are cap sleeves, three-fourth or full sleeves, the result is always stunning.
Take a look at this dress from the Mori Lee Bridal Spring 2015 collection. It is a magnificent design that makes the most of the enchanting sheer effect, by incorporating it into the neckline, sleeves and back.
Here, a sheer bateau neckline stretches over a sweetheart bodice. Further, the illusion sleeves are adorned with floral lace motifs. At the back, a wonderful effect is created with floral motifs embracing the torso, and a single train of fabric buttons travel all the way down to the derriere.
Benefits of sporting the illusion look
The sheer neckline is very versatile, and it can be carried off by brides of almost any body shape. Unlike strapless designs that tend to slip and move, the additional layer of sheer holds the bodice in place, and is comfortable that way. The sheer layer can easily convert a strapless design into a more modest choice, rendering it suitable for traditional events too.
Another factor is that with an embellished illusion neckline, you needn’t worry about finding a neck piece to complete your look. The details on the sheer fabric photograph beautifully, with the underlying fabric barely visible in the pictures.
The illusion neckline is your choice if you want to look elegant, classic and sophisticated, while still allowing your sexy side to shine through. Check out the bridal collection at Best for Bride for more fantastic wedding dress that feature this fabulous detail.