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Wedding dress features for young brides to look grown up

How young do you think a young bride could be? 20? 18?

Yes, you are right! Whether or not it is a good idea to get married when so young, there are many brides who choose to do so at this age. One of the biggest challenges for many of them is finding the right wedding dress, as not all these brides look old enough to be a bride.

We’ve seen plenty of young brides walk into our boutique and ask us for one thing—a wedding dress that makes them look grown up and sexy! The main concern, however, is that they come shopping with their mothers, who usually believe they are still too young to choose anything other than the traditional ball gown. Trust us when we say that this is the last thing that young girls want to be seen in.

Fortunately, there are plenty of designs that can satisfy both parties, and prevent a power struggle. This is what we will look at today; the various factors in a dress that can make a young girl look grown up, while mom too thinks it is appropriate.

Fit and flare silhouettes

The fit and flare wedding gown, or more particularly the mermaid style dress which fits your curves closely along the torso, and then opens into a wide skirt is considered one of the most sexy silhouettes of all times. While this is a favorite with brides, the typical sweetheart neckline that is usually paired with these gowns may not be appreciated by moms. The solution is to strike a balance between the two.

This Sophia Tolli Y21507 wedding dress looks grown up and sexy with it’s fit and flare silhouette allowing you to flaunt your curves, even while it is modest. It has an illusion V-neckline and lace appliques on the cap sleeves. The layered mermaid skirt is magnificent, without too much pouf. The smart waistband gives more structure and adds elegance.

A-line wedding dresses

The next best thing to an elaborate ball gown skirt is an embellished A-line skirt. This has a sexy appeal, and you will look grown up and womanly in it. A-line wedding dresses are available with various neckline and sleeve options, and you can find one that is the right mix of embellishments and structure for your taste.

This tasteful Jasmine T162064 is a happy mix of a fit and flare gown and an A-line dress. The illusion halter-style neckline over the sweetheart bodice is sophisticated, so it can be easily carried off by young brides. The embellishments are elaborate, but with classic style.

Asymmetrically draped dresses

This style is a safe balance between contemporary and tradition. It looks best on tall women, but it is one that can be sported by short girls too, if they are slender. With pleats that drape towards one side, the best part of this dress is that it usually features dropped waists that reduce the prominence of the layers in the skirt.

The Alfred Angelo 2521 gown will be loved by both the bride and her entourage, as it brings together the classic timeless beauty of silk with a fit and flare silhouette. The dropped waist helps you show off your slender figure, while the skirt has enough layers to add grace to your stride.

To check out more such fabulous options that will transform you into a gorgeous beauty, however young you may be, check out our bridal gallery at Best for Bride today.

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Wedding dresses for the modern glamorous bride

The modern bride is unconventional and daring. She doesn’t obsess over traditions or worry about how brides are expected to dress, act, sit or behave. All she wants is to have a memorable wedding that she will cherish. When she chooses a dress, she looks at various factors, some of which include

  • one that fits her wedding theme
  • one that sparkles with individuality and allows her personality to shine through
  • one that is stunning and gorgeous
  • one that allows her to flaunt her super-sexy figure and look her very best
  • a dress that is uniquely different and one that will capture everyone’s attention

Here, we bring you our favorite wedding dresses that fit this description. Modern day brides, get ready to be enamored by this stunning collection that you will love to get your hands on.

Bold and feminine Elegance Bridal Gown 8691

This stunning white gown has a black lace overlay on the bodice as its signature element. An pretty bow is pinned to the waist and features a scintillating button for extra glam. The skirt is a cascade of soft feathery pleats in an inimitable style, rendering the modern bride a princess with personality. The pattern is glamorous and captivating. Lace which has always been considered a vintage style element is updated in black to make it endearing to the bride who wants something unique. Ruffles add feminine charm while the pattern itself is unusual and attractive.

Picturesque and perfect Jasmine Couture Spring T172004 gown

Not every bride has the confidence to carry off this modern design. The fit and flare silhouette drapes like a glove and features asymmetrical ruchings all over the criss-crossed bodice all the way down to the hips, from where it gently flows into a soft skirt. The highlight of the gown is the portrait off-the-shoulder neckline that instantly enhances glamour. Show off your sexy shoulders and decolletage in this stylish gown that is uniquely bewitching.

Mori Lee Voyage 2014 Chiffon 6782 gown

A halter-style neckline that plunges into a soft V, supports and styles this stunning Mori Lee wedding gown from the Voyage collection. Perfect for the bride who wants to get married in a romantic destination far away from home, this dress is light and easy to transport. The soft silhouette snugly drapes around the bride’s natural curves, helping her look elegant and confident. A slight sprinkling of sparkles along the neckline and the pleated crisscross bodice are all that it takes to make this gown a winner.

Short and stylish Alfred Angelo 2015 2512NT wedding dress

Brides who do not wish to be weighed down by a long and heavy wedding gown will love this breezy and delightful Alfred Angelo wedding dress with a high-low hemline. The sweetheart bodice and scintillating waistband at the natural waist add marvelous details to this glamorous gown. Show off your stunning figure in this snug A-line gown, which is anything but boring.

To check out more details on these gowns or to find your choice from a wider variety, visit our online gallery at Best for Bride.

 

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Basque, Empire, Dropped, Natural and other wedding dress Waistlines

The waistline of your wedding dress is important in defining your overall wedding day look. It is one feature that can make all the difference between whether you look tall or short and slender or curvy. Picking the right waistline for your dress can help you balance your entire look.

Let us look at the various types of waistlines that appear on wedding dresses, and help you identify the ones that are right for your body shape.

Basque

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This waistline lies close to the natural waist, but the seams from either side interconnect to form an inverted triangle in the front. It is usually found on structured ball gowns, where it defines the beginning of a layered skirt, and minimizes the size of the hips.

It looks best if you are pear-shaped or have an hourglass figure. The dip in the center creates the illusion of length and the pattern is slimming.

Avoid if you have a large waistline or if you are apple-shaped.

Empire

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The waistline is defined right below the bust, and the skirt usually flows loosely to hide the natural waist, while drawing attention to the chest.

It looks best on shorter brides who wish to look lean and tall and brides with small busts. It is also a good choice if your tummy looks puffy despite using inner shapewear.

Avoid if you are large-chested, as the pattern draws focus to your chest area.

Dropped Waist

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A dropped waist falls lower than the natural waistline. It creates the illusion of a longer and leaner torso.

It looks best if you have a small natural waistline, an hourglass figure or wide-hips.

Avoid if you are petite or if your natural waistline is already low.

Natural Waist

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As the name suggests, the waistline of the dress coincides with your actual waistline, just above your hips. It creates an hourglass figure, while reducing your length by adding a seam at the centre.

It looks best if you have a slender waist or are hourglass-figured. When the dress is a ball gown it works for pear-shaped brides too

Avoid if you are apple-shaped.

Asymmetrical

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Another more popular design is the asymmetrical waistline, where the seams drape the body asymmetrically, usually in a diagonal fashion. When it is done properly in a suitable fabric that holds its shape, it suits most body types.

It looks best on brides who are tall and slim, with an hourglass figure.

Avoid if you are short, as the diagonal drape of the waistline can make you look even shorter.

No Waistline

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These dresses have no noticeable waistline. Instead it flows gently from the bodice to the skirt, fitting snugly along your natural body curves.

It looks best on brides with hourglass figures, or those who are slender with just the right amount of curves.

Avoid if you are rectangular or wish to camouflage any problem areas with the help of your wedding dress silhouette.

While these rules can help, a dress may still drape differently from what is expected. The best way to find out is to try it on and see for yourself.

To check these wedding dresses out, or to find more options in the pattern you love, visit us at Best for Bride.

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The Extensive Guide On What Wedding Dress Neckline Would Match You Best

The Extensive Guide On What Wedding Dress Neckline Would Match You Best

The neckline of your wedding dress has a vital role in determining how you look. But, of course, not every neckline looks good on a bride, only the ones that flatter her figure and facial features will create the best impact.

Here is a roundup of the various neckline types seen in our wedding gowns at Best for Bride. Read on to find out which of these will best suit you before you go shopping for your dream dress.

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