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19 wedding dress photo ideas to immortalize your bridal gown forever

Wedding dresses are a sentimental aspect of the wedding for every bride!

Every bride usually chooses this dress after much thought and deliberation. It is often also one of the biggest wedding day expenditures. So, isn’t it rather sad that you will wear this dress just once?

So, on the special occasion that is your wedding, it is only right that you show it off to the maximum. Also, there is a way to immortalize this dress forever, and that is through your wedding photos. Gorgeous pictures of your beautiful wedding gown, taken from all the right angles will serve as beautiful souvenirs of your lovely dress. Discuss the different options to capture your wedding dress in its full glory with your photographer. Or think up shots that will highlight your dress and share this list with your photographer.

Here are some of our ideas to inspire you to get the best possible shots of your wedding dress.

Your must-have list of wedding dress photos

1.The classic shot of the dress on the hanger

Give your wedding dress its own moment of glory, when your photographer captures its magnificence all by itself. Whether your wedding dress is an opulent ball gown or a minimalist sheath, it deserves to be shown off all by itself in your wedding album. All you need is the perfect spot to display it at and a beautiful hanger to hold it upright. Choose from silk-draped hangers, fancy vintage hangers and colorful beauties that match the tone of your wedding theme, for more impact. Your photographer will do the rest. More ideas here on the Junebugs Wedding blog. Hang it up against a mirror or between two windows in a clean and uncluttered location to capture every detail in its full glory.

2.Wedding dress with bridal accessories

If you aren’t too fond of the wedding dress on the hanger idea, you can instead have it photographed with the rest of your wedding day accessories. Create the perfect arrangement of your bridal bouquet, shoes, wedding bands and wedding jewelry, and your photographer can shoot it with your wedding dress in the backdrop. Here the focus will be shared by all the items that will complete your transformation into a beautiful bride. Although the wedding gown will not be the center of attention, it will still receive its due attention.

3.Being zipped or buttoned up

Whether your wedding dress has buttons, zippers, clasps or a corset at the back, have a close-up shot of your wedding dress while it is being put into place. This is usually the last step of wearing your wedding dress. The image of it can bring back memories of the entire process and also remind you of the many emotions you went through at the time. So, make sure you have this sentimental image in your album.

4.The side-shot

Capture your dress from a different perspective, when you ask your photographer to get a full-length profile picture. Identify your better side of the face, and show this to the camera. You can even include your accessories like the veil and bouquet to enhance the impact of this photograph. Look away from the camera and focus your gaze on a faraway object, to make this a masterpiece photo.

5.Photos with your bridal party

There will be a lot going on while you get ready. Your bridesmaids will (hopefully) fuss over you, as you wear your wedding dress and accessories. Ask your photographer to document the action and excitement of the scene, since it will be a memorable picture. Have the picture taken when your bridesmaids help you step into your shoes, straighten your train or set the veil. It would be best if your bridesmaids are also dressed in their respective attires at the time, to get the full effect.

6.Full length portrait

A full-size photograph in your gown will be a great addition to your album. It will capture the same effect that your guests experience when they see you for the first time on your wedding day. Try to have this photo before you wear your veil, so the sheer layers of your veil don’t hide these details. Pick a dramatic setting for the image, which is brightly lit with natural light. If your venue has a spectacular view, make this your backdrop. Else, pose before a portrait or in an outdoor location to get stylish pictures.

7.Image of the back

Many modern dresses have showstopper back details like beautiful keyhole or illusion designs, stunning fabric button trains or even low-cut daring details. If your dress has any of these amazing modern style elements in the back, ensure it is captured in your wedding photos. For this, have a picture taken as you face away from the camera. This will also draw attention to your hairstyle and any hair accessories you may have specially chosen for the occasion.

8.Photo of the wedding dress skirt

If your wedding dress has an interesting skirt and train, highlight it in your photographs with a suitable picture. Whether the skirt features tiered details, has a beautiful hemline or has perfect ruffles, show it from the right angle in an image. Try sitting down with your skirt spread around you to capture the effect of a full skirt in its full glory. For a ball gown skirt or one with ruffles, you can also sit with your feet up and the skirt spread out to display the various details in it. This idea is especially good for lace dresses.

9.Image of the fanned out train

If the dress has a long train, an image from the back with the train spread out to its full length will showcase its effect. This will also look great if the images are taken as you go up or down a staircase. The effect of the train and skirt will be magnified when taken from above or below and also be unique for the aerial positioning of the shot. For a longer train, get the full impact directly from the back.

10.With the veil

The veil is often one of the most striking bridal accessories that instantly enhances the bridal look. If your outfit includes a veil, get a picture of yourself in it. Lifting the veil also is a magical moment that makes for an amazing photo. Ask your photographer to capture the effect of the veil on the dress from different angles, and find the one that is most appealing to include in your album.

11.Zoomed-in image of intricate details

If your dress features intricate beading, lace appliques or embellishments, a close-up shot of these intricate details will capture it well. It is a good idea to take a closer look at your dress and find out which details you love the most. Share this information with your photographer, so he can do justice to the shot by focusing on that one special feature of the dress.

12.Above-the-waist shot

The neckline and waist add definition to a wedding dress. Let these features get their place in the spotlight with a photograph of the bodice. Zoom in on this area and also include jewelry like necklace or earrings for the complete effect. An aerial image will also create a unique perspective and make it an interesting picture.

13.With the groom holding you

There is immense scope to experiment with this shot. You can even showcase the back of your dress in this shot, as you face away from the camera. Include your bouquet for a pop of color and also as a prop that will work well in the setting. Other ideas are to hold hands and walk while the images are captured. Or sit in a strategic position so your dress is highlighted without a direct focus on it.

14.An outdoor shot

Make the most of the natural lighting to get a beautiful portrait. Choose the golden hour, which is an hour before or after dawn and dusk for the best pictures. Since the natural light at these times of the day is most flattering, your images will turn out great. If it is impossible to plan an outdoor shot at these timings, make sure you step outdoors for few pictures when there is plenty of natural light. Or choose a room with a window through which natural light streams in to get pictures with similar effect.

15.Bridesmaids holding the train

Take a look at this picture, and I won’t have to say anything more to convince you. This will be a beautiful and classic picture of your wedding day. As you stride forward, have your bridesmaids pick up your train and hold it visible from all sides. This will enhance the beauty of your dress, and also create beautiful imagery with the contrast in color with that of your wedding party.

16.Photo with your bouquet

This is one picture that simply cannot go wrong. Let the pristine white color of your dress pop against the bright colors of your bouquet, when the image focuses on your dress and the bouquet in your arms. Unless it is a close-up shot, make sure that this image is taken in a clean backdrop with few other distractions. The bouquet should preferably be the only colorful element in the entire frame, to capture the impact with full effect. Such photos are really pretty if there are saturated colors in the bouquet. However, your photographer may also be able to adjust the settings to make this picture unusually attractive.

17.Bride looking in the mirror

This is another wedding dress shot that is sure to be beautiful. The photograph will actually focus on the image in the mirror, and and the real bride with less clarity. Black and white photos of this scene will be extraordinarily beautiful, and this is one you should definitely consider. Make sure that the mirror is clear, the surface below it uncluttered and the background clean for the image to look its best.

18.On the dance floor

This is the chance to have yourself photographed at an angle that emphasizes the beauty of the dress, while you dance with your husband. The dance floor, especially if it is a reflective surface, will form a beautiful backdrop when your photographer clicks the image from a low angle. A talented photographer will be able to capture this emotional moment with perfection. It will also be an opportunity to showcase your dress from a different position and highlight its statement features.

19.Walking away with your husband

This is a very symbolic photo and one that creates a nostalgic image. While the picture will also show off the back of your dress, it will help you relive the special emotions that you felt as you stepped into the new chapter of your life. So, make sure your photographer captures it.

Once you get your hands on your special wedding dress, you may feel that no number of photos are enough to capture the beauty of the dress. While that is true, including it from all possible angles is the next closest thing you can do. Discuss the specific features of your dress with your photographer, so he can ensure no detail is missed in the photographs.

For photogenic wedding dresses that are perfect for your special day, visit our bridal gallery at Best for Bride. With a wide range of designer wedding dress collections that are suitable for any taste, budget and body type, you will have no trouble finding your dream dress at our store. Visit our website today to shortlist your favorites.

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Best bridesmaid style trends that your friends will love

Your wedding is fortunately at a time when a stunning variety of bridesmaids dresses, accessories and styles are available. This widens your choices and allows you to pick the best and most stylish options for your bridal party.

Your bridesmaids are all unique. So, their dresses and accessories should also reflect this uniqueness. Although it used to be a common practice to dress bridesmaids to look the same, this is no longer a trend. One-of-a-kind bridesmaids dresses that come together beautifully are a delightful sight. Add the finishing touches with accessories that pop, and your bridal party will look stunning. Not only does this speak eons of your taste in fashion, it also shows that you want your bridal party to be happy. Let their personalities shine through the dresses you choose for each of them. This will make the day extra-special and very memorable.

In today’s round-up, we take a look at the most stylish options of all times in bridesmaids dresses. As fashion trends change every day, these are styles that never lose appeal. Enjoy the tour and don’t forget to tell us which of these trends you will choose for your bridal party.

Enigmatic florals

Spring or summer, floral prints are never out of style. In fact, the Fashion spot suggests floral prints are a classic favorite that never go out of style. Whether large or small, floral details on a dress are always feminine and romantic. Perfect for garden weddings, these prints can easily be tied to any theme. Floral bridesmaids dresses have taken on varied forms and in every imaginable color of the spectrum. We have of course, always been fans of soft and subtle watercolor florals. At the same time, pastel and neutral backgrounds and bright blooms on shimmering fabric have been equally appealing. The dresses are even more delightful when paired with features like fluttery sleeves and ruffles. Floral prints also look beautiful on both long and short gowns. Here is a sample.


This printed chiffon gown from the Mori Lee bridesmaid collection is stylish and feminine, with its sweetheart neckline, off-the-shoulder neckline detail and side slit. The floral details add a whimsical touch, making the dress perfect for an outdoor wedding.

Silky slip or sheath silhouette

Figure-hugging and sexy, slip and sheath dresses look amazing in silky fabrics like satin. Choose dark jewel tones and your girls will look their glamorous best. This style that was in the limelight in the ’90s is just ideal for formal weddings.  The dress exudes sophistication and the slinky look can take several years off the woman who wears it, especially when it is in satin. Pair sheath and slip dresses in solid colors with accessories to match your color theme and create a cohesive effect.

This shift dress from the Alfred Angelo bridesmaid collection has a halter neckline that adds to its fun and flirty look. Simple and youthful, the dress falls over the natural curves, with the drape along the hemline wrapping around the silhouette. Pair it with shoes and jewelry in the color of your choice, and you have a stylish choice that will make your girls love you a little more.

Tea-length gowns

Neither long nor short, this is the ideal dress length that all your girls can carry easily. Tea-length dresses look lovely without revealing too much skin. They also have the sophistication to suit semi-formal events. The dress style goes very well with most wedding themes. You have an amazing variety of options to choose from, to match it to the bridal look. Dresses in airy fabrics like chiffon, lace and tulle look best for this length.

This beauty from the Mori Lee Tulle Affairs collection is sure to impress your bridesmaids. The textured bodice contrasts well with the satin waistband and layered tulle skirt. The length is just right for your girls to carry comfortably and look elegant. The classic scoop neckline with spaghetti straps is refreshingly feminine, and the dress is available in various colors.

Tiers in the skirt

Tiered skirts have been popular in bridal fashion.. This feature is just as attractive in bridesmaids outfits. Not only is it a romantic detail in a dress, it is a refreshing change to very simple dress styles. Light fluttering tiers in airy fabrics like chiffon look very beautiful. Your girls are sure to welcome this dress style that is dramatic, but not overwhelming. Whether done in asymmetric fashion for a modern twist or simple, tiered dresses are amazing and bound to make your bridal party photos interesting.

Despite the simplicity of this gown, this Mori Lee bridesmaid dress packs a punch. The even tiers in the skirt evoke interest and make the dress one of a kind. The texture in the skirt balances out the monochromatic color and also diverts attention from the simple bodice.

Romantic rose gold sequins

Replace pretty pastels, unobtrusive neutrals and monochrome dresses with the bling of rose gold. Bridesmaids dresses embellished with rose gold sequins are very dressy and will make your girls shine like stars. The soft tint of rose gold looks good on most complexions. The other good thing about this choice is that you needn’t worry about accessories. In most cases, the dress will be a statement piece by itself. Additionally, the light color blends well with most themes, and almost acts as a neutral. Opt for dresses with rose gold sequins only in the bodice, if you don’t want too much bling.

Here is a ravishing sweetheart sheath with rose gold sequins all over, from the Alfred Angelo collection. The silhouette as well as the sparkling embellishments make this dress a winner. Choose it for a banquet venue or a country club, and it will shine at either location.

Also take a look at the dress below, that features rose sequins in the bodice alone. The embellished empire bodice contrasts beautifully with the smooth finish of the rest of the dress. This has a fun and flirty look and is ideal for semi-formal and casual weddings. This dress is also from the Alfred Angelo collection.

Interesting back details

We cannot think of a single bride who doesn’t love dresses with amazing details in the back. This design factor immediately draws focus to this angle of the dress, and adds to the glamour. While brides have intricate and very interesting details like illusion backs and keyhole cut-outs, bridal collection designers haven’t forgotten about their best friends either. Bridesmaids dresses that feature interesting back details will be loved by your girls. Most ready-made dresses feature details in sheer fabric and are combined with textured bodices for a beautiful effect. There are also designs with open backs, crystal and beaded embroidery and similar details that add style to the rear angle.

This Mori Lee bridesmaid dress has a diamond shape cut-out in the back. The detail is crafted in lace, and is the statement feature of this dress. Since the cut-out makes the dress interesting from the rear angle, consider highlighting it with a hairstyle like a high bun that keeps the hair off their shoulders. With a bateau neckline in the front, this feature adds an interesting element to the otherwise simple dress.

Jewel tones for warmth and drama

Jewel tone colors are always more attractive than plain hues. The deep richness of these colors will add an air of sophistication to the overall outfit. Hence they are perfect for adding more color to your wedding palette. The refined shimmer of jewel tones also makes it easier to match the dress to any complexion. Like this article on the Oprah website suggests, jewel colors make everyone look more radiant.  This will make it easier for you to find colors that work for most of your bridesmaids. It is also easier than working with pastels and plain shades.

This mulberry colored dress from the Mori Lee collection is exquisite for its jewel tone. Imagine the same dress sans the shimmer and you will understand how simple it would be in comparison. The rich and bold color is what makes this dress stand out and look vibrant.

Flutter sleeves

Flutter sleeves are ultra-feminine and flatters women of all sizes and shapes. The length and texture can be customized according to individual body types. This is a feature that will add a romantic vibe to your wedding scenery. It is suitable for both full-length and short dresses. While adding a modest touch to the outfit, flutter sleeves are also youthful. Soft, fluttering sleeves in airy fabric like chiffon look beautiful on dresses with ruffled details in the bodice and skirt.

The fluttering sleeve on this off-the-shoulder gown from the Mori Lee collection adds a vintage feel to this bridesmaid dress. The fluttering sleeve extends into a ruffled neckline, which is the signature element of this beautiful dress. Soft and romantic, this is a dress your bridesmaids will look lovely in. Don’t be surprised if they choose to wear it more than just once.

All-white setting

All white palettes are a safe option for your wedding. Instead of searching far and near for the perfect color for your bridesmaids,dress them in white. Then choose accessories for accent colors that tie to the palette. White bridesmaid dresses look classic, and are relatively easy to match to the bridal look. Also, white is a universal favorite that flatters every complexion. Why would wedding dresses otherwise be in white? Whether you pick your bridesmaids dresses in soft chiffon, beautiful lace or crisp organza, the color or lack-of it is bound to work seamlessly with the rest of your wedding theme.

How adorable is this cute white bridesmaid dress from the Alfred Angelo collection! The ruffled bodice and illusion neckline work in harmony with the gathered A-line skirt. The waistband adds a pleasant pop of color to the all-white dress. It is very girly and this dress would look beautiful at a semi-formal wedding.

Sleek silhouettes

As fashion edges towards minimalist and crisp, clean lines and sleek silhouettes are the rage. After all, bridesmaids do not need frumpy, frilly dresses to look great. Instead, smart and sleek silhouettes are stylish and attractive. Slim-cut skirts, fitted tops and clean necklines with minimum embellishments look great in simple colors. These are especially smart in grays, browns and black. They can be paired with colorful accessories and bouquets for a perfect Pinterest album.

Simple and elegant, this no-fuss dress from the Alfred Angelo is classic and perfect for any wedding theme at all. While the dress features a dipped halter neckline, it also has a gathered waistline and fitted silhouette. The skirt is softly fluted to create asymmetric draping over the body. The back features a racer-back detail. It is the statement element of this dress.

We hope you enjoyed this collection of dresses for bridesmaids. All these designs are from our bridesmaids dress collection at Best for Bride. So, which of these design styles do you love the most? Tell us in the comment section below.

Whether you have a traditional and classic wedding on the cards or intend to have an edgier, modern theme for your special day, find all that you need at Best for Bride. Check out our wide array of bridal dresses to interesting bridesmaid dresses, accessories, dresses for the mother of the bride and more. For more details on our inventory and services, visit the Best for Bride website.

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Revisiting our Favorite trends: 10 More dresses with Fantastic back details

Over the years, we have seen several trends come and go. While we are sincerely glad that some of them have left the scene, we think there are others that should transcend the realm of trends and deserve to become classics!

Fantastic back details on wedding dresses are one such trend, that we would really be sorry to see disappear. Ever since the illusion style entered the wedding scene, there’s been no stopping it. Dresses with illusion necklines are simply stunning, but ones with illusion backs are even more enchanting. An illusion back gives a dress an unusually attractive appeal, and favors the bride as that one detail that guests won’t miss when she stands with her back to them during the ceremony. Then, there are also tastefully cut-out wedding dress backs and those with exquisite details decorating it. These dresses are masterpieces not only from the front, but also from the back.

Fortunately, many brides are still smitten by this beautiful and interesting detail to wedding dresses, and designers spend effort and energy in coming up with these beautiful elements.

We’ve done a post previously on dresses with fantastic back details, and have seen how much you all loved it. So, for those of you who really enjoyed it, here are some more wedding dresses that are pure eye-candy just for the back details they possess. Have fun looking at them.

1. Mori Lee 2789

This Mori Lee 2789 from the Fall 2015 collection is a splendid example of a dress with intricate back details. Contrast beading along the center of the sheer back and neck craft a statement look, while the fabric is almost transparent against the skin. The design at the back provides additional support to the bust area, and this makes it comfortable to wear throughout the day. In the front is a similar illusion effect, with the scoop neckline fashioned into an almost necklace-like design with elaborate beading that gently spans the entire neckline length. This dress will save the bride from searching for a necklace, as the design will itself cover this requirement. The sleeveless look and sweetheart bodice make it a stunning beauty, while the fit and flare silhouette is elongating and allows a bride to show off her hourglass figure to the fullest.

2. Mori Lee 2786

Another stunning beauty from the Mori Lee Fall collection, this dress is different in that it possesses a beautiful keyhole design that is fashioned out of delicate and dainty lace details. Nobody would ever imagine that the beautiful and modest V-neckline in the front would hold this stunning composition at the back. Notice how it draws attention to your slender and well-toned back! Some dresses are like that, it is the additional mystery of the unexpected that makes it extraordinary. Alencon lace forms the border of the keyhole back here, and the details are both intricate and feminine. The keyhole design is prominent, yet modest due to the addition of the buttoned detail at the neckline. So, for the rebel bride in you, who has to cover up her shoulders for a traditional wedding, this wedding dress may be the outlet for your bold streak. Once again in a fit and flare silhouette, this dazzling beauty features pearl and crystal beading along the V-neckline in the front. These sparkling elements contrast beautifully with the white fabric beneath it, making it a glamorous gown. It also features a scalloped hemline.

3. Mori Lee 6805

A destination wedding doesn’t mean you have to skimp on style because of the difficulty of transporting your wedding dress. This Mori Lee 6805 belongs to the Voyage collection—dresses perfect for a wedding abroad. The fabric is light and airy, and easy to carry, and the details are just right to make it a comfortable wedding dress. This dress features a modest-cut V-neckline in the front, but the beautifully cut V at the back is the main factor that attracts us to the gown. The V is fashioned out of ruchings all the way from the sleeveless neckline to the waist, where there is a splendid waistband that enhances the slim waistline. A few fabric covered buttons are all it takes to add a classic touch to this elegant gown. In the front, the beautiful V-neckline is formed of a ruched criss-cross pattern that crosses at the center. We can imagine how beautiful a demure bride would look in this feminine wedding gown, whether she gets married on the beach or at in indoor venue.

4.Jasmine T172018

Our next pick is this couture gown from the Jasmine Spring 2015 collection. This gown fits the saying that appearances can be deceptive. From the front, it is an interesting halter neckline style gown with illusion style details spreading over the sweetheart bodice. Turn around, and Voila! Here is something we least expected to see. A sexy back is revealed, with beautiful French leavers sparkling all the way down from the high neck band to the waistline where the fabric levels out at the back. With an A-line skirt that is a universally flattering fit for brides of any body type, this is a dress that will be suitable for almost any bride, and will be one that captures the hearts of everyone. It is in fact, what you should look at, when you want a dress with a unique style statement. So, what do you say? Would you love to try this dress on?

5.Jasmine T172013

Now, what if you have worked very hard to tone your figure to look perfect, and want to showcase your back; even highlight it a little? This Jasmine T172013 couture gown is the perfect choice to get this right. With a barely there illusion back detail wrapping around the edges of your back, it is a dress that immediately draws attention. Along the sheer length of fabric are tiny embedded rhinestones adding extra texture, and enhancing the beauty of your back. As this sheer layer drapes around the rest of your dress fabric, it stands out creating a stunning silhouette. Combine it with a classic hairstyle like in the picture, so there is nothing to interfere with the view of your back, and you have a dress that is sure to enrapture everyone. The pretty lace motifs that span the length of the skirt and the tastefully decorated scalloped hemline are all added details that make this dress a gown par excellence!

6. Alfred Angelo 2524

Here is a wedding gown from the Alfred Angelo 2015 bridal collection, that is as beautiful from the back, as it is from the front. The sheer yoke on the back is a flourish of intricate details with beads and crystals. The embellishments wind along the central string of fabric buttons, and also continue along the neckline towards the front of the dress. The result is a stunning design that stands out like no other. So, if your guests think that the embellished cap sleeves and gently curved V-neckline in the front are exquisite, just wait till they see the back details. We are sure you’ll see quite a few jaws dropping. Make sure you choose a beautiful hair up do, so you can show off the back details very well.

7. Alfred Angelo 2509

Satin dresses are usually famous for the stylish design they feature in the front. Here is a dress that continues to stun with an even more attractive back. The high bateau neckline in the front leads into an unexpected plunging deep V at the back with a matching drape and superb bow detail. The fabric covered buttons that continue all the way to the derriere only enhance the charm further. This is like a dress that never ceases to surprise. We are immensely impressed, and are sure that your wedding guests will also be, as they gaze at you from the back during your wedding ceremony and reception.

8. Alfred Angelo 2502

Here is a wedding dress that makes quite a statement when viewed from the back. A slithering fabric button train weaves its way down the neckline towards the derriere and culminates in a fantastic layered skirt that softly flows to floor length. We love the way the bodice continues into the sheer yoke with a border of beautiful floral motifs that encircle an almost transparent keyhole. With the sheer fabric across the keyhole barely visible, it is almost as if the floral lace appliques cling to the natural skin of the bride. It is a work of art, no doubt about it!

9. Sophia Tolli Y21519 Sawyer

From the gorgeous Sophia Tolli Fall 2015 collection, here we bring you a majestic taffeta trumpet dress with a stunning back design. Hand beaded lace appliques with delightful floral details, surround the lovely keyhole cut-out in the back. The way the lace appliques thin into a strand that extends into the beautiful chapel train is simply splendid. From the front, the dress is just as interesting, with similar lace appliques wrapping around the bodice and the sleeves, and featuring a barely-there sheer neckline. The combination of lace over the draped silky satin makes this dress a pure stunner. The asymmetrical one-sided draping also creates a slimmer silhouette and it is stylish and elegant from every angle.

10. Sophia Tolli Y21518 Brandyn

Another dazzling beauty from the Sophia Tolli Fall collection, the Brandyn is a dress that looks as beautiful as the winter scene itself. The sheer back bodice is strewn with sparkling snowflake-like crystal details and although it has an open back, there is a classic and timeless elegance to it. The front features an illusion bateau neckline with cap sleeves wrapping around a sweetheart bodice. Just as we can see in the back, the elaborate vintage-inspired embroidery details extend up to the waistline. From here, delicate white Aurora chiffon cascades down to full-length, pooling into a chapel length train that is foamy and airy. The richly pleated skirt has a pristine and perfect beauty, and it is a stunning example of a gown perfect for a winter wedding.

11. Sophia Tolli Y21517 Chandler

This dress from the Sophia Tolli Fall 2015 collection packs an impact from every angle, with it’s simple but tasteful design. A perfect choice for a modest look, but one that is still memorable because of how beautifully it is done, this wedding gown has a semi-sheer back that is richly decorated with specks of snowy flakes that blast all over the bodice in the back. There is a slender fabric button train that ends in a basque waistline at the back, and there is a small band of scintillating elements adding extra dimension. Equally mesmerizing from the front, the dress features semi-sheer cap sleeves with rich embellishments framing a sweetheart bodice. At the waist is a delicate but dainty brooch that emphasizes the slender natural waist of the bride. Layers of snowy white tulle gently flow towards the ground, making this dress a wonderful choice for any wedding day.

We hope you’ve enjoyed looking at these dresses, just as much as we did compiling this collection for you. Don’t you now agree that looking great from every angle is possible, and even necessary on your wedding day? The dresses here allow you to be the bride who is pretty from every angle, and we are sure that the elaborate work in the back of your gown will not go unnoticed. So, tell us which of these is your favorite?

To check out these wedding dresses, as well as look at many more from our collections that feature exquisite back details perfect to transform you into a ravishing bride on your big day, check out our website here. At Best for Bride, we bring you extensive collections from several leading design houses. So, you are bound to find a dress you love. Continue visiting us at Best for Bride for more updates on what’s hot on the wedding scene and what’s out of it, as well as to find the solution to all your wedding shopping needs including dresses for the bridal party, photography, décor and cakes, all in one single place.

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Gorgeous and Impressive wedding dress back styles for the modern bride

There are different details that make a wedding gown unique. Every style feature on a dress, from the neckline and sleeves to the train and fabric impact the overall look of a dress. In recent years wedding dress designers are paying closer attention to the details in the back of the dress as well. This has given rise to intricate, elaborate and unique details in this area. Such details add to the finesse of the dress.

Wedding dress trends for recent years have in fact listed amazing back details as a main factor to look out for. This article on the Wedding Wire tells us all about the various dresses with this feature, that took the runway by storm. 

At Best for Bride, we just love dresses which are just as beautiful in the back as they are from the front. Illusion details, keyhole backs and pretty corsets look lovely on brides, once they take off their veil and reveal the back. When a bride walks back from the aisle in a dress with fantastic back details, it is just amazing. It also tells us how fashionable the bride is to have considered this aspect, when planning her ensemble.

So, this post today is all about wedding dress back styles that will impress. With wedding fashion designers serious about nailing this detail, there is plenty of variety to appease everyone. Take a look at the collection we bring you below, and tell us which of these are your favorites.

Illusion lace on sheer with diamante button strand in center

This fantasy organza fit and flare wedding dress features illusion details in lace on a sheer panel in the back. Beautiful floral lace motifs spread across the entire back on barely-there sheer fabric in 3-dimensional fashion. Encrusted with sparkling crystals, they continue into the fabric skirt and extend all the way down to the train of the dress. Along the center of the back is a zipper trimmed with diamante buttons that extend to the derriere.

Stunning illusion back with extended button train on satin skirt

As it is, the illusion effects in the back of this Mori Lee dress are stunning. Additionally, the long satin button train that extends all the way to the edge of the train completes it in style. The entire back has intricate hand-embroidered lace appliques and a scattering of shimmering elements. The sleeves, neckline and waistline have a crystal trim around them. The satin button strand that starts at the center of the neckline continues down the skirt. It punctuates the silky satin sheen all the way down the court train.

Covered illusion back with arching elegant floral lace details

Here is a dress that shows us how the back of a dress can look stunning, even without revealing skin. This cap-sleeve gown features a sheer illusion back with mesmerizing lace and crystal details. The details are simple but attractive, and work very well with the texture of the gently ruched bodice. Along the center is a fabric button strand that ends at the waistline.

Embroidered lace appliques on sheer back with sparkling details

 

Modest yet sophisticated, the back of this beautiful wedding gown is adorned with embroidered lace appliques that trim the neckline, sides and center. Crystal elements embellish 3-dimensional sparkling floral motifs formed of hand-beaded lace embroidery. Along the center of the sheer back runs a diamante encrusted zipper that ends at the derriere. The clusters of floral embroidery motifs flow into the peek-a-boo lace, all the way down the train, adding textural finesses to the gown. The sheer lace motifs extend into shoulder straps that continue along the Queen Anne neckline and bodice in the front.

Peek-a-boo lace frames cut-out in the halter back

If the plunging neckline and fitted silhouette of this Sophia Tolli Noelle gown looks sexy from the front, it is equally glamorous in the back. The shoulder straps in the front of the gown frame a fantastic cut-out detail at the back. Peek-a-boo lace adds to the sophistication of the diamond-shaped detail. While a scattering of crystal embellishments trim the lower curve of the back, a short strand of silk buttons close the revealing layer of the lace at the back. As the lace continues down the length of the skirt, layers of fabric add texture to the skirt, and end in a court length train.

Fully scintillating mesh back with crystal, rhinestone and sequin accents

The entire back of this beautiful Alfred Angelo gown is covered in a criss-cross of scintillating elements. The embellishments in the accented bodice continue along the back, and add a beautiful effect to the sheer layer they form. With a fitted V-style back opening in the center, this dress is one-of-a-kind. The waistline is further accented with a thin trim of crystal embellishments that separate it from the details in the bodice.

Illusion keyhole back with glittering chandelier straps

The back of this Mori Lee Maria is pure eye-candy for the fashion enthusiast. The dress features stunning illusion straps encircling the neckline and forming a fantastic keyhole detail. The chandelier straps look amazing. There are hanging strings of dazzling rhinestones dancing along the exposed back. The intricate trim of embroidered beaded details along the waistline complete the effect. This dramatic back design is sure to awe your guests and keep them staring!

Illusion double keyhole back with crystal brooch clasp in center

An interesting variation to the popular keyhole back design, this Sophia Tolli dress features not one, but two keyholes in the back. Embroidered lace appliques frame the outline of both cut-out sections. Additionally, there are crystal studded brooch clasps at the neck and on the center strand. The lace trim forms shoulder straps and neckline in the front, creating a stand-out detail against the chiffon layers beneath it. The gathering of pleats continue in the back and along the entire stretch of the skirt in front. The dress features a unique design in the front with the lace motifs coursing along the bodice. These frame a deep-plunging neckline. It drops down to the waist, and is subtly encased in sheer fabric.

Peek-a-boo lace keyhole details on full-sleeve wedding dress

The combination of embroidered lace appliques that frame the keyhole and full-length illusion sleeves make this Mori Lee dress a fairy tale beauty. Modest with its full-length sleeves and crisp V-neckline, the dress is charming from the rear. Lace appliques stand out against the underlying sheer layers. These encircle the waistline and spill slightly into the skirt.

Halter neckline with low-cut back and illusion trim

This dreamy dress called the Celestia from the Sophia Tolli collection is bewitching with its soft and fluttery back details. The halter neckline in front leads to an open back that dips deep down. However, there is a difference from the regular back details we commonly see with this neckline style. This dress features an illusion layer with embellishments above the soft pleats that flow from the waistline. The sleek illusion details contain a plethora of sparkling elements. These have been tastefully designed to add shine and contrast to the wispy layers of the skirt. The low cut back is held in place by halter neckline straps and a thin strand of diamante buttons in the center.

Criss-cross diamante straps with embellished neckline detail

The stunning back style of this Mori Lee gown features criss-cross shoulder straps entirely encrusted with crystal details along its length. At the point where the straps cross there is a triangular bit of thickly embellished fabric that adds to the glamour of the back. The embellished straps join the dress above the waistline, and a strand of fabric buttons extend downwards. Finally, the diamante beading adds charm to the entire bodice as well.

Illusion details on sheer straps and back

Wispy vines spiral along the sheer back of this misty wedding dress from the Sophia Tolli collection. The dress has a plunging V-neckline with a sheer layer forming a modesty panel in front. This continues into the back, forming matching shoulder straps that encase a V and then extend over the entire back area. Along the center is a diamante button studded strand. The subtle but interesting back details add to the overall ethereal effect of this dreamy wedding gown.

Open back with Venetian lace straps on vintage wedding gown

Adding exquisite charm and a dash of glamour to the stunning Mori Lee wedding dress is this open back detail. Vintage Venetian lace adds to the allure of the shoulder straps that frame the open back on either side. These join at the center and extend towards the derriere in a fabric coated strand. The eyelash lace hemline further adds to the stunning look of this dress, while the romantic open back helps the dress realize its vintage effect to the fullest.

Floral applique strands along neckline and center

The stunning details in this dress include an illusion necklace in the back formed of floral lace appliques on a sheer layer. The lace appliques frame the neckline, and extend along the center on either side of a thin fabric button strand. The sheer nature of the back has the effect of the illusion embellishments simply hanging in thin air. The back continues into a gathered and layered skirt with softly cascading layers along the entire length.

Stunning halter yoke that continues into embellished band at the back

This glamorous dress is sexy with its plunging neckline detail in the front. However, it is just as impressive in the back, with its halter-style yoke continuing into an arrow-shaped band resplendent with crystal details all over. There are rhinestones, pearls and silver beads adding to the opulence of this layer of detail. The contrasting satin skirt magnifies the effect of the sparkling elements on it.

Crystallized straps and embellishments with keyhole back detail

Although this Mori Lee dress is simple and elegant with a V-neckline in the front, the Marlena creates a statement in the rear. Intricate hand beaded embroidery and crystal details embellish the shoulder straps. They lead to a matching sheer layer that closes over a cut-out detail above the waistline. Flowing downwards along the center is a stunning fabric covered button strand that extends all the way to the end of the train. This dress is a majestic showstopper from this angle, and it is easy to see why!

Dramatic scintillating criss-cross straps reveal open-back detail

Dramatic open-back with criss-cross crystal embellished details at the neck add an unbeatable charm to this Alfred Angelo Sapphire gown. The simple and uncluttered details are nonetheless striking. The textured embellishments contrast beautifully against the silky satin white in the skirt. This dress will definitely impress from both the front and the rear, as it features a plunging neckline and sheer modesty panel in the front. The neckline in the front is further decorated with a scattering of sparkling details that accentuate this area.

Whether it is plunging and open-back designs or modest illusion details, one thing is certain: beautiful back details are a wonderful thing, and we hope it is here to stay. I hope you enjoyed this round-up of the various back styles that have been in the limelight. Don’t forget to tell us which of these is your favorite style in the comments below.

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