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Step up the drama with a gorgeous back design for your wedding dress

Your wedding is a day when you should look splendid in every way. While you may have chosen a great wedding dress with fantastic detailing on the bodice and skirt, have you paid attention to what is on the back of the dress? If you haven’t, you simply should! After all, your guests will be facing your back for quite some time, during your wedding ceremony..

Gone are the days when the back of a wedding dress was a simple corset or a closed zipper. Today, the trend is to look dramatic from every angle, including the back. Don’t worry about your veil getting in the way of looking glamorous from the back. Either keep it short, avoid it altogether, or take it off after the ceremony, so you can flaunt the gorgeous details at the back of your wedding dress.

As the TLC website mentions, wedding designers have been creative with crafting dramatic wedding dress backs, as this is what brides are after.

So, here are some of our favorites from the collection at Best for Bride, to inspire you. Get ready to swoon!

Mon Cheri Sophia Tolli Y21519

This masterpiece from the Sophia Tolli collection uses a simple element to add drama to the traditional wedding gown. A generously cut out keyhole back flaunted by floral motifs allows the bride to show off her sexy back, when she styles her hair in a pretty up-do, or when it falls to shoulder length.

Mori Lee 2719 Spring 2015

Spectacular Alencon lace motifs span the back of this majestic wedding dress from the Mori Lee collection. Sheer cutouts at either side join to form a strand of fabric buttons at the center and springs of floral clusters border this line. If there is a design that your guests won’t mind staring at throughout the ceremony, it has to be one like this.

Jasmine Couture Spring 2015 – T172011

Don’t you feel comfortable exposing your back with an illusion design? Don’t let that keep you from looking great, for here is a fantastic choice for a modest look that is still stunning. Beautiful fans of Venice lace dance in rhythm throughout the back of this beautiful gown, culminating in a strand of silky satin buttons at the center. Simplistic, yet elegant, it is a perfect choice for the bride who aims for an elegant wedding day look.

Mori Lee 2684 Tulle Wedding Gown

There are few dresses that get all the details perfect, as does this Tulle wedding gown from the Mori Lee Collection. Enhancing the illusion neckline effect of the splendid wedding dress, is a back that has a rich scattering of sparkle. The sheer lace illusion is spectacular and the contrasting shimmer adds extra pizzazz to the striking ball gown.

Weren’t these dresses gorgeous? The good news is that this is only the icing on the cake. We have many more fantastic dresses with exquisite back details in our collection at Best for Bride. Visit our online gallery and find the one that is your favorite.

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Greek Goddess inspired wedding fashion

Greek Goddesses have forever been the epitome of elegance and sophistication. Eons after being portrayed in sculpture and art, they continue to inspire designers and dress makers.

The main characteristics that personify the Grecian goddess style of dressing include

  • dreamy, ethereal gowns that cascade down in beautiful ripples
  • light, breathable fabric that is soft and breezy
  • unique design elements like the single shoulder drape that can transform any woman into a model of beauty
  • Romantic designs with elusive elements that add an endearing charm to simplistic fashion

The best part about Goddess inspired gowns is that they are versatile, and can serve as the perfect wedding dress for any type of wedding. Be it summer, winter, fall or spring, these are fabulous choices that help a bride transform into a heavenly beauty. Whether you choose to have a vintage style wedding or a beach soiree, there are Grecian dresses that look just the part.

Let us now take a look at some of our favorite Goddess inspired gowns from our leading designer collections.

Alfred Angelo 2516 Modern Fit bridal gown

This dreamy wedding gown from the Alfred Angelo bridal collection brings together many Grecian outfit features in perfect harmony. The pleated criss-cross bodice ends in a scoop neckline with a delicate cutout at the chest. A scintillating waistband structures the flowing pleats and defines the waist perfectly. The flowing chiffon is delicate and dreamy, and you will be surprised to learn that this is in fact not a wedding gown, but a jumpsuit. Isn’t it the perfect choice for a beach wedding?

Alfred Angelo 2515 draped sweetheart wedding gown

This classic design is Grecian inspired in more than one way. The draped bodice is gathered at the shoulders with slender straps and it elegantly crosses over the bust to end in an embellished waistline. The soft skirt effortlessly glides into layers that end in a splendid chapel length train. Elegant and feminine, it is an amazing dress that is just perfect for your Goddess inspired wedding day look.

Alfred Angelo 2510 single shoulder satin gown

Although a slight deviation from the typical flowing fabric gowns, this one-shouldered satin gown is definitely characterized by the most unique Goddess element—the single shoulder strap. Created in luxurious satin, the neckline is accentuated with a double pleat detail, and at the natural waistline is a crystal belt.

It is not too difficult to complete your Greek Goddess look with the right accessories, makeup and hairstyle. But, to nail the effect, you have to pay close attention to your hairstyle. Easy pinups, finger waves and messy beach hair are all chic and stylish, and these dresses also look great with floral accessories. To check out some of the classic, yet contemporary hairstyles for your big day, take a look at this article on the Fashion Style Mag.

So, did you find a dress in this list, that captured your fancy? We have these and many more contemporary Grecian gowns in our bridal collection at Best for Bride. So, visit us today and make your pick.

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Fairy tale wedding dresses without the pouf

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.