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Fashion trends for bridegrooms

The bridal world of fashion is always buzzing with fresh and interesting trends. Every season brings forth several new ideas and unique designs, that are entirely different from what had been trending in the previous season.

Fashion for grooms is not far behind. The summer and spring catwalks brought us some equally interesting and dashing designs, all for the man in love. Let us take a look at what is in store for this season and next in wedding fashion for the grooms.

Light and bright tuxedos

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The signature look of the bridegroom in a black or dark colored tux, with a light shirt inside is being replaced with lighter and more cheerful colors. The fitted tux is also going for an overhaul, with the latest being loose fitting baggy style tuxes and trousers. This is not only more casual, it looks stylish and dashing too.

Stripes and prints

With the wedding dress taking on new forms and looks with vivid patterns and prints, men are also introduced to fresh and fun suits that sport stripes and prints. Inspired by high street style, groom fashion is moving away from the traditional wedding look and is now more relaxed and casual. Let your personality shine through on your big day through your choice of a suit in patterns or stripes that are a reflection of the real you. Choices range from subtle textures and prints in gray and black, to bright and vibrant accents in red, orange, camel and brown on darker suits.

Soft, yet formal

Tweed jackets bring out the perfect blend of a formal look with soft touches. Suitable for both traditional and modern style weddings, you can even experiment with colors. Who said colors were for women? It’s your day too, so go for superbly tailored softly textured tweed jackets and woolly suits in interesting colors like navy or burgundy. Read more about how to rock this trend at the Rock My Wedding website.

Three-piece suits

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This is a great hit this year. The addition of the waistcoat to the traditional tux adds a whole new degree of sophistication. You do not have to match it entirely to your tuxedo and trousers. Color contrasts and interesting combinations are all the rage, and this allows you to experiment with different price tags and fabric finishes to achieve the look that is just right for your personality. The other great thing about three-piece suits is that it also opens up a world of accessories to match your attire to. We are thinking cool hats and pocket watch chains; what do you say?

Boho vests

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Now, for the cool dude who is getting married in a tropical paradise; bright colors and loose shirts effortlessly paired with casual khakis are beckoning you. For a semi-formal look, that is still appropriate for the wedding, mix and match printed and patterned boho vests are the top choice. Checkered shirts, bow ties and suspenders are all in style, so make your pick.

Don’t you just love these looks? I think groom fashion is getting better every year. For more interesting updates on what is hot and happening in the world of wedding fashion, and for all your shopping needs, come visit us at Best for Bride.

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Trends we love: Brides in Pants

There is a certain image that is associated with our idea of a bride—a beautiful woman draped in yards of fabric that flows into layers of a stunning skirt and culminates in a spectacular train. She is a vision in white as she gracefully glides down the aisle in her wedding attire, complete with veil and a scintillating tiara.

As times have changed, so have women. The modern bride doesn’t always conform to this traditional idea. Take a look at the bridal catwalks and you will see designers breaking bridal traditions with show stopping designs. More recently, we have been noticing the wedding dress facing stiff competition from modern pant suits as you can see on the 10 biggest bridal trends for spring 2016 at Fashionista.

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Join us as we explore all about the types of weddings where this attire is appropriate, the body types that it is most suitable for and more.

Pant suits for the stylish bride

Every bride wants to look different and special on her wedding day. Sure, you can achieve this by choosing a different colored dress or a short hemline. But, nothing screams unique like a bridal pant suit. It allows you to fashion a unique style statement and helps you stand out as a bride who will be remembered for long because of her unusual outfit choice. A chic, well-tailored pant suit is not only stylish and modern, but practical as well. You will not feel weighed down by heavy layers of fabric and can let your smart and stunning personality shine through on your big day.

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Who can carry it off?

The answer is anyone. Just like there are wedding dresses for every woman, there are bridal pant suits too. You just have to find one that suits your body type and build. Narrow pants are slimming and look great on hourglass figures and women who want to look lean. Petite and slender women can choose pants that flare at the base or those that are loose-fitting and stylish. The spotlight is on minimalist white designs as they look impeccable and show off your best features. If you rather prefer a feminine and soft look, you can choose divided skirts or pair your trousers with lace or peplum tops.

Accessories

The best accessories that add a hint of glamour to a white pant suit are colored gold. Consider pairing your outfit with a stylish hat for classic glamour. High heels and peep toe sandals work for your feet. If your wedding is in winter, pair your pant suit with a fur stole or wrap and add a blazer. Keep your accessories simple, but stylish as you do not want to divert focus from your spectacular dress choice with overbearing accessories.

When is the pant suit appropriate?

The type of pant suit you choose determines the type of wedding it is appropriate for. For a casual, outdoor affair, tactile and light breezy fabric tops would be suitable. You can wear it for a formal event also (although not for a traditional one). We suggest well-tailored wedding pant suits in elegant silk for a formal wedding.

The wedding pant suit surely isn’t for everyone. So, are you ready to experiment with this trend, or would you like to stick to the traditional wedding dress? Take a look at the various designs that we have at Best for Bride and find out whether this trend is as interesting as it sounds for yourself.

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Bridal Fashion through the decades

Like everything in the world of fashion, bridal outfits have also changed drastically with each passing decade. Over the century, bridal dresses have changed in length, silhouette, neckline patterns, sleeves, colors, fabric and styles.

Here we bring you the typical bridal fashion choices associated with each era. So, find all the wedding dress inspiration that you need to carve your unique wedding look around it.

1920’s and 30’s Gatsby Style

The Great Gatsby wedding inspired long flowing lace dresses, embellished with beading. Although the style later changed from dropped waist wedding dresses to those that once again featured the waistline, the overall effect was one of women embracing their sensuality and letting it shine through. The 30’s and 40’s were years marked by war, and the Great Depression had brides turning to practical and sensible options for wedding dresses. Many brides even chose to just wear their Sunday best for their big celebration.

Featured here is a magnificent gown from the Jasmine Couture ’14 collection. The beautiful play of lace on a simple fit and flare silhouette works perfectly for a 1920’s inspired wedding theme.

Stylish 1950’s and 60’s

This era introduced us to the sweetheart neckline and shorter hemlines. Tiered wedding dresses were a huge hit, with elaborate lace details being the trend. The illusion neckline made its debut, although in a very modest form, with the sweetheart neckline being barely visible under high collared lace necklines. The 60’s popularized empire waistlines and metallic embellishments.

This Mori Lee wedding dress 6749 from the 2014 Voyage Collection is just perfect for a 1950’s or 60’s theme wedding, with its lace illusion neckline and short hemline.

1980’s fairytale princess gowns

Princess Diana set the trend for princess style fairy tale gowns in the 1980’s. Wedding dresses featuring elaborate trains, flowing skirts, full sleeves and gathered or basque waists were the new trend in wedding fashion.

Featured here is a princess-style gown from the Mori Lee Spring 2015 collection. It is missing the statement enormous puff sleeves, or it would look the exact part of a 1980’s wedding gown.

Contemporary 1990’s style

As women of the 1990’s explored fashion, the wedding dress too took many shapes and forms. Lace was still popular, and elaborate ball gowns were still the rage. Illusion necklines and off-the-shoulder necklines were also growing in popularity, as women dared to bare more skin. Most women preferred puffed sleeves or shorter sleeves, in place of the full-sleeve gowns of the previous decade. The famous wedding movies like Father of the Bride and Four Weddings and a Funeral portrayed the common fashion styles of the time.

Our pick is this pretty ball gown with lace on the bodice from the Mori Lee 2015 collection.

The dynamic 2000’s and 2010’s

As we step into the 21st century, the strapless style makes its appearance. Simpler silhouettes such as the sheath and minimalist wedding dresses were growing in importance. In the 2010’s, a new wedding dress style was the mermaid-inspired or fit and flare gown. This continues to be a favorite with the slim modern woman.

This strapless mermaid gown belongs to the Mori Lee 2014 wedding collection. It is a common pattern we see brides of our generation sporting.

That wraps it up. To take a closer look at any of these gowns, and to find more choices, visit our bridal collection at Best for Bride today.

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A guide to choosing the right sleeve length for your wedding gown

Wedding dresses come in all sizes, shapes and patterns. To choose a suitable wedding dress, there are a number of factors that the bride has to pay attention to. One of these is the sleeve-length. The right length is not only important in determining your wedding day look, but also in helping you feel comfortable and confident.

Additionally, the sleeve length suggests whether a dress is suitable for the type of wedding you have planned. For example, strapless gowns are not usually modest enough for traditional church weddings.

Let us now take a look at the various types of sleeves that wedding dresses feature and what characterizes each of them.

Cap sleeves: These cover just the uppermost portion of the shoulders and look like an extension of the neckline. There is no fabric under the arms, and the sleeve actually resembles a wide strap. While adding a modest touch to a dress, this sleeve still keeps the dress modern.

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Spaghetti straps: Resembling thin ribbons, these straps offer support to the upper section of the gown while being slender and looking sleek. When scintillating elements are used on the straps, it adds a touch of modernity to a wedding dress.

Sleeveless and strapless: Sleeveless gowns have fabric at the shoulder and this supports the bust, whereas strapless gowns are held up by internal support. The gown starts close to the bust, and hence is lower in the case of a strapless gown. It is necessary to find the right fit so the neckline doesn’t keep shifting.

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T-shirt sleeves: These may be flat or puffed, and the length that falls between a cap-sleeve and a three-fourth sleeve. It offers modest coverage and the length of the sleeve draws attention to the bust.

Three-fourth sleeves: The sleeve slightly extends to below the elbow, and is slimming. Three-fourth lace sleeves have a vintage touch, and they can be classic, without looking too old-fashioned.

Long-sleeves: Either done in a narrow fashion, or else to loosely cover the entire length of the arm, long-sleeves are formal and often feature buttons at the wrist which make it easy to wear.

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Butterfly and bell sleeves: These sleeves fall gently over the arm and loosely fit the entire length. While bell sleeves flare out at the wrist, butterfly sleeves ripple and flutter and can be of any length. They add a touch of detail at the arms, and are usually fashioned in lace with floral motifs.

Juliet sleeves: A classic favorite with designers, it features a puff at the shoulder which continues into a fitted long sleeve at the wrist.

When choosing the length of your wedding dress sleeves, consider the effect you want to create. The hemline of the sleeve directs attention to the part of the body where it ends. So, if you want to look taller and slimmer, opt for longer sleeves, while if you want to draw focus to your decolletage, shoulders and arms, choose sleeveless or strapless. If you love a gown, but it doesn’t have sleeves like you wanted, you can consider adding a sheer or mock bolero to add the sleeves you want, or have sleeves added in the same material as the dress has. It is only a matter of customizing your wedding dress to suit your taste.

For more valuable wedding dress tips and advice, and to choose your wedding dress, visit us at Best for Bride.