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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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Prepare yourself for a winter wedding in Long-sleeved and sexy wedding dresses

The wedding scene is full of sweetheart necklines, sleeveless and strapless gowns. However, not every bride is comfortable in exposing so much skin on her wedding day. There are plenty of women who prefer a more modest choice; one that is both stylish and comfortable. After all, feeling comfortable in what you wear on your wedding day, plays a huge part in boosting your confidence and making you look great. We should also remember that long-sleeve wedding gowns are the apt choice for weddings in fall and winter, when the cool weather can make you feel cold in a strapless gown.

Now, are you thinking that gowns with sleeves are boring? Wait till you see the collection we’ve rounded up. I am sure you will change your mind, once you do. So, what are you waiting for? Join us now.

Jasmine T172002

Ladylike and liberal in detailing, this fantastic Alencon Lace gown from the Jasmine spring couture collection is a work of art. The fit and flare silhouette snugly courses across your sensual curves, allowing you to showcase your splendid figure to the best. Three-fourth lace sleeves add a dainty touch to the pretty dress, and a low cut V-neckline draws attention to your decolletage. The spread of lace on the gown, ends in a fantastic scalloped hemline. Perfect for a formal wedding, you will love the keyhole detail that creates a dramatic finish to the back of this dress.

Jasmine F171009

A dress that takes the illusion trend to a whole new level, this couture gown from the Jasmine Spring collection is a unique statement piece. Featuring a Queen Anne neckline, the dress has sheer sleeves which create a barely-there look. Lace motifs adorn the outer edges of the sleeves, and intricate beading is featured on the inner neck border. The fit and flare silhouette is stunning, and the extravagant detailing on the bodice and skirt thins towards the layers that spread out. The sheer sleeves, at the back, culminate in a keyhole cutout that closes at the neck. The details on the back will amaze your wedding guests, as you show it off during your wedding ceremony.

Mori Lee 2776

End your search for a pretty feminine gown, with this Mori Lee 2776 bridal gown. This is a dress that proves you can look sexy and stunning, even in a fully covered outfit. A high scalloped bateau neckline continues with lace details into fitted three-fourth sleeves. The bodice features a sweetheart neckline, emphasized by the sheer lace overlay. The fit and flare skirt with pretty floral clusters scattered liberally, continues into a magnificent train at the back. The silhouette is slimming and the perfect choice for a traditional wedding, where you want to floor your guests with your classic choice.

Our obsession with the beauty of long-sleeved gowns doesn’t end here. We have various gowns featuring this splendid design detail, in our extensive bridal dress collection at Best for Bride. Visit our shop today, and find out which of these looks best on you.

 

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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.

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Most popular Wedding Dress Trends for Spring 2016 brides

Wedding dress trends for 2016 are refreshingly modern. There are beautiful choices to satisfy both the traditional and contemporary bride. Let us take a look at what was hot and happening in the world of bridal fashion in Spring ’16.

Daring Deep necklines

As more and more women choose to flaunt their bodies, deeper necklines are growing in style. The most popular style is the deep V that plunges to display more than a moderate dose of cleavage. Although it may not be a good idea to choose this design for a traditional wedding ceremony, it is a perfect choice for a beach wedding or a casual-style one.

Deep necklines make your upper body look more slender. They best suit hourglass figures and women who wish to look slimmer. It should be avoided by women with smaller busts.

Cap sleeves and short sleeves

Although we can expect brides to continue choosing strapless and sleeveless wedding dresses, the hottest trend this year are wedding dresses in cap sleeves and short sleeves. The illusion sleeve design with lace motifs and crystal embellishments continue to be in the limelight, but along with sheer sleeve patterns, solid designs in fabric that matches the rest of the wedding dress is also equally in demand. Many design houses including Reem Acra and Lela Rose featured short sleeve dresses in their collections.

Short sleeves look great on both slender and curvy women. It allows you to disguise flabby upper arms and is slimming when you choose a T-shirt sleeve. Cap sleeves add more bulk to your frame, and can make very thin arms look little thicker.

Tiered-skirts

The Moscow Bridal Fashion week brought several dresses into focus, that featured tiered skirts on all designs ranging from ball gowns to A-line skirts and even the fit and flare silhouette. The pattern adds more volume and bounce to a wedding dress, and makes the overall wedding look interesting and princess-style.

By choosing the right position of the tiers, you can create the desired effect. When the tiers are at the end of a fit and flare skirt, you naturally look taller. When the choice is a ball gown with tiers, the effect is added volume and you look more curvy.

Beautiful back details

Embellishments on illusion backs continue to be a favorite. Deep cut back designs bordered with embellishments were another trend. Apart from that keyhole back designs and those that have lace designs on the back were featured by many designers.

These designs are a great choice for those who wouldn’t want to wear a baring neckline, but don’t mind about wearing a plunging back. It is a signature element, that will add more style to your bridal outfit. Since your guests will be viewing you from behind during the wedding ceremony, having a fantastic back design is a great way to get noticed.

For fantastic wedding dresses with these features, visit us on Best for Bride. Our bridal collection has these and so many more design features that you will instantly fall in love with.