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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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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.

 

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Stylish wedding dresses for classic wedding themes

When we think of a vintage wedding, it is the 1920’s or 1950’s that come to mind. These were indeed the eras of fashionable extravaganza. The various designs that were popular during those decades had signature style, and it continues to inspire designers to this day. Wedding dresses that feature the characteristic style elements of these time periods are perfect for a classic wedding theme.

Let us explore the various factors that will allow you to recreate the magic of the vintage fashion eras through your wedding day look, and still look modern and attractive. These features are available in the most modern wedding dresses, and will be perfect for your vintage-style wedding.

Join us as we look at some fabulous designs from the latest collections that will transform you into a modern bride, with a classic twist.

Glamor and sparkle with embellishments and dropped waists

The Jazz age or the1920’s were an era of sparkle and shine. Dresses that were complete with extensive embellished works were very popular. This style is once again back in fashion, with many designers bringing out dresses with beading, metallic embroidery, embellishments with rhine stones and crystals.

Another fashionable choice that was very popular was the dropped waist design, that elongates the torso and makes the bride look slimmer and taller.

Pair it with finger-waves hair and an elaborate hairband, and you are set to rock the stage.

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This beautiful wedding dress from the Sophia Tolli 2015 collection features a dropped waist design with an embellished neckline and straps. The mermaid inspired silhouette adds a modern twist to an otherwise classic pattern; it is perfect for a beach wedding.

Sheath silhouettes and lace gowns

During this era, women bid adieu to tight corsets, and ball gowns. Instead, they embraced their natural beauty by flaunting sheath silhouettes. Lace dresses were also a huge hit, and lace is the perfect choice for a truly vintage look.

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This fantastic lace slip dress from the Madison Spring 2015 collection features a sheath silhouette that defines your natural curves. The lace adds a classic touch to the design.

Tea Length wedding dresses for the original 1950’s look

After the classic show of natural beauty in the 1920’s, the 1950’s heralded an era of casual, fun and retro looks. The wedding scene wasn’t spared from this effect. To rock this theme at your wedding, the bridal gown should ideally fall just below the knee.

Elbow length gloves, and fashionable accessories like stoles and wraps were huge hits. So, you can add these to your wedding outfit, to fit the theme.

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This bridal dress from the Mori Lee 2013 spring collection is feminine and fun. It is a good choice for a vintage wedding theme. For a modern twist on the 1950’s look, brides can choose short dresses with a colorful underskirt to update their look. Consider adding a red underskirt to the one we just looked at, it would give you a subtle contemporary touch that is just right.

Visit our online gallery of wedding dresses to find more spectacular dresses that fit the vintage wedding theme. You can also find the accessories to go with your wedding dress at our website. So, drop by and enjoy what you see.