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Sensual and glamorous wedding dresses for the sexy bride

Not every bride wants a classic wedding gown. There are many brides who want their wedding dress to be cutting edge and prefer to show off their sensual and rebellious side.

Enter sexy wedding dresses! Perfect for women who believe the ideal wedding attire should reflect their bold taste. In recent years, brides have started embracing glamorous wedding dress styles. This explains the trend of sheer wedding dresses, plunging necklines and bare backs on the runway. This slideshow on the Bridal Guide will give you more details on what these dresses look like. 

Lucky for you, whether you want to take it to the extreme with sexy wedding dresses or show of your sensual style with subtlety, there are plenty of ready-made options to choose from. We will look at some of the dresses from our collections at Best for Bride that fit this idea. But before that, here are some things to keep in mind when choosing a sexy wedding dress.

Factors to remember when choosing a sexy wedding dress

Make sure the dress flatters your body type

Irrespective of whether you prefer classic elegance or boho glamour, a wedding dress will look good on you only if it flatters your body type. So, first identify the dress silhouette that enhances your best assets while hiding less desirable ones. Visit this link for a guide to help you with this. 

Once you recognize your best assets, you can choose a gown that draws attention to this area of your body. So, do this before you go shopping.

Find the right balance

One of the biggest challenges of choosing a sensual wedding gown is to make sure that it doesn’t look vulgar. Choose a dress that is sexy, but feminine as well. Contemporary dresses with romantic features like ruffles or lace should satisfy the equation. If the dress is very revealing, make sure that the overall look is balanced with simple elegance in the rest of the dress.

Avoid any likely wardrobe disasters

In certain dress styles, you stand the risk of revealing more skin than is generally considered appropriate. This can become a mistake you go on to regret in later years. So, if your dress isn’t secure enough, add additional support to avoid a wardrobe disaster. For low-cut necklines, a sheer layer will provide support. Similarly, use tape or suitable undergarments to hide areas that you do not want to accidentally expose.

Take care that your dress doesn’t look cheap

Unless you choose well, your dress may end up looking cheap. When you choose a sexy dress, your look will depend on how well you carry it and how it suits your style. So, don’t compromise on quality. Pay attention to fabric, cut and design so you find a dress that looks every bit the money you spent.

Now that we’ve covered the essential factors to remember when choosing a wedding dress, let us move on to the more interesting part. Here are some beautifully sensual dresses from our collection at Best for Bride. I hope this provides some real inspiration for you to plan your wedding dress shopping.

Dress styles for the sexy, glamorous look

Dare to bare with plunging necklines

Plunging necklines come in varying depths, and form the statement feature of many designer wedding gowns on the runway. This single element instantly adds a bold streak to the overall bridal look. The only factor to remember is that you should always have adequate support when you sport a low-cut neckline, or it is highly prone to accidents. Either choose a dress with an inner sheer layer to keep the neckline in place, or have such a layer fitted into the bodice of your gown to stay safe.

The dress featured here is from the Mori Lee collection. The dipped V-neckline is part of a sheer lace applique bodice that contrasts in texture with the soft silky fitted skirt. This dress has an inner supportive layer that blends in with the natural skin color to create a seamless look. It also has a low cut neckline on the back and a short train.

Stun with a see-through bodice and sweetheart neckline

The sweetheart neckline is one of the most sensual features a wedding dress can have. The obvious display of the neck, shoulder and collar bones will add a romantic, feminine touch to a dress. So, when this neckline is formed on a peek-a-boo lace bodice that reveals a hint of skin, it is sure to wow your guests.

This Mori Lee dress features a see-through bodice that has strategically placed inner padding at the bust to keep it from revealing more than is necessary. Although it doesn’t take the sheer trend to the very extreme, it is effective enough to make a style statement.

Sensual off-the-shoulder neckline

If you prefer a sexy, yet sophisticated look, dresses with off-the-shoulder necklines are sure to impress. Unlike other shoulder-baring dress styles like the halter, strapless and spaghetti straps, this dress style has a unique charm since it has a playful look and is very modern. In fact, this trend feature on the Brides website even calls it the grown-up version of the strapless dress. 

This dress is from the Sophia Tolli wedding dress collection. It has thick lace applique straps that gently fall away from the shoulder. The bodice is sure to stay in place despite the off-the-shoulder straps and plunging sweetheart bodice detail since it is well-supported by the sheer layer that stretches across the neckline. Altogether, a stylish and impressive piece.

Wow with an amazing illusion back

How about a twist to the traditional look? Your guests may find your dress simple, but turn around and watch the look of amazement on their faces when you show off a sexy, illusion back. Lace illusion details on modern silhouettes like the trumpet and mermaid will help you nail the perfect sexy look, without trying too hard.

Look at this magnificent beauty from the Sophia Tolli dress collection. A scattering of intricately designed lovely lace appliques emerge along the back of the dress, with sparkling crystal and embroidery details for added bling. The dress looks beautiful from the front as well, with its slender slaps and trumpet silhouette. Nevertheless, it is the details in the stylish back that will be memorable.

Cold-shoulder look with peplum lace sleeves

Cold shoulder details are another dress feature that is glamorous. Pair the cold shoulder style with breezy peplum sleeves and a fitted silhouette, and you will look like a diva. Although the cold shoulder detail has been seen with various necklines and silhouettes, it looks best when the sleeves continue into statement details.

This beautiful dress from the Mori Lee collection will illustrate how beautiful the cold shoulder look can be. Paired with a slim-fitting silhouette and embellishments along the sleeve edges and neckline, this dress is a true work of art. The light illusion lace sleeves in peplum style add a vintage Boho vibe to the dress. The back of the dress is equally impressive, with a bow detail in the center and a sheer bodice.

Dresses with slits for that mysteriously sexy look

Step away from the traditional wedding dress look in an unusual way, when you choose a dress with a slit that extends all the way up to the knee or thigh. When the feature appears on a silhouette like the A-line, it will be unexpected and sure to capture the attention of your guests.

Notice this dress from the Monica Loretti collection. At first sight, it looks like just another strapless A-line dress with a lace bodice and pleated skirt. However, the sexy high slit will be revealed as you move and offer a good view of your toned legs that you are eager to show off. If you are looking to surprise your guests, this is the dress that gets the job done.

The high-low hemline that is playful and pretty

Casual wedding themes call for wedding dresses that are playful and youthful. Short dresses are recently growing in popularity at such weddings. However, their appeal is increased manifold when they feature high-low hemlines. This unique dress style feature is perfect to show off your legs, and yet look bridal enough.

Enchant your guests in this stunning little white dress from the Mon Cheri collection. The high-low tulle A-line skirt is actually detachable. The dress originally comes with a pencil skirt with a scalloped lace hemline. The two-in-one option thus allows you to sport two distinct looks on your wedding day, for the price of a single wedding dress. Doesn’t that sound interesting?

Sheer bodice and soft satin skirt

When a satin dress features a silhouette that softly clings to the natural curves of the bride, the effect is mesmerizing. Pair it with a statement bodice with a sensual appeal, and you will be one sexy bride. It doesn’t matter whether you reveal any skin or not, such strategically crafted wedding dress details are sure to enhance your sex appeal and show off your feminine style.

Another dress from the Mon Cheri Bridal collection, this dress features silky soft satin in a sheath silhouette that creates the illusion of curves. The dress clings to the body, emphasizing the beauty of the natural figure. A textured bodice with sheer lace appliques further enhances the overall effect. Although the dress is modest and doesn’t reveal too much skin, the bodice and skirt come together to create an arresting effect from top to toe.

Bridal separates with crop top

If you want to show off your bold streak without causing scandal, go for bridal separates that subtly reveal skin at your waistline. Crop tops are well-suited for brides with slender figures, and they look stunning when paired with the right skirt.

Check out this pretty piece from the Mori Lee collection. Available as separates, with a crop top and A-line skirt, the dress is charming while it is bold in a different way. It is not a conventional wedding dress. Nevertheless, it will easily gain approval from your guests in the way it puts forward a modern look in a regal way. The dress also features a sheer back with beautiful lace appliques. This two-piece dress is perfect for a Boho bride and will do wonders for your bridal image.

Sexy sheer skirt for high impact

There is nothing more striking than the shadow of your toned legs beneath a layer of sheer. The barely-there look will add an air of mystery, and conjure an unexpected and impressive image in an instant.

Here is a dress from the Sans Pareil collection, featuring this detail. See how the pretty bodice extends all the way down to the hips with lace appliques that conceal the area. Further beyond it is a layer of sheer fabric that actually highlights slender legs. The scattering of lace motifs at the hemline further accentuate the effect of this bold dress. Similar effects in the back, that barely conceal a little beyond the hips make it an adventurous choice. Perfect for the bold bride who dares defy tradition.

All the dresses featured here belong to the bridal dress collection at Best for Bride. We have many more dresses for the bold bride, and all you have to do is take a look. So, now tell us which of these is your favorite. Or, are you the demure bride who prefers a more conventional dress choice. Our collection has plenty of dresses for you too. Visit our bridal gallery by clicking on this link and find the dresses that are better suited to your unique taste. 

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Different fashion styles and how to identify the right wedding dress for each one

Style is a sophisticated concept, and each woman has her own definition for it. The general fashion style dictates a woman’s wedding dress choice as well, as wedding dresses are supposed to reflect the bride’s personality. This is why we see that the dresses that one bride considers stylish do not find equal favor with another bride. Finding the style that reflects your personality is primary to looking and feeling good, especially on your wedding day.

The fashion world has identified styles based on similarities in patterns, fabrics and color combinations. This article on the enkiVillage website divides Fashion styles into as many as 17 different types based on these factors.  We can find wedding dresses that conform to most of these different styles. So, read on to see the dresses that we have identified as perfect for each of them. And, once you’ve gone through these gorgeous wedding dresses, don’t forget to tell us which of these styles best defines you.

1.Bohemian

The Boho style is identified as non-traditional and unusual. In this style, you can expect textures and colors in unexpected combinations creating a characteristic gypsy style. The beauty of the Boho style is that it brings together seemingly unrelated elements and carves out a fashion statement of its own. Despite this, it is attractive in it’s own way.

The Mori Lee 6808 is a dress that will be loved by the Boho-style fan. This dress mixes and matches textures in an obvious way, which is why it is unusually attractive. Light, wispy fabric in tiers forms layers in the skirt, while the bodice features lace over the bust and a draped waistband that is replicated in the straps. Perfect for a destination wedding, this is a dress that is light and perfect for an informal setting.

2.Chic

Chic translates into stylish, and here the look is both fashionable and smart. It is a perfect choice for the modern woman with a strong personality, who knows how to rock fashion the right way. In this style you will see both classic and modern elements, with the main feature being that it personifies the confidence of the woman wearing it.

The Mori Lee 5402 features a modern modified A-line silhouette with a stylish sweetheart neckline and artistically placed lace details. The dropped waist is slimming, and the layered skirt has just the right amount of drama. It is stylish, while combining traditional elements with modern and trendy features. The silhouette, neckline and hemline are all perfect for a chic bride.

3.Classic

Classic style refers to timeless details that have always been favored. Classic style dresses usually feature flawless tailoring and fine fabric, that make them elegant and perfect as heirlooms. This is because the dress has features that are never called trendy, but are staples that appeal to all generations without looking dated. This style usually stands out without being cluttered or too glitzy, yet is noticed easily for its finesse and quality of details. Every bride who wants a safe choice for her wedding day, should consider a wedding dress with classic style elements, even if her regular wardrobe doesn’t contain many classic staples.

The Mori Lee 2703, an A-line gown in Duchess satin with fine crystal beading is a stunning example of this style. This dress features exquisite embroidery details along the sweetheart neckline and center of the bodice as well as a basque waistline, which is another classic feature. With a wonderful train, and satin buttons that course all the way down to the end of the train at the back, this dress is just perfect for a formal wedding. The elegant bride who glides down the aisle, will enrapture all the onlookers in this timeless gown.

4.Dramatic

Dramatic is energetic, flamboyant style that stands out distinctly. The style is flashy and loud, with more than one element that competes for attention. The dress style is elaborate, and the accessories usually bring out the exciting and wild nature of the dress. It can be overwhelming to some, but the woman who loves dramatic style won’t mind the obvious style of the attires that give her an easy and obvious way to be noticed.

Fairytales are the one place where you are bound to find dramatic looks. The dropped waist bodice is embellished with a unique rhinestone and crystal beaded design never seen before. In striking contrast, thick, wispy flange ruffles recreate the waves of the ocean in the skirt. The sweetheart bodice and chapel train are the other characteristic features of this attractive wedding dress.

5.Glamorous

Dramatic and sexy, with just the right amount of bling, glamorous styles strive to enhance femininity in the most stylish way. Women who like this style do not hesitate to max up on the style factor and wear big and bold features and accessories that dazzle and stun. Glamour can also be done subtly, but this look cannot be mistaken, and this type of glamorous bride will be remembered for the refined sophistication she sported.

The Y11634 Loraina from the Sophia Tolli collection has several elements that make it glamorous. An off-the-shoulder neckline that allows the bride to show off her décolletage and well-toned shoulders is a striking feature. Apart from this, the dress also features a snug fitting trumpet silhouette that courses snugly along the natural curves of the bride’s figure. The tasteful artwork in lace and the brilliance of the crystal embroidery give this dress all that is required to make a statement look. Add to it the illusion style back and the magnificent chapel train, there is no stopping this bride!

6.Romantic

Poetic and magnificent, the romantic style features flowers, hearts, ruffles and soft dreamy details that are immensely captivating. Gentle curves, soft lines and details that seamlessly flow from one area to the other, the romantic style is beautiful and appeals to almost everyone. Lace is one detail that is usually associated with romantic styles, and this style emphasizes the feminine features to the maximum extent possible.

The Mori Lee 2724 is an elegant romantic fit and flare gown with luscious lace details and a sparkling heart motif at the bust. The soft details are simply splendid and the soft contrast of lace against the sateen shine of the layers below it make this a stellar design. The sweetheart neckline accentuates the femininity of the bride in this dress, with it softly coursing along the natural curves of the bust. The back details are simple, with a satin button train coursing through the center, all the way to the derriere.

7.Sexy

Sexy styles do not have to always expose a lot of skin, although this is the primary factor associated with this style. Deep-cut necklines, daring plunging backs, tight-fitting silhouettes and bare shoulders or legs are all associated with this style. The sexy bride is usually confident and bold, which is why she is comfortable showing off her best assets.

Lady Almog from the My Lady designer collection is the perfect example for sexy bridal style. The deep sweetheart neckline features a deep plunge in the center, and is accompanied by an illusion style bodice that exposes more than the usual amount of skin. This collection allows brides to mix and match the two pieces that form the wedding dress, so you can achieve the look you desire. Sexy dresses are usually great for informal, high-on-style weddings, where the bride wishes to show off her stylish body and be the center of attention.

8.Traditional

Traditional is often confused with classic, but there is a significant difference between the two. While classic styles focuses on features that are always trendy, traditional styles focus on conventional designs that are sometimes not really relevant. These are usually very modest dresses and comfortable. It can also focus on simplicity and timeless details that are bound to be a favorite with the older generation.

The Mori Lee 5362 has cap-sleeves, a pleated A-line skirt and a defined waistline; all features that make it a traditional favorite. Although the bodice features a sweetheart neckline, the sheer lace overlay that forms a bateau neckline makes this a modest choice. The dress is charming in it’s own way, but it doesn’t expose much skin nor does it fit to snugly to the natural body shape to be uncomfortable. All in all, it is a safe choice.

9.Tomboy

This is the girl who would rather wear jeans and slacks than be found in a gown. She is uncomfortable in anything too frilly and feminine, and wouldn’t really mind sporting a pant suit on her wedding day. However, there are plenty of dresses that keep the femininity factor to the required minimum and are smart, making it perfect for the tomboy type.

The Y21504 Ricki from the Sophia Tolli collection is a dress that is smart, with just the right amount of bling on the sleeves and at the gathered waist, to make it interesting. The square neckline is supported with scintillating straps and the fit and flare silhouette is comfortable with the draped layers defining the natural figure but not making it too clingy. The corset back is simple and can be fastened to be comfortably tight or loose, as the bride prefers.

10.Gothic

Considered the dark choice in the fashion world, this style is characterized by pale, dark details. Black is an essential color in this style, and though it isn’t usually associated with wedding dresses, modern designers incorporate this factor to create dresses that appeal to the Gothic style bride. This style is also characterized by makeup and accessories that are bold and play on the contrast of extreme dark and light effects.

This is a dress that will most likely please the Gothic bride. With ample black lace details coursing all over the bodice to the dropped waist, the dress emphasizes the contrast between the black and white in an obvious way. The skirt is light and wispy, making the powerful effect of the black in the design more pronounced. The closed-up high neckline and cap sleeves are other factors that make this dress dark and mysterious.

11.Sophisticated

This is a style that brings together contemporary and classic elements in an elegant and impressive way. Sophisticated style is one that can be nailed only by the fashion conscious, who knows her way around mixing and matching various elements that aren’t usually seen together, to craft a distinctive appeal. Quality is an important factor in the sophisticated fashion style. These brides look polished and perfect, and know how to bring together their look using the apt mixing of style elements.

The Mori Lee 2789 lace and satin gown is a sophisticated wedding dress that brings together the sheen of satin with the soft flutter of lace harmoniously. The illusion neckline with beaded necklace details and the embellished sweetheart bodice instantly add style to the upper torso. The fit and flare silhouette is figure-flattering, while the lustrous skirt has subtle glamour.

Now that we have taken a close look at what are the various fashion styles, and how it applies to bridal fashion, have you identified your style? Don’t be surprised if you find yourself attracted to a wedding dress style that isn’t the same as what you normally find yourself drawn to. After all, your wedding day is unique in it’s own way, and your vision for this day can be entirely different from how you see yourself on any other occasion.

To check out any of these fabulous dresses, or to browse through our extensive inventory of even more interesting and attractive wedding dresses, visit this link to our online wedding dress gallery on Best for Bride. There is a dress for every bride, and Best for Bride is the perfect place to find yours.

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5 reasons why we love illusion necklines

Dreamy, feminine wedding dresses are always a favorite. Illusion necklines are a fantastic trend that add a beautiful touch to even the simplest wedding gown. There is something endearing about a white gown with delicate details like lace on sheer fabric. It is both sexy and classic. It is no wonder that more and more brides prefer this design in their wedding dresses.

Here are five reasons why this fashion trend is one of our favorites.

#1 It is a superb option for women who dread strapless designs

Not every bride is comfortable in a strapless dress. Although it may look great, strapless wedding gowns are not high on comfort. The neckline may shift and unless it is perfectly fitted, a bride may keep tugging at it and look uncomfortable throughout the day. Illusion necklines allow brides to carry off the strapless style with a supporting element that is both stylish and beautiful. So, it is a strapless, with straps; could it get any better than that?

#2 Illusion necklines are subtly sexy

You can be sexy without exposing any skin, and this is one trait of illusion necklines. Illusion necklines add instant glamour to your bridal look. Not only do you look more sexy because of the sheer layer, it is a tasteful choice that is appropriate for almost any type of wedding. The demure bride’s femininity is played up and her charm is enhanced manifold with this pattern. Gowns that feature illusion work at the back as well, are a sight to behold. Sheer fabric in the neckline and back instantly make it more sexy, and render a picture-perfect charm.

#3 Illusion necklines eliminate the need for a necklace

The details of these dress necklines are usually so fantastic, that you do not need a necklace to draw attention to your neck and decolletage. Not only can you thus save hours of time searching for the perfect necklace, you can still sport a one-of-a-kind look. For the simpler versions, where the neckline is just a sheer fabric layer without embellishments, you can pair it with a necklace and dress it up.

#4 Illusion necklines suit both mature and young brides

The sheer layer of an illusion gown may be paired with any neckline on the bodice. There are options that end high, or plunge generously at the cleavage. There are enough options in all silhouettes, fabric and designs to suit every bride, whether she is in her twenties or forties, or is slim or curvy.

#5 The details on sheer are fantastic, but not overbearing

The beauty of this neckline is that it brings together fantastic details that subtly enhance the beauty of a gown. When the details are on a sheer layer, they are more visible, and classic. The same details that would look overwhelming on a thicker fabric gown, look pleasant on an illusion neckline. Sparkling accents can be kept to a minimum or used suitably, and it can still look picture perfect.

Do you love this trend as much as we do?

Visit our bridal collection at Best for Bride for a beautiful selection of bridal gowns with illusion necklines, to make your pick today.