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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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Perfect Pairings—Tips to match bouquets to different wedding dress styles

A bouquet that matches your wedding dress would make a beautiful match m, just like you and your partner!

The bridal bouquet is one of the most important accessories for your wedding day. Finding the right bouquet that compliments your wedding dress will help you nail your wedding day look. Just like wedding dresses, you have a stunning variety of bouquet choices, and this is the easy thing. Wedding flowers come in all sizes, shapes, colors and price ranges. So, it isn’t difficult to fashion the perfect bouquet for your budget, taste and wedding theme. The not-so-good news is that there are so many ways in which you can do this, that it can sometimes leave you confused.

Fortunately, we are here to help you with some tips that will help you match your wedding bouquet choice to that of your wedding dress.

Where do you begin?

Not all brides know much about flowers, and it is in fact pretty common to find brides who don’t know one flower from another. Although your florist will be able to help you to a great extent, we think it would be a good idea if you knew some of the basics about choosing flowers for your wedding bouquets. We suggest that you take a look at this previous post to get a general idea of the different shapes in which wedding bouquets are available, so you know your options.

On your wedding day, your bouquet will be one of your main accessories. This simply means that the bouquet should match or compliment your wedding dress. Unless this happens, your look will not come together, and may not create the impact you desire.

In order to match your bouquet to your wedding dress, here are some factors to keep in mind.

  • Both styles should match

Just like with wedding dresses, there are modern and traditional styles for bouquets too. For example, round bouquets and nosegays are traditional shapes while hand-tied bouquets and arm sheaf bouquets are contemporary styles. Take a look at this article on the Perfect Wedding Day blog for a detailed account of the different types and designs in wedding bouquets. For best results, your bouquet style would match your wedding dress style. So, if your dress is traditional or classic, it would look best with a traditional bouquet.

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  • Strike the right balance

Balance is key to getting the look right with all your wedding accessories. If you pair an elaborately embellished wedding gown with equally detailed accessories, the details will drown in the chaos. The result will be a cluttered look. So, aim for a balance where your dress and accessories contribute to a cohesive look. For an opulent wedding dress, choose a simple bouquet while you can go with an elaborate one with many details, for a minimalist gown or simple silhouette.

  • Pay attention to shape and size of your bouquet

Just like you try to find a gown that matches your natural proportions, you should find a bouquet that doesn’t overwhelm you or look too tiny on you. Choose the shape and size in such a way that it matches your built, and doesn’t look out-of-place. The shape of the bouquet is also relevant in highlighting your natural features and the dress details that you want to draw attention to. For example, if your dress features a narrow waist, choose a bouquet that is narrower than your waist, so it doesn’t crowd this area. Similarly, a cascading bouquet with several details in the lower half may hide the details on your skirt.

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  • Pay attention to the exact color of your dress

By the time you are done with wedding dress shopping, you will have realized that wedding dresses come in different shades of white. The effect of your bouquet will differ, depending on the shade of white in your dress. This is specially important if the flowers are light in color, as it can look washed out, intense or shabby, depending on the white background. Your florist will be able to help you choose the best colors that work with your dress. To make this happen, collect a swatch of fabric from your gown so she plan accordingly.

  • Match it to your overall theme

Your bouquet should reflect your wedding theme and the colors in it. So, find a design and flowers that add to the overall effect. Matching your bouquet to the wedding color palette actually opens up your options and gives you more room to make adjustments that fit your choice and budget. You can use flowers that are in the centerpieces and floral décor, in your bouquet too, so it comes together beautifully. Also, make sure that your bouquet goes well with that of your bridesmaids, so your photos are all picture-perfect.

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  • Little details that match it to your overall look will make it extra-special

There are numerous ways in which you can match the tiny details in your look to your bouquet choice. One of the options is to consider the jewelry you will be wearing. Jewelry has a great impact on your total look, and so it should be complemented by the flowers you choose. Keep the lines and effects similar, and it will integrate seamlessly. If you are using lots of sparkly jewelry, but the dress is relatively simple, you can create an elegant and sophisticated look by adding a sparkling accessory like a brooch to your bouquet.

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Now that we’ve discussed the factors to keep in mind when choosing your bouquet, let us take a look at some suggestions for bouquet shapes for common wedding dress silhouettes. Remember that these are only suggestions. You may be able to find many more options, but this will give you a starting point. I hope you get the idea!

1.The sheath

The characteristic feature of this silhouette is its simple and slim style that simply drapes around the natural curves of the bride. The design resembles a column, with little to no extra added volume. It has a modern look, and is best complemented with few flowers with sophisticated looks and clean lines.

The casual look of this silhouette is beautifully complemented by simple bouquets that can be in any shape. You can choose from round, pageant or cascade bouquets depending on your height and the features on the dress.

2.A-line

Another non-fussy silhouette, the A-line is a universally flattering gown style. The amount of detail on this style should be your guide to choosing the right bouquet.

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If the dress features ornate embellishments in the bodice, a simple bouquet with intense and dark colors should look good with it. If the dress is simple and has few embellishments, it is a good idea to dress it up with an intricately designed bouquet. Multicolored flowers of different shapes and sizes can add textural dimension to the overall look.

3.Mermaid

The mermaid dress is sexy and fits snugly around the natural curves of the bride wearing it. The silhouette is modern and stylish. So, this should be reflected in the bouquet choice as well.

Image Credits: Michael Coghlan, via Flickr

Cascade bouquets, hand-tied ones and those embellished with modern, bold accessories would make good combinations with a mermaid gown. It is also a good idea to keep the size small and colors bright for maximum impact. Flowers like orchids would contribute to a sophisticated look with this silhouette.

4.Ball gowns

Ball gowns feature full, voluminous skirts with a very dressed-up look. Since these dresses add more volume to the natural figure, it is suggested to balance the look with an interesting but not overwhelming bouquet choice. Again, the embellishments on the gown can be used as a guide to choosing the bouquet design.

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Round bouquets, pomanders and flowers in baskets, or cascade bouquets with volume at the top would look appropriate with this style of dress. A small bouquet would be drowned in the poufy skirt. So, this should be avoided.

5.Short hemlines

Wedding dresses for casual weddings sometimes feature short hemlines that end at any length above the ankles. The bouquets chosen for these dresses should also be fun and playful, just like the dresses that they accessorize.

Nosegay and posies are a good combination with these dresses.

Apart from the wedding dress silhouette, you should also pay attention to the wedding dress features when choosing your bouquet. This is because specific features in a dress can determine the overall look, and some bouquet styles match such dress features better than others. Let us take a look at some of them.

Lace

Lace wedding gowns are a timeless classic. Depending on the type of lace, the dress silhouette and motifs on the dress, lace dresses may be contemporary or classic. Nonetheless, lace is a signature vintage element, and it will always look good with a traditional bouquet. Soft round bouquets with plenty of greens peeping through are a great option. For an endearing touch, you can also consider wrapping the flower stems with a layer of lace, to further tie it to your wedding dress.

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Dramatic back details

Wedding dresses with dramatic back details are all the rage now. From keyhole designs to low-cut backs and illusion details, there is plenty to choose from. The relevance of this detail is that this is usually a signature element in the bride’s overall look, and her choice of bouquet should address this feature. Back details in lace can be combined with traditional and classic bouquet designs. However, if the details are modern, like a low-cut style or cut-out design, it looks best when worn with a bouquet that is styled in a modern fashion. Exotic flowers and intense colors will bring out the sophistication of such a gown.

Image Credits:bruce bentley, via Flickr
Image Credits:bruce bentley, via Flickr

Strapless necklines

Wedding dresses with strapless necklines usually feature an embellished bodice, ruching in the neckline or a motif that draws attention to the upper part of the body. Strapless necklines are distinctly feminine, and look best with dainty floral bouquets with soft curves and lot of texture. Light colors like pastels and pink hues, as well as soft green ferns and foliage that add warmth to the flowers are a good choice with this style of dress.

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Halter neck

Halter necklines, when chosen appropriately, are slimming and very sexy. The bare shoulders and exposed arms render an air of confidence to the bride who chooses this feature in her wedding dress. This type of dress draws the attention towards the neck and jaw. So, a bouquet that doesn’t divert focus from this feature is the best combination for it.

Flowers in intense single colors or those that blend with the dress color and have soft trailing leaves in cascade formation are a good choice. Since the bouquet isn’t too dramatic, it will serve as an accessory that complements but doesn’t distract from the main features of this dress style.

Sheer wedding dresses

When the wedding dress has an almost translucent effect, it is a signature factor in itself. Since these dresses look lucid and dreamy, while also having a sexy side, a bouquet that is solid and sophisticated would enhance the effect. Choose dark, bold colors and a simple and small formation, so it stands out but adds to the impact of the gown.

Choosing your wedding bouquet may be a daunting task, as the options are endless. Check with your florist for suggestions. As a talented professional who knows her way around flowers, she will be a great guide to helping you find the look you want, and from the options that you can afford. Also, don’t forget to create your own inspiration board just for the floral aspects, so you know what your choices are.

For more wedding planning advice, tips and all your wedding shopping needs, visit our website at Best for Bride. This one-stop bridal destination is your easiest route to realizing all that you need for your lifetime celebration.

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Revisiting our Favorite trends: 10 More dresses with Fantastic back details

Over the years, we have seen several trends come and go. While we are sincerely glad that some of them have left the scene, we think there are others that should transcend the realm of trends and deserve to become classics!

Fantastic back details on wedding dresses are one such trend, that we would really be sorry to see disappear. Ever since the illusion style entered the wedding scene, there’s been no stopping it. Dresses with illusion necklines are simply stunning, but ones with illusion backs are even more enchanting. An illusion back gives a dress an unusually attractive appeal, and favors the bride as that one detail that guests won’t miss when she stands with her back to them during the ceremony. Then, there are also tastefully cut-out wedding dress backs and those with exquisite details decorating it. These dresses are masterpieces not only from the front, but also from the back.

Fortunately, many brides are still smitten by this beautiful and interesting detail to wedding dresses, and designers spend effort and energy in coming up with these beautiful elements.

We’ve done a post previously on dresses with fantastic back details, and have seen how much you all loved it. So, for those of you who really enjoyed it, here are some more wedding dresses that are pure eye-candy just for the back details they possess. Have fun looking at them.

1. Mori Lee 2789

This Mori Lee 2789 from the Fall 2015 collection is a splendid example of a dress with intricate back details. Contrast beading along the center of the sheer back and neck craft a statement look, while the fabric is almost transparent against the skin. The design at the back provides additional support to the bust area, and this makes it comfortable to wear throughout the day. In the front is a similar illusion effect, with the scoop neckline fashioned into an almost necklace-like design with elaborate beading that gently spans the entire neckline length. This dress will save the bride from searching for a necklace, as the design will itself cover this requirement. The sleeveless look and sweetheart bodice make it a stunning beauty, while the fit and flare silhouette is elongating and allows a bride to show off her hourglass figure to the fullest.

2. Mori Lee 2786

Another stunning beauty from the Mori Lee Fall collection, this dress is different in that it possesses a beautiful keyhole design that is fashioned out of delicate and dainty lace details. Nobody would ever imagine that the beautiful and modest V-neckline in the front would hold this stunning composition at the back. Notice how it draws attention to your slender and well-toned back! Some dresses are like that, it is the additional mystery of the unexpected that makes it extraordinary. Alencon lace forms the border of the keyhole back here, and the details are both intricate and feminine. The keyhole design is prominent, yet modest due to the addition of the buttoned detail at the neckline. So, for the rebel bride in you, who has to cover up her shoulders for a traditional wedding, this wedding dress may be the outlet for your bold streak. Once again in a fit and flare silhouette, this dazzling beauty features pearl and crystal beading along the V-neckline in the front. These sparkling elements contrast beautifully with the white fabric beneath it, making it a glamorous gown. It also features a scalloped hemline.

3. Mori Lee 6805

A destination wedding doesn’t mean you have to skimp on style because of the difficulty of transporting your wedding dress. This Mori Lee 6805 belongs to the Voyage collection—dresses perfect for a wedding abroad. The fabric is light and airy, and easy to carry, and the details are just right to make it a comfortable wedding dress. This dress features a modest-cut V-neckline in the front, but the beautifully cut V at the back is the main factor that attracts us to the gown. The V is fashioned out of ruchings all the way from the sleeveless neckline to the waist, where there is a splendid waistband that enhances the slim waistline. A few fabric covered buttons are all it takes to add a classic touch to this elegant gown. In the front, the beautiful V-neckline is formed of a ruched criss-cross pattern that crosses at the center. We can imagine how beautiful a demure bride would look in this feminine wedding gown, whether she gets married on the beach or at in indoor venue.

4.Jasmine T172018

Our next pick is this couture gown from the Jasmine Spring 2015 collection. This gown fits the saying that appearances can be deceptive. From the front, it is an interesting halter neckline style gown with illusion style details spreading over the sweetheart bodice. Turn around, and Voila! Here is something we least expected to see. A sexy back is revealed, with beautiful French leavers sparkling all the way down from the high neck band to the waistline where the fabric levels out at the back. With an A-line skirt that is a universally flattering fit for brides of any body type, this is a dress that will be suitable for almost any bride, and will be one that captures the hearts of everyone. It is in fact, what you should look at, when you want a dress with a unique style statement. So, what do you say? Would you love to try this dress on?

5.Jasmine T172013

Now, what if you have worked very hard to tone your figure to look perfect, and want to showcase your back; even highlight it a little? This Jasmine T172013 couture gown is the perfect choice to get this right. With a barely there illusion back detail wrapping around the edges of your back, it is a dress that immediately draws attention. Along the sheer length of fabric are tiny embedded rhinestones adding extra texture, and enhancing the beauty of your back. As this sheer layer drapes around the rest of your dress fabric, it stands out creating a stunning silhouette. Combine it with a classic hairstyle like in the picture, so there is nothing to interfere with the view of your back, and you have a dress that is sure to enrapture everyone. The pretty lace motifs that span the length of the skirt and the tastefully decorated scalloped hemline are all added details that make this dress a gown par excellence!

6. Alfred Angelo 2524

Here is a wedding gown from the Alfred Angelo 2015 bridal collection, that is as beautiful from the back, as it is from the front. The sheer yoke on the back is a flourish of intricate details with beads and crystals. The embellishments wind along the central string of fabric buttons, and also continue along the neckline towards the front of the dress. The result is a stunning design that stands out like no other. So, if your guests think that the embellished cap sleeves and gently curved V-neckline in the front are exquisite, just wait till they see the back details. We are sure you’ll see quite a few jaws dropping. Make sure you choose a beautiful hair up do, so you can show off the back details very well.

7. Alfred Angelo 2509

Satin dresses are usually famous for the stylish design they feature in the front. Here is a dress that continues to stun with an even more attractive back. The high bateau neckline in the front leads into an unexpected plunging deep V at the back with a matching drape and superb bow detail. The fabric covered buttons that continue all the way to the derriere only enhance the charm further. This is like a dress that never ceases to surprise. We are immensely impressed, and are sure that your wedding guests will also be, as they gaze at you from the back during your wedding ceremony and reception.

8. Alfred Angelo 2502

Here is a wedding dress that makes quite a statement when viewed from the back. A slithering fabric button train weaves its way down the neckline towards the derriere and culminates in a fantastic layered skirt that softly flows to floor length. We love the way the bodice continues into the sheer yoke with a border of beautiful floral motifs that encircle an almost transparent keyhole. With the sheer fabric across the keyhole barely visible, it is almost as if the floral lace appliques cling to the natural skin of the bride. It is a work of art, no doubt about it!

9. Sophia Tolli Y21519 Sawyer

From the gorgeous Sophia Tolli Fall 2015 collection, here we bring you a majestic taffeta trumpet dress with a stunning back design. Hand beaded lace appliques with delightful floral details, surround the lovely keyhole cut-out in the back. The way the lace appliques thin into a strand that extends into the beautiful chapel train is simply splendid. From the front, the dress is just as interesting, with similar lace appliques wrapping around the bodice and the sleeves, and featuring a barely-there sheer neckline. The combination of lace over the draped silky satin makes this dress a pure stunner. The asymmetrical one-sided draping also creates a slimmer silhouette and it is stylish and elegant from every angle.

10. Sophia Tolli Y21518 Brandyn

Another dazzling beauty from the Sophia Tolli Fall collection, the Brandyn is a dress that looks as beautiful as the winter scene itself. The sheer back bodice is strewn with sparkling snowflake-like crystal details and although it has an open back, there is a classic and timeless elegance to it. The front features an illusion bateau neckline with cap sleeves wrapping around a sweetheart bodice. Just as we can see in the back, the elaborate vintage-inspired embroidery details extend up to the waistline. From here, delicate white Aurora chiffon cascades down to full-length, pooling into a chapel length train that is foamy and airy. The richly pleated skirt has a pristine and perfect beauty, and it is a stunning example of a gown perfect for a winter wedding.

11. Sophia Tolli Y21517 Chandler

This dress from the Sophia Tolli Fall 2015 collection packs an impact from every angle, with it’s simple but tasteful design. A perfect choice for a modest look, but one that is still memorable because of how beautifully it is done, this wedding gown has a semi-sheer back that is richly decorated with specks of snowy flakes that blast all over the bodice in the back. There is a slender fabric button train that ends in a basque waistline at the back, and there is a small band of scintillating elements adding extra dimension. Equally mesmerizing from the front, the dress features semi-sheer cap sleeves with rich embellishments framing a sweetheart bodice. At the waist is a delicate but dainty brooch that emphasizes the slender natural waist of the bride. Layers of snowy white tulle gently flow towards the ground, making this dress a wonderful choice for any wedding day.

We hope you’ve enjoyed looking at these dresses, just as much as we did compiling this collection for you. Don’t you now agree that looking great from every angle is possible, and even necessary on your wedding day? The dresses here allow you to be the bride who is pretty from every angle, and we are sure that the elaborate work in the back of your gown will not go unnoticed. So, tell us which of these is your favorite?

To check out these wedding dresses, as well as look at many more from our collections that feature exquisite back details perfect to transform you into a ravishing bride on your big day, check out our website here. At Best for Bride, we bring you extensive collections from several leading design houses. So, you are bound to find a dress you love. Continue visiting us at Best for Bride for more updates on what’s hot on the wedding scene and what’s out of it, as well as to find the solution to all your wedding shopping needs including dresses for the bridal party, photography, décor and cakes, all in one single place.

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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.