If you are newly engaged and beginning your research on wedding dresses, don’t be surprised if you are confused by terms like “fit and flare”, trumpet style, mermaid, etc. These are all words that commonly float around in bridal boutiques, those that you will hear during wedding dress shows and even see on blog pages like ours.
To be honest, this industry has its own language! Unless you’ve been following it closely, it can sound confusing and you may have no idea what the terms mean. But, as a soon-to-be bride, we think it is essential that you familiarize yourself with some of the most commonly used wedding terms before you go shopping. This will make you more comfortable and also allow you to understand what your bridal consultant means when she uses technical terms to define a dress. Trust us, it will save you from feeling overwhelmed at your dress appointment.
To save you the trouble of finding all these out by yourself, we have compiled the commonly used words from the wedding world here. This will allow you to describe the dress in your vision in crisp terms to your shop assistant, without having to just search through hundreds of dresses to find what you think you want.
There is an alluring and romantic charm to dresses that have fabulous details at the back. When a pretty bride in an amazing outfit turns around and we notice that the dress has fantastic details on the back too, the dress immediately finds place in our memories. Now, isn’t that an easy way to make sure your wedding day look is never forgotten!
It isn’t wise ignoring how your dress looks from the back. After all, you will be spending quite some time facing away from your guests, during the wedding ceremony. It is beautiful to have dresses with intricate back details facing them at this time.
A bride looks exquisite when she has planned her entire look with care. Moreover, why should you cover up your dainty back with a veil, when you have enough options to make a stunning appearance from this angle too?
Unique designs for the back of wedding dresses is a favorite trend now, ranging from sheer and modest to plunging and sexy. Let us look at some of the various designs that are worth our attention.
Modest illusions with details
This Mori Lee 2719 features a sheer back which is discreetly sexy. The high neckline continues into an intricately detailed back that offers modest coverage, while also allowing the bride to highlight her slender back with floral motifs that embrace the torso. Adding further elegance to the intricate details, is a strand of fabric buttons engulfed with floral lace details, that runs all the way from the neckline to the derriere.
Cutout backs that say peek-a-boo
Another favorite trend, this back features a cut out which is usually shaped like a tear drop or a diamond. Adding charm to this cutout is exquisite detailing in floral lace or using crystal embroidery. This Mori Lee 2723 gown features embellished beadwork on lace, which forms a beautiful border for the lace that wraps around the tear shaped cut out. The entire design has a feminine charm and it is stylish and definitely more sexy than a low cut back, with a hint of skin that peeps out!
Daring low-cut backs
For those brides who are in perfect shape and can beautifully carry off a plunging back, there are unlimited options. You do not have to be showy with a completely backless dress, you can flaunt your best feature in one with a low cut back, like this Mori Lee 2673 and still look elegant. Here the daring low scoop neckline is bordered with a thin band of intricate silver beading that adds a flourish of luxury to the already stunning design. Low cut backs are a trending favorite, as it allows the bride to show off her figure, but not go overboard with exposing too much skin.
At Best of Bride, we have a huge collection of dresses in all three of the options mentioned here. Browse through our online gallery to view our fantastic collection and make your choice.
So, which of these patterns would you love to wear to your lifetime event – Illusion, peek-a-boo or daring deep?
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