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Step up the drama with a gorgeous back design for your wedding dress

Your wedding is a day when you should look splendid in every way. While you may have chosen a great wedding dress with fantastic detailing on the bodice and skirt, have you paid attention to what is on the back of the dress? If you haven’t, you simply should! After all, your guests will be facing your back for quite some time, during your wedding ceremony..

Gone are the days when the back of a wedding dress was a simple corset or a closed zipper. Today, the trend is to look dramatic from every angle, including the back. Don’t worry about your veil getting in the way of looking glamorous from the back. Either keep it short, avoid it altogether, or take it off after the ceremony, so you can flaunt the gorgeous details at the back of your wedding dress.

As the TLC website mentions, wedding designers have been creative with crafting dramatic wedding dress backs, as this is what brides are after.

So, here are some of our favorites from the collection at Best for Bride, to inspire you. Get ready to swoon!

Mon Cheri Sophia Tolli Y21519

This masterpiece from the Sophia Tolli collection uses a simple element to add drama to the traditional wedding gown. A generously cut out keyhole back flaunted by floral motifs allows the bride to show off her sexy back, when she styles her hair in a pretty up-do, or when it falls to shoulder length.

Mori Lee 2719 Spring 2015

Spectacular Alencon lace motifs span the back of this majestic wedding dress from the Mori Lee collection. Sheer cutouts at either side join to form a strand of fabric buttons at the center and springs of floral clusters border this line. If there is a design that your guests won’t mind staring at throughout the ceremony, it has to be one like this.

Jasmine Couture Spring 2015 – T172011

Don’t you feel comfortable exposing your back with an illusion design? Don’t let that keep you from looking great, for here is a fantastic choice for a modest look that is still stunning. Beautiful fans of Venice lace dance in rhythm throughout the back of this beautiful gown, culminating in a strand of silky satin buttons at the center. Simplistic, yet elegant, it is a perfect choice for the bride who aims for an elegant wedding day look.

Mori Lee 2684 Tulle Wedding Gown

There are few dresses that get all the details perfect, as does this Tulle wedding gown from the Mori Lee Collection. Enhancing the illusion neckline effect of the splendid wedding dress, is a back that has a rich scattering of sparkle. The sheer lace illusion is spectacular and the contrasting shimmer adds extra pizzazz to the striking ball gown.

Weren’t these dresses gorgeous? The good news is that this is only the icing on the cake. We have many more fantastic dresses with exquisite back details in our collection at Best for Bride. Visit our online gallery and find the one that is your favorite.

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Trendy mix and match dress ideas for your bridesmaids

The current trend in bridesmaids dresses is to mix and match various aspects of their outfits to create more visual interest. You can be more adventurous than go with the popular (read as safe!) option of mixing hues of a single shade, while keeping hemlines constant. Find the latest trends with these tips that we bring you, and try the ones that appeal to you. So, read on!

Contrasting colors that compliment each other

While choosing a single color palette for all your bridesmaids dresses is interesting, you can also opt to have them in complimentary shades. Take a look at the color wheel and choose sets of colors that fall opposite to each other, to find the shades that are complimentary. You can throw in a few doses of neutrals like grey or navy if you want to balance out the look. This however is purely optional.

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Glitter and gems

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Add more glitz and glamour to your wedding by dressing up your bridesmaids in dresses that are embellished with glitter and sparkles. Stick to a single palette of colors or a similar pattern, so the look is cohesive. Since the dresses will itself be elaborate and striking, make sure that the accessories are simple.

Patterns and prints

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Forget the plain bridesmaids dresses and opt for ones with brilliant patterns and prints instead. To unify the look, consider picking dresses with similar patterns or hemlines from the same collection. Or keep the prints similar, and vary the colors. You can either go with elaborate prints, or simple geometric, polka dots and chevron. This is perfect for an outdoor garden or beach wedding. Printed dresses have a casual and cheery vibe, that will uplift the mood at your wedding and make everything more pleasant. The other great factor about this choice is that your bridesmaids will be able to use the dresses again. Other prints that are trending this year include animal prints and graphic 3D prints.

Brilliant in black

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Now, here is an unusual but interesting color for your bridesmaids. Black is a shade that adds sophistication to any palette. So, you can employ it to your advantage, especially if you have a colorful wedding theme going. Consider having your bridesmaids in different designs in black. This is one color that suits almost any skin tone, and a black dress can definitely be worn more than once. If you are worried about whether the pictures will be boring without any color, consider adding brilliant pops of color through accessories like shoes, waistbands or headpieces.

Color block dresses

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The latest trend on the fashion runways, use color blocking in your wedding for a spectacular effect. You can either set the stage by having all your bridesmaids in just two colors, or mix and match various colors for each outfit to create a stunning palette.

At Best for Bride, we have bridesmaids dress collections that fall into all these categories. Whether you want a traditional selection, or a bold and trendy one, this is the place to look at. Visit us today and find the perfect attire for your favorite girlfriends.

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The little details you shouldn’t forget to look perfect for prom

Finding the right prom dress for your big social event is winning half the battle. Once you are done with that, the next task on your agenda should be locating the right accessories. A few small details is all it takes to transform your look from good to Wow! And, here are some tips to get the details right, so you look stunning on your prom night.

Play around with color till you get the mix just right

Don’t let the color of your prom dress dictate your choice of accessories. It is boring to find a pretty girl dressed in a single color from head to toe, however brilliant the color may be. You should instead mix it with complementary or neutral colored accessories for a more interesting combination. An easy way to find the colors that go well together is to take a look at the color wheel and choose accessories in colors that lie opposite to the shade of your dress. If you aren’t comfortable mixing and matching colors, choose jewelry and accessories in neutrals or silver and gold, and you cannot go wrong.

Get a cool-looking manicure

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It is the little details like well-filed nails with beautiful polish that add finesse to your look. Don’t just go with the traditional French manicure, or a single shade. Think of how you will deck up your fingers and find colors and designs that will go well with your prom dress. Make sure you wait till a day or two before prom to prepare your nails, so it stays fresh. You can either match your nail art to the designs on your dress or go for subtle sophistication with a hint of sparkle. Don’t forget to complete the effect with a statement ring.

Choose a stunning, but practical clutch

Not only does a matching clutch refine your total look, it is also a practical necessity. This is where you can stash your makeup, hairbrush and other essentials. Just make sure that it isn’t too bulky. A good accessory should work with your dress; not against it. Make sure that the texture and finish goes well with the colors and fabric of your dress. If in doubt, choose a solid colored one or go with a neutral shade like black, silver or nude that will match any color.

Pull your look together

There is a lot going on with the dress, hairstyle, accessories and makeup. To look great make sure that you balance it out by sticking to few dramatic elements and not overdoing it. If your dress has elaborate details, go easy with the accessories. Simple silver necklaces or a string of pearls will be sufficient. Avoid a necklace altogether if your dress has a halter neck. If your dress is relatively simple, dress it up with interesting and bigger accessories.

You now know how to get the finer details of your prom look done. If you haven’t chosen your prom dress yet, visit us at Best for Bride today and make your pick.