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Bridesmaids in blue

Wedding tradition requires you to have something old, something borrowed and something blue. While you figure out how to do with the first two, we have an interesting suggestion for your something blue. How about dressing your bridesmaids in shades of blue? Blue is a color that goes well with most skin complexions. So, we do not see any of your girls complaining about your choice.

What do you say? Does the idea sound interesting?

We have lined up our favorite blue bridesmaids dresses in all shades of blue, so browse through and make your pick.

Alfred Angelo 7337S

This beauty in navy is as good as a neutral, and can blend into most color palettes. The dress features spaghetti straps and an asymmetrical hemline, with a floral waistband detail adding a special touch. Don’t you think it will look gorgeous at a beach wedding? Pair it with white or blue bouquets, and you will have a stylish combination.

Mori Lee 104

Dress your damsels in this majestic marine bridesmaid dress, and they are sure to love it. A simple design that suits every body figure, the long gown is perfect for a classic reception. The fit and flare skirt and sleeveless scoop neckline elongate the torso, making your bridesmaids look tall and lean. The best thing about this dress is that it will form a beautiful combination with your white wedding gown. I can already imagine how pretty the wedding photos will be!

Mori Lee Affairs 31066

Another one of our favorites from the Mori Lee Collection, this dress is youthful, fresh and just perfect with some fantastic details. The single shoulder strap and angled neckline with the ruffles have a playful vibe. The A-line silhouette is universally flattering, and the gathered waistline with the bow detail will make your bridesmaids look younger. This dress is great for a casual wedding party, and is practical and cheerful for an outdoor wedding. Make this your choice for your summer wedding, and bring the color of the tropical seaside to your wedding venue.

Jasmine Belsoie L174016

Brighten up your wedding ambiance with your bridesmaids in this brilliant blue gown. Perfect for a formal event, the dress has a draped pleated bodice, that tapers towards one side and ends in ruffles that daintily flow towards the hemline. The pattern of the dress is such that it emphasizes the natural curves of the wearer, and your bridesmaids will love to show off their well-toned figures in it. The sweetheart neckline makes it perfect to accessorize with your choice of accessories. It is a dress that isn’t too loud, yet makes a dramatic statement. Your bridesmaids will appreciate the fashionable choice, so you can fall in love with it already.

How did you find this collection of dresses in blue? Most of these dresses are available in other colors as well. So, if you like the pattern, or the dress, or would like to check out other available options, come visit our bridesmaids collection online at Best for Bride today.

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Fairy tale wedding dresses without the pouf

Many brides come wedding shopping with their mothers. And, it is surprising how many of these mothers want their daughters to choose a traditional wedding dress with lots of pouf, so their daughters look like fairy tale princesses on their wedding day.

It is when the bride doesn’t want this, that the shopping session becomes unpleasant. It is only natural that a bride wants her mother to approve of her wedding dress choice, but doesn’t want to compromise on her style preferences either.

We have witnessed many debates between moms who want elaborate ball gowns, and brides who want their moms to like their dress, without having to choose a heavy gown. Hence, we thought it’s a good idea to feature these fantastic wedding dresses that give you a fairy tale look, sans the pouf. Sound interesting? Then read on!

Mori Lee 2771 Fall 2015 Collection

This is a ball gown with a difference. The dropped waist elongates the torso, and the layered skirt is balanced. The skirt is pleated, which gives it a more defined structure. The delicate beading begins at the sweetheart neckline and continues all the way to the waistline. The back dips into a classic V-neckline. Also available with this dress, is an optional shoulder coverlet created in lace. This makes it all the more versatile, so it is suitable for for both a traditional ceremony and a semi-formal reception.

Jasmine T172010 Couture Spring 2015

How elegant is this ravishing lace ball gown! A welcome variation to the heavy ball gown, the silhouette is perfectly crafted to closely follow your natural curves, and it has just the right amount of bounce in the skirt. The contrast waistband defines your slender waist, and the intricate floral lace motifs make it fit for a princess. The flower clusters thin out towards the skirt in a fascinating design.

Sophia Tolli Y11567 Mon Cheri Spring 2015 Collection

Pouf with a personality, that is what we think this gown is all about. The tiered trumpet skirt is made of layers with jut the right scattering of details along the edges. The sweetheart neckline has an eyelash lace trim, and the dropped waist beautifully enhances the slender figure of the bride. At the back is the traditional corset, that snugly fits your natural curves. Mom will agree that this is a fairy tale dress, even sans the ball gown.

Now, here are a few tips on how you can choose a dramatic wedding gown that is anything but bulky and boring.

  • Look at fit and flare gowns with a thick skirt. This way, you will have enough layers to create an impact, without it cascading from your waist.
  • Choose fabrics that are light and airy, and not crisp and sheer. This makes it look elegant.
  • Dropped and draped waists are slimming and allow you to look fantastic even in a ball gown skirt.
  • Dresses with vertical embellishments or those with cap sleeves are pretty, without overly spilling out.

To check out more dresses that fit your vision, come visit our bridal gallery on Best for Bride and we can help you choose the dress that mom approves, and you would love to be married in.

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5 Non-traditional wedding dresses for the bold bride

All of us love the beautiful ball gown. Nonetheless, a bride in a different bridal outfit is refreshing, and let’s face it, we all do like the drama of something unique.

Brides today have it easy, with ace designers bringing forth many a wedding dress that makes it distinct. Whether it is the color, the fabric, the design or even the patterns on it, a bride can choose to show off her personality through the wedding dress she wears on the most important day of her life.

Let us look at some of the brilliant and unusual wedding dresses we have in our Alfred Angelo collection at Best for Bride. Which one will you love the most?

 

 

What do you think of this Grecian goddess inspired Alfred Angelo 2515 gown from the 2015 bridal collection? Everything from the criss-cross draped bodice to the sheer lace that begins at the corner of the bodice and extends into a low cut sheer back, makes this dreamy gown an exquisite piece. The light, breezy nature of the chiffon gown renders it an ideal choice for a beach wedding. The gathered A-line skirt is a universal choice that will suit any body type.

 

 

The new Alfred Angelo collection is all about surprises, as this fabulous wedding dress proves again. The 2512 NT modern fit gown from the 2015 collection is a masterpiece of glamour. The snugly fitting sweetheart neckline frames the bust and a moonstone style waistband that is thicker to one side of the torso are both stylish. There is no beating the perfectly executed high-low hemline with scalloped lace details. Now, if you want a more traditional look for the ceremony, it is possible with the detachable skirt that can be bought with the dress. Isn’t that a brilliant way to take you from morning to evening?

 

 

Now, here is a dress for the bride who wants to make sure she is the star of the day. This Alfred Angelo 2483 wedding dress from the 2015 collection will ensure that no bridesmaid nor wedding guest steals your thunder. Featuring a horsehair crumb catcher neckline and an asymmetrically layered skirt, the dress is poufy, but with personality. We can see many younger brides falling in love with this dress, and yes, it is the right choice if you want everyone’s jaw to drop as you make your appearance. The high-low hemline has a casual look, and the crisp layers that spread throughout the length add a mesmerizing touch to this wedding dress.

 

 

Bewitching and distinct, this black and white wedding 2455 wedding gown from the 2014 collection is unusually interesting. We’ve seen many colored wedding dresses before, but not many create an impact as powerful as this gown does. The sprinkling of black appliques on a pristine white base, all the way down the bodice to the dropped waist, and the culmination in a foam of white spray is fascinating. The sleeves too have black lace appliques to complete the effect.

So, what do you think of these unusually exciting wedding dresses? Will you be bold enough to try any of these yourself? To check out even more unique wedding gowns, check out our bridal gallery on Best for Bride.

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Minimum embellishments, no lace, no frills wedding dresses

The minimalist wedding dress is one of the most happening trends on the bridal catwalks this year. Although many women still choose the traditional ball gown will plenty of bling, there are others who prefer simplicity to be their trademark on their wedding day.

The most common embellishments that come to mind, when we think of wedding dresses, are beads, frills and lace. While they are nice on a wedding dress, they are not really necessary to look or feel bridal.

Our search through the various collections at Best for Bride revealed the following masterpieces . All these dresses have the following things in common; few beads, no frills and no lace, and yet are stunning in their own rights. Let us take a look at them here.

Our first pick is this splendid T172004 wedding dress from the Jasmine Couture 2014 collection. There are two striking elements: the drape of the bodice to one side, and the signature off-the-shoulder straps. The sideways drape fashions a dropped waist that emphasizes the snug fit and flare silhouette to perfection. The few embellishments on this dress are the soft shining sparkles on the straps, and yet it is undoubtedly a masterpiece.

The next dress on our list is the Morilee 5274 from the Fall 2014 collection. The only embellishments on this Duchess Satin gown are the scintillating bands on the sweetheart neckline and the waistband. A ruched bodice adds texture to the torso, while the smooth flowing train isn’t decorated with frills. Despite the simplicity of the embellishments, it is a magnificent gown that is captivating in its sophistication and elegance.

Few dresses are as attractive as this stunning Alfred Angelo 2509 gown. The beautiful bateau neckline continues into a dramatic drape across the bodice, and ends at the waist. The different textures of the bodice and the skirt have been created so beautifully, that a slender waist is highlighted perfectly in this fit and flare gown. No poufy layers, no beading, and no lace anywhere on this dress; yet it is stylish and fashionable. The modest design makes it perfect for a traditional church wedding, and the silky finish renders it the epitome of luxury.

Last but not the least, is this simple charmeuse satin wedding gown from our own collection. The dress is an A-line gown with a sweetheart neckline, and it drapes beautifully over your sensual curves, allowing your natural grace to shine through. The simple silhouette accentuates your best features, such as a slender waist, well-toned arms, and also draws focus to your decolletage. It can be paired with a lace jacket (which is sold separately), if you would like to dress it up a little more.

So, that brings us to the end of our tour. Which of these dresses did you like? Do you now believe that a wedding dress can have an impact, even when it is sans frills and lace? To take a closer look at any of these dresses, or to find another one that you love, visit our bridal dress gallery at Best for Bride.