Picking a theme is an excellent opportunity to show off your unique personalities and styles as individuals and couples. It’s the ideal way of putting your stamp on your big day.
Your theme will guide your choices regarding your venue, décor, menu options, and even your music playlist. It’s one of the most critical considerations of the whole planning process, and we’re here to help!
The classic white-dress wedding will naturally always be a firm favourite among couples. But there are plenty of other themes available to choose from too.
Opting for a unique and unexpected theme will make your wedding even more memorable for you and your guests—and could even inspire other couples in the future!
These seven unique wedding theme ideas are sophisticated, timeless, and will never go out of style. So please give them your creative spin, and you’re sure to have the matrimonial ceremony of your dreams!
Does your idea of the perfect wedding theme involve drama, glamour and unparalleled romance? If yes, you will love the idea of a night wedding.
Night weddings may be a relatively new thing, but it is certainly gaining popularity. After all, a ceremony under a starry moonlit sky is simply lovely. Not only is it an intimate affair, but it is also a whole new experience that your guests will not easily forget.
Not yet convinced? Here are some factors that are exclusive to nighttime affairs.
The Sunset And Night Hours Create A Magnificent Backdrop
Imagine how beautiful it would be if you had purple skies speckled with scatterings of sparkle from twinkling stars as your backdrop. The beautiful colours of the setting sun and magical sounds will be your background. Need I say more about how dramatic nature is at this time of day?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
While some brides personally prefer more coverage, others have to choose traditional features in their wedding dresses because of the setting in which they will be wed. Some religious places of worship require that brides avoid exposing their shoulders in their wedding dress.
However, having to dress modestly doesn’t mean that such brides shouldn’t look stylish or modern. There are plenty of dresses that provide sufficient coverage, even while they are stylish, and not matronly or boring.
Brides who want a wedding dress with a high neckline, covered arms and back have the following options.
Choose a dress from the available designer collections. Although many leading designers have designs that show off the neck, shoulders, back and arms, they also have dresses that have conservative features.
Customize an available dress with extra fabric by adding sleeves or raising the neckline.
Add an accessory like a bolero or jacket to alter the neckline and sleeves as desired.
Today, we will look at the first option in detail. Here, we bring you some fantastic dress choices from our extensive inventory, that are bound to fit the description of “Modest Modern.” Take a look, and tell us which of these is your favorite.
1.Mori Lee 5410
A beautiful lace gown with cap-sleeves and an illusion scalloped bateau neckline, the Mori Lee 5410 is a dress that is both modest and endearing. The modified A-line silhouette is a modern choice that makes it suitable for most body types. Although the silhouette isn’t too snug like a fit-and-flare dress, it still allows the bride to flaunt her beautiful curves without feeling uncomfortable. The ample lace appliques in the bodice add a luxurious touch to the entire gown, spilling into random clusters in the skirt all the way down to floor length. Behind the illusion style neckline is a sweetheart bodice. The back of the dress features amazing illusion details, created with lace appliques. Although it a dress that covers the entire body from neck to toe, it is still stylish and sexy. The vintage feel associated with this gown makes it a perfect choice for a rustic wedding fashioned after a vintage-era.
Exquisitely enchanting, the Mori Lee 5403 is a gown that is one of a kind. The beautiful illusion bateau neckline rests above a sweetheart bodice, and features elaborate floral lace motifs that are arresting in their details. The fitted T-shirt sleeves offer ample coverage, while they still look mysterious and sexy. The lace overlay extends throughout the bodice and ends at the waist, from where a pleated skirt with layers of soft netting falls to floor length. The differentiation in the textures of the bodice and the skirt is so beautiful, that it almost looks like the dress is made of two different pieces. Illusion details continue at the back of the dress, over a V-neckline with a strand of fabric buttons at the center. The wispy skirt and the textured bodice create a unique look for this dress. This dress is a perfect balance of traditional and modern.
3.Mori Lee 5262
This dress from the Mori Lee designer collection is the epitome of glamour, with details that are timeless and classic. The sateen finish of the slip beneath the lace overlay, renders a luxurious touch to this dress, even as captivating floral lace appliques course all over the bodice and skirt. Although the dress doesn’t have sleeves, the high illusion bateau neckline gives it the modest touch it deserves. Princess seams run along the fit and flare silhouette, and are another classic element that define the structured silhouette making it even more endearing. The rich and tasteful elegance of the lace motifs, placed artistically over the entire dress, and the 3-D effect crafted out of the lace over the satin slip add to its charm. At the back is a rounded scoop neckline, that can easily be covered under a veil.
4.Sophia Tolli Y21512
A modern fit and flare gown with a sheer illusion neckline that suppports and extends into an elegant capsleeve with lace motifs on the edges, the Y21512 is a ravishing beauty from the Sophia Tolli collection. The skirt flares out from the hips, making it less clingy, and the sheer fabric along the neckline adds the required coverage for the V-neckline this dress features. The enchanting work of floral lace appliques on the bodice and skirt make it a work of art, and the sparkling waistband is beautiful. At the back, the illusion style continues, with the central zipper trimmed with diamante beaded buttons along the center. This is a dress that has elements of both contemporary style and classic elegance.
5.Sophia Tolli Y21442
This fishtail gown from the Sophia Tolli collection has a unique style for the neckline and sleeves. Delicate and wispy tulle forms a net-like layer over the lace cap sleeves, and also fashioning a V-neckline. This, then grows into a sophisticated V-neckline. The entire bodice is embellished with elaborate floral lace appliques, decorated with crystal beading and sparkling details. As the clusters grow sparse in the skirt, layers of fine tulle fan out to form a cascading train of chapel length. The V-neckline in the front extends in a similar fashion to the back, but it reveals no more than a little skin along the center.
6.Sophia Tolli Y11413
This dress is both glamorous and sophisticated, even as it looks and feel comfortable on a confident bride. The gentle floral details of lace frame cap sleeves and continue into a classic V-neckline framed by a sweetheart bodice. The bust ends in a scintillating chevron band that differentiates the two sections of the gown. The marriage of tulle in the skirt and embellished lace details in the bodice is interesting, and is done very tastefully. The back of the dress features a noticeable keyhole detail that is more classic than contemporary. The combination of the trendy trumpet silhouette with the classic V-neckline and cap-sleeves makes this gown a dream wedding dress.
7.Angelina Faccenda 1344
Few dresses match up to the classic elegance of this Angelina Faccenda couture gown with ravishing lace details and classic features. Gentle cap-sleeves are fashioned out of lace appliques that dip into a soft V-neckline that is modest and perfect for a formal wedding ceremony. The dress has an A-line skirt, with the thickly detailed motifs in the bodice spanning out into fewer clusters and again combining at the hemline to create an elaborately intricate pattern. The fully covered back is adorned with lace motifs that add a special touch. This gown is the perfect vintage choice, both for the interesting features it has and it’s choice of material.
8.Angelina Faccenda 1329
The modern trumpet silhouette of this beautiful Angelina Faccenda gown is elevated with the halter neckline and cap sleeve feature it sports. Beautiful Alencon lace appliques decorate the length of the gown, while the neckline and sleeves are embellished with beautiful sparkling rhine stones and crystal detailing. The scintillating details continue all the way up to the hips, and the skirt ends in a soft net hemline that contrasts beautifully with the textures of the top of this dress. The back of the dress has illusion details fashioned out of the same lace used in the front of the dress. The center zipper is accented with lovely satin covered buttons that escalates the illusion effect.
9.Angelina Faccenda 1302
A dress that perfectly fits the description of contemporary and modest, the Angelina Faccenda 1302 is a beauty that every bride will love. The wide scoop neckline extends into the shoulders, gently exposing the collar bones in a most classic manner. Gentle T-shirt sleeves add enough coverage to the upper half of the body. The entire neckline and sleeves have beautiful glittering details from the tasteful addition of crystal beading and embroidery. The fit and flare style of the dress looks beautiful, with elegant all over lace adding a timeless touch to the modern silhouette. Equally attractive is the soft scoop neckline at the back, with beautiful crystal details decorating the sheer fabric and creating a marvellous finish from this angle. Additionally, there is a splendid strand of satin buttons along the center that continues all the way down to the derriere.
Our final pick is this vintage beauty from the Jasmine Couture collection. Although it features vintage features like the beautiful scalloped cap sleeves and lace adorned V-neckline over a sweetheart bodice, this dress is made more attractive with it’s modern fit and flare silhouette and stylish placement of the lace details on the dress. Unlike the usual floral lace appliques that are common in wedding dresses, this dress has a unique design with fans of semi-circular lace placed in an orderly fashion throughout the length. Also, the V-neckline features a sheer fabric overlay with a simple crystal border. A beautifully scalloped hemline extends into a classic chapel train, and this dress is in all a great choice for a classic wedding style. The illusion back has the same lace details arranged in an orderly fashion.
We hope you enjoyed this article on the more modest choices that you will come across in our collections at Best for Bride. If this is the style you would like to explore for your wedding day, check out our bridal gallery and you will find many more options. For this, and every other style and trend you seek in wedding dresses, visit our online store and find what your heart desires.
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