If you’re planning a wedding, then maybe you have had this dream.
You’re standing at the chapel doors, waiting for your moment to begin walking down the aisle on your wedding day. Looking through the small windows on the doors, you can see all of the people who have chosen to celebrate your nuptials with you. You see your handsome groom and his groomsmen take their places near the preacher at the front of the church.
Suddenly, you hear those first few notes of “Here Comes the Bride” being played on the pipe organ, and you see all of your guests standing up. The chapel doors open, and you begin your long-awaited stroll toward the altar. Your veil is in place, your flowers are in your hands, and you are clad in a wedding dress that was voted “Most Beautiful Bridal Gown… of 1975?”
You see the looks on the faces of your guests turn from anticipation to horror. A few snickers are heard, which gradually build toward full-fledged laughter. Your bridesmaids cover their faces, and your husband-to-be lets his mouth fall wide open. And as you look down to see the aged relic that adorns your body, you wonder how you could have made such a gaudy, fashion-backward choice for your wedding dress…
And then you wake up (maybe in a cold sweat).
The good news is that there are so many gorgeous and contemporary bridal dress choices that you don’t have to worry about committing a fashion faux pas on your wedding day. When you know which features, cuts and silhouettes to look for, it can be surprisingly easy to find an entirely modern wedding dress. Here are six high fashion wedding dresses which are ideal for today’s modern bride:
Neely by Vineyard
This regal dress was featured in Martha Stewart’s Weddings magazine in the Winter 2010 issue. The quintessential modern empire dress is spun from rich silk taffeta and features a satin neckline which attaches to spaghetti straps that are removable. The shimmering empire bodice makes it one of the most refined high-waisted dresses you can buy.
Jules by Vineyard
This gown is for the woman who prides herself on wearing the chicest outfit in any room she is in. The ensemble begins with a cotton and silk faille material which is molded into a short-sleeve fit-to-flare shirt dress. But the two most distinctive features on this gown are the oversized upturned collar at the neckline and the ultra-fashionable bow sash at the waist.
Laeticia by Melissa Sweet
Some adjectives to describe this dress include “Eco-Goddess,” “Fairy Queen,” and “whimsically beautiful.” The English net strapless gown has a full sweeping skirt which is embellished with hand-cut lace flowers that are scattered all over the garment. It’s finished with a delicate rushed bustline and a matching floor-length veil.
Uma by Melissa Sweet
Think of this dress as a 21st-century version of the classic strapless bridal gown. Made of lovely silk organza, this dress features a unique diagonally-draped bodice with a floral accent at the neckline and a matching veil. The long flared skirt draws the eye because of the fabric petals which decorate it.
Capri by Reverie
If you want to show off your figure, this form-fitting yet elegant dress is a perfect choice. The sleek silk chiffon dress hugs your body from your bodice all the way down to your skirt – which is ornamented with chiffon flowers and ribbons. But the other distinguishing characteristics of this outfit are the two tip-of-the-shoulder straps with graceful floral accents that form a V-neckline in the front and a deep V-backline in the back.
Amalfi by Reverie
This dress is not only modern – it’s also sassy and sexy! Perfect for the bride who has fantastic legs and loves to show them off, this above-the-knee dress features a net skirt which flares at the waist. The bodice sports a fabulous floral layout, while spaghetti straps adorn the shoulders and attach to the deep V-back neckline.
All of these dresses can be custom fit to your unique measurements. That’s the beauty of couture wedding attire. These unique pieces can be custom tailored just for you, resulting in an unforgettable bridal look that truly reflects your personality and style.
You are constantly seeking out the latest styles and fashions for your everyday clothes – so why do anything different when it comes to your wedding dress? Discover this amazing collection of the cutting-edge trends in bridal wear. But be warned: when you sachet down the aisle on your wedding day, people may mistake you for a supermodel working the runway!
Henry Mazza is a freelance writer who writes about weddings, fashion and designer wedding dresses.
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