On your wedding day, it’s only natural to want to look and feel your very best. Although the wedding ceremony is often a very formal affair with long stretching traditions, that doesn’t mean you have to settle for a strictly traditional gown.
Your wedding day is all about celebrating the love you and your husband to be share and should adhere more to your personal tastes than age old protocol. With the wedding industry growing larger each year, there are now thousands of gown styles to choose from that let you combine truly classic elements with modern twists. Take a few moments to consider these outstanding and stylish wedding gowns to get an idea of what’s available.
Strapless Silk A-Line Gown
If you’ve been searching for a gown that combines traditional basics with a bit of modern fashionable flair, consider this gorgeous strapless silk A-line gown. With its graceful sweetheart neckline and gently flared flowing skirt, this lovely gown is sure to keep you at the center of attention on your special day.
The corset seamed bodice is fitted and is accented by a silk satin floral corsage that appears at the natural waist line, emphasizing an hour glass figure and drawing the eye upward. In the back, you’ll simply love the pleated skirt that leads naturally to a twisted train detail. This beautiful dress is available in ivory and white.
Silk Satin One-Shouldered Ball Gown
For a much needed update on the traditional and ever familiar ball gown, consider this fashion forward dream of a dress. This lovely gown’s large and dramatic skirt gathers at the back for a lovely effect, creating a smoother look in the front. It is balanced carefully by fitted and hand draped bodice.
More style conscious and modern flourishes on this exciting design include generous yet proportional sparkling jeweled brooches that appear on one hip, at the waistline, and at the shoulder. The single graceful shoulder strap adds tension with its asymmetry, creating a very elegant yet updated look. This gown is available in Ivory, white or lavender.
Melissa Sweet Style: Brielle
On your wedding day, it’s certainly the time to command attention—a task well done by this ravishing and dramatic Brielle style gown from Melissa Sweet. Both the form fitting bodice and the expansive four tiered skirt of this classic ball gown silhouette gown features eye catching details, for a uniquely balanced overall look.
The bodice is decked with ornate floral inspired embroidery and accented with sparkling crystals at key points. The fitted waistline bursts suddenly with the uppermost tier of flowing skirt. As the eye moves to the lower seam, each of the four tiers grows wider, creating a truly elegant and memorable effect. This incredible gown is available only in ivory.
Platinum Silk Crepe Georgette Strapless Gown
Brides to be who would like to strike a very modern impression on their special days would be very well to consider this sleek Platinum silk crepe Georgette strapless gown. This slim fitting gown is a beautiful option for petite and thin brides and strikes a unique balance with an exciting use of sheer fabric.
The most interesting feature of this gown is easily the unique drop waist, which is made of sheer silk fabric and flows about the slim center skirt on the sides and back. This very dramatic effect is offset by the bodice, which sports a ruched bust leading to a sweetheart neckline and finely crafted detailing that cover the bodice from the waistline to the bust. This fabulously modern gown is available in diamond white.
Satin Halter Strapless Gown
Finally, a gown that combines a number of graceful and head turning stylistic elements could be just what any fashion conscious bride could be looking for. This incredible satin halter strapless gown combines a halter neckline, drop waist and fit to flare silhouette with a large pleated skirt to create a truly memorable dress.
The gown’s lovely neckline features sparkling white jewel detailing that climbs the halter straps, edges the top seam and forms a diamond on the center of the torso. A subtle fabric band rings the natural waistline while the bodice extends to a low row of matching jewels. Below that, the abbreviated skirt makes up for lost time by flaring quickly creating a gorgeous unique look.
Whether your wedding ceremony will be on the casual side or a staunchly formal affair, there are many ways you can let your personal style show through and shine. There are more exciting and breathtaking wedding gowns on the market today than ever before. Take some of these amazing styles as your cue to find that perfect gown that will really stand out on your wedding day.
Henry Mazza is a freelance writer who writes about weddings, fashion and wedding dresses.
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