By Josie Daga, PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com
Wedding Dress Must Haves for Every Type of Bride
Are you walking down the aisle soon? When it comes to choosing your wedding dress-- the biggest rule in bridal right now is there are no rules. In our mom’s day, everyone wore a big white dress. But now, bridal is taking fashion cues from the runways, and the traditional rules of bridal are quickly falling by the wayside.
Weddings and wedding gowns are all about personalization. Today’s bride has zillions of beautiful gown choices and can find one that really showcases her personal style.
3 Hottest Wedding Dress Trends
The hottest trend in bridal right now is color. Vera Wang, the industry leader, created a collection of black wedding gowns for Fall 2012. For her Spring 2013 gowns, she showed beautiful, fiery red dresses. Literally, there was not a white wedding gown in the entire collection! Oscar de la Renta and Romona Keveza were other designers who included red in their latest season – all showing that a wedding dress can be whatever you want it to be.
Blush pink is another hot color for brides who want to wear something other than white. Reese Witherspoon wore a stunning pink Monique Lhullier gown for her 2011 wedding to Jim Toth. She looked amazing and proved that wedding dresses can definitely be more that just white.
The world is still entranced with Kate Middleton’s romantic wedding style. And a bride looking to be a princess on her own "Big Day" can see lace in almost every designer’s collection.
Today’s lace wedding dresses are both modern and feminine and available in every silhouette and style. Whether you want sexy or classic, sheath or ball gown, you can find a lace wedding dress that matches your wedding day vision.
3. Backs, Straps and Sleeves
A wedding dress is seen from all angles. And during the most important event, the ceremony-- the bride has her back to her guests.
Wedding dress designers are really capitalizing on this and wedding gowns with gorgeous backs are a hot trend. Think about the amazing Carolina Herrera gown Bella wore in the Twilight wedding and you’ll understand why this trend is so enchanting.
Princess Kate’s fashion influence can also been seen in the number of non-strapless dress options available to brides today. While North American brides are less likely to opt for long sleeve dresses, there are an amazing number of sleeves and strapped gowns for brides to choose from. It’s a very refreshing change from the strapless look that’s dominated the last decade of bridal.
The most important thing to look for in your wedding dress will always be the way it makes you feel. If you’re smiling from ear to ear (and maybe even have a tear in your eye), then you’ll know you’ve found your dress. And feeling your most beautiful is the one wedding trend that will never go out of style.
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Josie Daga is an expert on chic and cheap weddings. In 2004, she founded PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com after searching unsuccessfully for a way to sell her own designer wedding dress. After multiple attempts to sell her gown via existing traditional and online resources, she announced to her husband that she was going to create her own – and better way - to sell preowned gowns.
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