There have been a number of white dresses on runways from the most recent fashion weeks. Though they aren’t necessarily for brides, they sure are a refreshing departure from the standard gown. Alexander McQueen’s embroidered tulle and silk chiffon dress is a beautiful inspiration for the feminine, romantic bride.
-Brittany Watson Jepsen from The House That Lars Built
dress | shoes | ring | necklace
Stunning bridal gowns by Australian designer Akira Isogawa!
[images from Akira Isogawa] via Polkadot Bride
I don’t know about you, but I have been stoked at the number of dresses with sleeves I’ve been seeing in weddings lately. It’s so refreshing to see something that isn’t sleeveless or asymmetrical. These are some of my favorites. – Brittany Watson Jepsen
Amsale Blue label | Vintage
Twigs and Honey | Vintage
J.Crew | Rachel Zoe
Three cheers for Gwyneth Paltrow’s Oscar number! Her ode to Jackie Kennedy’s 1961 inaugural ball ensemble was such a refreshing change of scenery from a red carpet that often consists of a barrage of all-too-similar asymmetrical gowns. I thought it’d make a perfect choice for a daring bride. I’ve had my eye on Antonio Berardi’s cream cape from his pre-fall 2011 collection for some time now and since Gwyneth’s Tom Ford version isn’t available to, well, non-Gwyneth Paltrows, it just might do the trick. I paired it with some bright accents.
-Brittany from The House That Lars Built
CAPE | RING | SHOES
1. Laundry by Shelli Segal draped dress, $156 | 2. Mikael Aghal tulle gown, $192 | 3. Jean Michel Cazabat Corina sandals, $196 | 4. Theyskens’ Theory Lara dress, $124 | 5. Bijoux Heart pearl and opal earrings, $145 | 6. Mikael Aghal strapless gown, $182 | 7. Stuart Weitzman Belina sandals, $178 | 8. Robert Rodriguez pleated dress, $169 | 9. Mikael Aghal beaded dress, $188
And the deals keep on rolling in! If you haven’t caught onto this little inkling, I kind of like shopping a lot. Not just shopping, but deals. Wonderful, wonderful deals. I know what it’s like to set a wedding budget, ATTEMPT to abide by it, only to realize that WHAT. I forgot to include a reception dress in the budget! Before you start panicking and considering nixing the open bar (never do this, ladies!), take a look at these gorgeous gowns. Best part? Everything is under $200. Breathe easy. – Tram @ Phi-Style.com
[images from The Outnet]