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When you’re shopping for a wedding gown, you obviously should choose a style that fits and flatters your figure, but it’s also so important to think about the season when your wedding will take place. You’re going to be in your gown for the whole day, so you certainly want to feel comfortable and confident. We selected an ideal gown for each season from Allure Bridals and shared some of our top tips for finding a seasonally-appropriate wedding dress.
All dresses and photos by Allure Bridals
Spring: We love the look of lace for a spring wedding – it’s so romantic, and the floral motif feels so apropos when everything is in bloom. Allure Couture Style C265 (pictured top, left), features lace throughout, a crystal sash for some added glam, and - 0ur favorite detail – a tiered, ruffled skirt that moves beautifully in the springtime breeze.
Summer: When it’s hot outside, think lightweight fabrics, like chiffon, which will keep you cool and comfortable. Allure Bridals’ Style 9057 (top, right) is ideal for a summer wedding – and we love how versatile it is. It’s ethereal and airy silhouette would look gorgeous at an outdoor wedding on the beach, but it’s sparkly embroidery and beading keeps it formal enough for a ballroom wedding.
Fall: For fall, we often hear the words “rustic” and “natural” when it comes to gowns, but we think that vintage glamour fits the season just as well. Allure Couture’s C264 (bottom, left) features leaf-and-vine-themed beaded embroidery (so ideal!) and a flattering v-neckline. Plus, the English net fabrication keeps this slip dress lightweight enough for those warmer early-fall days.
Winter: Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean you need to wear a gown with sleeves (you can always don a fur wrap for outdoor photos – so chic!). We love how the silvery crystal and pearl beading on Allure Couture’s Style C271 (bottom right) resembles falling snow. And the illusion neckline provides a bit more coverage than a strapless gown.
How does your gown fit your wedding season? Tell us in the comments!
Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures
We’re so excited for today’s nationwide release of The Great Gatsby movie. This film was a game-changer for the wedding industry before it even hit theaters, so we can only imagine what its impact will be now that it’s showing on a screen near you. Planning a 1920s-inspired fete and want to dress the part? We took a look at stills from the Gatsby film and found wedding dresses that matched some of the gorgeous ensembles worn by the lead actresses. Our 1920s-inspired round-up also includes the chance to win free tickets to see the film (the contest runs until 5 p.m. today).
Are you planning a Great Gatsby-inspired wedding? Tell us about it in the comments!
Sabrina & Franco
From the Photographer:
“Sabrina and Franco’s wedding was one of my favorites, as every detail was carefully planned by the bride herself. With its beautiful ivy-covered barn surrounded by vineyards and lavender, the Taber Ranch Event Center has some amazing settings for outdoor photos. Much of the decor was created by family members – Sabrina herself designed and created the centerpieces and her mother-in-law and sister-in-law made the bouquets, boutonnieres, and favors. A picture of Sabrina’s late grandmother was fastened to her bouquet as a gift and blessing from her mother. The couple wed under a vintage lace canopy made by the bride and her family, and literally ‘tied the knot’ using manilla rope as a symbol of their union. After the ceremony, while guests enjoyed cocktail hour on the veranda, Sabrina and Franco took Taber Ranch’s vintage Cadillac convertible out for a spin. The in-barn reception was delightful, featuring brilliant music and cuisine. The night culminated with sparklers and an exit in the vintage Cadillac.” – Rochelle Wilhems Photography
Throughout this week, we asked our readers to submit their “wedding dress wish lists” and we went on the hunt at New York Bridal Market to find their dream dress. Several of you shared that you’re looking for “Cinderella ballgowns” or “Big and poofy dresses with crystals.” So here are a few of our favorite princess ballgowns from New York Bridal Market.
Dresses by (clockwise from top left): Jim Hjelm; Ines Di Santo; Maggie Sottero; Casablanca Bridal; Eve of Milady; Marchesa. Hjelm photo courtesy of JLM Couture; Di Santo, Sottero, and Marchesa photos by Dan Lecca; Casablanca and Eve of Milady photos by Robert Mitra
Are you loving this grand and regal look? Click here to view more big and beautiful ballgown wedding dresses. And watch this space for lots more coverage from New York Bridal Market in the coming weeks.
We asked our readers to submit their “wedding dress wish lists” and we went on the hunt at New York Bridal Market to find their dream dress. Rebecca is looking for a gown from a different era:
I love the tailored, yet glamorous 1940s-inspired gowns. It should accent the bust and be fitted enough to show off curves, but not too tight.
Gowns inspired by Old Hollywood screen sirens were all over the runways this season. Not only are they sleek and lovely, they’re also versatile – we could picture these styles looking beautiful at a grand city wedding or at something more intimate at a favorite restaurant. We thought these gowns in particular were form-fitting, but don’t show too much skin, and featured vintage-inspired detailing.
Dresses by (clockwise from top left): Maggie Sottero; Nicole Miller; Elizabeth Fillmore; Ines Di Santo. Sottero, Fillmore, and Di Santo photos by Dan Lecca; Miller photo by Robert Mitra
What do you think of these Old Hollywood glam styles? And if you’re still on the hunt for your dream dress, give us a description in the comments and we’ll do our best to help you find it.