Before you start shopping for your wedding dress, you’ll need to think a bit about necklines and ultimately, pick your favorite. To help you in this endeavor, we’ve created a glossary of necklines so you can see all the options in one place. Our recommendation: Try on gowns with different necklines before nailing down your preferred style. You may think you love strapless, but after seeing yourself in a bateau, you could change your mind!
“Sparkle or no sparkle?” It’s one of the questions you’ll likely have to answer during your wedding dress shopping adventure. For some brides, the answer is easy (“Bring on the beading!” or “No sequins for me!”), while for others it’ll take a little more consideration. Fortunately, David’s Bridal offers both ends of the spectrum, exemplified by two of our favorite styles from their new collection. The romantic ballgown on the left features lace appliques, a corset bodice, and layers and layers of tulle, while the gown on the right is all-out glam and completely sequined top to bottom. Which style do you prefer for your wedding day? Let us know in the comments and view the rest of the new David’s Bridal wedding dresses here.
We’ll admit it, we are total suckers for celebrity weddings, waiting with bated breath for details and photos from a star’s big day. So of course, we were delighted to see images from Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Thomas’s New York wedding hit the Web yesterday – and were even more excited to see Thomas wearing a gown that looked quite familiar. In fact, we had just seen the hot-off-the-runway Amsale creation (above, left) at spring bridal market! The style features a fit-to-flare neckline with cap sleeves and a keyhole back. We love that the gown is sleek and modern, but still feels appropriate for a church wedding.
Amsale’s new collection also featured several gowns with lace illusion necklines – a style that has truly made a comeback in recent months. One of our favorites was a silk A-line gown (above, right) that feels so classic yet fresh.
Check out all of the new Amsale wedding dresses here, and share your favorites in the comments!
Switching up your look between your ceremony and reception can be a fun way to keep your guests guessing. Of course, you don’t have to go to the level of someone like, say, Kim Kardashian, and wearing three completely different dresses throughout the evening, but there’s nothing wrong with a little switcheroo! Fortunately, designers are making the ceremony to reception dress swap a little easier (and perhaps more budget-friendly) by creating two-in-one wedding dresses, like the Anne Barge style above. Looks like a traditional ballgown, but the grand skirt is completely removable to reveal a super-cute lacy mini. Check out a bunch of brand-new two-in-one wedding dresses here and tell us your thoughts on wearing multiple dresses:
When searching for a wedding dress, one of the first decisions you’ll need to make is to pick a silhouette. Do you want a full classic ballgown or a sleek body-hugging mermaid? Or maybe something in between? Try on a few dresses in each silhouette to see which looks best on you, and which would look best at your venue. Check out some of our favorite brand-new mermaid wedding dresses, as well as some hot-off-the-runway ballgowns we loved. And while you’re at it, tell us: