This Week in Fashion: Tis the Wedding Season




Hi everyone - After a long hiatus, I am back with this week in fashion concerning Wedding dresses. This season is when a future bride decides what she wants in a wedding dress. This thought is especially true for the "Summer" bride-to-be. It is enough to choose where you will have the wedding, the décor, and how many guests to add to your invite list. Furthermore, choosing your maid of honor, getting your bridesmaids together, picking suitable dresses for your maid of honor and bridesmaids, and deciding on the wedding menu, to name a few. These items are usually on a future bride's to-do list. In this week's segment, we will explore wedding gowns and accessories.


There are many options to choose from depending on what you want to spend, the ambiance you want to create, choosing a gown according to your shape or size, if you're going to be a traditional bride, go for a vintage feel or dress down for that earthy or beachy type bridal vibe. You can wear a second-hand dress passed down from your mom or grandmother, buy from the rack, purchase vintage, have the dress custom-made or designed, and many other options.


I have listed different wedding ideas below for those getting married in the upcoming spring, summer, fall, and winter brides. A bride should have many ideas and designs to choose from when planning what she wants as her extraordinary dress.


Spring/Summer Bride:


CULT GAIA

Zariah Feather Mini Dress

Cult Gaia "Zariah" cocktail dress embellished with feathers

Approx. 32"L from shoulder to hem, sweetheart neckline, spaghetti straps, mini length, Viscose and Imported. Sizes XS - L

$1,298


Laury Bride


z-Iris 2-Piece Gown

This is a 2-piece. Iris consists of an off-the-shoulder Bardot bodysuit, similar to the Kia Bardot Bodysuit, but with a fuller effect. It is styled with a tulle ball gown skirt and is sure to have your wedding guest mesmerized as you walk down the aisle.

FIT BEFORE YOUR BUY

PRODUCT DETAILS

Strapless off the shoulder bodysuit with nude mesh panty

Zips on the side

Bust strap inside for additional support

Boning placed in the bust for additional support

The skirt has a satin top, with tulle bottom

Fabric Description: Matte satin with a soft sheen

Dry clean only

Sizes 4 – XS thru 6 – XXL

$625


Whirling Turban


FLOOR LENGTH VINTAGE BEAUTY IN SILVER-KISSED SOFT WHITE

This gorgeous bodice style was inspired by an original from the 50’s designed by the brilliant Alfred Shaheen. The lines are ingeniously flattering and the “wings” at the bust so whimsical. Waist is slightly dropped. Alluring ruching above the bust.

Dress is floor length with box pleats, channeling Charles James.

We have had this fabric locally custom hand-woven especially for us; it took us years to achieve this outstanding quality. The fabric is cotton combined with the subtlest silver metallic fiber. Luscious in summer yet perfect for a winter holiday wedding.

“Built” boned bodice has several layers and clever elastic panels for cling (and comfort). Petticoat not included.

Whirling Turban dresses are noted for their flattering fit. Each custom dress is made individually to fit just one unique figure.

Custom


Brandon Maxwell


Cut Out Silk Slip Dress

Detailed with ties that wrap around the cut-out waist, this pure silk slip dress falls to a midi length. Pair yours with pumps for an effortless cocktail look.

Concealed zip fastening along back, Composition: 100% silk, Dry clean only, Made in the USA. Sizes 2 – 12. $2,390


Fall/Winter Bride


Zagri (Vintage)


Gorgeous, gorgeous. Champagne silk satin with pastel flowers in sage, rose, peach, sky blue and pineapple. But don't let the fabric alone sway you, it's the construction that makes it fabulous. Deep V (echoed in the teardrop armholes) in front and back with an overskirt that wraps around the back, leaving a slim column of exposed satin in front. Draped at the left hip, this is wonderful with pastel satin sandals and a gold and diamond necklace by Abrasha. Labelled Zagri, it is lined entirely in champagne satin. A stupendous dress - really lovely. Bust measures 34", waist 23" and length 56". Ideally sized for a healthy modern 2 or small 4, it is in excellent condition. $610.00


Rickie Freeman for Teri Jon



Metallic Abstract Jacquard Shirt Gown,

CHAMPAGNE/BLUSH

Sizes 2 – 18

$860


Bronx and Banco


"Megan" evening gown in illusion floral lace. V neckline, Sleeveless, A-line silhouette, Floor length, Back zipper, Polyester, Dry clean, Imported. Sizes XS – XL. $625


David Koma


Sequined One-Shoulder Gown

Color—Metallic

Concealed zip fastening along back

Composition: 100% polyester; Lining: 92% polyamide, 8% elastane

Dry clean

Made in the UK

Sizes UK 6 – UK 12

$2,070


David’s Bridal


Single Button Relaxed Fit Suit Jacket

Sizes 0 – 14

$229.95


Shoes:

The most beautiful shoe to splurge on for your special day would be a pair of “Christian Louboutin.” However, these heels are only good for standing and looking beautiful. They are not very comfortable walking in or spending your special day wearing. This designer shoe requires you to change into something much more comfortable but still stay stylish. Below are some ideas of great wedding shoes to wear during your special day.


LAURY BRIDE

Charlotte Bridal Shoes


Design Details:

Diamond white matte satin bows, Heel Approx: 4.25", Slip-On Entry, Open Pointed To, Lightly Padded Insole

SIZE & FIT: Fits true to size. Sizes 7 – 10

$135


Christian Louboutin

Sandale Du Désert 100 mm



The seductive Sandale du Désert stands out thanks to its airy, delicate finishes. Set on a lofty 100 mm heel, this Maison Christian Louboutin sandal features a satin crêpe and tulle ribbon dotted with delicate silver diamantés that gracefully wraps the ankle. With its harmonious lines and white calfskin upper, it is inspired by the world of bridal fashion.


Sizes 34 – 32

$895


Manolo Blahnik

MAYSALE BRIDE US


CREAM CREPE DE CHINE JEWEL BUCKLE MULES

Cream Crepe de Chine mules featuring square crystal buckle, almond toe and kitten heel.


Upper: 100% silk.

Sole: 100% cow leather.

Lining: 100% kid leather.

Heel measures 50 mm.

Made in Italy.


$945


Stuart Weitzman

ELLSIE 100 LACE-UP SANDAL


Heel Height: 3.9", 100 mm

All measurements are made on a size 6 shoe. There may be slight measurement variations based on size.

FEATURES

Sandal

Stiletto heel

Square-toe

Wraparound ankle strap

Inspired by the iconic NUDIST

100-mm heel

Adjustable ankle strap

Part of the NUDIST Collection


MATERIALS

Leather

Leather insole

Buffed leather outsole with grooves for added traction

Leather

MADE IN SPAIN

Sizes 3.5 – 12

$475


I hope this week in fashion was very inspiring and helpful in helping that nervous bride choose the perfect wedding gown for her special day. As a bit of note, the summer wedding tradition dates back to Roman times when they celebrated the festival of the deity Juno and his wife Jupiter, who was the goddess of marriage and childbirth, on the first day of June. In Victorian times, the tradition is thought to have continued because there were flowers available for wedding décor, and the scent of the flowers masked body odor (Huffington Post, 2015).



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