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July 21, 2016 | Just For You
As soon as the year 2000 hit, brides everywhere were opting to go for a strapless dress at their wedding. Many complained they were too cold in the winter and it was annoying to always have to pull them up at the top. The craze didn’t last long, because Kate Middleton’s famous lace-sleeved gown sparked a brand new trend that isn’t so new after all. In the past, Grace Kelly also wore a similar style, and it was equally as stunning.
Why not be true to your own sense of style and wear something that is “you”? Here’s proof that you can still look like a princess on your big day while being as comfortable as possible.
1. Elegant Vintage Bride
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. This champagne-coloured wedding dress is all retro with a gorgeous lace overlay, and it’s simply breathtaking. Add a fascinator or jewelled barrette for even more vintage vibe.
Credit: Modern Wedding
2. Bohemian Themed Dress
Finally! A dress that’s feminine, flattering, and perfect if you want a wedding with a rustic feel. The key is a lace top and a full tulle skirt. Wear a wreath or a few flowers in your hair for added effect.
Credit: Love 4 Wed
3. Beach Chic Frock
Not only is this gown beautiful, but it’s perfect if you want to save a bit of cash at your wedding-on-the-beach. It’s all over today’s retro lace and maxi dress trend, too!
Credit: Wedding Inspirasi
4. The Tea Rose
Who says you have to have a full-length dress? If you opt for a luncheon reception and more casual dress code, why not go for something not-quite-white and tea length?
Credit: Deer Pearl Flowers
5. Winter Dream
For all the brides who love mermaid or trumpet-style dresses, this is the prettiest. If you can’t do without lace and old-fashioned buttons down the back, take some inspiration from this perfectly tailored gown that fits like a glove.
6. Elegant and Romantic
Create a slimming A-line effect with a gorgeous add-on to a strapless stress. If you’re going for a little extra coverage that adds to the wow factor, find a talented tailor who will custom sew a lace top. This bride pulls it off seamlessly.
Credit: Mod Wedding
7. Cinderella at the Ball
There’s nothing quite as flattering as a full skirt with a fitted waist and sleeves. This dress is right out of a fairytale, and the skirt makes her look like she’s floating above the ground. So pretty!
Credit: Mod Wedding
8. Woodland Nymph
Who says you have to wear a Cathedral-length gown with a full skirt and expensive detailing? A minimalist look can be just as flattering, as this bride shows. If you’re opting for a casual-style reception, save your money for your future and bring out your inner woodland nymph.
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9. Old-Fashioned Princess
On the other hand, you could go for something even more dramatic with a long, full train, lace overlay, and 3/4 sleeves. This is one of my favorite looks, because it’s retro and looks good on any body type.
10. Lace Me Up
Not everyone can pull off the all-lace look, but this dress fits in all the right ways. If you’re having a late-fall, winter, or early spring wedding, the long sleeves are ideal. She looks like a snow queen!
Credit: Alta Moda
11. High-Necked Romantic Lace Gown
She looks like she’s wearing the drapes, but it’s one of the most feminine and gorgeous dresses I’ve ever seen. This look is perfect for slender figures and brides who love all things retro and glamorous.
Credit: Alta Moda
12. Sugar & Spice & All Things Nice
Could this get any sweeter? This blushing bride went for the ultra-feminine look with a lot of sheer fabrics and stunning lace sleeves. To get the look, add some drop earrings, a low and loose updo, and a bouquet of peach-colored flowers.