Plunging necklines, low-scoop backs and strapless frocks are ideal to some brides when they picture their perfect wedding gown; yet, the same brides crave the comfort of coverage without losing their stylish flair or their vision of themselves as brides.
With this in mind, brides are opting for styles that offer both comfort and style through the illusion of sheer fabrics and strategically placed appliques, which give the look they desire without having to worry about wardrobe malfunctions.
Choose fabrics that cover with detailed illusions
With so many different skin tones, choosing fabrics, such as sheer fabric, is something you want to look at in natural lighting when trying gowns on to ensure the fabric is giving you the look of illusion. Keep in mind, too, that with textured fabrics, such as appliques, may be a little out of place when trying on sample gowns. After alterations, you will see the whole look come together and the fabric should lay perfectly.
Choose comfortable details that play to your style
According to Pinterest searchers and real wedding inspiration, high necklines, sleeves, textured fabrics, and toppers like boleros have increasingly made their way into the wedding world! Necklines that are higher than your average sweetheart neckline are making a comeback, but with a twist.
Not only are the necklines continuing the fabric from the dress to the neck, but now there is a fabric transition of sheer fabric that gives the illusion of showing skin but gives you just enough coverage to feel your best. With wedding dress designers such as Hayley Paige and Monique Lhuillier diving right into this trend, it is easy to present yourself in a style gown that shows a little skin, but strategically covers in all the right places.
Change for your reception
Changing into something chic and comfortable for your reception can aid in elevating your overall experience as the comfortable, yet stylish, bride. If you are a bride who loves the way a cocktail-style dress look on you, there is nothing wrong with opting for a shorter hemline you can easily dance and mingle in.
Are you more of a fashion-forward bride? Opt for a sleek white jumpsuit to seal the out-of-the-box bridal moments without worrying about your train being in the way for you and your guests. According to Pinterest, searches for jumpsuits for brides and/or bridal party have increased by 178% in the last year.
Style Me Pretty Contributor - Erica Chambers is a freelance writer and blogger at Styles by the C. After living in New York City, she has made her permanent residence along the white sandy beaches of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida with her husband, Michael, and fur child, Maxwell. When she isn't working, you'll find her exploring local brunch spots or designing a nursery for her and her husband's first child, Leo.