Here Comes the Bride! 10 Wedding Gown Ideas for Winter
The wedding gown is the highlight of the bridal attire. Its beauty is not only about fit and form, but more about the design. You can choose from ball gowns to slim fits. We scoured the bridal market for the latest trends in 2015 winter wedding gowns; they are straight from the fashion runways. Take a look if you are planning a winter wonderland wedding.
1. Illusion Necklines
The barely-there neckline for wedding gowns has grabbed the spotlight once again. They are slowly replacing the strapless wedding gowns. Illusion necklines are so feminine yet so daring; they are modest yet alluring. Want to show some skin without really showing any? You might want to give the illusion neckline a thought. Designers have gone from sheer to intriguing appliqué elements, lace motifs and crystal.
2. Long sleeves
Getting married in winter also means braving the cold. You can carry a warm shrug. But, if you want to show off your silhouette, you can think of a wedding gown with long sleeves. They add warmth and a romantic feel to your dress. Keep it light with full sleeves or ¾ sleeves made in sheer tulle versions or lacework.
An ultra-romantic and sexy alternative to the strapless gown, an off-the shoulder wedding gown is another bridal trend this season. It sure grabs attention with its sensual and sassy look. Off the shoulder bridal gowns stand out well in lace and chiffon fabrics. Skip an off-the-shoulder neckline if you have a heavy bust and muscular arms.
4. Ball Gowns
Want something more traditional? The ball gowns with their full skirts are still very much in vogue as they were a few decades ago. Stunning gowns in intricate lace, tulle or ruffled organza skirts fit perfectly into the winter atmosphere. It’s the dream of every girl to walk down the aisle in a princess gown. The ball gown makes you feel no less than a princess.
5. A Pop of color
Speaking about wedding gowns, we stick to the traditional white. For a winter wonderland wedding, you could think of incorporating a color in your dress. It’s a great way to add a little blush to the landscape too. Pastel shades such as baby pink, peach, light green are some of the colors you can explore. If you dare to go bold, you can opt for a solid colored dress to. Other ways to add color to your dress are by means of appliqués.
6. Crop Tops and Cut Outs
Oh yes! You read it right. Crop tops and detachable skirts are the rage this winter wedding season. A number of designers showcased their two piece wedding dresses – a crop top and detachable skirt. There were designs with cutouts too, most commonly at the waist and some with lace inserts.
7. Feathers and Ruffles
Dressing up for a winter occasion is all about keeping it light on the eye. Fabrics such as organza and tulle lend a festive and elegant look without weighing you down. Adding ruffles and feathers to the overall design is another way to give of the ethereal vibe.
8. Fluttery Sleeves
Long billowing sleeves in sheer and flimsy fabrics give the outfit an overall flirty feel. They also give it a vintage touch. Flouncy sleeves in chiffon and lace give brides a new way to flaunt their arms.
9. Plunging Necklines
We’ve seen a lot of deep Vs on the runway this season. It is a great style if you want to show off your curves. However, it’s not one for the faint hearted. You need the right attitude – should we say confidence – to carry this style with élan.
Last year, we had many brides opting for shorter hemlines. This year it’s all about backless dresses. A bare back framed with lace cutouts and appliqués is bold and sultry. Go for it only if you have a well sculpted back. It doesn’t quite flatter a bony figure. Worried about the cold? Just carry a shrug, shawl or coat you can throw over your shoulders in case the cold gets to you.