We all have different ideas of what a fairytale wedding dress looks like, and this day and age we should feel free to wear whatever we feel like on our special day. Because it is your wedding dream that should be fulfilled, not your future granpa-in-law, right?
Some of us just don’t want the modest look – if you don’t feel like covering yourself up in meringue-like layers then why not try a more skin revealing look for a wedding gown with an edge?
Shopping in a commercial bridal boutique, the classic hot bride look would perhaps entail a bum-hugging mermaid dress with a boob-elevating corset and tight lace up back. But the modern bride does not feel restrained by conventional cuts,and just because you want to be a unique bride doesn’t mean you are confined to crochet hippie numbers either.
The happy medium? Designers such as Liz Martinez, Badgley Mischka and Limor Rosen proves that even the dreamy bohemian gown can be smoking hot in a tasteful and fashion forward way. Sultry doesn’t mean it can’t be soft, whimsical and elegant too. Breezy materials and exposed skin is especially suitable for a beach-, festival-inspired or any summer wedding, and for those of us in temperate climates in the southern hemisphere it might even be a must.
If you want to stick with a more covered up dress but feel like adding some ooomph – why not try jazzing it up a notch with a low cut back or a thigh split? The gown with a detachable skirt could be an option too – reveal a hot cocktail dress once the party starts. The options are bountiful – dare to be gorgeous!