Long gone are the days when a Bride had to look modest and covered up. Figure hugging mermaids and strapless corset bodice made an entrance in to the churches even in the 90s, but the rise of the barely there sheer dress is a sure sign that “naked” is fast becoming one of the hottest trends amongst modern Brides, who dares to reject norms altogether.
Women have never had so much liberty and options over what they wear, which manifests also on their big day, with many now opting non-traditional and radical designs.
The naked dress made a first appearance way back on red carpets, and recently the sheer trend grew stronger than ever for bridal wear as well. Although J-lo didn’t invent the sheer trend dress, she is an ambassador. Since 2010 she’s rocked many nearly naked creations to perfection – she frankly looks crazy good in them!
Dressing to be a Bride doesn’t need to be a predetermined process, but rather a progression and enhancement of your usual style. Your wedding day is the ultimate opportunity to flaunt your self (especially if you got your body into red carpet shape) and show case your fabulousness. It is a chance to experiment with your glamorous side and channel it in an extraordinary gown you will only wear once – maybe the last time before you become a married wife.
Nude lining, sheer overlay, tattoo lace, translucent skirts and revealing neck lines have made their appearances in high fashion Bridal brands such as Pronovias, luxury gowns such as those by Elbeth Gillis and care-free boho designers Rue de seine and Grace Loves Lace. Daring Bridal looks such as an embellished lace bodice covering a sheer lace skirt celebrates the female body and challenges the traditional wedding gowns.
A lot of personality and confidence is revealed when wearing a sheer and barely-there gown. The trend is perfect for a more adventurous and untraditional Bride, and also a great reception dress or after party when unconventional glamour is on the cards.
Dreamy, sexy-elegant or just ravishingly daring, we have collected some of the best sheer dresses currently on the runways. Only one thing is for sure: your Groom will fall over backwards of excitement when he sees you at the altar! (What mother-in-law says is up for speculation…)
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