This page is a library of information about finding the perfect dress, and your essential guide on what pitfalls to avoid. Let this be one of the most exhilarating moments on your bridal journey!

Finding your dress can seem like a huge mountain of ivory satin and tulle to climb. But with the help of our expertize, the hunt needn’t be a daunting process.
Your search should feel special and memorable and although it might be confusing at first, is should never confronting. Use our guides below to prepare yourself before hitting the shops.

50+ Affordable Designer wedding dresses that you and your wedding budget will love

Although the uncertainty of current world affairs may have challenged your wedding plans later this year, and possibly the budget available for a wedding could now be very different than before, it is still certain that you as a bride want to – and deserve to- look amazing and unique on your special day. We […] Read more

37 Non-traditional Wedding Dresses for Modern Indie brides

Saying “I do” at an offbeat celebration this year? You may want to say yes to an alternative dress which is perfect for a Bride like you who flinches at the thought of mainstream bridal fashion.If you desire something forward-striving to go with your non-conformist personality look no further: we have rounded up our favorite […] Read more

Eighteen 2020 bridal fashion trends you’ll love

Looking through the runways and newly released collections from our favorite bridal couture houses this year has been such a thrilling journey of discovery, and we are so excited to be sharing our scoop of the hottest trends with you today! We have filled this post with the most prominent forecasted flavors of the new […] Read more

The modern brides guide to wedding dress colors

So we all know there is white and ivory wedding dresses, and that these days some are even blush and champagne! But did you know there are three kinds of white? Have you heard of Powder and Mink? How many gold or lavender wedding dresses did you spot in your local wedding dress salon? This […] Read more

The best minimalist and understated wedding dresses this season

Hello lovely Bride-to-be! It is fashion-scoop Friday and today we have a trend treat lined up for you! A whole new year is ahead of us with many new seasonal flavours being spotted and new trends defined, as well as some ever-so popular styles which have been favorited by brides for some years already -and […] Read more

Fashion-forward wedding shoes inspired by Pantone’s Classic Blue

If you are looking for shoes for your 2020 wedding, this post will be highly relevant. We have gathered some seriously amazing bridal shoes inspired by the Pantone color of the year: Classic Blue. This appealing desaturated medium shade of blue definitely has a home in your wedding outfit as your “something blue” and the […] Read more

Alexa Chung inspired wedding dresses

Here at Sheer we just adore fashion-forward gals that don’t seem to care much for trends or runways styles, but rather create their own looks using their personal preferences. Isn’t this kind of style intuition also perfect for a wedding day look which is all about personality, and less about tradition? We wrote about Alicia […] Read more

These real Brides lead with their untraditional styles

photo: As you all know, we love sharing wedding dress editorials with you, showcasing the latest and the raddest in the world of bridal fashion. But there nothing quite like when the REAL brides take courage to be bold, embracing something different or creating their very own version of bridal style, leading the way for […] Read more

A month-by-month timeline for a smooth wedding dress shopping experience

One of the most exciting chapters on the bridal journey is finding your dream dress! Walking into a bridal salon is like walking in to a bridal candyland – and although exciting, it is pretty easy to feel a bit daunted by the many styles, fabrics, design options, designers and price ranges on offer. Knowing […] Read more

Bold laces make modern wedding dresses uniquely spectacular

For both modern and traditional dresses, lace continues to be the most popular fabric.Today we are showcasing the magnificence and extravaganza of graphic and bold laces, which are being used more and more frequently by wedding dress designers presently. And there is no doubt that these fabrics take bridal looks to the next level with […] Read more

Naama & Anat latest collection “Fierce Lady” is truly for every woman

Israeli bridal couture duo Naama & Anat are famous for their glamorous and sensual bridal wear that hugs the female form in all the right places. You can expect daring necklines and playfully open backs, combined with exquisite embellishments and appliqué. Using only the finest laces and quality fabrics, the mother-daughter team custom makes each […] Read more

Pearls are a Girls best friend when it comes to Wedding dresses

  Pearls made their presence known again in 2018 with many brides opting for pearl wedding dress embellishments and jewelery as opposed to something more sparkly. Pearls speak to a softer, more intimate side of women and bring an air of understated elegance and grace to a wedding gown.  In this post we share some […] Read more

Freshly released: Gowns of Wisdom by Naama & Anat Couture

Israeli bridal gown designers Naama & Anat Couture are famous for their modern take on classic Bridal and have just released their newest collection, the Gowns of Wisdom. And YOU are one of the lucky first few to view it here at Sheer Ever After – as you can imagine, I’m crazy excited to share it […] Read more

Dany Mizrachi 2019 Collection Runway show

As the first South African bridal blog to present this stunning work, Sheer Ever After is infinitely excited to share the latest styles from one of this years hottest designers at New York Bridal Fashion Week. Scroll down to find everything you need to know about this sought-after Bridal brand as well a screening of […] Read more

Crop Top Wedding Dress designs for a Radically Chic Bridal look

The introduction of separates to the Bridal world has opened up a new portal to wedding day style, flexibility and comfort. With separate pieces Brides can enjoy the freedom to modify their look throughout the wedding day, as well as building a unique custom look by mixing and matching favorite components. Starting out as a […] Read more

20 Dreamy & Whimsical Boho Beach Wedding Dresses

As winter is approaching in the northern hemisphere, and as days are getting longer in the south, it is the time of the year when Brides-to-be are starting to dream about exotic wedding destinations under the sun with sea salt in the air and sand beneath the feet. Imagine a soft gown blowing in the […] Read more

Tashreeqah Sadien Couture – A Modern-day Bridal Fairytale

On a Corner of Main Road opposite the iconic Baxter Theatre in Cape Town I was fortunate to stumble upon a small but exquisite Bridal salon, with a window full of dreamy ball gowns so gorgeous that the sight brought on a wave of emotion. I had discovered Tashreeqah Sadien’s Ready-to-Wear collection, and soon realized […] Read more

20 Wedding Dresses with Unique Back Details You’ll Love

  Brides out there make sure to check these gorgeous and unique back details out – don’t forget that this is the focal point of the dress where your entire wedding ensemble will follow you down the aisle, and rest their eyes for the duration of the ceremony. If you are a lover of unique […] Read more

20 Beautiful Boho Chic Wedding Dresses

At first glimpse, the boho fashion appear super relaxed and understated, but for the modern day Bride who want to enjoy Bridal elegance with her own twist, the boho chic dress will provide exquisite shapes and fancy details and look nothing but exquisite. The bohemian Bridal scene has been shaped largely around 3 major influential […] Read more

25 Mind-blowing Bridal Fashion Editorials

We love real weddings and real Brides more than anything, there is no question about that. Somehow when it comes to Bridal Fashion photography; there are completely new elements which are the striking focus points in the picture other than the Bride, her wedding day and her dress. Excluded is the radiant love, excitement and […] Read more

28 Untraditional Wedding Dresses for the Non-Cinderella Bride

  We dare say that most girls will think about their future wedding sometime during their girlhood. The Groom, the Cake, maybe getting married to a prince at a castle, and the DRESS. As a young girl, I could spend hours drawing, mostly horses but also sheets and sheets filled with princesses wearing fantastical pink […] Read more

26 Romantic Minimalist Wedding Dresses That Will Channel Your Inner Meghan Markle

Many charged up with Pimms and cucumber sandwiches, gratefully basking in the glorious May weather, joining in with the page boys excitement, admiring Harry’s nervous, so-in-love face lost in Megan’s big brown Bambi eyes,  – 2 billion people around the globe watched a perfectly composed, highly emotional wedding, full of love, nouveau wedding aspects (that […] Read more

Sheer, Sexy and Unique Wedding Dresses

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 […] Read more

Trend Insights From Latest Barcelona Bridal Week 2018

Barcelona, its citizens and culture moves and flows constantly.  This movement is sensed in the streets, the air, and most importantly in the new collections crafted for modern Brides show cased at this year’s Bridal Fashion Week. A leading event in the world of weddings, Barcelona Bridal Week is one of the most exciting times […] Read more

Simplicity is the new Spectacular for 2018 Bridal Gowns

This year the wedding industry is noticing a new trend: to retract from extravagant and bombastic wedding celebrations, and instead turning attention to what really matters on the wedding day: the wedding couple. With elopements and city hall weddings on the increase, when it comes to their wedding dresses more modern Brides are saying no […] Read more

Elbeth Gillis: Sophisticated South African Bridal Wear

Elbeth Gillis is the sought after luxury wedding dress designer famous for sheer opulence and sophistication that goes beyond time. The South African Bridal brand is the epitome of sumptuous and enduring wedding wear. In this article we will showcase some of our favorite designs from the Gillis ’17 and ’18 collections, all equally magnificent […] Read more

14 Dress Hacks That Make You Look Skinnier on Your Wedding Day

With the notion that all eyes will be on you in a few months time, the delicate moment in your life of  looking for wedding dresses,  is not the time to also be dealing with body image issues. Although finding your wedding dress is one of the highlights for Brides-to-be, it can also bring up a […] Read more

Discover Your Plus Size Dream Dress: 10 Practical Hacks

As a newly engaged Bride-to-be, the prospect of finding something to look and feel beautiful in, as well as coming into the spotlight in front of a hundred or so people, can be a daunting prospect to say the least. Dress shopping is hard for any Bride, and if you are a Bride or the […] Read more

Celebrity Inspired Wedding Dresses: Alicia Vikander

If you struggle to see yourself in the usual bridal mould, or simply want to challenge conventional wedding expectations, then why not look to the red carpet for Bridal fashion ideas? We have drawn inspiration from the gorgeous pieces that Alicia Vikander – recently turned Mrs Vikander Fassbender – has been sporting at film galas […] Read more

These 35 Ball Gown Wedding Dresses Will Awaken Your Secret Cinderella

Getting engaged and starting to try on wedding dresses is a mixture of excitement, jubilation and sometimes even fear. And no wonder with the ocean of dress styles, silhouettes and waistlines out there. Minimalist or vintage? Glamourous or boho? Beads or no beads? Soon enough, you might start to  feel overwhelmed by the choices. They […] Read more

Bridal Fashion Spring 2018: Marchesa Notte

Marchesa Notte Bridal Spring 2018: Whimsical Gowns With Modern Details Drawing influences from vintage rose gardens, this Marchesa Notte Bridal collection is full of intricate details and airy pastel colour. The dreamy look is peppered with daring lines and dramatic additions like beads, fringes and embellishments. Plunging necklines add a sensual vibe to these whimsical styles. […] Read more

2018 Wedding Decór + Newest Bridal Looks

We are excited to finally welcome our editor-in-chief is finally back at work after her own wedding adventures. A big scoop of gratitude to our regular readers for your patience in the last month, whilst as she tied the knot! And what better way to start a new wedding blog chapter by a new, fresh […] Read more

Iconic 2017 Wedding dresses

The year 2017 have seen trends such as tiered skirts, the rise of the illusion bodice, and plunging back designs. There has also been a continuous increase in the popularity of the boho gown, princess gowns as well as modest high necklines. It is a year where total opposites have worked just as well so […] Read more

These Long Sleeve wedding dresses are totally loveable

For years and years we have seen a majority of wedding dresses being strapless boob-tubes so it is definitely time to present just  how beautiful and regal a sleeve can make you. Kate Middleton’s famous dress might have been the beginning of the turn of trends, and we, also recently Kelly Clarkson’s country rustic wedding and […] Read more

This proves just how charming Champagne colored wedding dresses are

Champagne wedding dresses have become increasingly popular, and for many good reasons. Not only does it soften the somewhat harsh white, but it is a dreamy alternative to the ivory that has become the wedding standard colour. Being less traditional and more natural looking than the white or ivory dress, but more “grown up” than […] Read more

Rue de Seine wedding gowns have put us under a spell

Rue de Seine’s flowing silhouettes are loved by brides far beyond their Kiwi origins. Influenced by folk art, festivals and anything whimsical, these gowns are daring and bold, yet romantic and soft. The silhouette is form fitting and flattering, with varied features and unusual details. Designed for the free-thinking, confident and modern bride, the spirited and trend setting label’s latest collection boasts […] Read more

Designer Focus- Grace Loves Lace BLANC collection

Grace loves lace is the Australian revolutionary wedding brand who boldly and elegantly defines the new era of brides; and produces some of the most exquisite and desirable French lace free-spirited wedding dresses to be found in the wedding dress designer world today. This collection is especially suited for the modern bohemian bride who is unbound by the monotony of […] Read more

These daring wedding gowns have heaps of attitude that we adore

We all have different ideas of what beautiful looks like, and your idea of a fairytale wedding might be very different from your friends. Luckily, this day and age we are all 100% free to express ourselves in which ever way we feel like also on our special day, and there are plenty of un-traditional […] Read more

21 wedding dresses with open backs that are simply breathtaking

I must admit that since I got engaged, I’ve become a frequent wedding dress window shopper (not to mention an obsessive compulsive online wedding dress browse-o-holic). Im looking at dresses pretty much every day, and I probably think about dresses at least once every hour. But even after 5 bridal trials, where Ive giggled nervously/ excitedly with a glass […] Read more