As far as we’re concerned, there are no rules when it comes to wedding dresses, but seasons can play a key roll in the type of gown a bride considers. Spring and summer brides seek lighter fabrics, like chiffon, and avoid heavy layers. And the cooler weather this time of year allows fall/winter brides to wear more structured fabrics, heavier beading, and lovely layered skirts without sweating the night away. Here are 20 wedding dress options for winter brides…
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When Amanda, from Kent, Washington, began sobbing on the phone to a 911 dispatcher named Candice about her wedding dress that had been stolen on her wedding day, Candice knew she had to help. Keep reading »
Designer Victor & Rolf just launched a rather novel new wedding line. The capsule collection is called, appropriately, Married, and includes a wedding shirt dress. But like, a formal wedding shirt dress. It actually doesn’t look as bad as it sounds — and might be really great for something like a summer beach wedding. After all, you want a lot of freedom — and the option of wearing sandals — if you’re getting married in the sand. But is it too casual?
Finally, we have a full-length photo of Avril’s black wedding dress! In our poll yesterday, a slight majority of Frisky readers expressed distaste for the black wedding dress trend. I’m totally into the color (or lack thereof) of Avril’s dress and hubby Chad Kroeger’s coordinating black tux, but I have some other concerns about this photo. Mainly, how is it possible for a 14th century French castle to look exactly like the “hidden forest” background of my 5th grade school picture? Suspicious… [People]
Over the weekend, Nickelback singer Chad Kroeger tied the knot with fellow Canadian Avril Lavigne in a castle in the south of France. Pretty fancy, Chavril. The pair got married in a mega-gothy ceremony, with Lavigne in a custom Monique Lhuillier gown. A black gown. Black gowns are nothing new, of course; earlier this year, Shenae Grimes wore a black Vera Wang gown to marry her boyfriend, Josh Beech. And back in 1997, Sarah Jessica Parker wore black at her wedding to Matthew Broderick. All in all, colorful wedding dresses seem to be blowing up, but we’re a bit on the fence about all that black. It just seems a bit … dour? What do you think?
(And click through to see a photo of Avril in the dress she wore on her first wedding day––to Sum 41 singer Deryck Whibley.)
Andrea is taking a much needed week off from her Hitched column this week, after spending the last few days reporting live from the Texas State Legislature as they attempted to rid the state of nearly all its clinics that provide abortions. (Thanks to Senator Wendy Davis and the rest of the “feminist army,” they failed.) So this week, I’m rerunning one of Andrea’s first Hitched columns, originally published on November 2, 2011.
Wedding dress shopping. Here’s what happens to me: I walk into a bridal salon and tell the nice maternal saleswoman that I want a tea-length gown with no flowery accents. I am ushered into a dressing room where I am told that they have one tea length gown, it is covered in flowers, and did I want to try on, say, this $1,500 satin gown with a 14-foot train? For funsies? Repeat nine times. Nine. Nine.
“This is your one chance to be a princess!” one saleswoman told me. When I explained to her that my “princess” vision actually, like, seriously really did include a tea-length dress and she was just going to have to see if she could manage to wrap her mind around that, this total stranger looked at me like I had just shot her kitten point-blank in the face in the middle of the dress shop.
So, I went to the custom dressmaker. I told her what I wanted. She said she could totally do that, but she wouldn’t start the dress until next year, even though we’re getting married in April. Why?
“So you have time to get your weight where you want it.” Keep reading »
Where did all the toilet paper go?
Cheap Chic Weddings announced Mimoza Haska as the winner of their ninth annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest on Thursday.
Congratulations to the southern hairdresser and stylist extraordinaire. The way you spun those 16 rolls of Charmin into a strapless, asymmetrical matrimonial gown is unlike anything we’ve ever seen. No, really.
Haska and the other two finalists were judged in New York City’s RK Bridal by Project Runway alum Kate Pankoke. Keep reading »
What does it mean to have an eco-friendly wedding dress? That’s a good question, considering that by their very nature a dress that’s only worn once, twice tops, seems rather wasteful by environmental standards. There are a lot of ways around that. You can buy a previously owned or vintage dress; you can rent a gown rather than purchase one; or you can check out some of these sustainably- and compassionately-made gorgeous gowns from eco-savvy designers.
I may not be certain about whether or not I’m getting married, but I do know that I love a wedding dress. Short and shiny. Long and elegant. Strapless and kind of sexy. I have envisioned myself in all styles. And, like many women, I’m not above passing quiet, light-hearted judgment on what others choose to wear to their nuptials, like most of us do but won’t readily admit out loud. Are you in the market for a dress? You’d better make sure it sends the right message about your personality. This is serious stuff! Luckily, I’ve got the answers here. Read ahead to see what your wedding dress says about you…
Most all of us have been known to wear some animal skin or fur from time to time. You’re probably wearing leather shoes right now! But would you have the nerve — or the inclination — to wear a wedding dress made out of road kill? Designer Jess Eaton thinks so. And her designs will be on display at London’s White Gallery this May.
She’s created Roadkill Couture, a series of gorgeous gowns created with the help of some discarded animal products. Eaton calls it “a celebration of the exquisite design of nature” and aims to g”giv[e] a second life to things of wonder and beauty when they would normally perish or simply be thrown away or discarded.”
Beautiful sentiment, and really pretty gowns, but would it creep you out to know that the dress you’re wearing is made from animals found on the side of the road? Check out a couple more of her creations after the jump! [EatonNott]