Unique Wedding Dress Styles and Ideas, with Photos
Unusual Wedding Dresses and Gowns
Everybody thinks of a typical long, white, strapless gown when they think of wedding dresses. But I am here to tell you that there are many, many variations on the average wedding gown.
Girls, this is supposed to be the happiest day of your life, so find the wedding dress that best fits your personality and your desires, and don't spare one thought for what your mother / mother-in-law / sister / best friend / whoever thinks of your dress. They're not the ones getting married, are they? (No!)
Find a dress that makes you feel beautiful, and look like the princess/rock star/fairy/model/whatever else that you feel inside on your big day.Enjoy my alternative wedding dress ideas!
Update on March 30, 2010: I added more info on unique wedding dresses with wings!
Unique Wedding Dresses with Color
Wedding dresses don't have to be plain, virginal wide. Gowns with color accents, or even in a color besides white entirely, are especially popular with older brides and women who are getting married for the second time. Young women are also choosing this option though, especially because snow white is not the ideal color for women with pale skin.
Ivory wedding dresses are a richer, darker color than normal white, while still being a traditional enough color to avoid stares or surprise. They may be a good middle ground option if you want a color that will be more flattering on you while still avoiding getting grief from the your future mother-in-law over your choice of dress. Delicate pastel colors with white accents still stand out without being blatant about it.
Or, if you want to be really shocking, and are really interested in wedding dresses with color accents, you should consider a black wedding dress. This dress color is usually only braved by the most experienced of dress designers, and you will probably have to pay significantly more for a stunning black wedding dress, but they are definitely out there. This is an option for the truly bold and brave brides out there.
Wedding Dress with Fairy Wings
Fairy Wedding Dresses - A Wedding Dress with Wings
A fairly recent style in wedding dresses is the "fairy" wedding gowns, which are usually colorful, unique, delicate designs meant to convey an air of magic and fantasy in a wedding dress. They are usually made with tulle, and many have a rare beauty not found in traditional wedding dress styles.
Fairy wedding dresses can be as traditional or unusual-looking as you desire. They can just involve a little color and tulle, or you can wear a unique wedding dress with wings. The fairy wings and the brightly-colored dress combine to create an unforgettable wedding dress idea. In any form, however, a good fairy wedding dress is lovely.
Medieval Wedding Dresses
Many people have a strong interest in the European Middle Ages era, in everything from dress to events to items that a typical Middle-ager might own. Renaissance fairs are held at many major cities around the United States, and this is a passion for many people that they want to make a big part of their lives, including their wedding day.
Medieval wedding dresses range from traditional white, silky dresses with a few differences from a modern wedding dresses, to brightly colored gowns created in the styles of various periods and countries. Many have tightly laced corset bodices and flowing fabric from the waist down, but not all. Some designers create only Medieval wedding dresses, and some have it as an option among their more traditional wedding gowns.
For many Medieval weddings, it is just the bride who wears a Middle Ages gown, while the groom and guests sport tuxedos or formal dresses. Sometimes, however, the entire group gets in on the fun, with evering wearing medieval era appropriate clothes, even the wedding guests!
Short Wedding Dresses
Wedding gowns are usually floor-length (at least!), but nothing says a bride can't look stunning in a cocktail dress-length wedding dress. And short doesn't have to mean inappropriate - give them a look before you decide. Here are some of my favorite knee-length wedding dresses.
More Ideas for Unique Wedding Dresses
Remember that the wedding is supposed to be a day of happiness for the bride and groom, and not to make a decision about your wedding to ever please anyone else.To keep looking beautiful and unique, you might want to consider your makeup, and dress up your face appropriately, that could be in the style of the era your dress is, or with colors that compliment your dress. Whether you need Asian bridal makeup to match your kimono-style wedding dress or dramatic green eyeshadow to compliment your seafoam green gown.
Your mother may think your dress decision odd or weird, but guess what, she won't miss her daughter's wedding just because she doesn't like the dress.
In conclusion, choose the dress that makes you happy, even if it is a little different from the normal. I hope these wedding dress ideas and pictures helped you. Have a beautiful wedding!
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