The strapless wedding gown mystifies me.
I am unsure when it started becoming so popular; I would guess the late 80s or 90s right? When sleeves went from puffy [70s] to off the shoulder [80s] to completely off the shoulder, by not existing at all [90s]. I know the strapless wedding gown isn’t a tradition perse, but it seems to be a fashion trend in the wedding world that still trumps all other bridal dress designs & I just never know why.
How many women do you know that actually LOVE wearing strapless gowns? Is the the constant pulling up up of the dress? The way it smooshes your inner arms into folds? The comfort level of a support-less top?
Ok, I know those questions were snarky, and sarcastic ~ but I just don’t get why all those normal concerns seem to be thrown out the window, the minute a woman goes to purchase a wedding dress! [Caveat: If you wore/are planning to wear a strapless gown, I do not mean ANY offense whatsoever to you, I just want to offer some options for ladies like me that don’t get the strapless and want some tangible support in their wedding attire]. I also feel like strapless wedding dresses tend to mush together and end up all looking the same. And as I always strive to be personally [and as my blog motto states] creative, offbeat, and different in the wedding world, I figured non-strapless dresses would fall into this “alternative” bridal attire universe.
So, for this Friday I have some gorgeous, non-strapless, wedding dress inspiration for you!
love this vintage (& short!) wedding dress ~ lace still has a strapless feel to it, but provide support and something special
this romantic, v-neck wedding gown is STUNNING
[via Bride N Joy blog]
[ via Punk Rock Bride ~ 2012 Designs coming soon!]
Aria Dress [another DC area wedding dress shop!] has some beautiful options too. One of my favs:
[via Aria Dress]
Just a hint of sleeves on this full & gorgeous stunner from Alta Moto Bridal
[via Pink Peach Cakes ~ Ballet Inspired Shoot]
retro-inspired, but with a full bottom of ruffles
[via Pretty Little Weddings blog]
almost strapless – but with a beaded halter instead. this wedding dress is unique with a capitol U
[Washington, DC wedding via Nessa K Photography]
So what do you think Romancers? Did I get it right? Or am I way off? Are strapless wedding dresses here to stay?
Have a great weekend everyone!
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