Who would want to look back on their wedding photos years later and cringe at what they wore?! Fashion changes dramatically and amidst the ebb and flow of trends, you are not alone who is sweating bullets over choosing the bridal gown and almost every accessory for your most important day. Picking out a wedding dress is not as easy as picking out any other dress you've ever worn in your entire life. Your wedding dress is gonna be the big-ticket item so you’ve got to be very mindful. And the very first step that will take you to your dream wedding dress is to decide whether you want to look modern or traditional on your big day. Whatever your style is, let us tell you there are so many types of wedding dresses in each category, and it’s easy to feel lost in the sea of dresses. And to help you find your perfect bridal dress we’ve rounded up all the details that are not only distinctive and dateless but also you would love to see in your wedding day attire.
“Fashion is anything which is you and reflects your personality, and if you are comfortable with what you are wearing, you'll look trendy and fashionable for sure.”, says Yami Gautam (a well-known Bollywood model & actress). If you are not the type of band who glues their eyes to the fashion magazines and TV channels and ears to the radio to know what's trendy at the moment, timeless wedding dresses are just for you. We are of the opinion that as a bride you must wear what you love and ignore what's 'trendy' because true passion always eclipses what's fashionable. Quality is always fashionable! There is nothing more important than feeling confident, comfortable, and special during your wedding ceremony. And it’s a classic timeless dress that gives you all. Pick a gown that will look good in 20 years from the classic wedding dress styles. Boasting a perfect silhouette that highlights one’s gorgeous features and qualities, they are timeless and will never go out of style. No matter what season your wedding date falls in, whether the summer, autumn, winter, or spring; these classic dresses will always match the occasion.
When it comes to your wedding day, there are some traditions worth keeping and others that can be tossed aside. And there is no rule of thumb that you have to walk down the aisle in a white scintillating gown. It’s your day and you can wear whatever you want! If white is not your color and you are jonesing something different to stand out, these 30 gorgeous non-white wedding dresses will sweep you off your feet. With the modern bridal trends for 2021 many brides prefer to wear chic, short dress, or even the color black and then accessorize their look with interesting bridal ornaments. More and more modern brides are deciding to chuck out the tradition of wearing white or ivory in favor of choosing to wear a colorful or black wedding dress on her big day (especially the gothic brides). Red and blush wedding dresses are perfect for the bride who’s always one step ahead of the trends and who’s not afraid to throw some traditions aside. Whether you opt for a vibrant red ball gown, black lace gown, two-tone black & white color block combination, or blush designs you will stun your wedding guests with your unique sense of style. Do not let yourself lost in a variety of fabrics, lengths, and silhouettes and choose what suits you the best. While the color you choose as per the wedding theme tells the tale even years later, a sweet, blush-toned wedding dress, giving a whole new meaning to the blushing bride, goes with any wedding style and guarantees to remain timeless for decades! So, if you’re shopping for your dream wedding dress, know that blush shades like champagne, gray, and pink are classy, and complement a wide variety of skin tones, whether you choose frills, tulle, sparkles, or sleek, you are sure to be tickled pink!
If you think that timeless equates to a boring dress. That’s surely not the case. You don’t need bells and whistles to always stand out. You could keep your overall look timeless with charming on-trend embellishments. For instance, a satin ribbon tied around the waistline or an artful bow in the back of the dress is the unique embellishment that can take a simple wedding dress to new heights of elegance without being too much. Lace dresses are time and again thought of as timeless. We still can’t get over Grace Kelly’s iconic lace look designed by American costume designer Helen RoseIf.
You in your wedding photographs will look stunning and timeless even after decades if you leave heavy embellishments out in the cold and stick to only one or two decorative details. There are myriad ways you could make your dress look timeless and one of them is romantic ruffles. We don’t see any better element to add that could make you look subtle, romantic, and feminine. You can’t look more dreamy and timeless than in a wedding dress with cascading layers, loose trim, and delicate details. Forget the fringe, avant-garde fashion equally embraces the frills and ruffles. Ruffles are a great addition to provide more structure to your gown without going over the top which makes your simple elegant dress interesting and special no matter if it's your spring wedding or winter wedding. It’s not the frou-frou or expensive details that impress your wedding guests, trust us they won’t bat an eyelash at the designer label. It’s the perfect fit and tailoring of the dress that makes you look a show-stopper on your wedding day. But if you still are a brand-conscious bride and have been dreaming to exchange vows in a designer piece then second-hand wedding sources could be your BFF (yes, forever!). As you can donate or resell your dress to help other brides wanting to have a green wedding. Moreover, the extra glow that would come from saving hundreds of bucks and the earth from an additional carbon footprint and waste will make you even more beautiful and charming!
Your wedding day is time to pop your emotions rather than keeping them hidden. You are sure an avant-garde bride if the mainstream fashion, popular styles, and current trends give up on alluring you. Not every bride is impressed with 90s gothic teens or the 00s emo kids. Avant-garde is much classier and more refined. If we have to pick one piece that can make you seem like a bride who means business through and through- it would be ‘a pair of sleeves’ especially long ones as bridal gowns with long sleeves are a trademark of timeless gowns. Kim Kardashian, Meghan Markle, Kate Middleton, Sophie Turner, and many other popular faces have proved that. Long lace sleeves are always in and define your fall or winter wedding with a jaw-dropping bridal look.
If you are looking for a refined and elegant style that will look relevant in your wedding photos 5 and even 50 years from now then you should pick the silhouette that is evergreen. Whether you are posing in front of a window throwing a romantic gesture or stealing the spotlight while dancing with your sweetheart, it’s the shape and cut of your outfit that keeps it alive for years and years in your wedding photos. Here’re the five classiest wedding dress styles that will stand the test of time while matching your bridal style:
A-line Dress: This elegant and sophisticated silhouette is like gold that never gets old. Besides looking elegant and stylish in this type of gown, you will feel at home and can easily move around. The fitted bodices, glamorous details, and voluminous skirts make these silhouettes a bride-favorite, and they’ve been around for decades! Frequently confused with their frenemy- ball gown due to exuding volume, this style works wonderfully with various necklines, fabrics, and trains! A-line gowns are comfortable and you can easily move around in it because of the more relaxed skirt. Team this gown up with heels or comfortable footwear as the long skirt will most likely cover your feet. A-line gowns are flattering on most body types and appropriate for any wedding venue and theme. It creates an illusion of height and curves for slender and petite brides. And the best part curvy brides like the most about this style is that this silhouette can also slim down their rounded figures and hide their larger lower body.
Ballgown: Fairytales are timeless and so are the ballgowns. You can’t say no to this type of dress if you have grown dreaming of tying the knot in Cinderella style. Every Disney-obsessed bride gets a variety of princess-inspired royal ball gowns to choose from. From tulle ball gown with beading and lace embellishments to satin ball gowns to lace ball gowns to vintage ball gowns, ballgown wedding dresses come in a variety of fabrics and styles. Some fabrics are suitable for a delicate embroidered finish and structured designs, whereas others are lightweight and allow your dress to flow magnificently. It creates a gorgeous silhouette and makes every bride feel like a princess. Many royals and top celebrities choose ball gowns for their wedding ceremonies.
Trumpet: Fitted on top and flared out in the middle of the thighs, the trumpet dress forms a gorgeous hourglass shape, and contours the bust and waistline which suits petite and tall brides both. This silhouette not only balances body curves but also gives you the freedom to move or dance. Consider decorating sash to accentuate the waistline, if you have a long torso. Trumpet dresses made of lace and more structured fabriс look stunning and stay timeless forever.
Sheath: This is the timeless silhouette today’s brides appreciate the most and adorn it with modern elements for a fresh feel. Also termed as ‘column’, this dress with a narrow and straight look from the top to the bottom adds length and follows your natural body lines. Perfect for a less-is-more kinda bride, the slim shape of the dress with spaghetti straps made of silk look very minimalistic and dapper. If you are a summer bride go for this type and look hot in a hot climate. We don’t see any other type of dress which is as effortless and comfortable as a sheath wedding dress is. Prepared with less fabriс, a sheath wedding gown is light and easy to move in.
Mermaid: This type of wedding dress complements your sexy and bold look. Accentuating the curves and creating an hourglass silhouette, the dress fits closely to the bodice, waistline, and hips. Nothing can give your figure a dramatic and bold shape than a mermaid-style wedding gown. This style hugs the body in all the right places, with a more dramatic flair beginning at mid-thigh. It flares out at the knee level, where the ruffled skirt begins. Like ‘trumpet’, a mermaid-style dress looks splendid and suits both tall and petite brides. Although this classic wedding gown style is a bit uncomfortable and restricting but with a little practice walking and moving in it, you could steal the show. Another variant that is loved by most brides is fit-and-flare wedding dresses featuring fitted bodices and a skirt that flares away from the body right past the hip. This silhouette is flattering to many body types and we absolutely love this type which promises to never go out of style even when you are 80yo!
Sweetheart, plunging, bateau, scallop, to cowl are no more jargon for a fashion-forward bride. It’s the neckline that reveals your personality as a bride and has the power to make any dress from ordinary to extraordinary! Sweetheart, jewel, square, plunging, halter, illusion, cowl, off-the-shoulder, Queen Anne, dipped, high-neck, are the timeless necklines that will still make sense no matter how old your wedding album will get. From sweetheart necklines to a plunging low-back or cathedral length train, the perfect dress takes on many different shapes and styles. You might want to see these most popular wedding dress necklines to see which one defines you the best.
This goes without saying that illusion back or front multiplies the allure of your timeless wedding gown. Creating the illusion from afar that the dress is backless, the sheer fabric adds a touch of sexiness while still remaining classic. The sheer fabric provides an opportunity for more coverage and further space for artful embellishments such as laser-cut lace detailing or covered buttons. It’s not about just the part of the fabric, but overall fabric and its texture. It won’t be wrong if we say that the right fabric gives a wedding dress that timeless look, you are looking for.
Whether you are a daring bride who is ready to shy away from traditions or a traditional bride can’t step out of the all-white box for your upcoming wedding, you would still want to look timeless to generations. You can never go wrong with a classic white or ivory gown amped up with a romantic white veil and a personal touch, true. But soft hues like blush pink and champagne are just as delicate and feminine as a white gown with added sequins or texture. Move aside whites and off-whites, wedding dresses other than white a la wedding color palette or wedding theme (gothic, boho, and others) are fully justified even on your silver jubilee wedding anniversary. If you are a moderate or traditional bride who loves a twist and want to go midway to your happily ever after, an off-white or white wedding dress with a hint of color is your answer. Also adding a pop of color to your simple ivory gown will do the trick as well without going overboard. Go for a colored veil with jewels to match! A wedding dress chosen in accordance with the season is a surefire way to yield some swoon-worthy wedding photos! While most of us typically think of whites or ivory when it comes to wedding dresses, red has been the color of choice for centuries. You would fall head over heels even after 25 years looking at your autumn wedding look in red completed with romantic hair with a loose, soft bend, red lip, and fall flower bouquet! Yes, low, textured buns are always a timeless go-to wedding day look for the effortless fall bride.
All things considered, it’s not a dress that’s timeless but you and your choice of style. As Ralph Lauren says, “Style is very personal. It has nothing to do with fashion. Fashion is over quickly. Style is forever.” Find a dress that fits you, your personality, and your style perfectly. If you are seeking affordable pre-owned wedding dresses or preloved bridesmaids dresses, browse sample resale or clearance collections or pre-loved wedding gown collections from popular wedding gown designers listed on Borrowing Magnolia. Buy less, choose well. Make it simple, but significant!
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