The wedding has always been an event that everyone around the world is looking forward to. A major part of the preparation for such an event is for the bride to pick an over-the-top dress that suits her necessity in order to look exceptional and eye-catching. Every bride spends a lot of time and money in selecting and buying an exquisite wedding dress. But have you ever wondered why a wedding dress is white? This tradition started with Queen Victoria who wore a white silk-satin and lace gown when she married Prince Albert in 1840. This dress shocked traditionalists as at that time white was considered a color of mourning and a red gown was usually worn by royals for their wedding. However, Queen Victoria’s white wedding dress struck a chord among women and this color has become the preferred choice for a wedding dress the world over.
The wedding dress in western culture has an interesting evolution and history reveals BBC.com. Contrary to popular thinking, the color white does not connote purity and many celebrities such as Gwen Stefani, Dita Von Treese, Reese Witherspoon, Jessica Biel, and Anne Hathway have bucked the trend and followed their own style by choosing their wedding dresses in another color. Fashionistas have used the occasion of their wedding to make their own unique style statement. For instance, Audrey Hepbern wore a mini dress and head scarf, while Bianca Jagger adorned a white suit on their special day.
Different designers have been known to be overly lavish in designing dresses of various forms and shapes to suit the needs of different natives, that wish to have an extremely elegant wedding.
Pnina Tornai dresses are always unique in terms of design as one consists of silver that is traditionally white. It is meant to look different from other dresses out there. The dresses she makes are utterly sold at the Kleinfeld reality show that gives each bride an opportunity to experience gown shopping, so as to cast a judgmental eye on the type of dress they wish to pick. To be familiarized with the shows one must have watched say yes to the dress on TLC, that features popular designers like Kelly Dooley’s dress. Another kind of her dresses was featured at the grand finale in London’s runway show which was a piece of couture that was initially created for the ceremony.
Vera Wang created a peacock wedding dress that took eight craftsmen to attach more than two thousand peacock feathers (male), that makes the dress unique compared to typical white wedding gowns. The gown was designed in 2009 for a wedding that took place in Nanjing, China. It was deemed as one of the most remarkable gowns ever made, as it was supposedly planned for Jennifer Lopez’s wedding to Ben Affleck that did not pull through.
Sleek, chic, and cosmopolitan, Carly Cushnie is bringing her signature, sexy silhouettes to the aisle. The bridal industry is jam-packed with new names (this story alone is case in point), but Cushnie brings an unadorned, no-frills take to bridal that city hall, downtown and minimalist brides will undoubtedly be attracted to.
Those looking to show off an enviable frame, skip all-over lace, and opt out of all things over-the-top will immediately find a style (or five) that speaks to them in Cushnie’s world. Even those who opt for a romantic, princess vibe down the aisle may find something here—the brand’s debut bridal range—and their Spring 2020 assortment—were full of options for the after party.
Imagine everything you love about wedding gowns—gossamer tulles, delicate laces, innovative silhouettes, delicate beading—all on offer in one collection, with a level of cohesion that’s become a rarity in bridal. With even the top labels aiming to design something for every bride, Dana Harel is doing just that—but with a sophistication and attention to detail that’s all her own. In her most recent collections, this design house is doing what their Israeli counterparts aren’t always nailing: romance–without being super sexy.
Downtown NYC-based designer Meredith Stoecklein is all about keeping things simple, easy-to-wear, and versatile.
Her second season took notes from the ease of the Italian Riviera, and her third marked her entrée into a hybrid offering of bridal-meets-ready-to-wear, inspired by her childhood riding horses. Her latest season was all about options for customization, which the brand is offering out of their studio in Manhattan’s Chinatown.
One common thread—ease—continuously comes to mind when looking at Lein’s dresses, separates, and gowns. From statement necklines to chic minis, each look speaks to a different, down-to-Earth bride and celebration. Like some other key names on this list, LEIN isn’t intended to speak only to the aisle. Stoecklein’s goal is to have her brides in her pieces long after the big day.
John Galliano created a satin white duchess gown that goes for $200 thousand as a price tag. The designer created this dress exclusively for the wedding of Melania Knauss to one of the most prominent billionaires, Donald Trump. The weight of the gown, which is fifty pounds, is due to the pearls and rhinestones crystal that is more than 1500 aligned on it. Melania Trump appeared at Vogue magazine featuring the same wedding dress that is considered to be elegantly styled by designer Galliano. He is considered to be a British talented designer, as the wedding dresses made by him do feature brides with mysterious and glowing appearances that make them feel more special.
Yumi Born in Tokyo, Japan, Yumi Katsura graduated from Kyoritsu Women’s University with a degree from the Department of Apparel Science Studies. After moving to Paris, Katsura studied the techniques of haute couture in Paris at Les Ecoles de la Chambre Syndicale de La Couture Parisienne.
In 1964, Katsura opened her first bridal salon, as well as presented the first bridal collection show ever held in Japan. Not too long after opening the salon, Yumi Katsura published “The bridal Book,” the first Japanese book specializing in bridal fashion. In 1981, Katsura expanded her business into the U.S., France, and England where she participated in the Japan Fashion Fair. Some of the most exclusive stores in the States, such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman, Henri Bendel and Neiman Marcus, purchased her dresses.
Wedding outfits are special for every bride, as it’s for the once-in-a-lifetime event. Whether it’s simple or enriched with jewels, dresses can get thoroughly extortionate.