Floral wedding dresses are classy and feminine
Floral and flower embellished gowns are perfect for a spring or summer wedding as they create a sense of harmony and romance in context with the season. They are considered as being one of the most popular choices for brides, given their ability to lend an air of femininity to the bridal look, and are currently one of the top fashion trends for 2013. Some of the best known fashion designers, ranging from Vivienne Westwood to Vera Wang, have channelled a dominant floral theme which is seen in their current collections. Not just restricted to classic white gowns, floral appliqué and motifs are present in pastel and monochrome shades, and more avant garde styles with larger flowers are available.
Flirty and girly, lace is a common inclusion in most floral dresses, and a full length lace flower dress is considered classy and elegant. Lace overlays and lace necklines in flower or leaf patterns are also common aspects of a floral wedding dress. The more traditional dresses usually focus the floral detail only in one area, i.e. the neck, shoulders or waist, while the more modern floral dresses can contain floral details along the entire length of the dress.
Floral wedding dresses come in all shades, shapes and colors. It is no longer necessary to restrict one’s self to a traditional all-white ensemble and playing with colors can serve to highlight the floral motifs on the dress and add more depth to the entire look. Pastel shades are popular due to their colourful, yet subdued nature; a light peach lace dress with white floral motifs will highlight the floral elements more than an all-white dress. For those who want an edgier look to their wedding dress, it is not uncommon to wear a deep red gown with similarly colored flowers which cinch the waist.
The best thing about floral designs is their ability to add to all styles of wedding dresses; from plunging necklines to demure wraps which cover the shoulders, to corsets to the long train of the wedding dress. Flowers and other nature motifs have always been synonymous with weddings due to their symbolic value [purity and fertility], and possess the natural ability to lend an air of delicacy to the wearer.
For those who want to modify a standard wedding dress into a floral themed dress, all which is required is to sew some store bought lace or satin flowers onto one. Choices as to placement depend on what kind of look is desired. A corset dress for example, can be converted into a one shoulder dress by placing a line of bunched satin flowers from one side of the corset, which will end at the back. Others who wish to channel this look can opt to wrap lace with flower or leaf designs around a dress which is in a contrasting shade, for example light blue or any other pastel shade will offset the flower design and make it look more prominent. For those who want the look without any sewing work or permanent modifications, a flower patterned shoulder wrap or veil will channel the look, while the pinning of a corsage or simply carrying a large bunch of flowers as per tradition will be equally effective.
For those who wish to invest money into buying a flower themed wedding gown, be aware that designer versions do not come cheap, and might retail for up to $8000 for an Oscar De La Renta gown!
Also, check out different items for the wedding:
1. The Knot Wedding Shop’s unique place card holders are the perfect finishing touch to your wedding reception tables.
2. Capture those special moments with unique disposable wedding cameras for your guests, now on sale at The Knot Wedding Shop!
3. The Knot Wedding Shop has to-be-wed wear that’s cute for brides, cool for grooms, and perfect for moms and dads!