Monday, August 12, 2013

DRESS VERSUS GOWN

Photo by Danielo
Okay, so . . . is there really a difference between a wedding gown and a wedding dress? I mean you hear designers and savvy merchandisers referring to what you wear on your big day as either gown or dress. So which is it?

Defined, gowns are anything to the floor and definitely ones with trains and/or extensions are considered super gown-worthy. For me the gown at its quintessential best is 'Harlowesque' lean-lined and clingy, something Hollywood designers borrowed for evening wear from sexy nightgowns back in the 1930s (hence comes the gown). The dress on the other hand can be any silhouette--even a ballgown--as long as it's ankle length or above. A good example of ballgown silhouette as dress is in the second image. BTW my favorite length and silhouette for bridal wear right now is Ballerina, just above the ankles and very full . . .

Photo: Sweet Light Studios

Dress and gown by Amy-Jo Tatum

15 comments:

The Dainty Dolls House said...

Both are gorgeous, so lovely. xx

Sam said...

I had no idea about the difference, thanks for clearing it up!Thank you for your kind visit, wish you well for the rest of the week!

{The Perfect Palette} said...

So pretty~

Ashley said...

Love the 2nd image. So classy

Kim Alston said...

I like the backdrop of the first one. So much fun! HAHA It just depends on what type of wedding you want.
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MOSAMUSE said...

sweet and chic!
xo
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Alicebridal said...

Beautiful dresses!

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feipeng wu said...

Thanks for sharing...
The white dress looks so beautiful...

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Dexter Louis said...

Gowns are very exciting dresses to wear on a wedding. My future-wife also wishes to wear a fantastic wedding gown on our special day.

Misha said...

Great bridal wear...hey do you have any suggestion about Indian Bridal Wear ??/

Sabhyata - Indian Fashion Boutique said...

I love your fashion boutique collection!!!

Designer Wear for Women said...

Awesome Designer Wear for Women.. !!!

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