While the bridal gown has gone through some serious redefining the past few years, the traditional is proving a definite mainstay as well. Since Kate Middleton's walk down the aisle, the high collared gown with long sleeves and a full skirt has made quite a comeback:. So how do you know if you're a traditional bride? If everything you touch is timeless, refined, sophisticated, consider yourself traditional. A Hermes scarf and cashmere turtleneck could be your everyday signature look.
Your Dress: An A-line or sheath either strapless or with bateau or V-neck. You love any fabric that has understated elegance like traditional duchesse satin and peau de soie.
Favorite Designers: Rosa Clara, Kenneth Pool, Carolina Herrera, Reem Acra, Amsale, Anne Barge, Peter Langner, Stewart Parvin
Your Venue: A mansion, country club or sprawling estate defines your dream wedding site.
Veiled: A drop veil tacked to the back of a bun or long and flowing yards of tulle.
Unveiled: A tiara of courseTouch #1 Wearing taffeta or satin: As far as fabrics go these are the classics. The above dress is a taffeta in a bouffant silhouette---something very traditional as well. Photo by John T Photography
Touch #2: Long Sleeves--The traditional bride has roots in modesty and covering up the arms can symbolize discretion in dressing as well as elegance especially covered in lace . . . .Photo by Taralynn Lawton PhotographyTouch #3: Traditional Silhouette ballgown or bouffant, a full skirt with or without the train is a very traditional touch. This gown is silk bridal satin with a structured bouffant skirt and waist cummerbund evoking Grace Kelly's iconic dress from her 1956 wedding. Photo by Samantha Smith Photography
Touch #4: Timeless Headwear--Above: The classic of all wedding classics, mantilla veil and below the cloche headpiece made of Venise lace also inspired by Grace Kelly//Photo by Samantha Smith PhotographyTouch #5: The Allover Lace Dress--There's nothing more bridal on a dress than allover lace. Pair that up with a long and flowing Cathedral length veil and you are the ultimate traditional bride . . . .Photo by Jim Vetter Photography
All gowns and headwear by Amy-Jo Tatum