Wouldn't you agree? The wedding dress has gone through some radical redefining the past few years and classic silhouettes have once again found a special niche in bridal fashion. With a few variations, the high collared dress with long sleeves has made a definite comeback. So how do you know if you're a traditional bride? Ask yourself these questions: Is everything you touch in your everyday wardrobe timeless, refined, sophisticated? If so, consider yourself traditional. If a Hermes scarf and cashmere turtleneck could be your everyday signature look, imagine your wedding dress an A-line with bateau or V-neck. You love any fabric that has understated elegance like traditional duchesse satin and peau de soie. Look for designers who use classic lines and fabric to their best advantage like Carolina Herrera, Rosa Clara, Kenneth Pool, Amsale, Anne Barge, Peter Langner, Stewart Parvin and Reem Acra. Below are a few of my faves from my own collection. . .The finger tip pouf veil paired up with and allover lace bodice and sheath silhouette with long tight sleeves is a total classic . . . . .
The Mantilla veil above and cathedral length beauties below are iconic symbols of the traditional bride. So are the silhouettes in satin, tulle and allover lace.
All dresses and head chic by Amy-Jo Tatum
Photo 1: Johnny T Photography//Makeup by Prettiologie//Hair by Salon Glam//From The Destinations Shoot
Photo 2 and 3: Pixamage//Makeup Necia Whitmore//Hair by Kao Vey//From The Veiled Shoot//The Finger Tip Pouf Veil
Photo 4: Makeup by Prettiologie//Hair by Pins and Curls//From The Classic To Cutting Edge Shoot//The Mantilla Veil
Photo 5: Behind the scenes shot from Wine Country Rustic Shoot//Makeup and hair--Julie Morgan//The Single Layer Cathedral Veil dappled in pieces of Chantilly Lace
Photo 6: Jim Vetter Photography//Hair and Makeup by Moderne Beauty//From Art Deco Meets City Modern Shoot//Antique Cathedral Veil with dappled Lace and tulle head pouf
Photos 7-8 by Bride Chic//The Double-Tiered Cathedral Veil with The Rose Headband
Photo 9 by Larry Placido//From The Meet Me In The Park Shoot///