i thought finding a perfect white dress to fit the feel of each individual shower, luncheon, party, and celebration would be easy. then i came to find it is so much harder than i ever thought and realized i should have been keeping an eye out for white dresses i really love long, long before i ever even had a ring on it. what? shopping for engagement party outfits before having the husband in tow? oh please, there's nothing creepy about planning ahead and being prepared.
so i created a go-to look book for white dresses for every type of bride.
the I'M SO RICH, I DON'T EVEN CARE bride
this marchesa lace gown with illusion neckline has a hefty price tag of $11,500. i'm willing to bet if this isn't the actual wedding dress, then you (or your parents) are doing something extraordinarily perfect to have this type of dough.
the I'M SWEET BUT ALSO FASHIONABLE AT THE SAME TIME bride.
this tibi tess jacquard peplum dress is perfect for the bride that wants to be up to date with the fashion trends (ie: peplum) but still maintain that sweet innocence of bridal elegance.
the HIP, EFFORTLESSLY BEAUTIFUL bride
there's something about this rachel pally dress that makes me want to go celebrate our upcoming nuptials and then be able to swan dive into bed without changing my clothes. the aurora maxi dress obviously also includes looking fresh and flawless the next morning. for a mere $238, this dress is my personal fave.
the DARING, BUT PULLS IT OFF QUITE WELL bride
despite the (what i think) scary looking model, this alice + olivia dress is so, so much fun! the azala boatneck sequin flare dress is perfect for a new years eve wedding? or a classy but still out of control bachelorette party.
the OH-SO-TRENDY, WAIT-TIL-YOU-SEE-MY-WEDDING-DRESS bride
if i could pull of this theia tuxedo style silk jumpsuit, with a price tag of $850, i can guarantee you i'd be sporting it for all of our showers, rehearsal, and perhaps my "travel outfit" to begin our honeymoon in style.
the ANTI WHITE bride
oh, so you're the bride that "doesn't want the attention" or you're too cool to wear penises in your hair for your bachelorette party? well this sue wong embellished illusion back sheath dress is for you! you will still look stunning with the glow of this j.lo skin colored beauty.
the I SHOULDN'T BE GETTING MARRIED bride
please. don't wear this bad cut out dress. this is what you wear to find the man before finding your husband. if you have this in your closet, make this and your lifestyle something of the past and pick up the next cutout dress...
the I'VE GOT IT ALL FIGURED OUT bride
any bride wearing this gucci spring 2010 rtw white cutout dress is a winner in my book! white AND cutout is a tough one to pull off (insert major fail in first white cutout photo) but any bride able to sport this deserves one heck of a hubby!
the I'M WATCHING MY SPENDING BUT STILL AWESOME bride
it's no secret weddings cost a lot of money. A LOT OF MONEY. so it makes sense to save on items where you can. for example, this lulu's motown white dress for just $38 won't hurt your bank account and you'll still look pure and ready to walk down the aisle with mr. right.
the WINTER bride
remember the friends episode when phoebe got married outside? how incredible
(err, more incredible-r?)
would she look if she wore this st. johns batwing sleeve techno twill trench?? it's pure beauty.
the CARRIE BRADSHAW, NOTHING BUT THE SHOES bride
i'd be lying if i said i didn't want these. the white simplicity of these christian louboutin heels with the touch of elegance and unexpected flair, my walk down the aisle would certainly resemble more of a "strut" if you will.
which is your favorite??