Sunday October 16, 2011
Would you wear an ethereal-style wedding dress?
When it comes to dresses in general, my favorite word is ethereal. Wedding dresses are no exception. There’s something to be said about that romantic, otherworldly look where you might as well look like a fairy emerging from a forest. It’s light, airy, and just overall whimsical.
To me, I love the beautiful look of all things girly, lacey and covered in flowers. Yes, I know it’s not for everyone; but I can only hope my wedding dress could look half as delicate and pretty as these designers’ new collections. There’s a special magical touch to them.
Reem Acra’s beautifully textured dress is my favorite of the ethereal gowns I’ve seen at Bridal Market so far. It’s sheer, yet modest. Flowy, but not so much that it drowns the bride in yards of unnecessary tulle or organza. I think a lot of girls of various body types could pull off this gown. Wish I could have the opportunity to give it a whirl on the dance floor, just to try it out.
I was wowed by another Claire Pettibone wedding dress with this non-traditional colored wedding gown. Now as a traditionalist, I know you’d think I’d be completely sold on pure white only. But here is something just so captivating about the ivory and soft rose undertones. This is another type of ethereal. It’s less forest imp and more, “I’m a beautiful damsel walking the French countryside.” While not poofy, it’s very princessy to me. Honestly, I wouldn’t be surprised if a baby deer walked on the runway next and a small little blue bird landed on her finger. But it’s this kind of dress that makes me believe in romance and love stories. If only I was 5’11” and a size 4, then we’d be talking.
This Ines de Santo wedding gown takes ethereal to a powerful new level. It reminds me more of the Sirens, beautiful mermaid-like creatures who would seduce men to take control. This dress has both delicate beauty and a fierce sexiness to it. I really think I could rock this dress on the dance floor with no problem. Not sure my mom would approve of the high slit though.
This Kenneth Pool dress walks a fine line between tailored princess and ethereal romantic. However, I put it in this group because I love the texture on the dress. Soft, frilly, and flowery textures are so in when it comes to wedding dresses. It adds that next dimension that silk or taffeta can’t even come close to accomplishing. What’s even better about this dress is that I know I could pull this baby off. The fact that it’s not really a ball gown, but rather an extra full A-line is PERFECT for my body type. And with the right accessories, I know I could pull off the perfect ethereal look I’m going for.
What about you? Would you want to try to pull off the romantic, ethereal look?