The Trends of Wedding Dresses 2011

The mainstream bridal dresses present gorgeousness and retro. The dreamlike lavender make brides so romantic. The beautiful race interprets sex appeal and elegance. Unlike that fashionable clothing vary every year with the alternation of the seasons, the style and the detail of bridal gowns vary each year relatively slowly, precisely and always aesthetically. Wedding gowns need a stately and implicit beauty. This year the romance is still a big theme of wedding dresses. Whether traditional or modern series wedding gowns, the luxury models or simple models are surrounded with romance.

Trend 1: Easy to Complex

The trend is just like a circle, neat lines and simple style bridal gowns, which are popular a few years ago, fade away this year. The mainstream style of bridal gowns 2011 has returned back to complex and retro style from simple style. Some retro-elements-added traditional gorgeous styles enjoy high favor among the people. Among them the biggest change is introducing the decorative elements, which are often used in design of fashionable dresses, such as lace, hand embroidery patterns, beaded, crystal, fold, bowknot, flowers and graceful lines, which endow the wedding dresses 2010 and 2011 with nostalgic beauty.

Trend 2: White is no longer the only color

Of course, white is forever the popular color of the bridal dresses, however increasingly no longer the only choice for bride. Some light elegant colors, such as beige, off-white, ivory, champagne, light blue, also become the popular series colors of the bridal gowns. For the selection of bridal gowns, champagne wedding dresses make the bride of black hair look more refined and elegant; light blue or pink wedding gowns make fair-skinned bride look more lively and moving. In addition, for the design of the bridal dresses, the designers have broken through the concept of white gauze and added other colors and decorative embellishment to make wedding dresses styles more diverse and multi-level.

Trend 3: Accessories back to minimalism

Wedding gowns accessories mainly contain headdresses, necklace and earrings. A pair of exquisite earrings, a diamond necklace of simple lines, and even a small carved diamond barrette is enough to match the perfect bridal gowns. This minimal combination assembles not only the cheap wedding gowns, but also reveal retro and gorgeousness.

Reusing Your Wedding Dress

The celebrations are over and your married life has just begun. Reliving the events of your amazing day you sit longingly gazing at the dress bag that contains your beloved wedding gown. If only I could use it again, you ask yourself and why wouldn’t you want to use it again?! After all the time you spent looking for the one, the money spent on buying it and of course the joy that you had wearing it! Traditionally it is dry cleaned and passed down the family for the future daughter or granddaughter to wear on their big day…. however i certainly wouldn’t have wanted to wear my mother’s flouncy gown with its huge array of bows! Here we give you some ideas and options of what to do with your wedding dress rather than leave it stored away in the dark depths of the back of the wardrobe in the hope that one day it will be worn again.

Alter it – Why not have your bridal gown professionally dyed so that it can be worn as an evening dress or a ball gown. A seamstress could shorten it and restyle it to transform it into a stunning cocktail dress. You could even wear it again to renew your vows!

Wrap/Shawl – A wrap or shawl to compliment your existing outfit on a night out or more formal occasion. Several could be made and dyed out of your gown. If you have any intricate beading or specific detail on your bridal gown this could be incorporated into the wrap itself.

Quilt – Turn it into a quilt! A great project for a family member or friend and makes a beautiful item for you to keep and cherish. Alternatively smaller quilts could be made to give as personal gifts to future children or grandchildren, nieces, nephews or god children.

Christening gown – Imagine seeing your children on their Christening Day in what was once your own unique gown that you stood and wed their father in. A true heirloom that would be treasured and passed down generations.

Communion dress – Make a first communion dress for your daughter, granddaughter or a friend’s daughter.

Pillow – You could make some decorative pillows with the fabric from the dress. Perfect to give as gifts for new arrivals of friends and family, you could even embroider the children’s names and birthdays on them.

Table runners – An aisle runner could be made from your bridal gown, depending on the amount of fabric you have. This is a great way of incorporating some of your wedding gown into your future children’s big days and passing on the tradition. A table runner could also be made out of the fabric. Great as a finishing touch to that dining table or to bring out on occasions.

Handbags – Use the fabric to make some handbags. Keep some for yourself and the others would make a wonderful ‘Something Old’ for a special someone who is about to be a bride.

Dolls and Teddies – Who could resist a teddy bear made out of your wedding gown or a doll in a wedding dress? A lovely way of keeping the memories alive to see your daughter or granddaughter playing happily with something made from the fabric that made you so happy.

Fabric flowers – A beautiful option is to turn your bridal gown into a bouquet of stunning fabric flowers. Once your flowers have been created use a hot glue gun to attach them to some plastic stems. Keeping them out on display will help keep the memories alive. These flowers could also be turned into hair accessories and worn to jazz up that everyday outfit. They could also be lent to future brides to wear as their ‘something borrowed’

Frame it – Does your bridal gown have an amazing bodice, flowers, lace, embroidery, corsets and buttons. Parts of your dress could be mounted and put into a frame, turning it into a beautiful work of art to commemorate your day. This can be hung anywhere in your home. Imagine the smile you would have each time you walk past it!

Sell it – If you’re one that doesn’t mind to part with your gown then sell it on! Why not help make another bride’s day the dream they have always envisaged. You get some cash in your pocket and they get the discount dress that they truly desired but their budget could not quite stretch to.

Donate it – Could you consider donating your bridal gown? Cheap wedding dresses don’t grow on trees, as you already know! Charity shops would welcome your gown with open arms and just think, you wouldn’t be just fulfilling another bride’s wedding day but helping out your choice of a very worthy cause.

Trash the Dress – Go on, I dare you! Trash the dress, also known as Rock the frock and Fearless bridal consists of having a photography session after your big day in your gown alongside your husband. On your wedding day you probably went to extreme lengths not to have that train stood on or that glass of red wine splattered across the front of your gown. The ultimate mission here is to be as daring as you like in getting your gown as ruined as you can! From jumping in the sea, to making sand or snow angels, walking through a muddy field in your wellington boots to having a paint fight. It could be as wacky as you want it! At the end you have a unique piece of art to add alongside your wedding album to look back on and share with fond memories as you both grow old together.

We hope we have given you some inspiration. Now go dig out that wedding dress you once couldn’t bear to part with!

Information On Ways To Help You Save Money On Your Wedding Dress

Buying a wedding dress is a very painstaking process. It is one aspect of the entire event that you will spend a lot of money on. The venue, the cake and the dress are the main money pits. But just because this is the typical trend does not mean you need to follow it too. There are a number of different ways in which you can save a lot of money on the wedding dress.

One way to save money is to order the dress in advance. The longer is the time duration between the date of order and the wedding date the cheaper it will be for you. When deciding on the type of dress different materials, trimmings, styles and designs can affect its price. The fees of the seamstress will be standard but on everything else you can save a lot of money. If you buy all the materials yourself it will be cheaper for you that if you get it from the seamstress itself. If you decide to have a plain but elegant dress then the cost of trimmings will come down considerably.

Another way to save cash is to shop around. There are a number of boutiques and retail stores that have a wonderful line of dresses of every style and in varied colors. You should visit each one and look at their entire line. Choose from all the options you will see and make a list of the ones you liked the most. Then compare the prices of the ones you have short-listed and pick the cheapest one. Also, on these rounds don’t go for the high end designer ones or the couture line, those will be unnecessarily expensive. The stores will also have a discount rack that usually has many great options at slashed rates. There are also whole sale stores that have a special on wedding dresses once or a few times each year. Try to make it for those sales.

Another great way is to alter your mother’s dress to make it fit you. This way you only pay for the alterations. Also wearing your mother’s dress is very sentimental and symbolic. If this is not an option for you then you can even rent the perfect dress which will cost you only a fraction of the real price. Seeing as you will probably be wearing this dress only once in your life, this could be a wonderful option.

Gorgeous Wedding Dress Trends of 2010

It’s that time! Choosing your wedding dress is so important, and it is vital that you find the right dress for you. This year we have a whole mixture of wedding dress styles from different eras and cultures. Some of the styles are familiar, and some of them are just emerging onto the scene. Here is what’s popular for 2010.

Silhouettes. These dresses hug the body tightly, and give you the chance to show off those curves. The silhouettes have been all-the-rage for years now, and their popularity doesn’t seem to be dying down. If you have the tall, slim, hourglass figure, this dress is great for you.

Similar to the silhouettes are the mermaid dresses. For years now, the mermaid dress has been popular for proms. They look just as amazing in white. The mermaid dress follows the tightly fitted fad, but instead, the skirt fans out from the bottom of the dress, adding a little bit of original flavor that’s ideal for the woman who really wants to stand out.

The ballgown style wedding dress is more traditional than average, but it never gets old. This dress is the quintessential example of the wedding dress, and will never cease to be adored. You will be able to show off the shape that you want, hide the things that you don’t want, and experience the royal feeling that every woman desires.

The more things change, the more they stay the same. The 50’s were spectacular, and this year we are bringing back the belted waists and frills. These dresses are perfect for outdoor weddings as with many of these dresses, the skirt is not overly long. Whether you want the pixie look, or the very elegant, traditional look, the 50’s dresses come in all shapes, sizes, and styles, so it shouldn’t be difficult finding the one that you love.

Along with the 1950’s influence, comes the tea-length dress. This dress looks great with a few accessories. A bow or even a belt works very nicely with this dress. The skirt also falls just below the knee, giving you the chance to show off some great shoes!

Grecian goddess dresses can make you seem wise beyond your years. This dress is perfect for a tall woman. It often has the large cut-out at the back of the dress, and is usually accompanied by a series of thin straps. The dress is usually very lightweight, but is often heavily layered with some asymmetry here and there, creating a little tension and disorganization.

Take these gorgeous trends into consideration when searching for the perfect wedding gown. Chances are that women will be turning to these styles within the next couple of years, so we want to be ahead of the game. It’s your special day, and you don’t want to look back and regret picking the wrong dress. Look everywhere that you possibly can so when you find a great dress, you will know it’s the right one.