Bridal – Fairy tale wedding dresses
Many brides want something out of the ordinary on their big day. A castle setting often inspires a more lavish style wedding and therefore fairy tale wedding gowns to match.
Below you will see a range of charming fantasy wedding gowns that I’ve selected for you. With fairy tale wedding dresses, as well as buying from the high street, you may wish to work with a designer or have your own ideas:
Crank up the star wattage is this Hollywood starlet-esque gown by paying homage to the glamour and sophistication of the golden era of couture. A mixture of severity and beauty, dramatic yet soft, this dress would not go amiss on today’s red carpet. But let’s look at the shape: This mermaid style gown is perfect for standard shapes to create some curves and for hourglass figures: it will accentuate your natural curvaceous shape. Petites need not avoid such headline grabbing pieces either as the halterneck, bow detail and the ruched mermaid hem will keep the eye running vertically up and down the body in a straight line in a straight line. All these figure-fixing tips are explained in our body shape e-books, for more information about this style of dress visit www.ianstuart-bride.com.
For those of you who desire a little decadence then this beautiful gown is evocative of the opulence and decadence of Marie Antoinette’s court. She was reportedly a fashion icon in her day and a bit of rebel so take a sprinkle of that sass when wearing this dress to keep it modern.
Pear shapes in particular will really suit this style, the A-line will skim over hips and thighs while the off the shoulder neckline and detailing at the top of the bodice will give the illusion of a wider top half and serve as a focus point. There are more figure fixing tips in our body-shape e-books.
Whatever style you decide on, it’s worth remembering that the back view is as important as the front for most ceremonies, where the guests will be behind you. The floral detail is fun and adds that little ooh la la! www.ianstuart-bride.com.
Cinderella will go to the ball. And boy will she make an unforgettable entrance. This dress is all about indulging your every girlish whim. It’s a great shape to create a sense of drama but actually the fitted bodice is a flattering choice for many body shapes in particular for fuller brides as it ‘holds and moulds,’ and for a full bust the scalloped neckline is most flattering, meanwhile the wide skirt creates a smaller looking waist.
It’s fun to try a range of dresses on to see the effects, have a go on a large skirt just to witness the wow factor. www.hollywooddreams.co.uk
This is a marmite dress – not for every bride but for those who want to take a less conventional guise and want to really make a statement it has the dramatic impact angle covered! Poetic drapes of raspberry on a bed of overlapping flowers make this dress powerful but still princess pretty. Pear shapes will benefit from the balance of the upper sleeve and collar details, as will those taller brides. www.ianstuart-bride.com.