Winter Wedding Dress Options
As brides flock to the Outer Banks this weekend for the 14th annual Wedding Weekend and Expo, to meet and select all of their wedding vendors, many may not have considered their dress options. True, the busiest time for weddings in the Outer Banks typically falls during the middle of the year. However, love doesn t always wait for fireflies and warm summer breezes.
Fortunately for winter brides, fashion doesn t die when the last tourist crosses the causeway. In fact, if you re a woman who loves layers and covets accessories and textures, you re in luck! This time of year, more is better.
Many of the 2012 wedding dress trends, from illusion necklines to lace sleeves, work wonderfully for the winter beach bride.
Illusion necklines have long been considered for the demure bride who desires coverage in places that would otherwise be bare. However, designers have added a touch of sensual to the sexy strapless silhouette, lending it an air of mystery. In 2012, illusion necklines are more modern than modest. For the bride braving the cooler weather, this neckline is ideal. While a bride desiring a traditional look may want an illusion neckline with sleeves, the modern bride can easily incorporate this sheer look into her trendy one-shoulder gown.
Color is also making an appearance this year, in the form of blush or pale pink recently seen on Reese Witherspoon for her wedding to Jim Toth. In years past, brides have bucked tradition by adding color in sashes and bows. However, this year, brides who aren t fond of white can saunter down the aisle in a stunning pink wedding gown. It isn t for everyone, but it gives a bride the option to stray from tradition while still keeping frills and romanticism in her look.
When scouring wedding boutiques, remember the advice of Hubert de Givenchy, the dress must follow the body of a woman, not the body following the shape of the dress. If necessary, overlook the trends and wear a style complementary to your body and a dress in which you ll feel comfortable celebrating your Love in the Outer Banks.