And for that, Mode, have created a film that breaks down how wedding dresses have transformed from 1915 to date. And that is in under 3 minutes.
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Being an expectant bride and mother can be momentous experiences on their own or simultaneously. If you are going to walk down the aisle with a baby bump in tow, there are some considerations that you have to keep in mind when looking for maternity wedding dresses.
With that being said, however, there are quite a lot of wedding dresses out there for mothers-to-be to wear on their big day. And below are some of the more notable examples.
Designed by Tiffany Rose, the Amelia gown is all about highlighting your baby bump. It’s jersey made from soft ivory lace hugs your upper body comfortably without making you too hot. It also comes with an elegant design from top to bottom which highlights any figure elegantly.
The Amelia dress comes in both mid length and full length variants. This way, you can pick which style suits you best on your wedding day.
Designed by Tiffany Rose, this wedding gown is made of a light fabric and is quite perfect for summer weddings. It’s design makes it easy to wear and the sleeves contain quite a lot of detail which gives the gown a rather elegant finish.
And if you are worrying about fitting issues, the dress does come with a stretch finish. This makes it easy to adjust to your body figure regardless of the stage of your pregnancy.
Tiffany Rose’s Eden dress is able to find a balance between Elegance and Simplicity. It comes with a stretch lace overlay design and is made from a lace that gives off a shimmering effect whenever the wearer moves.
All of this is then pulled by a satin belt on the west which highlights the wearer’s figure even more.
If the wedding is going to be set on a colder month like December or January, then this gown should be ideal for you. It is made from thick yet light lace with a streamlined design. It should conform to your figure while keeping you warm while still keeping everything elegant.
There is also an optional sash which can be placed on the belly to highlight your womb even more but makes it look smaller. And, to top things off, the gown ends on a fishtail-like design, giving the entire dress a flowing appeal.
One of the best gowns to come from the Tiffany Rose collection, the Verona is a gown made from eyelash lace which is then paired with a soft ivory jersey. It’s design is elegant enough but will complement your figure regardless of how well you are into your pregnancy.
And if you need a bit of proof on this gown’s popularity, a copy of it was worn by Julia Stiles on her wedding day. Knowing that the dress you wore has found its way into Hollywood should be enough to put a smile on any lady on their big day; apart from the main event, of course.
This dress comes with a scooped neck and off the shoulder design, giving it a timelessly elegant appeal. It comes with a simpler design all over which makes the gown a great partner for simple accessories.
The gown is made from a light lace material which allows the figure to breathe on a hot day. This makes the gown ideal for summer weddings or any wedding with a nature theme.
With a design adorned with fluttering lace sleeves, this ivory silk wedding dress looks like it stepped right out of a fairy tale. The gown was designed to make the wearer feel comfortable as they move while still retaining a great level of elegance.
And if you are wondering if this gown fits all stages of pregnancy, it does. It comes with a sash of silk satin which gives the dress a rather form-fitting yet tailored look.
Designed again by Seraphine, this dress keeps everything short yet dignified. It has a shorter hemline which pushes focus on your belly and allows you to move more.
The wedding dress is also designed to be flexible. This means that it will hug your figure comfortably on your wedding without restricting you on your waist.
This wedding gown is perfect for beach weddings and other open air events due to its flowing, elegant design. It’s waist was designed to hug the belly so the wearer can proudly show their figure.
Also, the dress uses a fine silk lace which allows the body to breathe. This should make anyone wearing it feel comfortable as they move.
This gown is designed by Pasduchas, this gown features the right kind of sexy with an off-shoulder design. If you are one that is a bit conscious with your baby bump, this gown should be an option as its design takes focus from your belly to your shoulder.
The gown comes in the traditional ivory white which is perfect for traditional weddings. But, if your wedding is far from traditional, the gown also comes in a bright wine color.
This gown is designed by ASOS, this gown sports embroidered flowers all over. It is then topped with vine patterns which completes the gowns earthy look.
The floral and sequin dress carefully treads the balance between formal and casual due to its sequin details and sleeveless design. As such, it is perfect for a wedding set out in the open air and during summer.
One of France’s best-known wedding gown lines for expectant mothers, the Envie De Fraise Flora line features a simply yet undoubtedly European flair with a sleeveless design and a V-neck. The gown features a knot just above your belly, giving your baby bump the right kind of attention.
And due to its simplicity, the Envie De Fraise flora gown is great when partnered with more elaborate accessories. If you are the one to walk down the aisle wearing a tiara or a jeweled headdress, this gown might be the one for you.
Choosing a maternity wedding gown can be daunting itself. To help alleviate some of the
stress from finding the best gown for you, here are a few tips to keep in mind.
First of all, do you want to emphasize the fact that you are pregnant or not? Your
answer to this question dictates your options for gowns as there are types out
there that either hide or highlight your baby bump.
If you are one that does not want to give too much emphasis on your growing belly,
then a gown with an empire waist or a lace overlay is a good option. But if you
are not one to shy away from showing your baby bump, it is best to find a dress
that comes with a satin mesh or a belt that highlights your belly more.
Usually, it will take a few months for you to get your wedding dress once you have
ordered it. That means your belly should have grown even bigger by the time
that gown arrives on your doorstep.
When looking for a gown for your big day, make sure that it does not hug your belly
too tightly as of testing if it fits. The rule of thumb is to add an inch of
your belly for each month from that day to your wedding. And, if you are not
that confident with math, you can always refer to the store’s sizing chart.
They will guide you in picking a dress that will comfortably fit you regardless
of how big your belly is going to get.
The materials that make up the gown can determine whether or not you will be
comfortable wearing it on your wedding day. Stick to fabrics that can stretch
as this will give your figure enough leeway so you won’t feel restricted as you
Fabrics like thulle and chiffon are lightweight and allow the body to breathe despite
the gown hugging the shape of your body. Jersey is also a great material as it
can stretch considerably, making wedding dresses made of this material ideal
for women on the later stages of their pregnancy.
Even if it is your big day, it would be best to not to go over the top. The reason
for this is that you are competing with your belly so having an overly designed
dress is going to make you look off. Also, an overly designed dress tend to be
cumbersome which will not do you any favors on your wedding.
Instead, look for a dress with a design simple enough that it captures your figure and
complements it. This way, the focus is shared between you and your baby bump
even as you walk down that aisle.
So which wedding gown works best for you? That is one thing that only you could
answer. When looking for the best wedding dress, it would be ideal that you
find a balance between Form and Function.
Simply put, that dress should be the kind of attire that can make you look good
without making you look uncomfortable. If you can do this, you can make
yourself elegant without sacrificing your ability to enjoy your big day.
Yes you read it right.
More than 20,000 wedding gowns are being sold off at knockdown prices.
Unfortunately, Berketex Bride went into administration back in November 2018. The business said it has eleven outlets an one in Dublin. Berketex had been serving the wedding market for over 50 years.
All this stock has gone to Auctioneers John Pye where you can buy for pennies on the pound.
Anyone hoping to grab a bargain will have to travel to Port Talbot, South Wales to get their hands on dresses from designers such as Emily Fox, Amy Hamilton, Rosetta Nicolini, Tom Flowers and Christina Sposa at significantly reduced prices.
South Wales (live now): Fridays 12pm – 3pm; Saturdays 10am – 2pm.
Marchington (commencing February 9th): Saturdays 10am – 2pm.
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The Wedding Beard
It used to be the case that only certain cultures of our society wore a beard but try walking down the street without seeing at least one. Yes, times have changed and beards are commonplace. With beards actually raising the standard of looking their best no doubt our grooms will want to parade their furry friends on their big day so today we are going to talk about how you might prepare your beard for that wedding.
Firstly note that not everyone can grow the same type of beards. So first thing is to know what suits you.
Like looking for that particular style of wedding suit, preparation begins months in advance for a well-manicured beard.
We suggest the ManCave beard oil is a reasonable product to keep the beard soft and itch-free.
But before anything else, let’s lay out some “ground rules” first.
The Do’s and Don’t’s of Having a Wedding Beard
The key to having a perfect Wedding Beard is just forgetting you have shears and shaving cream, right? Wrong. Growing that perfect beard is going to take a lot of care and a whole lot of common sense. In fact, there are a few things that you have to keep in mind.
When it comes to beards, just remember that the range of your options is inversely proportionate to your importance in the wedding. If you are a guest, then pretty much anything goes. This is true if you are attending the wedding on your own.
And even if you have your wife or girlfriend with you, your options for beards are going to be considerable. However, keep in mind that you might also be dragged into a lot of photo opportunities. As such, looking your very best will still matter.
However, if you are playing an important role in the wedding like the best man or, better yet,
the groom, then how you can style your beard is going to be limited. In fact, you might have to fight it out with your partner and family just to have a beard on your big day.
Either way, it is best that you pick the styles that highlight your best features. Which leads to our next point.
Ironically, the rule that brides have to follow with their wedding makeup applies to men and their wedding beards: pick one that reflects YOU, and not you putting on some costume.
If your everyday stubble goes along with almost every formal wear that you have ever worn, then adding a few centimetres of hair on your face is not going to hurt. If you have always looked good with a full-on beard, then trimming it at the edges would work well to your favour.
That being said, a wedding is not the time to do something cool with your beard. If you’re just fine with a regular beard, then showing up on the wedding looking like you’ve just stepped out of the 18th century is going to make heads turn; for all the wrong reasons.
Having the perfect wedding beard is actually finding a balance between letting things grow and cleaning up. Think of it like you are making sculpture out of a bush: you’d have to know where and how to trim things to add dimension.
And, of course, you can’t do this without the right tools. There are products out there like
Professor Fuzzworthy’s Beard Shampoo and Old Spice’s Sculpting Pomade that are going to give your beard the volume and luster it needs. Plus, these products can help you keep your beard in place when you opt for something stylish.
Investing on a good brush and comb will also do wonders. There are several products out there
that do come with a complementary comb or brush made specifically for beards.
As such, it would be best that you consider these items.
Growing a beard takes a lot of time. In fact, it would take you more than a month to grow a
beautiful patch of beard over your face for the wedding.
Planning to get a beard a few days before the wedding is not going to bode well for you. At the
least, you’ll get something pathetic. At worst, you’ll end up with something that looks scraggly and unkempt. And no, even the best growth oils out there like Growther Beard Growth Oil can’t get your face blanketed with enough facial hair in such a short amount of time.
Give yourself at least a week to a full month to grow a beard and then trim and care for it. Not only will you end up with something majestic but you’ll send a signal that you have actually made an effort in making yourself look good to everybody; especially if you have an important role in the wedding.
And while we’re on the issue of last-minute decisions, never ever shave your beard on the night before the wedding. Not only does this mean that you are going to throw out months of work literally down the drain, but you’d end up with a haphazard shaved look. Think of it this way: you can’t expect to remove an entire beard of your face overnight without leaving stubble here and there.
The Best Wedding Beards Today
Now that these concerns are out of the way, let’s get to the part of actually growing your beard. Sure, you can grow your beard however you like but there are some styles out there are more suitable to a wedding. Here are some of them:
One of the more trending styles today, the Imperial style is traditional enough to give men that “macho” vibe. However, it has an artistic flair to it to give anyone wearing a bird that much-needed class.
Imperial style beards have a standard beard that measures up to an inch in volume along the lower jaw. However, this is then topped with a full moustache that curves upwards at the side.
The imperial style works well if you have short yet styled hair. Also, it works great for men with long faces but are of average height.
This style is quite popular because it is easy to grow and manage. All you have to do is to let
your beard grow for a week and then trim it at the edges just before the wedding day. There are trimming kits readily available online that can give your beard the dimensions it needs. Also, this style is best for men with round-shaped heads.
For the ultimate of dashing manliness, the Full Beard is your best option. This style is quite straightforward a concept as it simply means you allow your beard to cover your entire face and have it reach as far as your Adam’s Apple.
However, the key to success here is to reduce the “fuzziness” of your beard. That means you have to constantly trim it at the edges especially at the lower sections. This way, your beard takes on a more bulb-like shape by following the contours of your chin.
Also, this is the style that is going to take the longest to prepare. If you don’t have the genes to grow facial hair that fast, it can take months for you to get a full beard. As such, it’s best that you start growing your beard as soon as you get that wedding invitation.
Like the Imperial Style, Full Beards complement equally fashionable hairstyles. In this case, a high and tight haircut goes well for your full beard or even a simple barber’s cut. The point is that your hair should be shorter than your beard if you want to take full advantage of this style.
For men that are not genetically predisposed for full-on beards, this is the best (and sometimes only) option. It’s also the fastest style to grow as you can have one just by opting not to shave for a day or 3.
However, the key here is to maintain that thin stubble and prevent it from growing a centimetre further. Again, there are trimming and styling kits online that can help you shave off extra bits of hair. If done right, what you’ll end up with is a quasi-bearded yet still rugged face.
Another popular beard style, the French is great for men with round faces or those with a less-pronounced chin. To get this style, all you have to do is to grow a full beard and then shave off the unwanted areas. These are the sides at the cheeks and at the lower jaw.
What you will end up is a beard that covers your chin and connects to your moustache. It would be even better if you can maintain a soul patch below your lower lip to give your beard a crown or anchor-like appearance.
If you want to take things a bit further, you can let the beard grow into a medium stubble. This will make the French style even more pronounced by giving your beard extra layers. After that, all you have to do is just trim off the edges and prevent things from growing any further.
It’s often said that growing a perfect beard is hard. That is not exactly true if you already have the tendency to grow facial fuzz within a few days. The challenge comes in committing to a certain style and maintaining the health and luster of your beard before the big day.
there are products and tools out there that can help you grow, trim, and style
our beard. A wedding is a momentous and stylish event, after your face.
The actress Hilary Swank ties the knot with social entrepreneur Philip Schneider in a stunning yet intimate wedding location close to her California home.
Alexandra Macon of Vogue detailed the joys for us.
Hilary wore a white lace and embroidered dress by Ellie Saab Couture for her fairytale ceremony. Mariska Hargitay served as her maid of honour while fellow actor and Supernatural star Misha Collins were amongst the guests.
The gown comprised of 25 meters of Chantilly lace, eight meters of silk chiffon, furthermore six meters of organza silk. It took 150 hours to create with 70 hours of that focused exclusively on embroidery. Seven people made the dress, including three seamstresses, two petites mains, one patternmaker, and above all, the head of the atelier. “I have loved Elie Saab for years and was thrilled he designed my dress,” Hilary says. “I wanted something romantic that felt as timeless as the redwood grove where we were to be married, and he consequently delivered. Designing something that far surpassed my greatest expectations, as a result it was certainly everything I imagined and more.”
Of the setting, most noteworthy, “It was timeless. There is just no other way to describe it.” explained Hilary. The couple said their vows in intimate redwood grove populated with trees that are over 800 years old.
Looking to have a wedding that is truly personal to your being? A good tip is to mull over what resonates with you, whether you want all your brothers and sisters in particular colours, or that as an environmentalist you’d want to press the point home around using recycled or sustainable goods and products.
Whatever it is, jot it down and keep doing this. Oftentimes, the ‘resonation’ comes to you unexpectedly when exercising, or having doing something quite unrelated! Over a time, you’ll have put together a vision of what you truly would like to have on the rare day where you get to call the shots in having that perfect day. Then the rest is simpler to execute, if you have a wedding planner give them the vision, otherwise do it yourself pick up things in advance. Half the fun is in the journey
Ever wonder why brides wear veils on their wedding day. What is the significance of that delicate fabric covering your face? That can only be removed when it is time for the groom to kiss the bride.
Ellen Scott just got the answer to that.
Veils came into practice at different points in different cultures, and have seen dips and increases in their popularity. But here are the main reasons and theories behind a bride’s NEED to wear a veil.
Wedding veils started being a thing in Roman times, when brides were covered from head to toe in a massive red veil called ‘flammeum’.
Why? Because Romans were scared of evil spirits popping into the ceremony to curse the couple. They thought that making it look like the bride was on fire would scare them off. Makes sense.
And their ‘purity’. Agh.
It’s all to do with being covered, and the veil being a thinly veiled (pun intended) reference to the hymen. Veil intact, virginity intact. So you can go right ahead and get wedded.
Think about it this way: whoever unwraps a present is the owner, right?So through the ages, tradition has stated that the father of the bride must lower the veil on his daughter’s face, in order to ‘gift’ her to her new husband.
More often than not, brides take inspiration for their wedding dresses from catwalks, fairs or movies. They get the inspiration and picture that perfect wedding dress for their dream wedding. Today we focus on the runway and look at how catwalk dresses may play a part on your day.
And here are some more inspiration for all of you who are planning your wedding for the coming summer.
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Each bride is different. Each have their own type of dress and type of wedding they wanted to have. And so being unique is a wonderful yet hard thing to do.
So it is always helpful to attend bridal shows, fairs and fayres. So that you can get fresh new ideas.
For these year’s Bridal Fashion week, here are some of the unique styling ideas that has been gathered by Bibby Sowray
The social bride
There’s no getting away from social media these days so you may as well embrace it on your wedding day, says Reem Acra. The designer sent models down the runway with bedazzled selfie sticks and sporting sparkling headphones – no doubt inspired by Dolce & Gabbana. It’s a bold move, but if you’re a bride who can’t bear to be apart from your social media accounts, this is the look for you.
Frida Kahlo flower crowns
Naeem Khan never disappoints, and for autumn/winter 2016 he was inspired by Frida Kahlo’s favoured placement of flowers in her hair to create a wonderful riff on the tired flower crown trend.
Capes and capelets
Capes never loose their classic elegance so are the perfect alternative to a veil. They can be long, simple and sweeping, like at Pronovias, or short and detailed like at Flora.
There’s no reason why you can’t be your own something blue. Coloured gowns are becoming more and more common and an icy blue hue is just right for a winter wedding. Marchesa’s epic ombre gown is a dream, while Houghton’s holographic, palest blue sequins are just the thing for the more adventurous bride.
Being a bride is really stressful, so why not be comfortable while you’re doing it. Try sparkling skater shoes – which remain very much on-trend – or a delicate lade hoodie to add a casual edge to a bridal look.
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And for that, Mode, have created a film that breaks down how wedding dresses have transformed from 1915 to date. And that is in under 3 minutes.
Click the picture below to see the video.
Every girl dreams being a princess at one point in their life. And more often than not, it is realized on the day of their wedding.
Who would not feel like a princess when you wear the wedding dress of your dreams?
And to give you some insights on what real life princesses wedding gowns would look like, take a peek on the list made by Aemilia Madden.
Princess Sofia of Sweden, 2015
Sofia Hellqvist married Prince Carl Philip of Sweden wearing a gown by Swedish designer Ida Sjöstedt.
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How about you? Which one do you like best?