Do I have to answer this silly question? Of course it’s a huge, enormous DO! Are we sick of saccharine traditions? Are we sick of penguin-like grooms and whipped-cream brides? Yes, we are.
Weddings don’t have to be cheesy. Tacky. Expensive. Or even worst; they’re supposed to me a magic moment where true love achieves its glory and ties two lovers together. So if the bride is a Siouxsie and the Banshees fan why on Earth should she dress like Barbie Bride?
Why don’t go for a dark wedding dress so to shock your poor granny and give your relatives something to talk about for months? You can be a gorgeous Morticia, a wonderful Elvira, floating in your black chiffon layers.
Unfortunately black is not trending very much in the 2013 bridal collections, but chances are that if you would go for black than you would also go for a magnificent deep red like Vera Wang and Oscar de la Renta are feeling this year! I am so loving De La Renta pre-raphaelite bride.
The real trend is white with black details, like black lace, black ribbons or black embroidery. I think it is very classy and amazing, and it could suit the dark lady as well!
Atelier Aimée is one of my favourite bridal brands. The designs are absolutely princess-like, but always elegant and never tacky:
And now the black wedding dresses: Atelier Aimée again, Francesca Miranda.
Now you feel like marrying, am I right? So there you are a couple of tips if yo don’t have a good 30.000$ to spend on a wedding dress. Who said evening gowns cannot be used as a wedding dress? It’s 2013 for goodness sake! At the end of the day, now many brides started wearing simple dresses, and since weddings are often more frugal, and they’re often not the first ones (second, third…) and also not between 25 years old… a simple cut dress is the way to go in most cases. Have a look at the following styles and see if you can find one that you love! (I personally love Marchesa evening gowns! They are astounding!)