Happy Wedding Wednesday! Today's post features a beautiful, simple yet versatile gown from Anthropologie's sister brand, BHLDN. This dress is called the Dakota Gown and was designed by Nicole Miller. The site states that as "a timeless piece, this curve-hugging creation has carefully crafted folds in back and a strapless, sweetheart neckline that sets the stage for a statement necklace and earrings. Back zip. Silk, cotton; acetate, nylon tulle lining." I couldn't agree more but I've taken it to the next level, creating three looks for three different wedding themes that brides often gravitate towards; bohemian, vintage and princess. Of course as a glam stylist, I'll show you the glam bride version of each. Let me know which one's your favorite and as always, I'll make links available for each item in case you'd like it for yourself. Enjoy.
Boho Glam Bride
A bohemian glam bride is somewhat whimsical and goes with her own flow while keeping cool and sexy. The Dakota is fitted but the added cape with the embellished neckline add to the playfulness of the floral crown. The floral sash and lace shoes also play up the theme along with the chunky glam earrings. This boho-glam bride is ready to walk down the forest trailed aisle, into her lover's arms.
Vintage Glam Bride
This look is one of my favorites, hence why I did it at my own wedding. There's just something so romantic about a vintage look. I've given this bride a birdcage veil, vintage sash and matching bracelet. Her neck piece extends to her shoulder in draping pearls and crystals as any glamorous bride might do. The shoes are a peep-toe slip on with a brooch to bejewel even her feet. This vintage glam bride is ready to woo her mate into a promise of forever.
Princess Glam Bride
The princess bride often presents herself with a fuller a-line dress so my modern glam bride gets an add-on tulle skirt that will be removed later at the reception. To create the regal look, I've added a button down lace bolero with a bateau neckline that will serve as a beautiful background to the draping diamond and sapphire earrings. Her crown of jewels couldn't be more befitting and her secret lies at her feet, adorned in blue Manolo Blahnik shoes. With the full length Vera Wang veil creating a cloud of love around her, this princess is ready to wed her handsome prince.
Good luck to all brides!