"What did she wear? How did she look?"
I do believe that these are the most asked question of guests returning from a wedding. Everyone wants to know what (and who) the bride wore, how she looked, if she changed.
There is no item of clothing as transformative as a wedding gown. It clothes the woman getting married, and serves as a visual marker of the life change that she just making. A wedding gown will speak as much to a woman's past as it will to her future, eliciting an immediate, visceral response herself and all who see her.
My brides of 2014 truly and without question shut it down this year. They just slayed me with their selections! From the bride who intends to dye her dress black and wear it once a year to the ladies who changed mid-reception into something more comfortable, each one took great time and care in selecting their wedding gown. These women were fearless in their selections, each one making a statement with personal touches that spoke to them and conveyed subtle messages to their guests.
With everything from the slightest variation away from the traditionally expected strapless gown, this year we found interest in asymmetrical necklines and bodices, textured fabrics, color, and cap sleeves. We even have a two-in one dress with a removable illusion neckline.
Let's take a look back at the real brides of 2014, at the dresses they wore, and how the wore them.