Any gown can be converted into a wedding dress, especially if you’ve opted for a nontraditional theme. Here are some 2011 evening dresses for weddings with a twist.
At a traditional marriage event, you’re literally married to a certain look. If you wear a color other than white, your mother will be embarrassed. Your father will not approve. And your grandparents might choke on their champagne.
But these days couples are getting creative. They’re planning unions that represent their lifestyle. And they’re not afraid to play around with alternative interpretations of wedding attire.
If your ceremony is going to be nontraditional, what you wear can be too. You are definitely not restricted to shopping in a bridal shop. If your wedding plans do not adhere to a specific religion, you’ll have even more freedom to experiment without offending anyone.
Nondenominational ceremonies are the perfect venue to sport an unconventional design like Sherri Hill #2018. This ivory and gold beaded gown sewn from crinoline and tulle is just two steps to the left of a customary bridal dress. You’ll be testing the alternative waters in this mermaid cut, without venturing too deep.
Another possibility for a nondenominational event is Precious Formals #H3670. It’s a girly, knee-length silver design with layers of ruching and ruffles. This looks more like honeymoon lingerie, than an “I do” garment. And that’s the beauty of it.
We all know what the color white is meant to represent when you get married. And for most the message is only a gesture. For those who feel this intimation is old-fashioned I suggest La Femme design #14757.
Although it is a rose and smoke hued chiffon ensemble, it does carry a marital essence. It’s long, sweeping and romantic with a jeweled tank top. And the color combination would definitely be fitting for a woman who is walking down the aisle for the second or third time.
In 2011, evening dresses will be even cutting-edge. And this is a direct reflection of cultural trends. Couples pride themselves on building relationships that are distinct from their parents.
If you and your future spouse are edgy, you may be leaning toward a reception-only ceremony. After a quick trip to city hall, your atypical nuptials will be all about the party. Bye-bye customs, hello open bar, a masterful DJ, and your closest friends.
Reception-only weddings are no holds barred. You can get away with any color, and any cut. A disco-inspired silver design like Faviana’s #6539 will crush customs and celebrate innovation. It’s shiny and metallic with an illusion of whiteness.
Nika Designs outfit #3618 is another example of an unusual bridal style. And yet again, when you look at it, it has an unmistakable wedding essence. This cream, black, yellow and smoke colored chiffon selection is decorated with suspenders of jewels.
You can get away with using 2011 evening dresses in place of bridal gowns. Be inventive and you will create an extraordinary entrance on your day of wedded bliss.