Photos (clockwise from top left): Theia, Fancy Bridal, Jenny Packham, and Romona Keveza
Who can forget the only iconic wedding dress that wasn’t actually worn for a wedding? Audrey Hepburn’s in the 1957 movie Funny Face started the tea-length trend featuring capped sleeves, bateau neckline, and ball gown skirt. Three years earlier, Hepburn wore a wreath full of fresh roses in place of a veil or headpiece at her first marriage to Mel Ferrer. Her tea-length wedding dress designed by Pierre Balmain was almost identical to the one worn in Funny Face, but instead had wide chiffon long-sleeves. This utterly feminine style is short and sweet and shows off your ankles unlike most other traditional (long) wedding dresses. Plus, an added bonus, it’s easy to dance in! Check out our favorite look-a-likes above.
Whose iconic wedding dress inspires you? Let us know in the comments below!
Dresses by (clockwise from top left): Claire Pettibone; Wtoo Brides; Ines di Santo; David’s Bridal. All photos by Dan Lecca
Looking for a wedding dress for your spring wedding? You’re in luck. At the most recent bridal market, there were many dress trends that were just made for spring garden weddings. Here are a few of our favorites:
Floral Motifs: Floral patterns can be showcased on a wedding gown in a variety of ways – embroidery (as shown on the Claire Pettibone gown above), printed fabric, and 3D appliques are the most common.
Lace: This is an obvious one – lace is the ideal fabric for a spring wedding. It’s so feminine and classic, and is available in so many silhouettes, from ballgowns to sheaths, like this Wtoo Brides gown.
Blush: We love that pink is becoming such a popular hue for wedding gowns (hello, Jessica Biel!) – and it’s never more appropriate than in the springtime. Worried that a pink wedding dress won’t allow you to stand out the way a white one would? Let this jaw-dropping Ines di Santo gown prove you wrong!
Tea Length: If you’re getting married outside, there’s no need to get your hem dirty – choose a tea-length dress for a vintage vibe, and to show off your shoes! We adore this David’s Bridal style, as it features another springtime favorite – dotted fabric!
What wedding dress style are you wearing for your spring wedding? Let us know in the comments!