Which Bridal Gown Works Best For You?

Look taller and slimmer: A floor length trumpet gown is the best choice for petite brides; the horizontal lines have a ” telescope effect ” that appears to lengthen the body.


Define your waist: Full skirts with sash nips in the waist gives the illusion of curves at the lower half of the body.


Flaunting your shoulders: Broad shoulders look proportional when balanced by the weight of a dramatic skirt.


Balance your shape: A-line gowns makes a heavy bottom look smaller while the corseted bodice instantly slims the waist


Enhance your bust: Folds in the bodice add to the shape lines and draw the eye upward.

Minimising your bust: Tank dresses with wide straps are ideal for full busted women.

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Masters of Design and Style

Oscar de la Renta

He talks about brilliant beginnings: An apprenticeship with the famous designer Cristóbal Balenciaga paved the way for the debut of the first  Oscar d era Renta collection in 1965. Since then, his own artistic genius and his modern ingenuity have helped him to build an empire of fashion. The Dominican native designed his first ready to wear bridal collection in 2006 and since then his bridal gowns  have already been worn by thousands of brides, including Katherine Heigl and Jenna Bush.

Signature style: “The dresses I make are for the most extraordinary day of a woman’s life,” says de la Renta, who is known for her use of rich ornaments and curvaceous figures. “For that reason, everything is very feminine.

Words of Wisdom: Try as many dresses as you can, do not limit yourself to a single silhouette. “Never before have there been so many options!” He says. “For me, that’s inspiring.”

About this dress: The drama¡tic silhouette of this gown reflects the Oscar de La Renta   Latin background. “It’s sleek cut and volumne at the bottom reminds you of a Spanish dancer”.

Vera Wang

A former Vogue editor, this New Yorker turned fashion designer and opened her first bridal shop in 1990. In addition to having dressed notable brides such as Uma Thurman, Victoria Beckham and Chelsea Clinton, she Brings haute couture designs to the masses.

Signature style: “My designs are original, modern and imperfect,” says Wang. ” I’m trying to bring something interesting and unusual to everything I do. ”

Words of Wisdom: “Be honest with yourself – in your taste and what fits your body better,” he says. “My ideal bride is a girl who really knows who she is and who she wants to be”.

About this dress: Inspired by the pale pink ballerina dresses of Edgar Dega paintings, there’s a tremendous focus on the narrow waistline and full skirt.

Carolina Herrera 

The world-famous Venezuelan aristocrat attended her first fashion show -Balenciaga- at the young age of 13, who inspired her to introduce her own line in 1981. She created her first bridal collection in 1987, after Caroline Kennedy put a special order for her wedding  day. Herrera’s designs – each as timeless as her signature shirt – have attracted everyone from Jackie Onassis to Renée Zellweger.

Signature style: Fashions come and go, but brides consistently return to Herrera for an elegant, modest, and flawlessly tailored dress.

Words of Wisdom: Herrera is firm in making important decisions alone. “You go and buy the dress for yourself,” she says. “Many opinions only confuse you, and at the end of the day, only yours matters”

About this dress: “The  silk satin and lace dress with the three quarter sleeve, and removable skirt is exactly as I see the bride today, romantic, feminine, and sophisticated”, she says.

Vera Wang Fall 2013 Bridal Collection

Vera Wang ‘s new bridal collection is back to the traditional colors of white and ivory, after brakeing the boundries for two season with sahdes of black , nude and red she has once again dazzeled the audience with yet another outstanding collection.

“The 2013 Fall bridal collection reflects an exploration of laces and hand-wrought, placed appliquéd and tossed onto an assortment of light, airy confections with a casual nonchalance. This study in femininity and romance celebrates the wedding gown in a new take on classicism and ornamentation.” explains Vera Wang


Carolina Herrera Bridal Fall 2013

Carolina Herrera introduces her Fall 2013 Bridal Collection inspired by the essence of glamour, evoking the spirit of elegance captured by 1940’s Hollywood. The collection features ten new gown silhouettes that highlight the beauty of a feminine silhouette in luxurious fabrics and refined details. Carolina Herrera creates a dramatic collection in new gown shapes both close to the body with plunging low backs and voluminous styles in corded French and re-embroidered lace, rich threadwork embellished by crystals, mother-of-pearl appliqué and organza rosettes.

Each style is an expression of Carolina Herrera’s vision for the modern bride, always glamorous, beautiful and above all else radiating confidence.


The Latest Bridal Trends

Asymmetrical: This look really is to highlight the figure and it suites the brides with well defined arms and shoulders. Accentuate the neckline details with an up-do hair style or a short hair cut.


Sheath Dress: For a glamorous 1930’s style, this is the perfect look for slender figures. Dresses of this romantic style are light and easy to wear and are perfect for weddings on the beach or civil ceremonies.

OSCAR DE LA RENTA NY SS 2011 4/12/10

Strapless: Remains to be the most popular bridal style, suiatble for the more full busted  brides with a thin back. Make sure that your wedding dress has a good inner structure to support your chest.

Embroidered: To be ahead in fashion choose a dress with more details, 3d appliqué flowers, hand embroidered laces, ruffles and subtle beadings.

Carolina Herrera Bridal Spring 2013

Carolina Herrera ‘s 2013 bridal collection was inspired by the photographs of Cecil Beaton “I had just seen the Cecil Beaton exhibit in London and was so taken with it that I wanted to design a collection based on the beauty he portrayed—the blacks, the whites, the fantasy of it all “Explains Herrera.

With the mixture of tradition and sophistication and impeccable attention to details, her bridal collection is the perfect choice for the fashion forwarding bride who looks for something different. From the classic look to a modern and non-conventional bride the collection has something for everyone; including the slinky Pippa Middleton-inspired cowl-neck dress, an adorable short dress and the iconic bridal trousers suit.

Carolina Herrera Bridal Spring 2012

“How wonderful to do a bridal collection,” says Carolina Herrera. “The fantasy and the romance, I love it. It gives me great pleasure.”

Traditional to informal, sensual to shy, dramatic to demure: 14 gowns reflect 14 personalities of today’s Carolina Herrera woman. Designed for a relaxed wedding on the beach or a traditional ceremony at the altar, a second wedding or a first-time bride, each one is a celebration of stylish romance. “I wanted the bride to be the dream,” Herrera says.

The Spring 2012 Bridal Collection is made of lovely pleasures for a woman on one of the most important days of her life. Herrera looked no further than the women who wear her clothes for inspiration, adding delicate flourishes to the relaxed chic that has made her gowns adored by brides around the world.
“The real women of today wear these dresses, and they should be the inspiration. This is an homage to them.”

Traditional fabrics are contrasted with surprising choices such as a duchess satin that is faintly color- blocked with the palest dove gray and champagne. Wool and silk is another unusual choice, woven from opaque to sheer.
Embellishments are luxurious but subtle in a sparkling bouquet or Art Deco and floral embroideries that the bride can choose from to customize her gown. A black-and- white floral appliqué adds an unexpected, graphic touch to a lace gown.

The petticoat of each gown is embroidered with the bride’s initials in blue, matching the grosgrain ribbon stitched into every waist. “I love the hidden details,” Herrera says.
“All of these elements make the collection now,” Herrera says. “I love that each gown has a different personality. Each is special and luxurious in its own way, just as the woman who wears it should feel on this very important day.








Wedding Dresses Shapes & Styles



1-A Line: alineAs the name suggests, An A-line dress is fitted at the top and gradually widens towards the hem, giving the impression of the shape of a capital letter A. It is probably one of the most popular bridal cuts in the world, as it favors all body types. If you have a pear-shaped figure, with wide hips and smaller waist, do not hesitate to go for this shape.  








2-Empire: This cut was introduced by Josefina Bonaparte, the wife of Napoleon, who marked an imprint in the style before being taken up years later in the Regency period. One of the features of this cut is that it helps to lengthen the body, so it is not recommended for very tall and skinny girls who want to disimulate those features, this cut is usually accompanied by a square neckline with puffed sleeves or Chinese cuffs.





3-Column: This cut emerged as the fashion evolution of the nineteenth century corse. With a rather geometric shape, the dresses of this cut fit on the waist, from where the fabric extends in vertical panels, generating a light fall that helps to disguise very wide hips and other defects. The waist is very well defined and in general is a cut that admits light fabrics with good fall. It is ideal for girls with few curves.





4- Mermaid: This is a very elegant cut and great favorite of many celebrities. It is tailored to the knees with a short or long train that is  usually a continuation of the skirt and gives a floating look to the dress. This type of cut fits the body like a glove and that’s why it is almost exclusively for brides who want to highlight very thin hips or girls with excellent figure. It is not suitable for brides with large hips, big busted or wide shoulders.






5- Princess: ball gownThis classic cut consists of a tight bodice and a full skirt that that can become quite large and voluminous.The skirt usually features plenty of underskirts and tulle below to keep the shape, so can be quite heavy. It is one of the most popular bridal cuts in the world, as it favors all body types.. If you have a pear-shaped figure with wide hips and tiny waist do not hesitate to consider trying a princess style wedding dress.