31 Mar

Wedding Dress Wednesday :: Black and White

When some think of the color black, the first thought is “funeral”, or “somber”. For me, I think of “classy”, “fashionable” or “timeless”. In Spanish tradition, brides wore black to physically portray their dying devotion of “til death due us part” in their vows. I never thought of incorporating black into my wedding ensemble, but my bridesmaids did wear full length black gowns. They looked stunning, if I might add.

This week’s collection showcases the latest in bridal fashion. Black accents. Some might go as far as wearing a black wedding dress (eg. Sarah Jessica Parker). I may be more a traditionalist, but I would stick to black accents via accessories.

black and white

Black and White: Tulle lines the v-neckline and swoops into a dip in the back and ties with a halter. Hand-cut tulle rosettes deck the hem. A solid black grosgrain sash clasps in the back with a crystal jeweled brooch. {Vera Wang; $4600+}

Bold and Beautiful:  Cascading layers of white taffeta fit the bodice and drop down to a sweep train.  A contrasting black waist band is accented with crystals for a  bit of bling. {Jacquelin Exclusive; $850}

Black Bow Affair: Strapless sheath gown with keyhole neckline and black bow detail. Slender strapless gown with a sweetheart neckline. At the neckline is a tiny keyhole cutout that features a prominent pert black bow. {Jenny Packham; $3000+}

Black Wrap: An aerated ball gown twisted with a black horsehair halter tie outlines the body with stylish flair. The French tulle sashays around the waist and fans out to a floating rosette bodice and black horsehair halter tie. {Vera Wang; $4600+}

Black to Basics: An embellished beaded neckline draws the eyes to a flattering part of the body. Dropped waist and ripples of silk  are gathered at the hip. {Enzoani; $1500-3000}

Triple Threat:  Three layers of French lace with contrasting patterns are layered in the skirt. A and thick and plush velvet ribbon underlines the empire waistline. The velvet rose add demure accent. {Cymbeline; $2200}

Would you add black?

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I like the third, fourth and sixth dresses – would love the sixth dress if it wasn’t so see-through. Do you know if a picture of SJP’s black dress is online anywhere?

April 01, 2010
Tahni

I am in love with the 4th dress.
SJP’s dress: http://www.flickr.com/photos/prosttothehost/4481859851/

April 01, 2010
Alysia

What’s up, everything is going fine here and ofcourse every one is sharing information, that’s actually good, keep up
writing.


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