Kate Moss weds in a vintage inspired dress by Galliano
Joanna Hillman in Rochas
Coco Rocha in Zac Posen
I LOVE weddings. I am lucky enough to have found the man of my dreams and we were married in the summer of 2009. Though I loved my own wedding dress by designer Jenny Yoo, I cannot help continuing to look at other wedding dresses long after my wedding was over. I am very particular when it comes to style and weddings, and while I know every girl has her own ideas of her dream wedding dress, here are a few NYLONBALLERINA tips to keeping your day fashion forward, stylish, and you.
Rule #1: BE COMFORTABLE
You are going to be in this dress all day. Unless you have a second party dress for the reception. But for most brides with a budget, one dress is it. So if you only get one dress, make sure you are comfortable in it, that you can sit down and stand up and you are not pulling or tugging on your dress all day long. It’s not cute.
Rule#2: DRESS FOR YOUR BODY
Even if you love huge cupcake dresses ( which I don’t, but that’s just me), make sure you have the type of body that can wear a huge dress. If you are short, it will probably make you look shorter. If you love strapless but your girls would rather you wear straps, don’t wear a strapless gown. I love love love Coco Rocha’s dropped waist Zac Posen gown, but remember she is tall and therefore can wear a dropped waist- not to mention she is a supermodel and super gorgeous… but not everyone can pull that look off.
Rule#3: BE TASTEFUL
Don’t pull a Heidi Montag and wear everything- tiara, veil, princess dress, and too many accessories. If you love accessories and wish to accessorise the sh*t out of your look, wear a simple dress and then add your arm party or neck party. But don’t look like the bridal store threw up on you. Take a page out of Harpers Bizarre Joanna Hillman’s look – modern, sexy, tasteful and simple.
Rule#4: HAVE FUN!
As much as I love wedding dresses and weddings, don’t lose sight of what’s important: Your husband/wife/life partner. A wedding day is the beginning of a lifetime of marriage – love, commitment, and the two of you. If you are more concerned about your wedding than your marriage, you may need to get your priorities in order….