When it comes to modernity meets tradition, patterned wedding dresses can let you have your cake and eat it, too. In fact, wearing a patterned white dress harkens back to the originator of the white wedding dress, Queen Victoria, who is responsible for establishing the tradition. The reason the queen chose white in the first place was to show off the craftsmanship of the British-made lace. With a vast variety of options, you can find a unique way to put your personal spin on a white wedding dress.
What Pattern Options Do You Have?
You can embrace a pattern on a white dress through texture. Lace, embellishments, embroidery, and beading, offer different textures and styles for your special day. Textured fabrics like brocade bring an element of old world charm and can be paired with a modern silhouette.
Set the Tone
You can set the tone for the day and heighten the ambiance of your wedding with your bridal style. Sparkly, intricately patterned, and heavily embellished dresses evoke glamour. Lace in a simple silhouette feels rustic and bohemian. Graphic textures feel bold and modern.
Use Patterns to Create a Focal Point
Embellished necklines or backs are a great way to add interest to your bridal style. With illusion necklines more popular than ever, it really accentuates a pattern and helps it stand out. Pair this look with a simple skirt, or go for an embellished skirt with a simple bodice. This keeps the look more approachable and allows the pattern to have a moment of focus. Separates are great for achieving this look.
Lace can be hyper-traditional (see: Queen Victoria) but it doesn't have to be. In a modern pattern, lace feels fresh and can really pop-- especially if you opt for sleek silhouettes for the bridal party.
A stripe effect accomplished through material variation like satin and chiffon is a flourish perfectly suited to the minimalist bride. This subtle look is great for the bride who loves anything modern and graphic.
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