Post # 1
So, I’m torn. What lady with a fantastic set of gams doesn’t love to show them off? At the moment I’m in a little in love with the high front, low back gowns that have been popping up all over the place. You get your glamorous gown and still get to rock your sexy legs. 🙂
But the more I look at them the more I wonder if they’ll become the “mullet” of dresses 10-20 yrs down the road. This is no slight to the ladies who already have them. Like I said, I think they’re gorgeous. But I would be lying if I said it didn’t worry me because while I like things to be a little fashion-forward, I would like it to be timeless enough that I don’t give myself a palm to the face in 15 yrs when I’m looking back at old photos.
What are your thoughts? Are they fabulous or temporarily trendy?
Post # 3
You know, any dress you look back on in 15 years is going to look dated. I say go with what you like!
Post # 4
I don’t really believe that “timeless” dresses exist. All of our dresses are going to seem dated in 20 years, you might as well just wear what you love now!
Post # 5
I think it looks awesome! I second what the PP said, any dress you pick is eventually going to look dated, so I think you should wear whatever you want!
Post # 6
I think its a temporary trend, but I think most wedding dresses are. We don’t want to wear our mother’s gowns (typically) and our daughters won’t want to wear ours. In fact, I think the more fashion forward gowns are better because they are a sign of the times. Fiance is wearing his military uniform and I will be in my soon-to-be dated gown and, when my children and their children look back on photos, they will stunned by how much has changed.
After all, if I have a daughter, I’m pretty sure it will be common to walk down the isle in a bikini
Post # 7
What dress is that in the pic? It is gorgeous. I tried on a high-low gown and loved it, but I don’t have the legs for it. Wear what you love!
Post # 8
@aliavenue: Right?! Think they’ll still wear veils with their bridal bikinis? 😉
I certainly agree that it’s impossible to achieve totally timeless but it would be nice to achieve “damn I looked good” as opposed to “poofy sleeves were a bad idea.” 🙂 Then again, seeing how much things had changed over the years would make for some great memories as well.
Post # 9
This style of dress always reminds me of the brides in 80’s heavy metal music videos. November Rain anyone?
Then again, most things come around more than once……..
Post # 10
@claireos: LOL~ I started to mention puffy sleeves, but didn’t want to offend anyone! Puffy sleeves and big hair… gotta love the 80’s.
Post # 11
I think the timeless idea is a bit of a farce too. I actually got out a library book on wedding styles over the past 300 years and what it came down to was women mostly either making thier own gowns, altering their mother’s gowns, or, if you were high class, having one made to fit you. There was very little in terms of tradition, except that dresses started to be white after the Queen’s wedding in the late 1800s. I say wear what you want to wear. It will be in keeping with the selections available now, and it will reflect who you are now.
Post # 12
@claireos: That gown is absolutely stunning! I’ve seen several gowns that have an under layer under a top layer similar to yours. What if you were to have the designer ADD an under layer that is removable, so that it would be in place for the ceremony and formal pics but you could have fun with the dress as is during the reception?
Post # 13
I really like this style, it’s best of both worlds and gorgeous and elegant, when else can you wear something like that if not on your wedding day
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I’m all for being contemporary but I think this is going a little overboard with the “sexy” wedding dress trend. It’s like having a slit and showing some leg like on the red carpet. To me, it looks like a Vegas show girl dress instead of a wedding dress.
Post # 16
Some hi-lows are nice but if the front hem is above the knees its abit too 1980s for me. For a high low to look stylish and classy it should be a gradual descent from front to back like these