Post # 1
Post your top 3 bridal icons that have influenced your wedding style here:
Personally I am in love with mid-century everything which heavily influences my icon choices and their gowns.
1. Grace Kelly
2. Elizabeth Taylor (7 marriages and she looked great in all of them)
Above: This silk, basque-waisted gown cost a then-staggering $1500 (almost $14,000 in today’s dollars)
3. Jacki Kennedy
Bonus! Betty Grable is my biggest icon in general and I adore her in “How to Marry a Millionare”
Post # 3
Grace Kelly’s style was beautiful.
My hair and headpiece were heavily influenced by Kate Middleton:
Post # 4
@elizabeth2004: ah Kate! I’d be lying if I said her dress hasn’t influenced me. Anything from the house of Alexander McQueen leaves me gaga. When I watched the royal wedding on television she literally made me gasp. Stunning.
Post # 5
Eveytime I see Jackie Kennedy’s dress I am reminded of those Vera Wang dresses (and probably copycats) with the big layers of florals made with petals in the skirt, like the one Chelsea Clinton wore. I wonder if the Jackio-O dress was an inspiration for that style.
I think that strapless dress bodices, while ubiquitious, are simple, and for that reason will age very well throughout upcoming decades. Anything that shows off the girl rather than the dress will age better than a dress that demands center stage.
I think that skirts/bottoms that are trendy now and that will not age well are mermaids. They remind me too much of those hobble dresses from the 1910’s. Feminists are supposed to hate them.
Yet many (most?) trumpet dresses strike me as being beautifully classic. A-line and ballgowns simply ARE classic.
Post # 6
@FauxPas2012: I agree with you to some extent with the exception being that I am wearing a mermaid (it’s not super mermaid-y though like kim kardashian style…) Allure 1001.
Mermaids are actually an extremely popular 1950s style gown so IMO I think they are timeless. Back then they were often referred to as bombshell gowns va-va-vooooom! I also think they look great on hourglass figures. Ballgowns swallow me up.
Post # 7
This is one that I just loved, and she is such a classic in every aspect
and classic Dior, I just love Dior
Post # 8
@tksjewelry: That second dress (Dior) is one of my obsessions. It’s literally my laptop background right now!! So elegant.
Post # 9
When I think of famous brides I always think:
and Julia Roberts(?) not the person, but her characters, particularly in this dress: