Monday, November 8, 2010

Bridal Fashion: An Everyday Wedding Gown?

These days, more brides are breaking with tradition by choosing mainstream styles as wedding gowns. But are wedding gowns and bridal styles also becoming more mainstream themselves? Recently, while perusing the Alfred Angelo website, I wondered whether some of the featured styles couldn't also be worn as part of non-wedding-related outfits.

For example, wouldn't these lovely dresses just look beautiful at a dressy summer dinner party or during formal night on a cruise?





And how about these totally re-wearable bridesmaid styles?





What do you say, ladies? Would you ever consider wearing bridal for an occasion other than a wedding? Is it important to you that your bridesmaids are able to reuse their gowns after the big day?

(Photo Credits: Alfred Angelo)

9 comments:

  1. Those dresses are beautiful! I would LOVE to be able to wear my bridesmaid dresses again....

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  2. With unlimited budget, I would have a long gown for the ceremony and a short one for the reception.

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  3. Norstrom.com also has some great "long whits dress" options that are more casual. I think any of the ones you posted could totally do "double duty" as formalwear. Which is great, considering how expensive wedding gowns can be!

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  4. I love the second dress and would definitely wear something like that to a non-wedding event. I'm all for rewearable bridesmaid dresses too and hope that my bridesmaid will be able to rewear their LulaKate dresses.

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  5. I so agree with you. Some of the newer styles could certainly pass for formal dresses. I love the idea of re wearable bridesmaids dresses.

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  6. I tried to get dresses that the ladies could wear again. Not sure if they will but it was definitely something I was looking for in a dress for them.

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  7. I wanted my bridesmaids to get dresses they could wear again. I think we succeeded with the J Crew dresses they wore.

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  8. I LOVE these bridesmaid dresses! So great! It was important to me to have a bridesmaid dress that my bridesmaids could re-wear and especially feel comfortable in.

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  9. That's true. Due to experiments on style and mix and match of designs, many contemporary wedding gowns looks like otherwise party wears too, though obviously formal party wear.

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