Bridal

Say “I do” to an Androgynous Bridal Look

There’s one thing and one thing only you should say “I do” to on your wedding day, and that’s your commitment to your other half. Now we’ve already come to terms with what a modern bride should be: independent, non-conformist and self-assured. But what we’ve failed to highlight up until now is the notion of the androgynous bride, i.e., the bride who doesn’t need to wear a dress to shine on her big day. In other words, a bride who can pull off a pantsuit or a jumpsuit on her wedding day as elegantly as she would a gown.

Designers such as Naeem Khan, Monique Lhuillier – and so many more – have already introduced tons of bridal trousers, pantsuits, jumpsuits and so forth, and we can’t say we’re not excited to wear them ourselves one day!

So lo and behold, a series of runway inspirations to fill your minds with nothing but joy and modernism!

 

Cindy Menassa

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10 Sizzling Mother-Of-The-Groom Dresses

There are a lot of rules and dress-codes in the fancy world of weddings – for instance, only the bride should wear white and the bridesmaids’ dresses should ultimately complement each other. And as for the mother of the groom, her look should be ever-so understated and in harmony with the mother of the bride’s dress.

Basic traditional guidelines clearly state that the mother of the groom should wait for the mother of the bride to choose her dress before picking hers, in order for them to complement each other. That said, both dresses should obviously not match but merely flow well together. And one of the many bridal protocols require her to steer clear of off-white and white derivatives so she doesn’t steal the bride’s thunder. But of course, since we’re in the 21st century and rules are always meant to be broken, the guidelines have been revisited and have given the mother of the groom much more liberty in her choices. At the end of the day, what matters most is that the bridal “party” is happy and so, the mother of the groom should always check with the bride and groom when it comes to the dress.

To help you out, we’ve selected 10 fabulous gowns just below. Shop away!

 

Article Written by Cindy Menassa

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All the Bridal Looks from Paris Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2019

Elie Saab
 
CHANEL
 
Elie Saab
CHANEL
Ralph & Russo
Rami Kadi
 
Giambattista Valli
 
Dany Atrache
 
Alexis Mabille
 
Zuhair Murad
 
Ziad Nakad
 
Julien Fournié
 
Stéphane Rolland
 
Georges Chakra
 
Georges Hobeika
 
Tony Ward

Whether you’re getting married this summer, are a maid-of-honor or a bridesmaid, or you simply have a wedding to attend, you probably are already racking your head as to find the perfect gown. One thing’s for sure though, if there’s a fashion occasion where you can always find any of the above, it’s Paris Haute Couture week.

And so, every season, designers showcase for nearly 15 minutes, their ultimate best in terms of creativity, design and fine craftsmanship and savoir-faire. And with every couture collection, comes an exquisitely jaw-dropping finale bridal look to top it all off. This season in particular, the shows and presentations unveiled the masterminds behind the collections, all of whom presented their finest creations, from intricately embroidered garments to gowns requiring hours upon hours of savoir-faire. But perhaps our favorite creations might have definitely been the gorgeous bridal gowns, attesting to the designer’s true excellence and expertise.

So whether you’re looking for some inspiration for your wedding or you just have a thing for all-things bridal, we’ve gathered the most fabulous bridal looks spotted on Paris’ Haute Couture runways.

                                    

Article Written by Cindy Menassa

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Tie the Knot in a Short Dress

Who says a bride should wear an overzealous wedding gown to shine on her big day? With all the chit-chat about the modern bride being able to do and wear whatever she wants, we can’t help but agree.

So bride-to-be, if you’re reading this article, then get ready to show off your beautiful legs in a not-so-long wedding dress. It doesn’t have to be a shorter-than-thou dress, but something simpler than a princess gown is definitely worthy of your big day. Luckily, designers have been catering to all the modern brides’ needs – be it in terms of clothes or accessories – and we’ve found a plethora of short dresses on bridal week’s runways. Tiny, but mighty, short wedding dresses have the exact effect you desire come your wedding day – minus the hassle and the head-scratching issue of what to do with the overskirt once the party starts.

Have we caught your attention yet? If so, here are the cult pieces that can take you through you wedding in style and elegance. To the Photo Gallery.

 

Cindy Menassa

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Fall Wedding Guest Dresses – Runway Inspirations

It might not be a common thought – well since weddings usually occur during the summer – but the fact is, there are still a lot of nuptials being held in the dead of winter. And it hasn’t gone unnoticed that designers have been taking advantage of this fact to promote their Fall/Winter designs. After all, is there anything more charming than a sumptuous velvet gown? Or perhaps, an asymmetrical long-sleeved dress showing off your curves in all the right ways? We think not. The good thing about it is that there are so many choices out there that we can barely wrap our brains around them.

That said, weddings are the perfect occasion for a woman to revel in the glory of billowing gowns and we won’t be the ones denying her this pleasure! So for all you ladies racking your brains to find the perfect fall-wedding dress, worry not. We at Azyaamode have rounded up one too many runway inspirations in the Photo Gallery below.

 

Cindy Menassa

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Celebrate your Special Day in a Long-Sleeved Bridal Gown

Ah fall weddings… they have glamor written all over them, from the pumpkin-y colors down to the very fabulous bridal gowns. Speaking of, this season has seen a lot of long-sleeved gowns and we’re betting you want to lay your hands on these gorgeous numbers.

Fall weddings come with a lot of cons – bad weather, heavy rain and venue mishaps – but they are also a treat for sore eyes should they be planned correctly. But before even thinking about everything else, consider this alternative to your run-of-the-mill gown: a long-sleeved bridal dress. And if you’re having a hard time imagining yourself in one, then Grace Kelly’s example should convince you right away. Enough said.

And so, we’ve rounded up in the Photo Gallery below a series of to-die-for runway inspirations to get your imagination going. Take your wedding to the next level with these gorgeous long-sleeved beauties.

 

Cindy Menassa

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10 Fall-Appropriate Wedding Guest Gowns

Summer might be coming to an end, but that doesn’t necessarily mean wedding season is over. You’ll come to find that a lot of couples would much rather tie the knot in the colder season than in the hot, writhing sun. As a result, and to maximize the whole “Fall concept”, they tend to choose a destination venue, one that would boast a warm autumn scenery.

That said, once you get your invitation to said wedding, you’ll begin to ponder the ultimate question of “what to wear”. Once you do, we’ll be right here waiting for you. One thing you should keep in mind is that the weather will be chillier. This means long-sleeved dresses, heavier fabrics and longer gowns. But this also means darker colors and dreamier styles!

But don’t worry, if you still don’t know what to wear, then we’ve gathered 10 fabulous options for you in the Photo Gallery below.

 

Cindy Menassa

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