Le 12 avril 2016, 08:34 dans Humeurs • 0
The text on the window of Reformation’s brand-new bridal pop-up salon on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles offers a rather boisterous welcome message: “F*ck, you’re getting married.” For this eco-friendly cult clothing line that offers boho-style flowing day dresses, crop tops, non-bra–friendly bodysuits, airy tees, and vintage Levi’s, it’s the only way to approach wedding mermaid prom dresses shopping—with an edge. Since launching Reformation in 2009, Yael Aflalo has set out to create a ready-to-wear brand that appeals to a group of women who either dabble or dive into a rebellious kind of style. Much of that customer base, it seems, also happen to think that many of Aflalo’s looks are perfect bridal attire, even with the skin-baring cutouts and low V-necks and in the non-white hues.
Reformation has carried a bridal collection since 2014, and while this spring season’s offerings certainly come with traditional nuances like sweet lace and simple, sheer caplets, the collection, at times, is also totally daring—a trend seen recently on the Spring bridal runways, from Vera Wang’s transparent lace mermaid gowns to Monique Lhuillier’s cutouts at the back, and Reem Acra’s at the waist. And according to Aflalo, that’s all totally cool, as long as you know which cuts and fits work best for you and don’t go overboard. Dress confidently, but maybe don’t walk down the aisle in a beaded bustier à la Scheana Shay on Vanderpump Rules. The important thing, though, really, is to feel at ease in your wedding dress, even when you aren’t leaving very much to the imagination. After all, as Aflalo would say, you’re getting f*cking married, right?
Below, Reformation’s fearless leader gives her advice for pulling off (and staying in) a more revealing wedding dress on the big day.
It’s all about balance.
“There really isn’t one kind of ‘bride.’ I love seeing women with different styles in our clothes and our bridal collections,” says Aflalo. “You should make sure the dress you pick has the perfect balance of sexy and feminine, like choosing one with a ruffle at the sleeve and at the hem that also ties delicately in the back and dips low in the front. Or a gown that features a light, traditional lace with subtle cutouts or a leg-baring slit.”
Take a risk.
“We’re seeing more and more women come in looking for wedding dresses that they won’t see anywhere else. We’ve always really steered away from the ‘fairy tale’ gowns and focused on silhouettes that are simple and elegant but still sexy and flattering across many body types,” says Aflalo. “I really think brides are moving away from overly ornate dresses and looking for simple, more revealing cuts. That includes dresses with a bit of transparency in the lace to reveal the undergarments, minimal halter necks, and midriff-baring two-piece looks. The amount of skin depends on your personal preference, but there’s certainly nothing wrong with showing a little skin in all the right places.”
Choose a design that flatters your shape.
“A low back and low front is the perfect way to elongate the top half of your body but still make you feel both beautiful and sexy on your wedding day.” Says Aflalo. “You also don’t need a tight, body-hugging dress to achieve the sultry wedding day look. Try a more relaxed fit or a dress that ties at the waist with smaller hints of sexiness, like a loosely draped floor-length gown with a straight neckline and tiny straps to accentuate the arms, shoulders, and back, or a gown with a kimono sleeve and a plunging neckline that ties to bring attention to the bride’s figure.”
Make sure you’re properly secured.
“Always, always have boob tape handy if you go this route with your wedding mermaid prom dresses uk,” says Aflalo. “Any kind will do, so long as you’re able to put it on, get the right fit, and feel comfortable and confident.”