Wedding Dresses for Encore (second time) Brides
Wondering what to wear? If you're like most encore
brides, you're no longer a 24-year-old blushing
bride looking for a romantic Cinderella ball gown.
You're probably a bit older, more mature and have
spent years developing your own individual sense
of style. You want to find a dress that reflects
that style and the woman you have become.
your perfect dress, you'll first want to decide
on what type of wedding you'll be having. Is it
going to be a traditional church wedding? In a garden
setting? At a resort or country club? Or perhaps
on a white sandy beach at sunset? The time of your
ceremony will also influence your wedding dress.
An evening event typically requires something more
formal than say, a lunch or tea-time event.
Before you go shopping, think about the styles that
work for you. Examine dresses, outfits, and colors
that draw compliments from your friends. You'll
want to keep these in mind as you shop for your
perfect wedding dress.
brides tend to go for styles that reflect "simple
elegance". Some examples include floor length
evening sheaths, tailored cocktail suits trimmed
with pearls or lace, cocktail dresses in a light
shade, dressy pantsuits, or vintage dresses. Gowns
that are cut on the bias, have A-lines, and feature
high, draped or V-shaped necklines are some of the
most slimming and flattering of styles.
Like many encore
brides, you may be wondering if it's appropriate
to wear white. Rest assured, it is perfectly appropriate.
And last, there's the question of a veil. Is it
appropriate for an encore bride to don a veil? Well,
yes, except for the blusher veil, which falls in
front of the face. This type of veil symbolizes
virginity and remains reserved for the first-time
bride. We recommend other elegant options such as
decorative hair combs, headbands, tiaras, and even
in mind that your encore wedding should be about
you. Wear something in which you feel beautiful,
comfortable and confident. Let the real you shine
through, and you can't go wrong.