When it comes to planning your big day, choosing a wedding dress is likely to be one of the most important decisions you have to make.
Due to the plethora of choices and designs available, finding the perfect dress can be stressful. If there’s one thing all brides-to-be have in common, it’s a desire to stand out in a wedding dress that would showcase her personality and aesthetic.
Newsweek spoke to some of the most popular wedding designers and compiled a list of five of the most extravagant wedding dresses that are sure to turn heads.
According WeddingWirethe average cost of a wedding dress in the United States is around $1,000, although the majority tend to be between $280 and $1,650.
However, this is usually not the case with designer wedding dresses, as bridal couture often comes with a hefty price tag or even no price tag. In fact, many top wedding dress designers don’t even disclose the price before a fitting.
But, even if you don’t have thousands of dollars lying around, it might be worth considering taking inspiration from the designs below. So if a minimalist style isn’t for you, you’re bound to fall in love with at least one of these stunning, over-the-top designs.
“Romina” by Ines Di Santo
While red can be the color of confidence and white can symbolize “purity”, they can both move because blue is in. Traditionally, the color blue represents bravery and dedication, as well as wisdom and understanding, far more appropriate than white on the contemporary wedding day.
There ‘Romina’ dress by Ines Di Santo is a dream come true with very clear inspirations from Vincent Van Gogh’s ‘Almond Blossom’. Described online as a “sleeveless v-neck cocktail dress with a square back and asymmetrical hand-painted pleated ball gown overskirt”.
The blue trend has really caught on in the wedding dress world, it’s not traditional without being garish, and is a great nod to “something blue” if you want to add a bit of tradition elsewhere. . Everything from periwinkle to midnight graced the Spring/Summer 2022/23 runways, so mark yourself up and try it.
‘Quinn’ by Galila Lahav
If there’s one dress that screams extravagance, it’s this stunning “Quinn” wedding dress designed by the world’s leading designer of bridal couture. Galia Lahav.
Included in Lahav’s latest Spring 2023 collection, this dress features an ombré design embroidered with crystals that shimmer in any light environment. This is also a good thing, since according to CosmopolitanSparkling dresses are one of the biggest fashion trends in 2022.
This mermaid dress features a strapless corset adorned with a “mix of nude, white and silver beads”. You can even elevate the look by wearing a voluminous skirt over the dress “for an extra dose of drama.” Price on request.
Jordi by Mira Zwillinger
Straight off the catwalk at Bridal Fashion Week, the mother-daughter design team of Mira Zwillinger, from Tel Aviv, Israel, are right on trend for Spring/Summer 2023 with their range of dresses using sheer fabrics .
These timelessly elegant, barely there designs are effortlessly chic, including the ‘Jord’a cinched waist, one shoulder, asymmetrical neckline dress, featuring a bold abstract floral pattern.
‘Coatimo wedding coat’ from Benveniste Couture
There’s no better way to impress your guests than to stick with an unusual yet elegant dress. Designed by luxury British fashion designer Benveniste Couture, this “Coatimo wedding coat” is one of the newest and most unique models of the brand. It is made to order and sells for $9,600.
According to the couture label’s founder, Samantha Benveniste, this wedding dress has “evolved in the atelier over the years with the influence of many dynamic ingredients such as 1900s European evening coats, which in turn were influenced by Japanese dresses”. The material features a combination of “duchess silk satin” and corded French lace which can be seen on the sleeves.
Aretta by Eva Lendel
If you’re looking for a classic design with a subtle touch of drama, then the “Aretta“The dress from Eva Lendel’s latest 2022 bridal collection is definitely worth considering.
Featuring an off-the-shoulder neckline and an embellished pattern of pearls, sequins and semi-sheer sleeves, this wedding dress is perfect for an elegant bride. You can also go for a more dramatic look at the ceremony by attaching a tulle overskirt with a long train that can be attached to the dress at the waist. Price on request.
Paolo Sebastian’s Fairy Tale Dream
Who doesn’t want to look like a princess on their wedding day?
Designed by the Australian couture brand Paulo Sebastian, this pleated ball gown can bring your Disney princess fantasy to life, thanks to its stunning butterfly embroidery. It can also be paired with a beaded veil, which will add more sparkle to the ensemble. In short, this design will make it look like you just stepped out for your “happily ever after” moment. Price on request.
‘Alonso’ by Pronovias
A unique wedding dress doesn’t always have to have big puffy skirts and sparkles. Spanish luxury bridal fashion brand Pronovias brought another vision to life when creating her opera-inspired wedding dress collection.
This particular dress called “Alonso” caught our eye, thanks to its unique look and removable voluminous sleeves. While the lower half of the dress features a classic mermaid design, the upper half of the dress features beautiful lace on the bodice which gives the whole look sultry and passionate. At the same time, the sleeves add an extra accent that stands out even more when the bride carries a bouquet.
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