What allows a wedding dress to stand the test of time and not to look outdated no matter how many years go by? Is it the style, cut, fabric, or a combination of all those things? Keep reading as we break it down for you and share with you some of our favorite classic wedding gowns.
Fashion versus Style
In the wise words of Yves Saint Laurent, “fashions fades, style is eternal”. For the bride who is looking for a classic or timeless wedding dress these are words to live by. True style is timeless and is not limited to a particular period in history. It is simply chic, always. A classic wedding dress is one that combines a timeless silhouette with beautifully understated details or embellishments. This dress will be the perfect balance of traditional meets current styles. Combining these elements ensures that the final outcome is elegant, refined and unforgettable. A classic dress does not have to mean boring!
Elements to consider when choosing a classic gown
Here are a few things to consider when shopping for a classic wedding gown:
Stick to clean lines and flattering silhouettes
Think timeless, sophisticated, and refined
Avoid over-the-top embellishments such as glitter and sparkle
Keep your accessories simple and refined as well
And the most important thing to remember: “LESS IS MORE”.
Here are some of our favorite “classic” wedding dresses and why we think they will stand the test of time.
Cooper by Jenny Yoo
It doesn’t have to be a ballgown to be a classic wedding dress. The Cooper dress by Jenny Yoo exudes timelessness with its clean lines and smooth crepe fabric. This chic style provides so many ways to add fun touches that can showcase your personality, all while keeping it timeless.
Jory by Pronovias
This is a classic, silk Mikado ballgown that can be worn with out without the lace jacket. Either way this dress will never look dated. Its unique lines and fashionable pleats give it some updated style.
Mikaella Style 2215
This style has been a best seller for us and it is easy to see why it is considered a “classic”. The high neck and low back on this dress along with its figure flattering shape make this a winning combination. I bet you can’t guess which bride is from 2019 and which one is from 2023? Timeless is timeless.