I’ve pictured myself in beautiful embroidered, princess tulle, 70s bohemian or backless white dresses very often. However, I have never pictured or dreamt about wearing THE dress on THE day.
Close friends of mine will probably underline that when speaking to me about wedding attire, it’s something like a one way conversation. I can add my style critique to their ideas, I can probably design a wedding dress for them (I have several sketched here and there), I can select the accessories for them as well as the shoes. But I will never speak about my own big day fantasies. Why? Because I simply have none.
You might think that this is one of those bitter always the bridesmaid, never the bride situations. Well you’re wrong. So damn wrong.
I am more than happy to live and to know that THE day may never come. I don’t need an excuse to don exquisite designs, be it in white, peach or nude. Wearing something borrowed is almost a daily occurrence for me (I like to occupy the boyf’s wardrobe, and wear his tees and ties), I wear blue when it matches an outfit, oldies and vintage are also a part of my style and who doesn’t buy and wear something new every now and then?
My wedding fantasy is blank. I don’t feel a strict obligation to wait for proposals, diamond rings and months (if not decades) of planning wedding receptions just to be the centre of attention in a white dress for a day and a half. I do casually look through wedding dresses and think that they would definitely work in different contexts, not only brides or their maids – but that’s the couture lover speaking in me.
Here’s a selection of a few beautiful designs from New York’s Bridal Fashion Week. Would I wear them? Yes. To a wedding? Who knows, I might but not necessarily.
Gowns by Vera Wang and Oscar de la Renta from New York Bridal Fashion Week Spring 2013
(Images: WWD and Nathan Kraxberger)