Wedding season is around the corner, and you know what that means! Amongst the occasional panicky meltdowns and seating chart dilemmas, you get to play dress up and feel like the ethereal being you know you are. So I’ve gone ahead and shared some of my favorite wedding dress designs. They’ll provide you with all the inspo you need to slay your wedding day and ensure that all eyes are on you. After all, we all want to be the star of the day we start this new chapter in our lives!
So, if you’re looking for some wedding dress inspo for all sorts of budgets, you’ve come to the right place, because here are my top picks to give you ideas and potential places to grab that dream gown or outfit. Hijab or no hijab, my choices will glam up both:
1. High Necklines and Lace:
This gown by Divine Atelier (Freya) fits this year’s trend for high necklines, lace, and romanticism. The beauty is that this gown can easily be teamed with or without a scarf and dainty box straw hat! A little on the pricier side, stockists retail between $2,000 and $3,000, but is this type of design suits your fancy, then check out the website for where to indulge.
2. It’s All About the Details:
Move over Vogue Divas! Darlings, I can’t leave out this magical creation by Lebanese designer Saiid Kobeisy from his 2019 Fall collection. It’s so divine, hijab/bling friendly, even if it is worth a lifetime of savings, priced at $12,000! It epitomizes the luxury of haute couture, with high neck lines and the holy grail of elite tailoring. Even if this falls outside of your budget (let’s face it, whose budget DOES leave room for a luxury as pricey as this), you just can’t go wrong with a tailored dress chock full of dramatic details.
3. Make a Statement in a Pantsuit:
Trouser suits and jumpsuits have made a HUGE comeback this year, with wedding chic taking up the trend enthusiastically. Victor & Rolf and New York Bridal 2020 have pushed elegantly tailored and rhinestoned trouser suits onto runways everywhere, and given hope to us ladies who don’t do skirts but still want tradition! Gabriella New York are famous stockists of the V&R gowns which are usually priced between $3,000 and $6,500, but we’ve got you covered with more reasonably priced options!
4. A Crash Course in Being a Princess:
Sabyasachi Mukherjee is the infamous Indian/Bengali fashion designer from Kolkata who has adorned Indian celebrities and royalty since 1999. His 2019 bridal Lenghas echo the pastels of Vera Wang’s 2019 ephemeral bridal collection, and taken them to new heights of luxury!
5. On a Budget, but Make It Fashion:
A more realistic price range, but no less beautiful, with delicate embroidery and oh-so-feminine, is my bargain find from H&M online. It’s modest elegance has a distinctly bohemian vibe that can be worn as it is, or accessorized to become hijab-friendly. The best part? It’s a steal at $188.57! Of course, H&M isn’t the only destination for budget wedding dresses. There is also the budget-friendly haven that is Modanisa! Everything about Modanisa’s gowns screams elegance and attitude. And if that particular dress doesn’t do it for you, how about this one? Or this one? Or even this one! The choices are actually limitless with Modanisa, so have at it, my little fashionistas!
6. Marchesa Does It Again:
Australian designer Marchesa outdid herself when continuing to inspire romanticism and the ethereal qualities of beauty. Liv Tyler in Tolkien’s “The Lord Of The Rings” springs to mind as our eyes are drawn into the delicate lace butterflies adorning the gown. A wispy, endless veil sits daintily upon an elvish princess’ raven mane, which cascades down the gown like the waters of Rivendell in Middle Earth. Dramatic, I know. But this is your wedding and babes are rocking it. Surprisingly, Marchesa can be well-priced for mere mortals, if you know where to look.
7. Caped Crusader:
Justin Alexander is a U.S. brand dating back to 1947 New York. The designs are synonymous with tradition, grace and elegance. They are quintessentially timeless and beautiful. The 2020 collection is championing the cape, which represents understated style, modesty, and a fabulous alternative to having a long veil or train. The delicacy and contrasting bold appliqué flowers adorning the cape pictured above hint at the fluidity and classy cut of the suggestive gown underneath. A sure-fire statement piece! Available in the U.S. and U.K. prices for this exact piece range between $1,257 to $3,143, but we’ve got your budget-friendly look right here.
8. Incase You Weren’t Sold on the Pantsuit:
I had to show my fashionistas another example of a trouser suit, as not all ladies want to be seen as dainty starlets. Some of us want to WOW and communicate our fearless persona. Marriage is not a compromise for the trouser suit, it’s a meeting of equals and says, “I’m in charge!” The ivory lace, boot cut ankle slits, and tulip like cut to the jacket hints at your inner rock chic. Every hijabista has a story in the lead up to her wedding day, and I think this one speaks volumes! In this cutting edge style, the cut of the cloth says more than the exposing of the flesh, so go right ahead and own that!
9. Silky and Sleek:
Elegance and success is an attitude, so a well-chosen outfit is going to put you in the zone. Happy shopping my lovelies, and I shall leave you with another glorious example of Danielle Frankel’s 2020 hipster glam. How easy would it be to turn this already modest style from hipster glam to Millenial Mispter-glam?