You've said yes to the man of your dreams, and you're absolutely excited. You sure have every right to be. Weddings are one of the most beautiful things in the world. But don't forget, you still need to find the perfect dress for your big day. The good news is that you've come to the right place. This article compiles a list of trendy and stylish wedding gown inspirations for your fairytale court wedding.
2020 and social distancing may have come and gone, but it looks like court weddings are here to stay. Court weddings have been around for a while, but lately, they seem to be gaining more popularity. Whether you're settling for a one-day close-knit event, or you're going all out with a three-day festival, court weddings have become a permanent fixture in our modern-day Nigerian weddings.
While most people believe the dress code should be simple and corporate, nothing is stopping you from simply dropping jaws at the same time.
Check out these beautiful gown inspirations for your court wedding:
1. Statement sleeves
Simple yet fabulous? Statement sleeves are definitely it. Whether you're a conservative or minimalist bride, a statement-sleeved wedding dress always fits the bill. Just look at it. It screams "elegant" and "classy" with an undertone of "stop and stare, I'm the bride." There's no hard and fast rule to how the sleeves should look. You could opt for a bell-shaped sleeve, a multi-tiered sleeve, an outrageous puff, anything really, as long as you let your sleeves do all the talking.
2. Corporate Diva
Did someone say only grooms rock suits at their wedding? Yeah, that's what I thought. The bridal power suit is for brides willing to shun convention for something less ceremonial, more affordable and ultimately more convenient. You could switch things up with a blazer dress or a more traditional blazer and pants. Whichever you choose, you're bound to make a statement. Besides, what can be better than having pockets on your wedding day?
3. The Simple Knee Length Dress
One can never go wrong with a knee-length dress. It's chic, it's easy, it's economical, and of course, it's modest. The upper bodice can always be styled however you wish, but a knee-length wedding dress allows you comfort, easy movement, the opportunity to show off your shoes, and if there's a reception afterwards, your dance moves. An added advantage is that it can be re-worn quite easily.
4. The Bridal Jumpsuit
You want a dress, but you also want a pantsuit? I get it. Making a choice can be hard at times. A jumpsuit might just be the solution to your dilemma. For one, jumpsuits are perfect for almost every body type. They're comfortable, stylish, chic, and a nice way to spice things up. Like the knee-length dress, a bridal jumpsuit can also be rocked several times after the actual wedding.
5. A Touch of Lace
A touch of lace can do wonders to a dress. Whether it's added to the neck, the sleeves or simply the hem, lace always has a way of transforming even the most basic styles, and if you decide to go full-on lace? You're bound to make an impression. Lace is every fashion designer's secret ingredient as it's not only elegant, it's also timeless and adds a touch of luxury. Yes, there's just something about lace that makes it look like you spent a million dollars.
There you have it, five different yet fabulous court wedding gown ideas you can pick from. So tell me, are you team statement sleeves, or do you seem more like a corporate diva?
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