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Bringing Sexy Back: The Sexification of Modern Wedding Dresses

The wedding catwalks are experiencing a new trend – sexification. Gone are puffy sleeves and covered-up brides and in their place are an array of sheer, lacey, racey, short and slitted dresses. Major designers have strutted a much sexier and overt version of the traditional dress down the catwalks in recent times including Marchesa, Naeem Khan, and Reem Acra. See a summary of the trends below.

Plunge It

Necklines are getting lower and lower, and gone are the dresses with the neck practically covered head to toe in a delicate lace – nowadays less and less is left to the imagination when it comes to necklines.

Slit It

Slits are in. And they’re getting higher and higher. We’re not talking knee – we’re talking thigh high, and even waist high for the truly daring.

Sheer It

Celebrities have started donning sheer dresses at awards ceremonies and other events they attend publicly. Oftentimes only the absolute minimum is covered up (anyone remember THAT dress by Beyonce at the Met Gala). Sheer is very much in and it’s a trend that’s made its way to the wedding catwalks too.

Corset Conundrums

For those who see corsets as an uncomfortable way to spend Halloween… think again. This classically sexy piece of clothing/lingerie now forms part of the wedding dress for some brides. Corsets can indeed be classy – but ladies, make them comfortable and cover up!

Lace It Up

Strategically placed lace has its place in the wedding dresses of the season. Covering up in barely-there lace numbers is most definitely on-trend.

Short and Sweet

Or should that be short and sexy? Showing a bit of leg can work for those tall brides and forgoing the traditional floor length wedding gowns has become a bit of an in-thing.

Transparent Overlay

Similar to the sheer effect discussed above, brides are using transparent material to bare their best bits without baring all.

Different Colours

Jessica Biel and Kaley Cuoco famously donned pink wedding dresses in favour of the usual white for their weddings. Black dresses and even trouser suits have also made it to the catwalks of the luxurious brands this season.

Should You…Or Shouldn’t You?

We’re suckers for tradition here at Jollybrolly so we love a long, flowing, floor length and demure wedding gown. But for those that want to flaunt it – the catwalks and high wedding fashion dictate that’s it’s not only ok – it’s high fashion.