The twenty something bride is a study in contrasts, on one hand some lean towards a more traditional princess bridal look. Think Cinderella or Princess Diana (without the pouffiness). Her style choices would include ball gown, ballerina and princess style gowns with sweep or chapel trains. For more traditional bridal looks check out Alfred Angelo, David’s Bridal Woman and Birnbaum & Bullock
Conversely twenty somethings can be more edgy deciding to take more fashion risks with silhouettes and lengths; from a Flapper style gown to a form fitting mermaid gown or a short slip dress. Look into designers Melissa Sweet, Angel Sanchez and Lazaro for inspired choices.
The thirty something bride is more confident with an exact vision of how she sees herself. Her style might be described as traditional with a modern flare perhaps choosing a strapless princess style gown or a V-neck gown with décolletage. Or she might decide to be a bit of a vamp with a slinky, curve hugging gown and who should tell her no?
Thirty somethings may also experiment with more color choosing off white, eggshell or even light pink instead of the traditional white. Conversely she may even choose a very sexy gown in bridal white. It’s all up to her.
For decidedly sexy yet demure looks check out Reem Acra, Adele Weschler, Romona Keveza, Kenneth Poole for Amsale, Birnbaum & Bullock (custom design gowns).
These days it’s not unusual to see a first time brides in her forties (Sheryl Crow comes to mind). A forty something bride has a mature style but by no means does mature translate into matronly. She can don a traditional gown that’s sleek in its design (think old Hollywood) or a jazzed up evening gown. If this is something that intrigues you check out designers like Amsale, Romona Keveza, Angel Sanchez and Jenny Lee just to name a few.
At the risk of repeating myself I will say it again, bridal style is personal to each individual. There are no hard and fast rules you need to follow. All you have to do is be true to who you are and not worry about what other people think. Your wedding gown is your choice no matter your age; follow your heart and your look, like your love, will be timeless.