Alfred Sung D686 Bridesmaid Dress

Keep things nice and simple with the Alfred Sung D686 bridesmaid dress. The wedding plan is a long and tedious process, hence anything that would help ease it a bit is welcome. As the bride, you’d probably want something grand for your bridesmaid dresses. However, elegance isn’t always synonymous to glittering sequins and sparkling crystals.  In fact, too much embellishment can actually make a dress look cheap and there’s just no way that you can tone that down.

Alfred Sung D686 Bridesmaid Dress
Alfred Sung D686

One characteristic that makes haute couture fashion stand out is the fabric used. Just as the skin is perceived to define a large chunk of a person’s beauty, the fabric quality plays a major role in the overall design.  With the Alfred Sung D686, the designer took advantage of the wonderful qualities of peau de soie.

Also known as Duchess Satin, peau de soie has become popular in formal wear due to its extremely smooth hand and satiny finish. Additionally, it tends to flatter the figure more compared to high luster satin. Designers are fond of its double-faced finish, a rare attribute among fabrics, making peau de soie simply extraordinary.

Inspired by the wedding dress of the iconic Jacqueline Kennedy,  the D686 short bridesmaid dress features a portrait neckline with tip-of-the-shoulder cap sleeves. It gracefully scoops beneath the collarbones and around the back, creating a sexy yet modest look.

Princess seaming runs along the front and back of the fitted bodice, projecting a slimmer silhouette. A one-and-a-half inch self belt gives emphasis to the natural waist and defines the A-line silhouette. From there, it progresses into a circle skirt, flowing to the knee-length hem with a graceful flare. The zipper closure is neatly tucked along the center seam at the back.
Alfred Sung D686 Bridesmaid Dress
Among the unusual attributes of this short dress are the two pockets sewn along the side seams. This may be a bit peculiar with formal clothing, but will prove to be a necessary feature especially in a lengthy event. Unlike the rest of the guests, bridesmaids are expected to play major roles both during the ceremony and on the ensuing party. Of course, it will be awkward for them to be carrying a purse all the time, hence pockets are needed for a girl’s teeny essentials.

The silhouette is likewise crucial in the choice of the bridesmaid dress, especially if you’re opting for a single style and color. Bear in mind that this group of girls will most likely have varying shapes and sizes, and a tight-fitting dress may not look as good on the others. Thus, it is safe to narrow your choices to those having an A-line silhouette such as the Alfred Sung D686 portrait neck dress. And since this style is free from any embellishment, it will be easier for your girls to dress it up according to their individual sense of fashion. Give them the freedom to choose their own set of jewelries, shoes and purse. This will make them feel more at ease, enabling them to perform their duties well and consequently, intensify the glorious celebration.

If you crave color, or a floral print bridesmaid dress, Alfred Sung has a wonderful selection for 2017.

Avoid The Glitter with Jovani Long Prom Dresses

Although we love the look of a beautifully embellished dress, a prom is not quite the best occasion to wear one. Choose Jovani long prom dresses and avoid sparkly chunks of glitter.  Go for gowns that are not too complex, yet they have enough structure to make you look beautiful. If you go understated now, your prom photos will always look awesome and not something like a hideous 70’s flashback.

Jovani long prom dresses
Jovani 6480

The brilliantly blue Jovani 6480 featuring a strapless sweetheart neckline will surely be an excellent option, despite having a sparkly waist belt wrapped around the waist. For a clean, modest, A-Line look, you should consider the strapless 14913.

Thousands of Styles to Choose From

From the first moment when you access Jovani’s large selection of prom dresses, you will certainly be dazzled by the very wide array of styles, lengths, colors, silhouettes and necklines available. We are proudly adding new gowns to the collection to enrich it and offer prom-going girls the unsurpassed opportunity to find the perfect one for her.

Jovani long prom dresses
Jovani 46771

If you are looking for a ballgown silhouette, take a look at Jovani 46771, featuring a deep plunging V-neckline nestled between a sweetheart neckline. The black bodice is embroidered with pink floral appliques and it tops a full satin skirt.

Jovani long prom dresses
Jovani 22374

Some other similar styles are the Jovani 22374, featuring a waist-deep v-neckline and an embroidered bodice. Crystal Embellished Ballgown 23841, Tulle Strapless Ballgown 99992 and Corset Embellished Ballgown 81114.

Jovani long prom dresses
Jovani 42348

If, on the other hand, you are interested in necklines other than V-shaped and sweetheart ones, then you will definitely want to check out Jovani 42348, featuring a halter neckline and a ‘peek-a-boo’ keyhole decolletage. This fitted long dress has a charming open back as well as a very fashionable floral print design that runs from the left shoulder down to the bottom of the right hand side of the skirt. Another long dress is the Jovani Halter designer 99489, featuring a keyhole neckline that is mostly unrevealing.

If you want to wear a short dress instead, then the Floral print, cocktail-length Jovani 21853 will best suit you. It has cap sleeves and a beautiful floral print that will make you look radiantly feminine. Style 90332 will certainly turn heads due to its chiffon train, which will softly reveal your legs to everyone in a very pleasant manner.

Start browsing Jovani long prom dresses today, and find the one that will look sculpted into your body!

Buying a Jovani Prom Dress?

Charming, flattering, and made with top-of-the-line fabrics, all Jovani prom dresses stand out through their lovely appearance, waiting for girls just like you to try them on, and proudly wear them to make their way to the hearts of all other prom attendants – the ones who will also choose them as prom queens.

With hundreds of gowns available, choosing the right one for you becomes not only time-extensive, but also emotionally challenging. Teen girls tend to get attached to prom dresses they are unable to wear because of their body shape or price, and they end up choosing gowns that do not flatter them as they should. We will briefly cover two of the most important aspects to consider when shopping for your perfect Jovani prom dress.

Always Think About Your Body Shape

It might seem obvious, but many students fail to consider their body shape as an important factor of decision-making. You can’t expect a form-fitting mermaid or trumpet silhouette to look good on you if you happen to have a bigger chest, or if you are slightly plus-sized. Alternatively, dropped dresses will not be suitable for you if you are petite, as they will make your legs seem nonexistent.

Jovani 91348

If you are busty, look for scoop necklines or sweetheart necklines, and stay away from bodices that have sheen on them – a good example is the fitted, strapless Jovani 91348, which has a sweetheart neckline and dazzling beaded adornments that do not add bulk to the bodice. If you are tall, look for a simple silhouette that will highlight your natural waist and forms, just like the Sheer Embellished Back Dress style 20034.

Jovani 92526
Jovani 92526

If you are petite, stick to sheath, trumpet, and modified A-line silhouettes, and stay away from dropped-waist gowns. Two very charming dresses you can consider are the Strapless Mermaid Prom Dress 20325 and Strapless Trumpet Gown Jovani 92526, which feature the most attractive appliques you will ever see. If you are plus-sized, opt for dresses with Empire waists, and stick to fabrics like satin, as they provide structure – and we are sure that you will like the Jovani 88908 chiffon dress, featuring an empire waist.

Alfred Sung D723CP Bridesmaid Dress

If you like the look of bold florals but are hesitant to drape your entire body in them, the Alfred Sung D723CP bridesmaid dress is a beautiful compromise. As a sister style to Alfred Sung bridesmaid dresses D724CP and D722, all of these gowns share the same floral skirt but the D723CP has a sleeveless, solid color bodice. Its skirt is also a marriage of two looks, falling to ankle length in the front, and floor length in the back. Whether you call it a high low dress, or a mullet dress, we call it unique and gorgeous.

Key Features

There are a number of great features to mention about the Alfred Sung D723CP bridesmaid dress. Starting with the obvious, the water color inspired floral print. So rich we can almost smell the perfume of the flowers, there’s just something about floral prints that brightens the day. Floral print adds a bit of whimsy, it’s fun, agreeable, and isn’t fussy. The solid color on top brings us out of clouds and back to earth, and it isn’t too busy for the photographs. For the skirt, the A-line shape giving us major vintage vibes, and its especially easy for anyone to wear. Not only that, but the raised hem in the front ensures no one will be taking a tumble, from tripping on her gown anyway.

Here are the details from top to bottom. The look starts with a solid colored strapless bodice which is complimented by a chic V-neckline that flatters and creates a swan-like neck. It has a modest, medium plunge that isn’t too showy. Its sleeveless cut was made to show off the arms with the illusion if added length. Princess seams give the bodice a streamlined fit and add flattering curved lines that slim the midsection. An inset waistband of floral fabric nips the natural waistline. Bodice color selection is limited to white or the same pink as the floral background color.

The skirt has a classic A-line silhouette and features the colorful print on both sides of the fabric so that it looks beautiful underneath the peek-a-boo high-low hem. The Alfred Sung team of designers really thought of even the smallest details when making this bridesmaid dress collection and it makes all the difference. Its slight high-low hemline gives us a peek at pair of color coordinating shoes. We’re totally in love with the look the model is wearing: a bright red shoe! A pop of color which brings out the flowers in the skirt nicely.

Sateen twill fabric gives this gown a gorgeous finish with a light sheen. It also feels soft against the skin for a long day and evening of wear. Plus-size bridesmaids can wear the same gowns because this style is available in a vast range of sizes, 00-30W, with extra length for the skirt also available in five-inch increments.

DIY brides, craft your heart out! Extra fabric available by the yard in this gorgeous floral print affords us so many options. From decopage to matching shawls, rosettes, wristlets, and headbands, the possibilities are limited only by your imagination. Swatches are also available to help you narrow down your color choice.

An easy choice for a bridesmaid dress gives the bride-to-be more time to pick her wedding dress too!

Watters Willowby Wedding Dresses

Imagine wedding dresses that can be worn again after the special day and become a favorite wardrobe staple, evoking loving memories each time it has another outing. While it may be hard to envisage wearing your wedding gown again, Watters Willowby have made it possible by creating a range of informal bridal separates comprising tops and skirts that can be mixed and matched with other clothes to offer a totally new look.

Watters Willowby Wedding DressesThe Willowby 56901 Merpai vest will glam up any outfit you own, adding a sophisticated note to your social life. This gorgeous vest with an open front and a full back covers the shoulders and is luxuriantly styled in ostrich feathers over stretch charmeuse. It combines Bohemian chic with an air of opulence and feels incredible to the touch.

Watters Willowby Wedding DressesIt is the perfect match for a slinky wedding dress with a fitted silhouette such as the sleeveless lace Willowby 56136 Marseille dress, but can be worn again with any number of things. It looks amazing teamed up with jeans and long boots for a winter ensemble, or keeps the chill off on late summer evenings paired with a short dress.

Watters Willowby Wedding DressesWatters Willowby separates are an idyllic choice for destination weddings. The Willowby 56126 Bordeaux is a full-length fitted skirt fashioned in Zuzu lace over stretch satin that is perfect not only for the wedding ceremony, but also for those romantic candlelit honeymoon dinners you will be sharing in your special paradise. You can pack it easily for the future vacations you will be sharing with your new husband. You can even delight him by pairing the skirt with a bikini top for the romantic strolls along the beachfront you will share or save it to wear again for an anniversary.

Watters Willowby allows you to think outside the box for your wedding day and beyond. For more information about these and other romantic creations from the Willowby collection, click the link above.