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 back of dressAmong 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.

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.

Alfred Sung D723cp

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!