Here comes the bride… not dressed in white! Wedding season is fully underway and modern brides are opting out of the traditional “I Do” fashion and heading for a more unique chic. From Olivia Palermo’s cashmere sweater, shorts, and tulle skirt ensemble to Kaley Cuoco’s “pretty in pink’” tulle ball gown, not-so-typical wedding dresses are turning heads in the bridal fashion industry. Today, not all weddings call for poufy white princess gowns. Exchanging vows in front of a few close friends and family sets a much more intimate environment, which can influence the style of the dress. As the weather keeps getting warmer, brides are looking to heat up their bridal looks for this casual time of the year with exceptional designer wedding dresses. Tadashi Shoji’s collection of affordable wedding dresses has an abundance of special occasion styles to transcend your uniqueness. 

BRIDAL TREND: COLORFUL DRESSES

Brides are dropping something old for something blue. This summer, brides are swapping their typical wedding day getup for their go-to color on the big day. Colorful gowns have been trending in the world of bridal fashion as seen on the Spring 2015 bridal runways. From sleek silvers to saturated blues, colors are making their way from the runway to the Wedding March. Our exquisite bridal collection has everything from delicate tones to bold fabrics, while remaining in your budget. A beautiful example from our collection is our Rosette Scallop Tulle Gown in Latte. From the vintage-inspired lace to the flattering draped mesh skirt, this romantic look is sure to “wow” your guests and soon-to-be-husband. Another example is our Lattice Tulle Gown with Hand Beaded Lace Applique. Play up the glamour with a long veil for the ceremony. Each dress has its own special wedding flair and sets the tone of the big day. 

Tadashi Shoji Rosette Scallop Tulle GownTadashi Shoji Lattice Tulle Gown with Hand Beaded Lace Applique

BRIDAL TREND: SHORT DRESSES

Keep the dress short and sweet. Shorter hemlines, such as tea-length and minis, are making their way on the fashion runways. Whether you want something to easily dance the night away in or just want to show off your designer shoes, this look is stunning for many ceremony settings. Short dresses are perfect for an ocean-side beach wedding or an afternoon garden wedding for comfort and elegance. Our Lace and Tulle Illusion Sheath dress in White/Nude exudes femininity from the lace bodice to the corded tulle illusion neckline. Another dress from our collection perfect for this trend is our curve-hugging Embroidered Lace V-Neck. The eyelash-finished scallop trim at the neckline, hem, and sleeve lends a delicate touch while the ribbon applique around the waist adds a subtle sexiness. This dress comes in both traditional ivory/nude and non-traditional colors if that is what you are looking for. What’s the best part of Tadashi Shoji short dresses? You can wear them over and over again! Just change the look with different shoes, accessories or hair styles and these dresses can be new every time. 

Tadashi Shoji Lace and Tulle Illusion SheathTadashi Shoji Embroidered Lace V-Neck Dress

Your wedding day is one of the most unforgettable days of your life. A wedding dress is meant to feel comfortable and look fabulous! Take a cue from the venue and time of your ceremony to help choose the perfect aisle style. Whether you are wearing your favorite color or showing off your favorite body feature (your legs perhaps?), feel beautiful when exchanging your vows. Your wedding dress expresses who you are as a woman and if you are unconventional, your dress can be too.