Slip Wedding Dress

While a slip wedding dress may sound more like an undergarment, ‘less is more’ has become a wedding watchword amongst fashion-conscious brides.

If a voluminous ball gown wedding dress makes you want to run screaming for the hills, but you still want your dress to be the epitome of glamour and elegance, then the slip wedding dress is an excellent choice. The simple design of a slip gown skims the body, so it’s definitely a style to be worn with panache, such as this Watters ‘Geneva’ slip wedding dress; flowing Vellan Chameuse takes a starring role, while pearl buttons and a daring low back give this modern masterpiece echoes of old Hollywood glamour.

Slip wedding dresses come in a plethora of fabrics including charmeuse, lace, satin and tulle. While it’s easy to imagine that a spaghetti strap is the only option, slip gowns in fact span the spectrum of necklines including sweetheart, v-neck, illusion, sheer and modest to name but a few. Skirts and trains can also vary, including asymmetrical cuts and dresses with a slight train, such as this Essense of Australia vintage slip wedding dress that incorporates romantic lace over a lustre satin gown.

Slip wedding dresses can be a more affordable option than ornate gowns. One final thought for brides opting for a more minimalist dress - you’ll find there’s plenty of scope for expression through statement accessories and hairpieces.

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