Bridal Gown Trend: Polka-Dotted Wedding Dresses

Aug 21, 2009 by



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I love polka dots on day dresses and I don’t see why wedding dresses shouldn’t have polka dots on them. It’s definitely not something you’d expect a bride to wear down the aisle, but the polka dot dresses below are just as romantic and feminine as the lacy numbers we’re all used to.

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Maggie Sotterro’s Rasharna wedding dress has a full dotted organza skirt in blush – a subtle complement to the ivory and champagne bust. I think most brides would like this dress because it’s a lovely mix of tradition (beaded lacy top) and fashion-forward edginess (polka-dotted skirt).

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This lovely confection from Candy Anthony is perhaps the most retro of the bunch, but polka-dotted wedding dresses don’t always have to look this way. Still, it’s an excellent choice if you really want to wear a period gown. Its got a form-fitting bias cut and a full circular skirt that must require a lot of fabric to make. I can just imagine how beautifully it would sway and bounce when you walk, though.

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J. Crew’s Celeste is a lovely, breezy-looking dress that would be perfect for a garden wedding or beach wedding. Unfortunately, this style has been discontinued, but I think a seasoned dressmaker can easily replicate this dress if you can find a similar fabric.

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Last but certainly not the least is Melissa Sweet’s Dora – a strapless organza gown with a ruched wrap bodice. Its tiny polka dots are there to add texture more than to make a statement, but it works – especially with the oversized bow.




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