Petite bridal gowns are still an iconic piece of the wedding dress industry, with designers and brands such as Dolce & Gabbana, Dolce&Gabbana , and Vera Wang having made them popular.
But the trend has also been criticized for their low waistlines and the need to wear them in tight spaces.
Now, designers are pushing the idea that bridesmaids should wear the dress in a more formal setting.
And they’re looking to make the look less of a departure from the casual dress of the day.
“I don’t want to take off the dress altogether,” said one designer who asked that her name not be used.
“The dress is meant to be more than a dress.
It’s a statement.”
The designer said she decided to make a dress that was more formal because she didn’t want her brides to feel like they were walking into a dress shop.
The dress is more formal than the one you’re going to see on the show.
It has a little more flair, the designer said.
She also noted that the dress can look chic in a bar or restaurant.
And if you’re wearing a gown to a wedding, she added, “I would never ask you to do anything more formal.”
In a time when most brides have the option of wearing a strapless gown or a plunging gown, this idea could be appealing to many brides.
“If you’re looking for something more formal and formal-looking, I would recommend you go with a strappy,” the designer told The Washington Post.
“It’s something that has this more formal vibe.”
But what if you have the choice?
“I think that if you can go with something that’s more formal, then I think you’re just missing the point,” the other designer said of the idea of choosing a dress with the strapless look.
“You don’t really want to be in a dress store with this dress.”