The Wedding Bazaar

Featuring Reviews on Wedding and Bridesmaid Dresses

Amal Almuddin with Oscar de la Renta

Amal Almuddin and George Clooney on their wedding day.

The September 27, 2014 wedding of George Clooney initiated a bout of female weeping when he removed himself from the bachelor market; indeed some of my friends are still brokenhearted. Time to move on girls and find a real life husband of your own, and at least there is consolation in choosing a stunning wedding gown emulating the one worn by the lucky woman who snapped up George, Amal Almuddin.

Amal epitomized romantic elegance when she tied the knot with George in Venice, wearing an amazing gown designed by Oscar de la Renta. Opting for an off-the-shoulder A-line number created in yards of crystal and bead embroidered Chantilly lace, she showed that the off-the-shoulder silhouette is timelessly flattering.

David Tutera Elnora wedding dress

David Tutera Elnora wedding dress

If you love off-the-shoulder wedding dresses, then you will fall for the David Tutera Elnora bridal gown. This enchanting dress presents an A-line silhouette and is fashioned in Chantilly lace over sequin tulle, beautifully embellished with three-dimensional floral lace appliques.

There is something quite captivating about the off-the-shoulder neckline as it challenges tradition while projecting an image of sophistication combined with Bohemian whimsy. It creates an image that does not date as other celebrity wedding photographs show.

When Rita Wilson married Tom Hanks she wore a short off-the-shoulder wedding dress, and Nicole Kidman was a picture of perfection in her off-the-shoulder wedding dress for her marriage to Tom Cruise. The marriage may not have survived but the images of Nicole remains picture perfect as the style is refined and timeless.

David Tutera Aurelia wedding dress

Off-the-shoulder wedding dresses are often referred to in bridal style magazines as the grown up version of strapless gowns. The addition of off-the-shoulder lace sleeves adds a dreamy element to complete the ultimate in romantic images. The David Tutera Aurelia organza wedding dress showcases a sweetheart bodice overlaid with Venice lace, creating an off-the-shoulder neckline framed with elbow-length lace sleeves. The asymmetrically tiered ball gown skirt cascades into a chapel train, completing the fantasy.

Hot new runway designs appeal to trend-setting brides and one of the most innovative styles to catch on is the wedding dress combining two silhouettes, with the addition of a detachable over skirt. This trend is versatile, appealing to the bride who fancies one appearance for the ceremony and another for the reception.

David Tutera Lilian wedding dress

Once again David Tutera is at the forefront of innovative designs, incorporating this trend into his latest collections. The David Tutera Lilian strapless wedding dress is designed in tulle over sequin tulle. The slim fitting silhouette is flattering and contemporary, showcasing a sweetheart neckline and a sleek sweep train. The addition of a sheer tulle over skirt with a lace border hemline, cascading into a dreamy chapel train, offers two silhouettes for the wedding day.

Brides who love trains but don’t want to worry about the extra length after the ceremony will adore the versatility of a dress with a detachable train. The David Tutera Zerrin fit and flare wedding dress stands out in irresistible embroidered Schiffli lace with an illusion back. It features a scalloped sheer bateau neckline framed with cap sleeves, topping the sweetheart bodice. This enchanting gown flows into a sweep train and is completed with a detachable sheer tulle chapel train bordered in lace.

These gowns present a classic image that will not date, yet appeal to trend-setting brides who keep in vogue with the latest fashions. It may be too late to turn George Clooney’s head but you will be sure to feel as beautiful and desired as Amal did in on her wedding day.