For those that wanted a tighter curl back in the ’70s, ’80s, and even ’90s, it seemed like one of the go-to options when it came to hair was the perm. There were different types of perms. You could get a tight perm or a looser-looking one.
However, if you’re looking to make yourself look a little younger, the perm is no longer the way to achieve this. Not only is it an outdated hairstyle, but it also can cause damage to your hair that you may not be able to repair.
If you grew up in the ’80s, then you crimped your hair at least once. This was one of those hairstyles that made every girl feel like they were edgy and with the times Plus, it gave a lot of texture to their hair. But, we’re not in that decade anymore and now the look is no longer promoted.
The only time you should crimp your hair nowadays is if you’re going to an ’80s party. Otherwise, you’re going to look older and there’s a good chance you’ll damage your hair in the process.
The bouffant was a big deal back in the day when Hollywood starlets donned it for all the major events. It is a hairdo that takes a long time to achieve, and so those looking to sport it nowadays have opted for a less-teased poof.
The bouffant does look good, but the teasing and hairspray used will affect your hair for days after. This hairstyle may also age you because it is an outdated trend.
Eye Length Banged Bobs
Some ladies prefer a look that is easy to maintain and style in the mornings. That is why a lot of them go for a bob with eye-length bangs. This hairstyle takes minimal effort to look good, but unfortunately for older ladies, it is not as flattering a cut as for the younger.
Because the bangs are so short and cropped on the face, they may draw attention to your eyes. We all know that as you get older, lines and wrinkles start to form around this area, and having attention there will in turn age you a bit.
The Farah Fawcett
This feathered look of the ’70s and ’80s that was made so popular by actress Farrah Fawcett is also another hairstyle that some ladies today may be unable to let go of it. However, this is a mistake as it is a hairstyle that will make you look older.
The layered look doesn’t really draw attention to any features that will show your age but because the hairstyle itself is outdated, that will be sure to make you come across older.
Long Front, Short Back
You may know this haircut under its pop-culture name, “the Karen. “In the early part of the 2000s, this was a big trend when it came to hairstyles, however, it soon lost traction due to the unflattering association.
Not only because of the connotations of this hairstyle but also because it does reveal the neck and expose the jawline. As a result, women who opt for this may look older than their license says they are.
OK, so when we were all kids, we are sure that we put our hair up in pigtails at some point. This is cute when you’re a kid or even a young adult. But as an older woman, it only serves to tack on years.
Pulling the hair away from the face reveals the neck and that will show signs of aging that have already begun. Also, since this is a more youthful look, it may make you look like you are trying a little too hard.
Extra Short Bangs
It is super cute on women in their 20’s when they have the extra short bangs to frame their faces. But as you get older, you probably should look for a new style as this one emphasizes the forehand which is notorious for showing off our wrinkles and lines.
Also, this style doesn’t look like a style you’d want for a while but more a trendy and spur-of-the-moment cut. Think about all these factors when you choose your next hairstyle!
Slicked Back Bob
Many people opt to go with the bob cut as you can style it in many different ways to make it your own. One of the ways, especially when looking at more dressy occasions that people choose to style the bob, is to slick it back. Here you can see this beauty has done so with gel.
But for an older lady, not only will this make your hair look greasy and a little dated, as the trend is not really big right now, it will also leave your face exposed to show any blemishes that are present.
Remember when it used to be the big style to have darker roots than the rest of your hair? Stars like Shakira and many others opted for this look, and so we all followed suit. However, if you choose to go this route now, you may be outdating yourself.
Leaving your roots exposed and choosing to lighten the bottom half of your hair sometimes can make you look like you do not take care of your dye job, which could make you look messy and even a little older.
In the ’80s and ’90s, girls and women loved to tease their hair to get as much height as possible. Big hair was the talk of the town! Because of this, the result of all that teasing would often leave your hair with a rather frizzy look, especially after you’d crimped it…
The frizzy look makes your hair look unhealthy and even messy. So in choosing this look, not only will you be sporting an out-of-date trend, but you also look like you don’t care.
Sometimes it is just nice to tie up your hair into a big old bun and head out to do your daily errands. It doesn’t take long to swoop your hair up and away from your face but that doesn’t mean to say this look is timeless.
For some ladies trying to jump on this trend now, this may make you look a little aged. Not only because it takes all of your hair away from your face leaving it exposed but also because it is harder for you to get the volume as women tend to lose hair as they get older.
Extremely Long Hair
Having long hair is hard enough to take care of, but when it is extremely long, it could actually impact your day-to-day life. A lot of us associate long hair with our youth, and that may be why many of us just can’t let go of our hair length.
But having hair that is so long and straight is often not very healthy for it and this can leave you with poor quality hair that can add on some years to your look. Plus, the straightness of your hair often looks less full, which is another problem that comes with age.
Layered Bouncy Bob
Adding layers to your bob can change the dynamic. So often, when going for a lengthier bob cut, women will do this, and for those of a younger age, this may be a great idea. But framing your face even with longer layers is known to add on some years.
Though this look may not make every woman look older, it will accentuate the lines and blemishes on the face and neck. If you’re trying to look younger, definitely stay clear of this hairstyle!
One of those trends that have been going for quite a while is asymmetrical haircuts. This style also belongs to the bob cut category but is a little edgier and often uses razor cuts to achieve this.
It does frame the face like many of the other bob cuts and therefore this does emphasize any blemishes that have appeared. While this has the potential to make you look older, if done right, this style can actually make you look hip and cool.
Messy Blunt Cut
Many celebrities have worn this hairstyle, and it is quite easy to manage, no matter if you have a little curl or if your hair is straight. In addition, it can be styled in many different ways, which is perfect for those who go to various events.
Because of the layers, it does give you more volume, but it also cuts your jawline which, much like the bob, will frame your face and accentuate any wrinkles. This is a big no-no when we’re trying to stay forever young!
Short & Curly
If you have curly hair, you may find hairstyles hard to choose between. However, for those that love their curls, they can always go with the sweet and short curls by adding a little bit of a texturizing product to the hair. What you see here is the end result.
But if you are of a certain older age, you may find that this is not the best choice for you. Not only will it be unflattering to your face, but it is hard to maintain and does little good for you.
The Chelsea cut is basically a reversed bob where it is short and shaved in the back and allows for longer bangs and sides. Though it is still popular (somehow), it is not a hairstyle that makes you look younger.
The short back and sides shine a light on the neck area, which, much like your face and hands, are the first places that show age. So anything that draws attention to those areas is recommended to be avoided.
Rocking a buzz cut is not advisable for everyone. Though it may be pretty easy to manage, you have to have the face and head shape to rock it. The shorn look will also add some age and it is an all-revealing haircut.
This means that there is no hair to help hide the lines, blemishes, or wrinkles, and this, in turn, will make you look a lot older. So it may be best to opt for another haircut.
The blunt bob with accompanying bangs that many women like to rock is not a look for those that want to appear younger. The hairstyle is known to accentuate your jawline and eyes, so any flaws in these areas will be even more defined.
While this type of bob is certainly cute, there’s an expiration date on the age at which women should don it. Oftentimes when older women try to pull off a younger look it actually backfires. Don’t you agree?
For several years one of the biggest trends, especially in certain hipster circles, was the undershave haircut. This would allow women to look both elegant and edgy at the same time. But, of course, this type of cut is an acquired taste and is no longer a go-to trend.
Because the look is outdated, if you choose to go with it, you will then look a little older as you are out of touch with what the current fad is. Plus, the undershave draws attention to the neck area.
Some people like to rock this vintage look, and that is fine, but you have to understand that because it is a vintage look, it may make you look exactly that. Also, the tight curls of this pin-up style are difficult to maintain.
If done properly, it actually looks super glamorous. However, you have to tie it in with the same old Hollywood makeup. If not, you may seem older than you are.
We have all seen this cut, yet we may not have known the name until now – say hi and bye to the mom cut. This shorter cut with a lot of texture can be great if you’re in your 60s but otherwise, you should avoid this style.
Often very short hair gives an older vibe so we don’t recommend this if you’re trying to maintain your youth. Plus, it also lacks a feminine touch with women often look for with their hairstyles.
The top knot had its heyday, unlike with many other trends, that day has passed. The look is now seen as off-season and somewhat uncool. And though in certain situations it looks great, for the most part, it lacks approachability.
For the ladies looking for a more sophisticated look, they may be tempted to try this hairstyle. But it also pulls the hair out of your face making it super visible to see any signs of aging.
The sleek ponytail is another hairstyle that often gets dragged out for fancy events. Though it isn’t easily done and can withstand almost anything you put it through during the evening, it is not a hairstyle that works on a daily basis.
The sleek ponytail pulls your hair back, and as you’re getting older, your hair becomes less durable. This could result in possible hair loss. This hairstyle is definitely one that is donned more by a younger demographic.
Spiked Short Cut
Volume when it comes to hairstyle is your friend as you get older as it does tend to give you a more youthful look. So, opting for a short and spiked look will obviously have the opposite effect.
If you still decide to go for this shorter style, do be aware that all your fine lines and wrinkles will be visible. Also, remember to try and stay away from adding layers, especially if you have thin hair.
Edgy Cropped Bob
There are many different types of bob cut, and that includes the more edgy version that many younger ladies like to go for. This type of cut often makes them look more lively, and you can dress it up or down depending on what you’re going for.
Once again, this cut tends to focus on the face and neck area, which as we now know, are the age-revealing parts of our body.
Braids had their day once but that time is now over. This youthful hairstyle, because of the pulling and braiding, can actually damage your hair and cause breakage. So though occasionally this hairstyle is still seen, for the most part, it is no longer rocked.
Like other childlike hairstyles, it is not ideal for women of a certain age. Not only does it damage your beautiful mane, but it also can show the hair thinning process that occurs as you age.
The Pixie haircut is quite cute, but when you’re older, you have to be careful of the length that you choose to go with. Having your face framed with your hair will make it a focal point, and this could lend itself to people assuming that you are older than you are.
While we do see a lot of older women rocking this hairstyle, that doesn’t mean to say it’s the way to go if you’re trying to lose a few years off your look.
Love might give you the sensation of floating on air, but for this woman, that notion became quite literal. The minute her boyfriend proposed, she knew she wanted her wedding to be one she would never forget – but nor would her guests. With wings attached to her beautiful white gown, this woman finally got the magical night she has been waiting for her entire life. Prince charming by her side is clearly infatuated with his glowing bride, so the two make an impeccable match.
Most brides like to stand out on their special day, so much so that an unspoken rule was written: any woman who dares to show up at a wedding with a gown resembling the color white will be showered with red wine. Unlike most, this girl thought the best way to celebrate one of the biggest days in her life would be by blending into the background and wearing a gown that would assist her to do so.
Spooning Is A Must
For one night only, you get to walk down the aisle, look your significant other in the eye, say your vows and celebrate the fact that you have found the person you want to spend the rest of your life with. This particular bride was very much into the theme of “one time only,” and so she went ahead and got herself a single-use dress. Her husband’s chosen outfit mirrored her makeup and overall theme, wearing a suit made out of garbage bags.
This Girl Is On Fire
Wearing a dress that is blazing with fire might make people on the dance floor drop it like it’s hot, but this is a dress most churches would not approve of on account of it resembling the scorching fumes of hell. This bride was clearly not letting anyone’s opinion get in the way of her wearing the dress of her choice no matter how controversial it is, but at least she maintained the traditional white theme in her upper body.
Sweet Tooth Favorite
If the gown looks good enough to eat, that is because it probably is! Finding the perfect wedding dress and cake seems like a lot of hard work, where both time, effort and money are being spent uncontrollably to guarantee only the best is being used for your special day. This flame-haired bride thought of a creative way to avoid the additional stress – combine the two into one. The concept of an edible dress might sound too bizarre to some, but clearly not to this woman.
All Aboard The Love Train
Giving “go big or go home” an interpretation of her own, the luminous bride wanted all her guests to hold a train so long it would dignify royal families.
Bride Of Pride
Wearing her red, blue and white dress with pride, this bride is the embodiment of patriotism. On her special day, she decided to put on a dress that signified both her love for her country as well as her fiance, thus showing her true colors on the outside and within. However, we cannot help but wonder what the bridesmaids wore on account of the bride of pride standing out the way she did. We wonder what the groom wore too.
The Italian chocolatier was celebrated in this particular wedding, who went ahead with the sugary theme guided by wishful thinking that it would bring upon them many years of sweet love. The classic white tone was also added to the edible mix in order to stick to classics in a sense, and was done by using Raffaelo chocolates of the same brand. The groom did not want to overshadow his bride, so he decided to keep things simple with a chef uniform.
Something Blue – Sorted!
Karen Bell nearly ticked off all the boxes wearing a wedding gown that expressed her one true and never-ending love – for Manchester City FC. Wearing a dress made up of old Blues shirts she spent weeks sewing, the Greater Manchester resident explained what went through her head the moment she decided to make such a unique dress: “We wanted to do something different because we have both been married before,” she said. “It was a labour of love.”
Hello Kitty is more than a cartoon for those who truly consider themselves fans of the neatly accessorized feminine cat. For some, loving Hello Kitty is a way of living: their homes look like a Hello Kitty merchandise manufacturing factory, they wear items with the cat’s trademarked face and color just about anything with the iconic pastel shades. The bride in the picture below sees the catty cartoon as such a major part of her life, there was no way she was leaving her out on her big day.
They say ’til death do us part, but what if the bride stands at the alter looking like she just came from a carnival in Rio? Here are the quirkiest wedding gowns from brides who took their special day to a new level.
Teen Bride Wears $235,000 Golden Dress
They say the wedding dress is one of the most important parts of the wedding, but how do you feel about a $235,000 splurge? Evka, 19, and Lukas, 20, went viral after their wedding footage was released showing the bride’s insanely extravagant dress.
It takes a special set of skills to be able to merge such opposing trends, but somehow this biker chick made it work. Wearing both the traditional white garments while staying true to her self and way of living, the biker bride tied the knot with her significant other, who also made an effort to add a bowtie to his everyday black leather vest ensemble. Personally, we love the overall look both displayed and the fact the bride would not skip the customary veil.
The Ultimate Sacrifice
While for most relationships the ultimate sacrifice takes the form of giving up one’s bachelor ways, something tells us this particular couple is not about to keep things traditional like the rest of them. Perhaps the fresh wife is entering this relationship a realist, wearing those demonic devil thorns with pride, or maybe this is what a punk-rock wedding looks like. Either way, we hope ’til death do us part will not be misinterpreted by the two as the ultimate sacrifice.
This bride seems young enough to be wearing a wedding dress as a costume, but on account of the tiara and effort that was put into her hair and makeup, we doubt this is merely dress-up. The dress, with its clear-cut strapless shape and wide slit up the front, is meant to suggest sultriness, but in reality, this wedding gown is more low-key than many others out there. However, the feather-like cuts are hard to ignore, creating a rather bird-like overall look.
Better Safe Than Sorry
The use of contraceptives and premarital relations is a highly controversial topic as it is, but this bride threw the concept of a traditional wedding out the window the minute she said “yes” to the dress. This was not this beaming bride’s first walk down the aisle, which is why she thought it would be best to do things much differently this time around. After consulting with her husband to be, the two decided their theme would be the quirkier – the better.
‘Till Taco Do Us Part
Diane Nguyen won a Taco Bell contest in Las Vegas that provided her with a wedding chapel all ‘Belled up and enough burritos and tacos for a lifetime. After binging on a significant amount of her prize, Diane made a dress out of the wrappers she had left over. She explained why she wanted to get married in Taco Bell: “it has been there for me through the years, from the after-school runs to late meals after work or a night of partying. Taco Bell is always there for me.”
Luck Be A Lady
Feather boas might be hyped up amongst theatre types and Broadway broads, but this exhilarated lady was all about the feathers on her special day. Despite the rather odd choice of wedding gown embellishment, what is even more interesting is her specific choice in color and gloves. To finish the overall look, the bride to be added an umbrella, which she decorated much like the rest of her festive outfit. Although a not expected choice of clothing, the woman sure looks happy.
A Twilight Ceremony
As we have seen in previous pictures, it is not as uncommon as one would think for brides to step out of their comfort zone and go for a look that is more personalized than the customary white gown. This newly married woman was lucky enough to find a partner who did not care about the fact she had two different men’s faces plastered on the sides of her dress on their wedding day. Evidently, true love means it does not matter if you are team Edward or Jacob.
Fiona and Shrek may live in Far Far Away, but this cheerful couple was having their fairytale wedding no matter what. Both fanatics of the Shrek movie and its sequels, it would be no surprise to find out that among the many guests in the venue, one could find a Puss in Boots and quirky Donkey. While the bride abstained from going for the all-white gown, she definitely adopted a style that felt more befitting with her distinguished personality.
Michelle was an art student who used street art as the theme for her final project. She had become so involved in her work that when it came to celebrating her big day, she decided to express her newest fascination by personalizing her once-traditional wedding dress. The letters on her dress are the first letters of her soon to be husband’s and her own name, ‘H’ for Harry and ‘M’ for Michelle. While in theory, this might sound like a crazy idea, it works just right for the creative bride.
The bride in this photo wanted to have a wedding with a special theme, one people would remember for a long time. For that reason, she chose a wedding dress that is in different shades of pink, ranging from salmon to peach. Her miniature top hat is embellished with a feather and the four suits of Hearts, Spades, Clubs, and Diamonds are featured along the dress. Additionally, the bride to be is seen holding cards as if to suggest like much like a card game, wedlock is a gamble.
It takes a lot of courage to dye one’s hair such a bold color, especially knowing this is a definite step away from traditional wedding overall look. However, something tells us this particular bride is too sassy to go along with the all-white classic as it is. To spice things up, the bride added a couple of antlers on top of her head, but it is the pastel shade of her hair and tattoos that find the perfect balance between looking like a traditional and modern bride.
Back From The Future
Sequins and glittery outfits are everything in this wedding that is so clearly out of this world. It is easy to tell the girls in the picture are having the time of their lives, posing dramatically for the camera while changing poses to flaunt just how sparkly they are. Let’s face it – each and every one of us deserve to shine bright like a diamond, so why not take that phrase and turn it into a literal interpretation?
Kids Know Best
Stepping out of your comfort zone is not an easy task to pull, but what if your comfort zone is staying a child at heart? This woman was not willing to let go of her playful side just yet, a statement she felt necessary to express on her special day. The Barbie doll looking individual has had enough of the boring, plain white dresses she has seen her friends wear so many times, so she decided to walk down the aisle with a twist.
It is very rare to spot a bride rocking a glow in the dark dress, but this one took the concept to a whole other level by having beetles drawn on her gown. The insects are far from being viewed as romantic, not to mention bugs are not the print one would expect to see on a wedding dress, but it seems as though the woman in the picture is more than glad she chose a dress like no other.
This Portland, Oregon native truly kept the motto of the city “keep Portland weird” in mind when she had her dress custom made. She composes music for a Japanese-style anime show which is set in a forest that has a pastel color palette and wanted her dress to reflect that. The outer layer is made of a gossamer sheer with faded pastel leaves, covering a polka dotted dress. The Doc Martens on her feet will make it easier to bike, which is how she’ll enter the wedding ceremony.
Wandering around town in a satin, floor length dress, skull candy makeup and hair as pale as her skin, this beautiful bride had a different idea regarding the concept of two souls uniting. Taking the “’til death do us part” quite literally, the ghostly woman seems to be deeply connected to a Halloween-meets-Corpse Bride theme she herself has perfected with the use of a semi sheer veil and a simply elegant tiara placed carefully above her head. With a single rose by her side, she is ready to walk down the aisle.
A Christmas Bride
Christmas came early this year, and took a different form than usual – a wedding gown! The dress that was designed for those who are utterly obsessed with the most wonderful time of the year guarantees the woman wearing it would pull off being both magical and festive at the same time. Christmas is the most romantic time of the year as it is, which is why we are the last ones to judge those who want to get on board the sensational snowy train.
Wear Hair, Don’t Care
Gone are the days in which it was considered odd to step out of during the big reveal and wear anything but a white dress. However, some things are too quirky even for those who set out to challenge fashionable expectancies and requirements. For example, the woman in the picture attached below is clearly wearing what appears to be a dress made out of locks of hair shading from dark, blood red to golden streaks. To match the dress, this bride matched the color of her hair with the dress.
Here to save the day is the bride who wanted nothing more than to get rid of the bad guys in her life and find a hero to be by her side. This gal knows that, as Uncle Ben from Spiderman once said, “with great power comes great responsibility,” which is why she fully intends on making sure her wedding will be the talk of the town for many more years to come. Rocking a tool belt and matching vibrant yellow gloves, this bride is anything but common.
Instead of going for the big, poofy, over the top gown, this lovely bride wanted to show off her own personal body art much more than a designer-bought and rhinestone-adorned dress. For that reason, she chose a dress that was just long enough to cover her privates and short enough to present her ink to the world. In addition, she kept the white motive in tact, which is a unique way of both remaining classic and appearing unique.
Trash The Dress
Don’t be a hater – just wear toilet paper! For the past seven years, Ripley’s Believe It Or Not has been sponsoring both amateur and professional designers to create bridal gowns made strictly out of toilet paper, giving “trash the dress” a whole other meaning. The competition takes place in New York City, where the winning wedding dress is chosen for an actual runway show. In addition, the winning designer is granted a $10,000 award. Second and third places are not left empty handed either, with $5,000 and $2,500 awarded, respectively.
The World’s biggest fast-food chain decided it wanted a piece of an industry it has yet to emerge into. While fattening food and high fashion gowns normally do not go hand in hand, McDonald’s was invested in proving its collection – that is made purely out of burgers wrappers, plastic cups and sauce bags – was nothing short of works of art. The most memorable look was a featured wedding dress, which was made out of 900 white wrappers and 60 yellow wrappers – and one winning smile.
Which Dress Should We Be Looking At?
It is usually the bride that should be the center of attention on her wedding day, but somehow we cannot take our eyes off the shocking pink bridesmaids dresses taking over this picture. While the bride has certainly taken her spot in the limelight by sitting in the middle, the outrageously big bridesmaid’s dresses and their headwear are just too much to handle. In fact, we’re more impressed with the photographer that he could fit all these dresses into one photo.
Careful Not To Pop!
When it comes to planning a wedding, it is unsurprising if balloons are going to be involved. After all, its a celebration, and balloons are always fun to celebrate with. However, the last thing we expected at a wedding was for the bride herself to be wearing the balloons…on her wedding dress. What is she meant to do when everyone comes to congratulate her and hugs her? The balloons will be popping off every second, and the bride will be left with no dress – the horror!
There’s Something Fishy About This One
This wedding dress is called ‘The Octopus dress,’ and we can see exactly why. The eight-legged creature was the inspiration behind this catwalk design, but last time we checked fashion trends, the octopus was not on there. In fact, we fail to see how any future bride would want to wear such a dress down the aisle, on the one day they’re meant to look their absolute best. Also, how does the bride plan on holding her husband’s hands when her hands are already preoccupied?
Hello? Anybody In There?
We’re not even sure where to start with this one but, if we have to, we’ll start by asking “where is the face?” Although we can’t speak for every bride, we’d like to assume that brides would like to show their face on their wedding day. After all, they’ve invited all their guests to watch them walk down the aisle, the least they can do is have a look at all their happy faces. As a day all about love, this is undoubtedly a dress of horror.
The Silver Lining
Beverly Hills native and fashion-forward designer Ayse Byzanz paraded her most recent creation down Rodea Drive for passersby. The glowing gown was made solely out of aluminum foil and was embroidered with rhinestones to add an additional spark to the overall look. The laced dress was made by the talented Byzanz, who is a native of Germany. She had said that the decision to move to Beverly Hills was made to get her wearable art line the kickoff and recognition it needed.
Mama Mia Mama June
In head-to-toe camouflage and bright orange accents, Mama June finally said “I do” to hubby Sugar Bear. The wedding took place in their Georgia backyard and went for a general authentic outdoorsy vibe. Daughter Honey Boo Boo was also spotted on site, wearing her unique interpretation of a flower-girl ensemble: a neon orange and bright pink frilly dress covered the bubbly blonde. The dress was also incorporated with a whole lot of tacky beading, which was only highlighted with the flower pin on top of her head.
Pink is the new white in this one of a kind dress that screams “this is my day and my day only.” As if to make her point more clear, the puffy princess made sure all knew this was the day she was tying the knot by placing a diamond-filled crown on her head and carrying a wand with just as many sparkles. Unfortunately, as can be seen in the picture below, the young woman did not think things through when she ordered a horse and carriage.
Layers Of Love
Being a fashion designer definitely comes with its perks, and being able to sew your own wedding dress is one of them. Despite being able to save more than just a couple of bucks, sadly, not all rough sketches on paper come out exactly the way you intended them too. Although the bride in the picture seems rather content with the outcome, we are not so sure Vogue would feature this dress as the latest and hottest bridal trend.
All I Need
Resembling the nature-themed wedding featured before, this bride wanted her wedding gown to be like no other and to portray her undying love for both her husband and cacti. While the two might sound like an odd mix for those who are unfamiliar with the desert growing plants, the idea behind the dress was that much like a cactus that only lives on sunlight and a bit of water, all this bride needs to lead a happy life is her man by her side.
Rainbow Road To Love
“Out with the old, in with the new” is the first thing that comes to mind looking at the picture below. Less than conservative, this couple wanted to make sure their wedding would be one they would remember for many more years to come. Instead of following the timeless trend of looking classically fresh, this dynamic duo introduced color – including black – into the wedding industry. By doing so, they may have made others slightly less comfortable, but they seem very much in their own skin.
All You Can Eat
Putting aside the top hat above carefully placed on top of her head, the bride from culinary heaven was not thinking of herself when she made the crucial call to have baked goods surrounding her wedding gown. Much like the bride who had wine available for every guest requiring it, this woman thought of a less boozy way to entertain those who came to witness the unification of her and her new husband’s souls – by offering sweet cupcakes to all.
Sweet Like Candy
Ian Stuart and Chantal Coady of Ian Stuart Brides have spoken several times about aspiring to make the best chocolate-infused wedding gown ever made. During Chocolate Week 2008, the two decided to put their money where their mouth is and pull the stunt many believed to be impossible, mainly due to the fact it could easily melt off the bride’s body. However, Ian’s unique style and Rococo’s artistic approach to chocolate solved whatever issues came their way, creating this edible masterpiece.
Matey For Life
Guests of this pirate-themed wedding were greeted with an “Ahoy!” at the entrance and given a “sheets to the wind” blessing to get rum. “Yo ho ho” shouts were heard before the groom’s best man gave his speech, but as ordinary as it felt celebrating love with a pirate-themed wedding, all eyes were on the bride who was rocking a corset dress, sideways hat, and outstanding boots. The wedding was held, naturally, by the seaside, and the food served was out of this world.
Nothing says “I do” quite like a matching his and hers outfit that has been carefully designed by the very same people standing up on that podium. While it is highly unlikely many women would agree to have their behind sprayed with the word wifey, this woman was clearly on board with the entire concept of having a wedding no one would ever forget. On the bright side, it does seem as though the couple is very much keen on publicly presenting their love to the world.
The beaming bride below was not about to compromise about the color of her dress, despite the fact she wanted to keep the white tradition in tact. This unconventional gown might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but simply by looking at the broad smile on her beautiful face makes one understand it does not matter what we think, but rather how she feels on her day. Bejeweled with rainbow colored rhinestones and sparkly tutu framed frills, this dress is a mirror of the bride’s vibrant personality.
They say imitation is the best form of flattery, but this might be taking things a little too far. In fact, we would not be surprised to find out that this bride’s dress was made from actual sheep wool. In the country, some things might seem less odd than they would for people living in cities, but this is peculiar even for residents of rural regions. But hey, if a girl can coordinate her outfit with a friend, why not coordinate with a farm animal?
Half And Half
While it remains unclear if this is some kind of a gender identity crisis or a rebellious act against social norms, this person decided she feels more like half a bride and half a groom. For that reason entirely she made herself a gown that is split right in the middle and integrated it with half of a suit. Flowers took two forms in this one of a kind outfit as well, with both a boutonniere pinned to the jacket and a bouquet held in her hand.
Why So Blue?
“Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue” – these are the four necessities for any woman ready to tie the knot with the man of her dreams. However, this particular bride took the “something blue” part a bit too far when she decided to skip the whole white gown thing altogether and adopt a more colorful look. With rhinestones embellishing her torso and shining bright like diamonds, the bride went for a more “creature of the night” look.
This belle of the ball is actually wearing a rather conventional gown on her special day, but she thought it was missing one little thing that made it just short of perfection – a wine glass rack. Wanting others to be cheerful on the eve of her wedding, she had a custom-made metallic stand mounted on top of her white garment. That way, as she was circling around, guests could grab another glass of chardonnay without having to chase the waiter around.
Blow Me Away
Balloons are used to celebrate festive occasions like birthdays and other events, but the bride in the picture below took the airy vibe to a whole new level by wearing an specially made all-white balloon dress. If you are a fan of the overall look, we are sorry to burst your bubble, but it seems sitting is out of the question with this eye-popper. In fact, any form of interaction with the dress that does not consist of standing absolutely still seems like a disaster waiting to happen.
All About The Frills
Nothing says big wedding dress like layers on top of layers of frills, which this bride clearly could not get enough of. Riding in the car on her way to meet her soon to be husband, it is a good thing they did not plan on letting anyone else hitch a ride with the bride since there would be no room to breathe! As if the frills were not enough, this bride wanted to add that extra little sparkle to her presence – hence, the grandiose tiara.
Festival Of Love
Heavily influenced by the annual carnival in Rio, this bride wanted nothing short of grand festivities on her special day. Having explained her ideal portrayal of a fun wedding to her gown designer, the bride was granted the dress of her dreams – multicolored sequins, variously shaped feathers, and multiple fabric layers are just the tip of the iceberg that forms the full work of art, that is her dress. There is no doubt this bride walked down the aisle as proud as a white peacock.