Goodness, the more I look into wedding dresses, the more I am becoming indecisive. I remember when my aunts married in the early 90's, shoulder-pads, poofy sleeves and over-the-top lace appliques were the rage. If there is one memorable style for the late 2010's-recent, I would point to the "cape" dress. It all started with Solange Knowles and now Serena Williams. Not to leave out other memorable cape evening wear: Lupita Nyong'o red Ralph Lauren dress and Charlotte Casiraghi's blue Giambattista Valli gown!
I am not sure if cape-dresses are a good idea for petite women, but 5'2"-ish Emilia Clarke sure rocks the capes in the popular Game of Thrones.
I thought I was set on my "sweet and nerdy" collared A-line style, but turns out, my fiance would rather I wear something more figure-flattering. Typical of men! So now I'm considering more "Grecian" or hip accentuating tulip-style of gowns...brainstorming here:
I have not been excited about celebrity high fashion at any events for a long time until I spotted some pictures of Ava Phillippe at the Bal des Debutantes in Paris this past week. She basically stole the whole show!
1st off: when was the last time a young lady rocked a conservative (all-covered up) gown? If I was a mother, I would totally want my teenage daughter to wear this to prom, haha!
2nd off: Like her mother Reese Witherspoon, she's of petite height...maybe 5'3" ish? I had always thought short girls would not stand a chance in a ballgown (since only tall girls win in beauty pageants), but Ava proved that wrong! All the other debutantes seem to fade into the background. See this video clip!
3rd off: The brown-gold hue suits her hair and complexion so well! And the jewelry from Payal Mehta! The meaning behind the customized ring made me want to cry, it's so beautiful!