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Monday, April 12, 2010

You Don't Want to Miss This Dress!

When people talk about green or greenish weddings they shy away from talking about the wedding dress. I think that’s because when people think “green clothing” they think hippie, and they don’t see how to reconcile their desire for a beautiful, elegant wedding dress with the image of a barefoot bride with daisies in her hair (not that there’s anything wrong with that, but it isn’t for everyone).Wearing a GREEN gown doesn't mean sacrificing style. You will be surprised when you find out how amazing these "eco-friendly" dresses are.

Inspired by several famous designers' SS2010 work, I find some similar work with eco-friendly fabrics.

All pictures above are from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

#1. Stacked Skirt Gathering and Layers

Designers focus on bunched layers and bulky fabrics sitting at the hips and thighs. This is fantastic news for the straight-framed bride, as this style creates a feminine hour glass effect.


Puridee's adorable “Shanda” convertible bridal gown (above) crafted from organic fabrics and peace silks.

Pictures above are from Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and

#2. One Shoulder Dress

Runways were awash with sassy styles, from Lanvin’s many bold, colorful pieces in everything from leopard print to huge shoulder bows, to Alexander McQueen’s short sharp shapes. Vera Wang, Badgley Mischka and Valentino also embraced the trend.

Where to get it


The cotten bride offers several one shoulder gowns. Check them out!

Moreover, I saw on the Eco-Beautiful Blog . RecycledBride is the world's first eco-friendly wedding resale website. They give brides a free, fun place to buy and sell new, sample, and gently used wedding dresses, accessories, bridesmaids gowns, decor, and more.

Do you think that selling your wedding dress can help save the world? There are 2.4 million weddings every year in the U.S. If half of the brides buy used wedding dresses, it would make a difference.


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