An informal bridal gown is worn for a small get-together with the wedding couple’s close family. It has a simple design that draws attention to the celebration of the bride and groom’s love. An informal bridal gown is supposed to complement the casual atmosphere you want to generate for an intimate ceremony. You can wear an informal wedding gown for an elopement as well as a simple themed wedding to take in the beauty of the ceremony setup.
An informal bridal gown can come in whichever shape, cut, and design for any body type and they are usually made from chiffon and lace fabric.
An informal wedding will most likely be held outside so the dress needs to follow the following guidelines to ensure your comfort:
- Opt for a lightweight stole, wrap, or shawl to compliment the dress and cover you up when it gets chilly
- Choose a dress with features such as slits, lace and billowing skirts to maintain comfort and airflow
- Choose a dress with airy and light fabrics which offer breathability and easy movements e.g. silk or chiffon.
- Skip the chapel train or formal ball gowns which have some weight to them
Here some informal wedding dress designs you could go for; beware, some of them are not for the faint of heart.
A nude illusion gown
This is best described as a sheer dress with ornate lace embroidery designed for the bold bride who is not afraid to show off her body. It is ideal for a breezy affair given its strategically placed applique. For a more conservative look, add an opaque lining to the gown.
The classic lace wedding dress
This is a traditional design that is lightweight and slim-cut to work for weddings in warm settings. A dress with sheer straps that are not restricting but supportive.
Crotchet lace wedding dress
You could go for a bohemian inspired lace dress, which is made for a sunny outside wedding. You could get one with a long slit and a cutout pattern to expose the legs slightly. This dress is great for highlighting helping the bride stay cool while highlighting her lengthy figure.
Haltered wedding dress
Constructed from tiered chiffon, a ruffled, breezy skirt looks great in wind-swept pictures and an open-back halter-top will keep the bride cool on a hot summer day.
A sheath wedding dress
The simplicity of a sheath bridal gown will not distract anyone from the style at all. You could opt for a fit-to-flare gown with subtle cutouts for that extra edge.
A short A-line wedding dress
Combine the elegance of a short wedding dress with high fashion by opting for dresses with unique style features. An example would be an off-shoulder neckline for a romantic and cooling effect. The short dress skirt will make walking outdoors easier and the A –line silhouette offers breathability.