BLISS Monique Lhuillier Lace Low Back Wedding Dress
Wedding dresses with eye-catching backs are very of-the-moment! And it makes perfect sense—most of the time, a bride is facing away from her guests during the ceremony, so why not make the back of a gown just as beautiful as the front? More and more designers are thinking beyond straight-across strapless or traditional buttons on the train and adding unexpected details like architectural shapes, low scoop cuts, illusion detailing and embellishments.
Whether it’s a dramatic keyhole like the BLISS Monique Lhuillier dress above or an intricate illusion design like Lela Rose’s ‘Tompkins Square Park’, we know one thing for sure: in these gowns, baby got back!
Find your favorite from our selections below, or browse our in-store wedding gowns for more ideas!
Two by Rosa Clará ‘Delicia’ Wedding Dress
Heidi Elnora ‘Rubie Joe’ Wedding Dress
Kelly Faetanini ‘Georgina’ Wedding Dress
Lela Rose ‘Tompkins Square Park’ Wedding Dress
Nouvelle Amsale Bow Detail Wedding Dress
Caroline DeVillo ‘Cassidy’ Wedding Dress
Hayley Paige ‘Mila’ Wedding Dress
La Fleur by Anne Barge ‘Chantal’ Wedding Dress
The Rosa Clará ‘Cava’ wedding dress has “princess” written all over it. The full ballgown skirt is made of layers of silk organza asymmetrically cut with hemstitch detailing and topped with a fitted, strapless bodice. This gorgeous gown shines in a fairytale setting like a romantic rose garden or a luxe hotel ballroom decked out with pops of rich color like this pink peony bouquet.
Here our bride wears a trendy blusher veil, sparkly cuff bracelet and classic pumps with teardrop accents (just waiting under the dress for their glamour shot).
See more details on this gown—and more of our favorite new wedding dresses—in our Fall 2103 lookbook!
Nina ‘Angelica’ Bracelet | Serephine ‘Gabrielle’ Blusher Veil | Badgley Mischka ‘Dawn’ Pump | Nordstrom Teardrop Earrings
Shop for your perfect style with a Wedding Stylist in one of our in-store Wedding Suites—the service is free. Call 1.888.300.1295 or book an appointment online in a Suite location near you.
Brides, grab your gals and a glass of your favorite fizzy beverage and get ready to view some gorgeous gowns! Our Fall 2013 Lookbook is here!
This is always an exciting time of year, as we get to share all of the new images from our recent photo shoot and unveil the gowns just hitting our in-store Wedding Suites. It’s also a great time to see trends from bridal fashion week coming to life!
Here are a few of our favorite trends from the fall selections:
Statement backs: Whether a low open scoop or a decorative illusion—like Lela Rose’s ‘Tompkins Square Park’ or Heidi Elnora’s ‘Rubie Joe’—the focus of many new gowns is on the back.
Tiered skirts: Draped layers of fabric on ball gown skirts come in soft, like Rosa Clara’s ‘Cava,’ or structured, like Hayley Paige’s ‘Pearl.’
Lovely lace: From full Alençon lace gowns to dainty lace trim, gowns from Anne Barge and Bliss Monique Lhuillier are romantic and feminine.
Browse more wedding dress lookbooks here. To make an appointment with a free Wedding Stylist, call 1.888.300.1295 or book online.
Last week, our bridal buyer, Sharon Wikstrom, traveled abroad to meet with Spanish wedding gown designer Rosa Clará. A new designer to the Wedding Suites, Rosa Clará is known for creating elegant gowns with ’50s-style structure and silhouettes, voluminous silk satin skirts and soft sleeves in lace and tulle. Sharon has said she could see herself in a Rosa Clará gown if she were getting married today!
Sharon’s trip included a visit to the showroom to look at gown collections and meet with the Rosa Clará team, plus some time spent playing tourist and taking in the sights of beautiful Barcelona! Here she shares photos and notes from her trip.
A little jealous of Sharon’s trip? We are, too. But you can get a little taste of Spain by seeing these beauties in our Wedding Suites now! Dresses and cover-ups from the Rosa Clará Bridal and Two by Rosa Clará collections are brand-new in Nordstrom Wedding Suites, so make your appointment to check them out! Adiós!
Saukok Tiampo, guest contributor of REVEL, has us dreaming of spring with this lovely palette.
Our latest wedding look is inspired by an updated country affair, in peach and dusty blue. Pretty shades of peach with touches of lace make for a soft look that evokes spring, while the dusty blues add a bit of elegant contrast (this is no honky-tonk!) The addition of some woodsy neutrals gives it a rustic feel, ideal for an outdoor spring/summer celebration!
Nordstrom never ceases to amaze me with the amount of perfect pretties to be found in one place:
‘Dakota’ gown from Two by Rosa Clara | Kendra Scott Earrings | Badgley Mischka ‘Goodie’ Heels | ‘Jessie’ dress from Donna Morgan
Visit me at REVEL for all the details on this dusty blue and peach wedding inspiration, or to check out our wedding inspiration by color and style!
Did he pop the question? Submit your wedding colors/your inspiration, and you may just see us build you a board in REVEL by Request!
‘Til next time,
For our eleventh day of gowns, we bring you two collections from one designer: Rosa Clara Bridal and Two by Rosa Clara. We couldn’t resist these delicious lovelies that will bring loads of new silhouettes and a range of price points to our Wedding Suites.
We especially love the lace jackets that complement the gowns so well that they look like they’re part of the dress. What bride wouldn’t adore having such beautiful options?
Our National Bridal Director, Andrea Wasserman, shares her insider photos and a quick trend recap from Bridal Fashion Week.
I’m back from Bridal Week, where it was all about the back: interesting low-cut backlines, lace, and illusion. We’re still seeing illusion necklines and straps, and convertible details are also in (think removable peplum, lace toppers, cover-ups and convertible straps). We also saw tea-length and Jackie O.-inspired dresses—definitely a nod to classic glamour.
Overall, there are a lot more diverse necklines, rather than just strapless.
Of course, there are still the traditional, ultra-flattering styles like A-line, mermaid and sweetheart neck.
See even more from Andrea over at her Bridal Favorites Pinterest board, or browse and shop all of our wedding dresses available online.