Tulle wedding dresses have a special place in our hearts. Maybe it’s the nostalgia of childhood ballet tutus, or perhaps it’s the idea of traditional princess-like gowns. Whatever the reason, we’re pretty sure we’re not alone in our love for this ethereal fabric!
Named after the French city of Tulle, the fabric first appeared in Parisian ballet costumes in the 18th century. Now very popular in wedding attire, tulle can be found in a stiff, structured form often used to add volume under skirts, or in a softer, gauzy form used for veils, illusion sleeves or straps, or as decorative top layers. For example, designers like Anne Barge and Rosa Clará use pleated or shirred tulle to give texture to bodices, while Vera Wang and Reem Acra create dimensional, layered skirts.
Find (and pin!) your favorite from the selections below, or browse our in-store wedding gowns and lookbooks for more ideas!
Anne Barge ‘Aimee’
Jenny Yoo ‘Bella’
NOUVELLE Amsale Wedding Dress (#R105U)
Jenny Yoo ‘Hathaway’
Roses by Reem Acra ‘Ivy’
Rosa Clará ‘Bambu’ Wedding Dress with Jacket
Kelly Faetanini ‘Becky’
Vera Wang ‘Louisa’
Roses by Reem Acra ‘Laurel’
See more wedding gowns and work with a free wedding stylist to find your perfect style by making an appointment at your nearest Wedding Suite!
We are thrilled to announce the arrival of new wedding dresses from designer Reem Acra in selected Nordstrom Wedding Suites! And let us just say: They. Are. Stunning.
Our buyer, Sharon, tells us she couldn’t resist these four styles, saying, “They’re all equally elegant and beautifully crafted, but they’re so different in their own ways. To me, they are four very different brides. I am excited to see who those Nordstrom brides are!”
The new gowns—seen below—will hit selected stores in December. Stay tuned for details!
In the meantime, check out the Roses by Reem Acra lookbook to see ten other gowns from our exclusive collection with the designer—silky sheaths, beaded gowns, and gorgeous tulle skirts are already available today!
‘Lilac’: Strapless gown with hand-draped bustier and cascading chiffon skirt.
‘Sariah’: Re-embroidered lace strapless column gown with draped chiffon skirt.
‘Iris’: Strapless, sculpted-neckline satin gown with mermaid skirt.
‘Luella’: Fit-and-flare re-embroidered lace dress with flower appliqué detailing.
To see all the gowns we carry, make your appointment at your nearest Wedding Suite!
For our twelfth day of gowns, we’ll finish with another day of exclusives to Nordstrom. We believe it’s truly important to find a gown that is uniquely your own; that’s why we try to bring you the most exquisite and original bridal gowns possible.
We’ve teamed up with the mega-talented Reem Acra to bring you the new collection of Roses by Reem Acra. These gowns are made with love and will only be available at Nordstrom. We hope you love them as much as we do.
Browse the wedding dresses available right now in our Wedding Suites with our Roses by Reem Acra look book.
We fell in love with the Reem Acra dress that Zooey Deschanel wore to the Emmys. For a bride who likes to think outside the box (we know we do!), that sweetheart neckline and full, flowy skirt would make for a stunning walk down the aisle. Plus, it’s a perfect way to get both your something new and your something blue.
Check out our own exclusive collection of Roses by Reem Acra gowns. And, if you’re a non-traditional bride, book a chat with one of our Wedding Stylists–they’re experts at making sure your wedding is as unique as you are.
Via Vanity Fair
People StyleWatch released these sketches from designer Reem Acra, illustrating two to-die-for options for Jennifer Aniston’s wedding gown. As you can imagine, your Weddings Team was instantly both in heaven and totally jealous.
After cooing over the gorgeous drawings, we debated about which of our exclusive Roses by Reem Acra gowns we’d choose right now if we were Aniston, and we finally narrowed it down to ‘Laurel’ and ‘Bee Balm.’ We agreed both would complement a woman who Acra describes in the People article as “the epitome of effortless beauty.”
Trying to agree on what we’d do with our hair and makeup is an entirely different story. The signature Aniston all-natural look, or glamorous and modern with an updo? The jury’s still out on that one.
Sketches via People StyleWatch. Read the entire article.
“We mentioned yesterday that the new Wedding Suite is FULL of amazing gowns and even better services (think on-hand fashion stylists, lingerie fitters, tailors and more), but let me just tell you this. The Suite is gorgeous. Like, fresh, young, Carrie Bradshaw-meets-Audrey-Hepburn fabulous. Its approachable styling and crazy chic curation literally knocked my stilettos off (okay they were ballet flats but still). ” –Abby Larson, Style Me Pretty Editor and Founder
What flattery! We’re big fans of yours too, Mrs. Larson. And you look absolutely s.t.u.n.n.i.n.g. in that Roses by Reem Acra gown! Check out the rest of Abby’s Day-2 experience in our Wedding Suite and her picks for creating a ‘Classic Affair’ wedding over at Style Me Pretty.
Photography by Sal Cincotta courtesy of Snapknot.com.
It’s finally here! Get ready for five days of sittin’ pretty with Abby Larson, founder of Style Me Pretty, modeling our exclusive bridal gowns from Roses by Reem Acra in our Wedding Suites. All this week, we’ll be following Abby over at Style Me Pretty and highlighting photos from a partnership with photographer Sal Cincotta and SnapKnot (one of the best wedding photography sites out there). Check back daily for gorgeous shots from our collaboration that you won’t want to miss!
On the heels of announcing our newest collection of Nordstrom-exclusive wedding gowns—Roses by Reem Acra—we couldn’t think of anyone better to answer your bridal styling questions than the genius designer herself. Fans over at our Nordstrom Weddings Facebook page asked the questions, and Reem Acra has the answers!
What is the best fabric for a dress when it’s a beach wedding in tropical weather?
You have many options for a beach wedding or tropical weather: silk, chiffon and tulle are very good choices.
I feel like my gown’s bustier sits too high up (underarm level); how can I tell if the height is correct?
You will know if the gown is too high in the arm if it rubs on your arm when you move it. You should always feel comfortable.
Is a full-laced gown and a lace-lined veil too much?
It always depends on how it is worn and your own personality. If you can carry it off, you can look amazing. If you feel overwhelmed, it will show. Stick with what you feel is best for you.
Are veils even in style anymore?
Although veils seem to be traditional, you can have fun with your veil by being creative with how you style yourself. You can look at some of my veils—some cascade from the waist or the shoulder rather than the head.
As part of our exclusive launch of Roses by Reem Acra wedding gowns (now on their way to our Suites), we couldn’t think of anyone better to help introduce such a gorgeous collection than Abby Larson—founder and editor of the ultimate wedding blog, Style Me Pretty. Here’s a sneak peek from our soon-to-be-released photos from the shoot, with Abby looking like quite the blushing bride.
In late July, we’ll be officially sharing more Wedding Suite adventures featuring Abby as our Reem Acra model, with photos from a partnership with photographer Sal Cincotta and Snapknot (one of the best wedding photographer sites out there). Meanwhile, put the champagne on ice, because you’ll definitely want to toast this swoon-worthy celebration with us!
A rose is a rose is a rose is a rose…unless it’s created by an internationally renowned bridal designer. We’re so excited to announce the newest addition to our Wedding Suites: Roses by Reem Acra.
“I had a lot of brides with smaller budgets come to me wanting to wear my dresses. Now I am able to reach more brides.” –Reem Acra, via WWD
We can’t resist sharing a preview of the gowns that will be coming in mid-June to all of our in-store Wedding Suite locations (with more six new styles arriving in November). They’re sophisticated, fresh and exquisite—all showcasing Acra’s signature attention to detail and aesthetic with intricate beading, embellishments and floating tulle skirts.
We think they’re all heavenly, but which would you choose to make your wedding-day dreams come true?