Have you ever wondered what you will do with your wedding dress after the wedding? Kres Bridal Image Connoisseur, a local up and coming bridal boutique founded by renowned makeup artist Kres Kuang, shows you how investing in the right stylist can actually help you get the look you want and save at the same time! See how Kres achieved five looks from just one gown (we’ve also included our styling suggestions).
1. Stylish Urban Look
Simple and elegant, wear your hair down and a three-piece veil to walk down the aisle with confidence and style.
2. Vintage Glamour
With the right accessories and hair, this could be perfect for era-themed bridal portraits or a roaring 20s-inspired party.
3. Elegant Reception Look
Shortening the dress and adding a peplum is just pure brilliance. It looks like a totally different dress and is less formal for smaller receptions.
4. Dramatic Extension
For bigger ballroom receptions, take it up a notch by adding a long-sleeved sheer cover up for a more dramatic evening look.
5. Classy Look
You can always wear this dress again for a private function and nobody needs to know it’s the same dress!
Brides want something that they can wear after their Big Day – dresses that they can alter and reuse, or just simpler dresses with dramatic add-ons that they can remove afterwards.
Sareh Nouri’s latest collection features dresses that are great examples of this type of functionality. Their ‘Halina’ piece is a French Alencon lace-covered off the shoulder long sleeved trumpet coatdress, but via the zipper hidden by lace-covered buttons at center front, ‘Halina’ gives way to a second dress, the reception dress that every bride dreams of. A strapless sweetheart short dress also in French Alencon lace beautifully takes ‘Halina’ from the altar to the dance floor in one quick change.
The ‘Delphine’ also allows for a swift transition from ceremony to reception with one quick change. Hand beaded lace by Sophie Hallette envelopes the main portion of the skirt with such amazing detail, swirling in what seems like an organically shaped pattern. Meanwhile, a sweetheart neckline and crystal buttons down the back give way to a detachable ivory tulle skirt.
Another designer Anna Campbell’s ‘Anthena’ dress, which has a detachable train and you can actually style the shoulders and back according to what you like. Brilliant.