Star for a day

As lovely as a star

When choosing a wedding gown, it is important to consider the 360 degree view. Wedding guests spend quite a bit of time looking at a bride’s back and bum – during the ceremony, as she dances with her dad and as she dances with the groom, and while she and her new husband jog to the getaway car once the cake has been cut.

That’ s part of the reason why I am so fascinated by this satin strapless pseudo-corset-top gown from Impression Bridal. Instead of the usual bows or bustles, it has a wonderfully unique star-shaped gathering of fabric held together with what appears to be a bejeweled brooch. And, as that brooch is situated around the knee area, it serves to draw attention away from the bride’s posterior. The gown itself is available in various shades of white and (my favorite) a cool ice blue.

The tan, buff naked man is unfortunately not included in the purchase price of the gown.

6 Responses to “Star for a day”

  1. jenny April 27, 2006 at 4:38 pm #

    Goodness. Apparently the groom was so eager for the honeymoon that he forgot to wait until he got to the hotel room to disrobe…

  2. charlene April 27, 2006 at 5:35 pm #

    But… for the reception it’ll be bustled… I wonder what it looks like then?

  3. Never teh Bride April 27, 2006 at 6:55 pm #

    Good question, charlene. Unfortunately, Impression Bridal tends to provide as little detail as they can get away with on their web site. Perhaps, the brooch is a means of attachment and thus could create a series of flowing folds when lifted?

  4. Phyllis April 28, 2006 at 11:10 am #

    Stunning gown N.t.B. ! – I just had to zoom in to see how the star shape was constructed. There is a deep pleat on either side of the zipper – the inserted piece of fabric is pretty wide, probably almost as wide as the back of the skirt. The edges of the pleat are then pulled together at the brooch and the arms of the star are folded out. It does indeed look like there might be some kind of attachment right at the bottom of the bodice, right at the top of the zipper, which would enable you to bustle the gown. I also love the lacing on the back of the bustier, which is made from the same fabric as the skirt .

  5. jj April 28, 2006 at 4:51 pm #

    I’d love to see that bustled up. If the bustling is planned properly, it looks like it might be able to go into a 360* star… how clever. I think a lot of brides forget that they will spend most of the day with the dress bustled, and it’s great to see something that looks both graceful *and* original.

  6. N August 12, 2007 at 4:11 am #

    It looks kind of like a rectum to me… I’m sorry to say!!