Emerald Bridal specializes in fairly run-of-the-mill wedding gowns*. My favorite thing about the company has to be the photographs they use to advertise their frocks…model brides do their best to appear natural in a mansion utterly devoid of furniture, they pout in front of bales of hay topped with shirtless cowboys, and they scowl at us from back alleys.
But this…this is hot. Maybe even too hot for a wedding, depending on the wedding. The New York Times asserts that tight, slinky, barely-there gowns are what brides in the know are wearing, but I just can’t wrap my head around the trend. I was taught that the really sexy stuff goes under the frock. Maybe it’s because everyone I know — including me — wore a fairly traditional wedding dress?
My verdict: I would love to wear this saucy sequined dress to a party, but while I’d certainly applaud any gal with the cajones to wear it as she tied the knot, I still think I’d hate it on a real-life bride. What do you think?