The dress is the centerpiece of any wedding

| February 28, 2018

COSHOCTON – Every bride’s dream is to walk down the aisle in the perfect wedding dress that will make her the center of attention. Whether her dream dress has a 10-foot train, long lacey sleeves, or is a tea-length modern, every bride deserves to feel special on her wedding day.

According to Teri Misener of Universe Bridal in West Lafayette, traditional is alive and well. The traditional white wedding dress is back in fashion, along with a nice soft champagne color and of course, ivory.

“A new collection we just got in is bohemian,” she said. “It’s more whimsical. It doesn’t have to be a destination dress anymore. It’s a more traditional dress but the fabrics are lacey and delicate.”

The traditional ball gown with 10-foot trains is back as well. Sleeves are also becoming popular again as well as long veils. However, brides are still opting for shorter trains and sleeveless dresses.

“Brides are still having their weddings in barns and wineries and dresses are reflecting that with smaller trains,” said Misener. “Right now, there is really nothing in style or out of style, which is great because you won’t look dated in anything you chose.”

Bridesmaids’ dresses have also come a long way. Brides are allowing their bridesmaids to choose both the design and the color of their dress whereas in previous years, the trend was same color, different design.

“Bridesmaids dresses have come a long way since the 80s,” said Misener. “They have a fresher, newer look. It really is a dress you could wear again.”

Mother of the bride dresses are also becoming more modern in look.

“When you think of the old mother of the bride dresses, you think of the rose-colored heavy jacket, but now moms have dresses without sleeves or ala cart jackets,” said Misener. “It’s really given moms more choices. They’re more modern.”

In Misener’s experience, weddings are still a traditional ceremony that’s here to stay.

“Weddings are alive and well,” she said. “Whatever you see trending nationally, weddings will never go away. Love is alive and well.”

Editor’s note: For more local wedding planning resources, click here.

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I have been employed at the Coshocton County Beacon since September 2009 as a news reporter and assistant graphic artist. I am a 2004 graduate of Newcomerstown High School and a 2008 graduate of Capital University with a bachelor’s degree in Professional Writing. I am married to John Scott and live in Newcomerstown. We have two beautiful daughters, Amelia Grace Scott and Leanna Rose Scott.

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