Every girl is looking at wedding dresses. Even if she’s nowhere near becoming a bride, she’s still looking at wedding dresses. So I don’t feel bad that I already know exactly what I’ll be looking for when my big day comes around. Or at least I thought I knew. If you’ve payed attention at all to weddings lately you’ve noticed that the whole strapless wedding dress thing has fallen a bit to background. I was fully prepared to write about how excited I am about all of the cap-sleeves, the long lace sleeves, and the lace going all the way up to the neck. Okay, I love lace. And I still absolutely dream of those but the more wedding dress pictures I skimmed through the more I was pulled to the strapless dresses. Sweetheart neckline, of course.There’s just something so young and fresh about them.
I think Catherine Giudici from The Bachelor, now Catherine Lowe, put it best when she named her wedding theme “Grown Sexy.” She told cameras how she was ready to be a woman for her wedding/marriage and that she had purposefully suppressed that part of her throughout her engagement with Sean Lowe since they were remaining abstinent until their wedding night. I not only love all of her thoughts behind this but I love the way a strapless dress made me remember her words. Now stay with me here. Walking down the aisle is supposed to represent a time of leaving childhood behind and embracing womanhood. Something about a strapless wedding dress with a sweetheart neckline really displays that transition.