Wedding Dress Inspiration by De La Vida

Fulfilling Your Wedding Dress Needs

Finding your DREAM WEDDING DRESS is always an overwhelming task as you wait in breathless anticipation for that moment you feel you have found the one.

The Prep

Being a woman means we’ve come prepared with endless wedding dress research of what we do and don’t want; the styles, the brands, the lace and the Pinterest boards to back it all up! While we search for inspiration an image starts to form in the back of our minds of how we envision our self on the BIG DAY.

With the big wide-web and social media at our fingertips, the wedding dress inspiration is endless. What is your favorite platform where you lavish in the variety of ideas and possibilities?

Being a well-known, high-end bridal boutique, De La Vida strives to inspire you with industry leading, designer bridal fashion. Prepare as we showcase the latest in bridal fashion for your wedding dress inspiration needs.

Wedding Dress Fashion

With Pronovias launching their 2018 bridal collections bridal fashion is at the talk of the town for anyone who is in the industry and we bring the runway to your front door.

wedding dress pronovias fashion runway show presenting 2018 wedding dress collection

Runway Ready with RITMO by Pronovias 2018

A Wedding Dress with Flow and Movement

There are endless styles and variations of these styles to choose from for your DREAM dress. One of our favorites is the essence of movement and flow. Firstly, we highly recommend you choose a wedding dress you are able to move in and feel comfortable as you’ll be spending a good portion of time in it on your special day. Secondly, your photographer can get creative and capture the most spectacular and dramatic photographs with the movement of your dress and remember, these photographs are memories that will last a lifetime.

wedding dress giving the effect of flow and movement

NEPAL by Pronovias 2017

One way in which you can add more flow and movement to your dress is by having a detachable over-skirt, cape or tails. These options give you the best of both worlds where you can then detach and have more of a form fitting dress for your reception when you are ready to celebrate. You also get two very special and different looks, an outfit change can add some fun to your day!

Something to Consider

While you shouldn’t base your decision on the back detail of your dress, consider the added beauty and glory of making your wedding guests breathless as you walk down the aisle displaying an open back or encrusted appliques. An illusion back detail with french lace and intricate design is the perfect romantic touch.

RAEN by Pronovias with Lace Illusion Back, wedding dress heaven and wedding dress fashion

RAEN by Pronovias 2018 with Lace Embroidery Appliques


Encrusted Low-Back Detail - wedding dress

Encrusted Low-Back Detail


wedding dress with cap sleeve

RABAT by Pronovias 2018

An open and bare back can be very sensual but still elegant with soft, feminine details such as buttons falling down the back of the dress. You’ll need to think about how low you’d like the back to go as it will then need support with a sleeve design.

The Neckline

It isn’t all about the back detail, here we have a gorgeous and classy deep v-neckline, embroidery lining, lace appliques with a crystal finish and a sheer effect, a subtle sparkle for a bride.

wedding dress with neckline details

Neckline Detail

There’s also the popular and incredibly flattering sweetheart neckline, illusion lace and dainty sleeve that opens the chest.

RELISA & ROMINA by pronovias wedding dress fashion

RELISA & ROMINA by Pronovias 2018

RELISA and ROMINA showcasing, in their natural state of pure virtue, the sweetheart neckline and illusion lace bodice. We can’t help but to stare at the fine detail of those skirts either!

The Style of Sleeves

Depending on the season, a long sleeve in either crepe or lace can be a captivating take on being bridal chic. It adds more volume in the sense of WOW and is often the focus of attention. Who could ignore such vogue flair?

RACHEL by Pronovias 2018 - wedding dress fashion by pronovias and wedding dress trends

RACHEL by Pronovias 2018

RACHEL showcases a sexy low back with illusion lace ending in a V, drawing the line and figure inwards (a secret tactic to highlight the female figure) but our focus here, if you can draw your eyes away, is her half lace and half crepe sleeve design. An upcoming bridal trend for 2018.

RAINE by Pronovias 2018 - wedding dress with intricate illusion neckline and lace sleeve

RAINE by Pronovias 2018

RAINE gives a bolder more defined lace sleeve design. This allows for easy flow of air and thus can be worn Winter, Spring, Summer or Autumn.

RAGAZZA by Pronovias 2018 - wedding dress with traditional lace sleeve

RAGAZZA by Pronovias 2018

RAGAZZA is a more traditional three quarter lace sleeve. Where less can sometimes be more.

DRACMA by Pronovias 2018 - with lace bateau necline and off the shoulder sleeve wedding dress

DRACMA by Pronovias 2018

There is so much to love about DRACMA. Her button detail, define two piece look and illusion bodice but more importantly her bateau illusion neckline with lace appliques and lace sleeve. The off the shoulder design is becoming very popular in today’s bridal fashion, prepare to see more of it going into 2018.

RABAT by Pronovias 2018 - wedding dress at the forefront of bridal fashion

RABAT by Pronovias 2018

This gorgeous dress incorporates everything we love, especially flow and movement! Perfect for the classic romantic bride. She boasts the sensual cap-sleeve, also a new favorite in bridal fashion and we can see why.

RAFIA by Pronovias 2018 - wedding dress with cap sleeve, johannesburg

RAFIA by Pronovias 2018 with Encrusted Straps

Fitted Style

While we’ve expressed our love for the loose and flowing style dress, we still love everything about a more fitted design where the female figure is framed with such precision. Which do you prefer?

RACIELA by Pronovias 2018 - wedding dress fitted and mermaid style

RACIELA by Pronovias 2018

This dress doesn’t need a description, she speaks for herself. It envelopes bridal beauty, a sensual figure hugging fit showing your best curves.

We could go on and on displaying high-end fashion favorites of the biggest and greatest bridal trends, please have a look at our Facebook page and follow us on Instagram for more of your bridal inspiration.

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