By Helen Feliciano Bailey
Summer Wedding Season is behind us now and alas we enter the wonderful world of deep reds, emeralds, and golds. As a photographer, I live for October/November weddings. There is something about white gowns against the backdrop of Autumn foliage that makes me smile from ear to ear. While the actual temperatures of Autumn vary across the country, there is one company who made the perfect blend of breezy long sleeve gowns tailor-made for Fall brides everywhere!
Wear Your Love is an eco-friendly wedding dress company that allows brides to order online based on their own unique sizes. This hassle-free approach is perfect for brides who’d rather opt out of the bridal boutique stress and focus solely on the style that they love. Their gowns are lined in organic cotton or silky soft bamboo; needless to say that this is THE place for vegan brides!
We love designer Jillian Leigh’s philosophy behind her free-spirited designs: “After years of being maid-of-honor and bridesmaid, I discovered that there is a major obstacle standing between the euphoric free-spirited wedding celebration I had in mind and the reality for most brides: the traditional wedding dress. That stiff look that has come to dominate the bridal shop appointments and endless fittings, is unforgivably miserable to wear. How is a woman supposed to hold and be held, dance and laugh, kick her heels up, and shout from the roof; how is she supposed to feel at home beside her partner, and embody her most elegant beauty, when she doesn’t feel like herself in her wedding dress?
What I seek to share with brides everywhere is a vision of weddings that centers around a bride who feels her most amazing. She has the freedom to dance, laugh, eat, drink and be blissfully happy. She is present, buoyant, and at ease as she embarks on her path with her partner. She gracefully dances through each moment as she creates forever-memories with the person she wants to hold and be held by, the person she is absolutely at home beside, with full abandon, bliss, and joy.
With emphasis on beautifully wearable organic and luxury fabrics, I have created Wear Your Love, a collection of bridal styles that ring true to the pure joy of getting married. Leaving the clasps, buttons, zippers, and boning behind, each dress is perfectly stretchy, for a body-hugging experience of essential comfort. Each style is created with the laughter, sensuality, and magnificence of young love, mad love, soul-mated, and epic love in mind.”
We couldn’t agree more, and with that in mind, here’s five times Wear Your Dress wowed us with their long sleeve gowns.
The gorgeous and unique florals and leaves all-over lace look exudes charm and poise. Long lace sleeves are completed with Wear Your Love signature style hand-cut lace motif cuffs. The deep scoop neckline features a subtle sweetheart shape which accentuates the décolletage; the wide-open back is perfectly flirtatious, and both areas are completely edged in hand-cut lace motifs. The bodice is fitted in stretch lace, includes sewn-in soft foam bust cups, and the Indigo dress has a lightly elasticized waistline for the most comfortable and easy fit. The lace A-line skirt features a gathered back panel adding fullness and drama to this captivating dress. The entire skirt hemline is finished in hand-cut lace with appliquéd motifs thoughtfully placed along the train. This dress is fully lined except at the upper chest, shoulders, and sleeves.
Effortless chic perfection in the most luxurious lace. Wear Your Love Senia dress begins and ends with the beautifully unique long-stem rose lace that drapes gracefully from every contour. Optional unlined back, and unlined sleeves offer a cool and comfortable feel and that beautiful illusion-lace detail we know and love. Senia’s boat neckline, and sweep train of 8 inches finish off the clean, crisp, and elegant silhouette.
Wear Your Love vivid and oh-so-feminine long-stem rose lace is brought to life with a classic feel and a twist of romantic whimsy in their Ari gown. A timeless silhouette with fitted lace bodice, shallow scooped boat neck, and a gathered full circle skirt, combines with seven-eighths length sleeves and delicate hand-cut lace motifs at neckline, open back, cuffs, and train. A dress made for dancing, laughing, crying happy tears, and being loved, the Ari gown is playful flirtation and classic beauty at once.
This one is for independent beauties. A unique stretch geometric lace is paired with an effortlessly chic silhouette that slims the waist and hugs in the right places. The A-line skirt features artfully arranged lace panels designed to draw the eye through the length of the dress, elongating the body, for a graceful and modern look. Our signature long sleeves with lace detailing at the cuff ever so slightly flare onto the hand. And, the Alana gown is perfectly finished with a statement cutout back, complete with French eyelash lace trim and a single satin button.
THE MARGOT DRESS
The Margot bride is refined, classy, and naturally beautiful. She embraces feminine details, while never compromising on comfort. She is captivating and alluring, with everlasting charm. And like the Margot dress, she is romantic, and sensual, without the fuss. Long lace sleeves embellished with Chantilly eyelash trim, an illusion lace neckline with sweetheart lining, a deep open back, and a mermaid skirt with all the trimmings… Margot has it all. Made for perfect comfort and effortless elegance.
Wear Your Love has more styles to discover, simply hop on their website to see more choices!
Helen Feliciano-Bailey is a wedding & portrait photographer based out of Maryland State and a self-proclaimed coffee-obsessed, vegan-travel-blog enthusiast and wanderer. She is a believer in veganism as a moral compass to inclusivity, compassion, and justice for all sentient beings. Her passions for human connection, storytelling, and artistry can be seen in her professional and personal projects. Read Helen’s articles