If you are lucky enough to be getting married in Vegas, read on to see our choices for elegant dress styles for your big day
When you think of Las Vegas, two things probably come to mind: casinos and weddings. If you are visiting Las Vegas for a gambling trip, all we can do is say good luck. But, if you are planning a Vegas wedding and looking for an elegant style, you’ve come to the right place.
Las Vegas was once known for quickie weddings officiated by ‘Elvis’, and while you can still be married in a fun ceremony by the King of Rock and Roll, there are now endless options for weddings in Las Vegas.
Perhaps wedding dress shopping has got you confused already or you want some extra guidance before hitting a bridal boutique in Las Vegas
Fear not, we are here to guide you!
Whether your idea of elegance is couture and sleek, long and traditional, or short and sexy, Las Vegas is the perfect place to be married where you can express your own style in your choice of wedding gown.
What to consider when choosing a Vegas wedding dress
There are many factors to consider when selecting the best bridal gown for your Las Vegas wedding.
While this isn’t likely to come as a big shock to most but it is worth mentioning all the same: Las Vegas is a desert.
This means that depending on the season, the temperature can reach over 90 degrees. So, those couture wedding gowns in New York that you tried on and fell in love with, may not translate. Before you decide that a dress is perfect, think about your own comfort on your big day!
As with any wedding, you’ll want to think about the venue. This is particularly true for destination weddings.
Are you getting married at a ritzy hotel on the strip? Or you going really Vegas and getting married in a kitschy chapel?
While you can work any style into one of these spaces, you’ll want to think about what will be most appropriate.
Elegant Wedding Dress Styles for Getting Married in Las Vegas
The following wedding dress styles will provide the direction you need to nail that elegant look. Once you pinpoint the style that speaks to you, you can visit any shop, from the best bridal shops in New York to the best bridal shops in Los Angeles and find exactly what you are looking for.
The bohemian look may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about elegance, but when done right, boho is a stunner!
Comfortable, effortless, and pretty, boho dresses symbolize simple elegance.
Modern-day boho dresses are not your mother’s hippie dress from the sixties and seventies. Brides are turning to the style to match their understated wedding theme. Think of earthy colors and lots of flowers and natural surroundings.
With a boho style dress, your true silhouette is highlighted. You won’t have to worry about doing up corsets or tucking away crinolines (but they are also lovely!)
Look for fabrics that flow with your movement: embroidered cotton, crepe, silk crepe, crocheted lace, or voile.
Especially trendy, and extremely elegant are dresses that feature nude netting with a lace or crochet-look overlay.
If you choose an elegant boho-inspired gown, your color options will be in the white to ivory range. It is unlikely that you will find a boho dress with bright colors. But, odds are, if you want a boho dress, you aren’t looking for bold color anyway!
With a boho style wedding gown, the styles range from modest to extremely sexy. Long sleeves, ¾ length sleeves, and sleeveless are all commonly found with boho style dresses, so you have a variety of options for the weather (and your preference).
You may choose an open back, totally exposed, or covered with a bit of lacy detail, or choose something completely covered, leaving all the details to the front of the dress.
Understated and decidedly elegant, the boho-style dress pairs well with minimalistic makeup, and basic hairstyles such as braids or wispy, flowery ‘dos.
A boho dress for your Las Vegas wedding will complete your free-spirited theme and play perfectly with the desert climate of Nevada.
You can visit our Viero Bridal boutique in Las Vegas to see a range of options, or allow us to custom design the dress of your dreams.
With the sizzling heat of Vegas, you may find yourself thinking about a short bridal gown.
Short dress styles allow you to be both cool AND elegant!
One of the biggest benefits of a short wedding dress is the ability to move uninhibited. While you may not think about it in advance, you’ll be moving a lot on your wedding day. From walking down the aisle to posing for pictures and dancing the night away, you’ll be on the move.
Another benefit of wearing a short wedding gown is the opportunity to show off a great pair of shoes. You can also play up your hair, makeup, and jewelry while wearing a short dress.
If a short dress piques your fancy, you have plenty of options to choose from. You might want a body-hugging mini dress or a flouncy tea-length gown. Choose a white dress or something more colorful that you can wear again.
Short dresses are often seen as being less formal than long dresses but that is not necessarily the case. Depending on the cut and the accessories you choose, a short dress can be every bit as elegant as a floor-length gown.
Typically, a short dress means a more affordable dress.
Las Vegas has cooler nights, so you can always pair your dress with a stole, or even wear a tiered dress to bring your look from day to night.
If you are getting married in an unconventional venue, or, you just simply love being a little bold, choose a colored wedding gown.
Where better to buck the traditional and be playful with your wedding gown than Vegas?
The traditional white will always reign supreme, but brides everywhere are choosing colored wedding gowns more frequently than ever.
You may prefer muted colors like blush, or be ready to take the plunge in jewel-colored tones, you may even prefer to wear an ombre or black-hued gown; any color you choose, you will channel modern elegance.
A wedding dress in a bright hue has usually been reserved for edgier brides, so if you are wanting to wear a colored dress but fear being seen as over the top, you can choose from an array of soft pastel colors to fulfill your wedding dress dreams.
Choose from beautiful champagne or nude tones, ballet pink or blush, consider one of the year’s biggest trends and wear green in a muted mint.
Many of the dresses we are seeing in the muted tones are lavish and elegantly adorned with lace, tulle, layers, and jewels.
One of the biggest benefits of having a colored wedding dress is that it can be cheaper. You will still be a dazzling Vegas bride, at a fraction of the cost.
Your colorful gown will photograph beautifully, which is just one great reason to think outside the traditional box.
Don’t be afraid of looking too casual, you can find an elegant and beautiful couture gown or design one that suits your personality and style perfectly.
Off the Shoulder
Off the shoulder wedding gowns are very on trend at the moment, and for great reason. They fit any style of wedding, and suit any venue.
Off the shoulder looks can be sophisticated and pretty or elegant and modern. With this season’s trendy sleeved dress bordering on too hot for Las Vegas, you can wear a version of this look, while staying comfortably and stylishly cool.
The off the shoulder gown draws attention to the neck and shoulders, and depending on the level of modesty that you are comfortable with, your decolletage.
With an off the shoulder wedding gown, your options are endless. You can choose the length of sleeve, the style, and the embellishment (or lack thereof). You can choose to expose as much or as little that you would like, and choose a material that suits the style you are looking for.
Off the shoulder dresses range from modern elegance to traditionally feminine. No matter the venue for your wedding, or the style of wedding you are having, there is an off the shoulder dress that will suit.
Off the shoulder wedding gowns work with any silhouette and are ultra-flattering, making this style of dress perfect for any Las Vegas bride.
Las Vegas is known for its lights. You, too, can sparkle and shine in a gorgeous wedding gown. Dresses adorned with sequins, beads, and pearls have transformed dresses from simple silhouettes or elaborate ball gowns into shiny masterpieces.
You are not going to want to wear this style to a rustic wedding, sparkling dresses are perfect for chic and modern weddings and there is no shortage of opportunities to let your glam side loose in Las Vegas.
Sparkling dresses filled the runways at Bridal Fashion Week, with an ode to vintage elegance and bold glamor.
If you choose to be married in a sparkler, let your gown do the talking. Choose a simple bouquet, minimal jewelry, and clean makeup. Your photos will shine, and you will turn heads on your big day.
Let our experts help
At Viero Bridal, you can browse through our assortment of affordable and elegant bridal gowns at any one of our flagship bridal boutiques in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York, and Chicago. We also offer handcrafted couture wedding gowns that will be designed by you with one of our experts.
Getting married in Las Vegas is a dream for many, and really, you should wear a wedding gown that makes you feel as fabulous and elegant as possible! It is your day, after all!
We want to help you create your fantasy. You have enough to plan with your venue, menu, flowers and creating a guest list — leave your perfect elegant dress to us.