The best accessories for the Raphaela dress

After a short break, we are happy to be back and ready to offer some advice on what to wear with certain dresses from the Inga Nataya Couture collection.

We’ve featured this dress in previous postings as the couture dress for the boho-inspired bride. With a nearly seamless appearance, this gorgeous gown exudes the freedom that you long for. The signature sleeves pay homage to the first bohemians, known as the Raphaelites. The Raphaela is for you, boho gal!

The best accessories for the Raphaela dress

The best accessories for the Raphaela dress

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The flattering styles in couture collection by Inga Nataya

Most of the clothing that you’ll find at brideinvintage.com is specifically designed with the ability to be adjusted to each and every body type, skin tone and backdrop of scenery. Our years of experience have taught us that all women, no matter how perfect their body, want to accentuate the good points and cover any perceived flaws. What we love most about so many of the couture dresses by Inga Nataya is how well they flatter various figures.

Today, we want to describe which dresses are best suited for each body type. So, discern your figure, and let’s go shopping!

Color palette plays a huge role in shaping a silhouette. Nude and pastel colors are flattering for long or semi-long trained dresses to make you appear taller and slimmer. The Morning Gown is a perfect example of this and is a great alternative to traditional mermaid wedding gowns.

The flattering styles in couture collection by Inga Nataya

The flattering styles in couture collection by Inga Nataya

For ladies with a pear-shaped body, we recommend the Morning Fairy Gown in lilac. Superb if you plan to wear high heels, pair this gown with a veil to complete the look of elegance. This dress accentuates your waist to draw attention to your hourglass shape. Ladies who are not pear-shaped can give the illusion of an hourglass waistline with this lovely gown.

The flattering styles in couture collection by Inga Nataya

The flattering styles in couture collection by Inga Nataya

Plus-sized ladies can slim their figure with the two vertical seams of the Sultry Elizabeth Dress in lavender. Vertical embroidery is the tailor’s trick to flatter your body.

The flattering styles in couture collection by Inga Nataya

The flattering styles in couture collection by Inga Nataya

For our ladies who boasts wide hips and booty, your search ends at the Venetian Cream Dress. This feminine gown is good for your body as well as your wallet as it is the most affordable of all the couture dresses presented in this collection.

The flattering styles in couture collection by Inga Nataya

The flattering styles in couture collection by Inga Nataya

Our dear brides-to-be, we hope our recommendations are helpful, and we know that you will enjoy the experience of wearing the Inga Nataya Couture line.

Vintage style embroidery in Couture dresses by Inga Nataya

Many dresses in the Inga Nataya couture collection are considered to be vintage-inspired styles. Our couture brides adore the antique look and feel of Nataya’s trendy bridal wear. But today, we want to focus on the signature embroidery of the wedding dresses that make the Inga Nataya Couture dresses truly couture!

First of all, we present a wedding dress that is covered with the whimsical yet sophisticated style of French Victorian embroidery. This unique embroidery was taken from the Victorian era and French trend that was used in scalloping elements of wedding dresses in France between the 1880s and 1900s.  Our Sultry Elizabeth Dress is shown in two colors, traditional white and pastel lavender.

Vintage style embroidery in Couture dresses by Inga Nataya

Vintage style embroidery in Couture dresses by Inga Nataya

The embroidery on the white dress is white in order to complement the main color of the gown. The same thing goes for the lavender dress as well. The purpose of the embroidery is to enhance, not detract, from the beauty of the dress.

Vintage style embroidery in Couture dresses by Inga Nataya

Vintage style embroidery in Couture dresses by Inga Nataya

Here is another eye-catching, embroidered dress called the River Fairy. You can select this gown in classy white or trendy and alternative lilac. Unlike the previous model, the upper part of the dress is mostly covered with embroidery. Flutter sleeves enhance your feminine shape while the embroidery accentuates your bust line. This works well for those wishing to conceal larger hips.

Vintage style embroidery in Couture dresses by Inga Nataya

Vintage style embroidery in Couture dresses by Inga Nataya

Vintage style embroidery in Couture dresses by Inga Nataya

Vintage style embroidery in Couture dresses by Inga Nataya

The Morning Gown, which comes in white as well as beige, has two differing embroidery patterns. The beige variation boasts rather large embroidery to really turn heads. The white dress is a bit more subtle and really quite classy. Center stitches of gorgeous embroidery give the dress a rectangular appeal for a flattering effect.

Vintage style embroidery in Couture dresses by Inga Nataya

Vintage style embroidery in Couture dresses by Inga Nataya

Vintage style embroidery in Couture dresses by Inga Nataya

Vintage style embroidery in Couture dresses by Inga Nataya

Dear brides-to-be, select an embroidery pattern that meets your figure-flattering needs. This concise tutorial will help you choose the wedding dress of your dreams!

Open shoulders vs. covered shoulders in the couture line by Inga Nataya

Today’s hot topic is regarding bare versus versus covered shoulders for couture wedding dresses. Both are beautiful and are really a matter of personal taste and preference. However, there are some general guidelines to follow when choosing your style. We’ll explore both options in our post.

The Dahlia White and Dahlia Peach both have open shoulders. Another gorgeous option for an open-shouldered gown is either the Venetian White or the Venetian Cream. Our boho-inspired Raphaela gowns in cream and white also possess the elegant element of revealed shoulders.

Open shoulders vs. covered shoulders in the couture line by Inga Nataya

Open shoulders vs. covered shoulders in the couture line by Inga Nataya

Open shoulders vs. covered shoulders in the couture line by Inga Nataya

Open shoulders vs. covered shoulders in the couture line by Inga Nataya

In addition to these lovely gowns, the River Fairy Dress in either lilac or white as well as the Sultry Elizabeth in white and lavender look stunning with covered shoulders. Oh, and don’t forget about the Morning Gown in ivory or beige.

Open shoulders vs. covered shoulders in the couture line by Inga Nataya

Open shoulders vs. covered shoulders in the couture line by Inga Nataya

Open shoulders vs. covered shoulders in the couture line by Inga Nataya

Open shoulders vs. covered shoulders in the couture line by Inga Nataya

With so many gorgeous gowns to choose from, how do you know which one is right for your big day?

Open shoulders vs. covered shoulders in the couture line by Inga Nataya

Open shoulders vs. covered shoulders in the couture line by Inga Nataya

Age

First of all, your age as the bride plays an important role in choosing the shoulder trend for your wedding dress. For instance, ladies who want to draw attention away from skin flaws, such as sunspots, may prefer to cover their shoulders. Fair-skinned ladies planning an outdoor wedding should probably opt for covered shoulders as well. If you want to showcase your toned shoulders, by all means, show some skin!

Open shoulders vs. covered shoulders in the couture line by Inga Nataya

Open shoulders vs. covered shoulders in the couture line by Inga Nataya

Time of the Ceremony

Proper etiquette states that open shoulder dresses are great for evening and nighttime wedding ceremonies, whereas daytime ceremonies call for covered shoulders. Beyond etiquette, it is important to consider climate factors such as cold air or sunlight when determining your shoulder style.

Background and Scenery

Open shoulder dresses are always ideal for beach ceremonies, but don’t forget your sunscreen! Covered shoulders look absolutely splendid in a woody, forested area as well as a flowery meadow or garden.

To Dance or Not to Dance

Hosting a dance at your reception can help you in your shoulder baring decision. If you love dances that require a lot of upper body movements, bare shoulders are your best bet.

Open shoulders vs. covered shoulders in the couture line by Inga Nataya

Open shoulders vs. covered shoulders in the couture line by Inga Nataya

However, for slow and romantic dances or if you don’t plan to spend much time on the dance floor, covered shoulders are an excellent choice.

Open shoulders vs. covered shoulders in the couture line by Inga Nataya

Open shoulders vs. covered shoulders in the couture line by Inga Nataya

Hairdo

Most updos look fantastic with bare shoulders. Wavy, flowing tresses fall gracefully over bare shoulders as well. Braids and Gibson Girl updos or other styles where most of your hair is gathered in the center of your head look amazing with covered shoulders.

Open shoulders vs. covered shoulders in the couture line by Inga Nataya

Open shoulders vs. covered shoulders in the couture line by Inga Nataya

We hope this advice will help you choose which bridal dress is right for you. To sleeve or not to sleeve, that is the question!

Stay stylish, ladies!