May 18, 2011

Pick me Up!

Davids Bridal

 If you haven't read the pick up debate yet here's a quick summary for you:
2 types of pickups = tradional + modern
Tradtional pickups are not exactly trendy right now {This is the nice version}
Modern pickups have potential to look fierce
Moral of the story: learn how to tell the difference
The end.

The davids bridal dress above is a typical pick up dress. This is not in style right now. It is still a nice dress, dont get me wrong, but it has a GIANT time stamp that screams I belong in 2001 or earlier. Now this may be confusing for a lot of people. I constantly get questions like " how come Grace Kelly's wedding dress from the 1950s is still stylish whilst trends as recent as 2001 are out dated?" The answer is simple, some styles are just more timeless than others. Princess Diana got married in the 1980s nearly 30 years after Grace Kelly but her huge dress seems more dated than Grace Kelly's because she chose a style that was in fashion for only a short period, rather than a classic timeless dress. Just trust me on this one.
Now compare the Davids Bridal gown above to the Mikaella gown below. Both of these dresses have pickups but the Mikaella is softer and the asymmetry of it makes it look more like a gentle draping of fabric rather than deeply defined pickups. The Mikaella looks modern, effortless and figure flattering, the Davids bridal just looks busy. I rest my case.


Below are more bridal gowns with pick up skirts. Some look more dated than others. Can you tell the difference?

                                                                               Angelina Faccenda


Alfred Angelo Ariel {Disney Dress}

                                                                    Justin Alexander

                                                                  Maggie Sottero Calista

Maggie monalisa royale

                                                                        Mori Lee



  1. useful and great blog! all these dresses are absolutely stunning! I would love to wear one of these wedding gowns on my wedding day! My favorite is Alfred Angelo wedding dress!!!

  2. Kellie18/04/2011

    Love this post.. so informative!