The ao dai, a classic staple in a Vietnamese woman's wardrobe, can be styled in many different ways. Conventionally, for a wedding look, the bride would pair her ao dai ensemble with the traditional Vietnamese hat, called khan dong. Nowadays, some ao dai designs have been modernized and Westernized slightly with matching accessories, add-ons, and color schemes. Today, we will show you some different ways you can style an ao dai for both modern and traditional brides.
A cape is a perfect way to add length and drama to your ao dai ensemble. Capes are becoming increasingly popular among modern brides, as they are easy to remove and attach as you wish! It is easier and more convenient to re-attach a cape than a veil while achieving the same voluminous, layered effect. Our Tema red ao dai cape is one of our best-selling products. Our beautiful bride, Janet, has styled the cape stunningly with her red bridal ao dai for a cohesive and elegant look. Not only does our Tema cape add an extra glamorous layer, it also is the perfect addition for adding a contemporary twist to your traditional ao dai.
The ethereal Crystal opted for a custom-made cape to finish off her modern Vietnamese bridal look. We love how classy and chic she looks, pairing her white dress with our sheer, pearlescent cape!
For our traditional brides who want to achieve that effortless classic and feminine look, pairing your ao dai with a khan dong (ao dai bridal hat) is the perfect way to go. By adding the ao dai hat, your look is instantly completed and elevated to another level of chic and sophisticated! The gorgeous Thuy looks like a vision in red adorned in her custom-made bridal hat.
Our fabulous client Marie also looks like an angel wearing her traditional ao dai bridal hat on her big day. Classy and elegant!
Another option for creating length and dramatic flair is to add a train to your ao dai. Conventionally, a bridal ao dai would not feature a train or extra length. However, we love how simple yet effective a train looks paired with an ao dai. The majestic Teresa looks like a navy queen in her bespoke ao dai with a chapel train. Modernize your ao dai and opt for a luxurious train to float down the aisle in.
Tonya looks breathtakingly beautiful in her Evie blush pink bridal ao dai. The flowing train instantly creates an enchanting princess aesthetic.
Whether you are a modern or traditional bride, all of these looks are a simple and chic way to transform a basic look into a stylish and classy one.
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