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.
We've all heard of the term haute couture, but what does it really mean in fashion? The literal translation from French to English is 'high dressmaking' or 'high sewing'; however, there's much more to it than this. The term is commonly used to refer to custom, made-to-order garments, emphasizing the artisanal expertise and skills in the fashion world. Today, we intend to explore this concept of 'Haute Couture' and how it relates to our work and craftsmanship at Dream Dresses by P.M.N.
An ao dai is a piece that will never go out of style, especially within the Vietnamese community where it originates. The ao dai's versatility, variety of styles, designs and color schemes, and classic, timeless aesthetic, make it the perfect option for blushing brides looking to make an unforgettable entrance on their magical day. For years and years, the red ao dai has been a go-to wedding ensemble for Vietnamese brides.
Custom, literally meaning made or done to order for a particular customer, is what we specialize in when it comes to creating and designing wedding gowns. All custom, bespoke dresses begin with an initial sketch and design. This step allows us, the designer, and the client, to collaborate in the process of making your dream dress. Our brides usually come to us with a basic concept in mind of their dress design, in order to have a rough design idea.
“A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.” – Mignon McLaughlin
Wedding days are meant to be as special as you, and our radiant bride, Caitlin, certainly embraced this as she twirled the night away in her custom designed blue wedding gown within the Natural History Museum of L.A. A unique gown calls for a unique wedding day! What says romance more than celebrating your love in one of the most famous, historical places in the world?