Why, oh, why?
I'm not sure what is running through people's minds when they are looking for wedding attire, but frankly I find it dismaying that so many brides end up looking more like the cake itself than the woman of the hour. A certain amount of detail accentuates the beauty of the bride. A garish amount of flourishes takes away from it by distracting the viewer and drawing the eye downward to a hypnotizing pattern...of swirling rhinestones...and...scalloped...swirling..shiny....ooh, shiny!
The bottom bit of this dress, with the exception of little swirling sparkly bits stuck randomly through what I imagine is tulle or something, is nice, flaring outward in such a way as to be just princessy enough. But come on...short sleeves? Short sleeves in white make me thing of that annoying guy at the office who thinks a short sleeve button down makes him look subtly casual. Bleah.