As a young girl, you wish that you can look just like Cinderella in her ballgown. But when it comes to your actual wedding day (10 or 20 years later…) you want to get with the times! Summer is always a great time to experiment with something a bit more unique, especially for the bride who very much embraces the willingness to go against the grain and incorporate stylish trends!
We want to share with you our picks for summer 2012 must-haves in a bridal gown! With the understanding that every culture has different fundamental styles, here’s our list of the international cross-over essentials:
Lace – If there’s one thing you take from this article, it’s that this summer’s wedding dresses are showing TONS of lace applique – on the bodice, sleeves, back – you name it! A prime example this season was the wedding of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg — his wife, Priscilla wore a very simple, yet beautiful Claire Pettibone gown with lace highlighted in the neckline, but extends throughout the entire gown! More lace gowns for your eye pleasure: http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/229132/modern-lace-wedding-dresses-spring-2012-bridal-fashion-week/@center/272512/runway-report
Color – There are so many to choose from, especially for the summer season! Tangerine and mint green are the hot colors of the season, but don’t be scared to drift into lilacs or reds either! If you’re too nervous to dive into colored gowns, then why not add a colorful touch to your shoes, belt or jewelry! Here are some high-fashion colored gowns to peruse: http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/229126/colorful-wedding-dresses-spring-2012-bridal-fashion-week/@center/272512/runway-report
Asymmetrical shoulder – This is an extremely flattering neckline for women and one of our favorites! There are many ways to wear the asymmetrical dress and all are nothing short of absolutely lovely. A way to jazz up this style could include bows, flowers, brooches, or intricate beading! How gorgeous is this Romona Keveza gown? Here are some other beautiful asymmetrical gowns to ooh and aah over – http://www.onewed.com/wedding-dresses/neckline/asymmetric/
Short – Summer season is the best season for short wedding gowns – no muss, no fuss! Outdoor weddings are most popular during the summer, so it’s wonderful that brides are given the option to choose a shorter gown to avoid trips/falls and stains that are typical for a beach wedding, farm wedding or even in the mountains! Isn’t this Marchesa gown a stunner? For more short wedding gowns, check out this great selection! http://www.brides.com/wedding-dresses-style/wedding-dresses/2011/07/short-summer-wedding-dresses#slide=1
We hope you take these as a helpful guide as you venture in your wedding gown adventure! Good luck 🙂
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