Gorgeous gowns lined this past week for Spring 2015 Bridal Week. While wedding gowns truly never go out of style, we saw a few standout styles that added just the right touch to consider it a hot trend for the upcoming season. Here were some of our favorites!
Prima Ballerina: a classic and favorite for many (particularly more petite and ultra girl-y ladies). It’s truly made its comeback with thanks to Frozen and some of our other Disney princesses bringing it back in unique new ways. (Refer to next style..) We are so in love with this Reem Acra gown — the never-ending tulle layers on the skirt and that gorgeous floral belt! We’re definitely going to be seeing a lot of the floral add-ons for Spring/Summer 2015! Also seen at: Anne Barge, Pronovias.
Color Me Pretty: While color is no new trend to many brides, (Indian weddings thrive on bright & bold bridal colors!), we’re seeing just a hint of color on some of the typically white/off-white gowns. Thanks again to Elsa from Frozen who has inspired the wonderful bride-to-be with spring-y colors that can pair perfectly with the spring wedding decor! This Pistachio colored number by Monique L’huillier gives just the right touch of green without stepping too far out of the box. J’adore! Also seen at: Pamella Roland, Claire Pettibone.
The Ancient Goddess: Thanks to our friends at Game of Thrones, The Tudors & Downton Abbey, the long layers, draped and intricate beading look has come full circle in gorgeous gowns like this Temperely London look. Popular gowns resembling this trend may also come with layered sleeves, ropes, cape, gloves and/or head pieces (which can be seen in other looks from the runway!) Also seen at: J. Mendel, Austin Scarlett
Lace-y Neckline: any style created with lace can make a gown go from potentially drab to absolutely fab! Marchesa really pulled the stops this season by creating some gorgeous gowns that incorporate lace from the chest up, making the conservative bride feel right at home. Just the right touch of romanticism and simplicity, this look can even convert the most daring brides! Also seen at: Alberta Ferretti, Carolina Herrerra
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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