The world of bridal design is always changing to reflect current trends in fashion. Although some trends, like the cold-shoulder look, have thankfully stayed away from most bridal dresses, others trends like over-skirts, two-piece, mix and match separates, and shimmery colors are making an impact. Here are the trends we are loving in bridal fashion right now!
Over-Skirt: Two for One Style
For brides looking to be covered for their ceremony or not wanting to deal with a lot of skirt at their reception, the over-skirt can be the perfect solution.
A skirt with lace and embellishment can be the perfect way to amp up a more simple gown. Or a beaded fit and flare gown looks straight from the pages of a bridal magazine with an organza over-skirt with ruffled horse hair trim! Over-skirts add custom glamour and drama without the custom price. Ask your bridal consultant to show you what designers they carry with over skirt options.
Mix and Match
This bridal season, more designers are offering skirt and top separates to mix and match. Although some two piece styles allow for a glimpse of midriff, perfect for a fit bride, others have tops fashioned like a leotard that will stay in place even while dancing! Separates allow brides to create their own dress, by choosing from a variety of bodices, fabrics and necklines and pairing with
skirts in a range of fabrics and silhouettes. Brides can opt for a lace, v-neck bodice paired with a slinky crepe skirt for a sophisticated look. Or a beaded strapless bodice paired with a flowing tulle skirt. You design your own look! For brides who are a significantly different size on top then on the bottom, separates can be the perfect solutions. When you make your bridal appointment, ask the salon if they offer separates.
Splash of Color
One continuing trend in the bridal market is more color options. Where white and ivory have always been the traditional colors, with a little blush thrown in, the move towards more
champagnes, golds, and soft beige and slightly darker colors continues to grow. Some popular designers, like Eddy K, offer many of their gowns in a choice of colors. The bride chooses the under
layer in either light gold or ivory with an ivory over layer. This allows the bride to pick the color that looks best on her and fits the palette of her wedding. Some designers are getting
even more creative by offering reversible slips under dresses so the bride can change the color of the dress from wedding to reception! Others are offering bodices with removable linings, such as sheer fabric for a sexier look or a slightly heavier fabric for more coverage without sacrificing the beauty of the dress.
Trendy meets Tradition
Bridal consultants at smaller boutiques pride themselves on keeping up with the latest trends and helping brides find just the right balance between tradition and cutting edge. Not all trends are good for all brides. You want to look at your wedding photos decades later and still feel it was the perfect dress. A reputable bridal boutique can help you think out of the box and offer creative ideas and options that big box stores selling off the rack just can’t do. They’ll make sure you are fashionable but not a fashion victim!
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