Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Bridal Fashion Week Trends

After a hectic and exciting trip to New York,  I bring to you the major trends coming out of Bridal Fashion Week. While there was an overall tone of vintage, airy, elegance – some trends stood out above the rest.

Whether it was bold like Vera Wang’s, blush like Watters, or barely there like Kelly Faetanini’s, PINK was a commonality on the runways this season. While celebs like Gwen Stefani, Anne Hathaway, and Jessica Biel donned pink on their wedding days, designers are now making it available to the mainstream.

Personally, I think it’s a great way to push the envelope. And as you can see from the photos, you can be as subtle or as daring as you’d like.

It was all about the low backs this season.  Never has there been a season where I’ve seen the same amount of emphasis put on backs as on the front of dresses! Designers like Rafael Cennamo, Cristiano Lucci, and Anne Barge went for the plunging, unique backsides.

If only brides could walk down the aisle backwards.

For years I’ve heard the same request from brides when it came to dress shopping – “Strapless, strapless, and strapless.” But the long sleeve is making its comeback. My mom’s lace wedding dress from the 80s is back on trend. (Don’t let her know I’m admitting she was right all along!)

Maybe it was Kate Middleton that inspired us all to stay classy and cover up, but either way it’s a trend that’s here to stay.  Pnina Tornai shows us that long sleeves can be sexy and provocative, while designers like Hayley Paige and Dennis Basso go for the clean, classic look.

This season was all about pushing boundaries. Who said you needed to wear white on your wedding day, let alone a dress! Lazaro, Rivini, and Aria designed jumpsuits as a great chic option for your day.

And as more states are legalizing gay marriage, designers are supplying the demand for more options. Now all women can feel confident and comfortable on their wedding day – dress or no dress.

Photo Credit: Kurt Wilberding via The Knot

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