As videographers, we pay attention to detail. The candy pearls on the cake, perfectly placed crystals on the center pieces, even down to the hem of the dress. With every new season comes new fashion styles and that doesn’t stop at your wedding dress. Notice how your mom’s puffy sleeve gown has transformed into today’s strapless, mermaid cut. Here are some tips & trending styles from this year’s top designers, from Atelier Aimee to Vera Wang.
TEXTURE- Although a sleek, figure defining dress is feminine and classy, this years designs are dropping the smooth cupcake look and getting messy! Today’s gowns are bursting at the seams..literally. Horse hair (no worries, most designers use man-made fabrics & just call it that) is making it’s way out of the underlying layers and onto the front of gowns. Tiered tulle isn’t just for prima ballerinas either. Organza fabrics are more controlled than tulle but also add volume. It has a crisp and stiff texture, while Georgette is light and sheer. It can be beautifully layered and still maintain a controlled, flowing look. Sheer, beaded or lace overlays are HUGE this year. Designer Lazaro defines this look in their gowns.
COLOR-White is traditional, but every girl looks great in a bit of color. Blush hues have been popping up on the runway making a statement that color is not quirky, but expected. Plus Reese Witherspoon donned a flush-cheek color gown on her big day. Try Oyster, sherbet, or creme. Go daring and experiment with nude with a lace overlay (Vera Wang featured gowns in…BLACK!). It can add a haute couture touch to an elegant affair. Christos accomplished this breathtaking look in many pink, grey, and a couple gold dresses.
ACCENT-Contrasting ribbon waistline in silver, gold, or ivory with jeweled detail. Don’t be afraid to add big bows or long ribbon tails,but keep in mind that the texture of the rest of the dress might be busy enough. Also, lace isn’t being confined to just the bodice or skirt. Lacey sleeves are becoming more common (Kate Middleton pulled them off royally! Pun intended), plus they’ve always been feminine and slimming. Monique Lhuillier is on top of all of these wedding gown details.
WAISTLINES-The natural waistline is dominant this year, but the dropped waist is a close second. Paired with a sweetheart neckline, a natural waistline gives an innocent look without looking too much like a little girl on Easter Sunday. The drop waist gives a bit more va-va-voom for a classy, modern bride. The trumpet and mermaid cuts are perfect for the confident bride. Hugging every curve and giving an ultra-femme vibe.
All of these trends are observations as to what has been seen recently on the runway from the world’s top bridal gown designers. Happy shopping, bride-to-be!