It’s that time of year again! Aisles are walked, vows are made, champagne is toasted, and those are simply the grand gestures. Yes, it’s wedding season. If you're the bride to be or simply a bystander, here are the top trends for this year’s wedding season. Take a look before digging into that cake!
Off the Shoulder Neckline
A sweet take on the traditional strapless, off the shoulder wedding dresses and bridesmaid dresses are a top trend this season. These dresses are soft and romantic and are a look that any bride could pull off. Off the shoulder with a long sleeve adds a nice bit of drama while a three quarter sleeve offers a fresh alternative. Here’s a little hint: bridesmaids look smashing in this style, too!
White isn’t for everyone, and it doesn’t have to be! This seasons freshest dresses are in muted blues, greys and greens - even mint! Blush has returned from last year as well as a bevy of sophisticated neutrals like shimmery beige. Colored dresses add a surprising pop of personality to a wedding and are fun to work into the groom's look, event décor and venue as well.
A bridal look isn’t complete without footwear. When pairing with color, stick to a neutral or a contrasting texture. This pair of beaded rhinestones matches everything and will add lift to your wedding look. Don’t forget to protect those little pretties with some heel protectors!
Attention to Detail
Tasteful detail is prevalent in this season’s dresses. We are still seeing the laser-cut leather intricacies in everything from invitations to gowns to shoes. Lace plays a dominant role but is featured in a number ways, from dip-dyed to pearl embroidery. Beading is also widespread and seen in glamourous pearls, golds and silvers. This gown featured by Weddings by Lily showcases large silver sequins seemingly sprinkled over the entire dress. Back detail is prominent. Is there anything more flawlessly understated that bead and lace back detail on a wedding dress?
Tulle is the fabric of the season. From overlays to frothy floral skirts, tulle is making a big splash at weddings this season. It seems the wedding look du jour is a princess dress, a full tulle skirt, (sometimes detachable). Colors are really making a play with tulle, as some full skirts are an architected floral, some are multi-colored and event prints. The bigger the better when it comes to the princess pounce, so brides, you’d better pounce on this before it is too late!
The celebration of love is a time to embrace what makes each person feel beautiful. Try thinking outside of the bridal box and explore this season’s colors, textures and ephemeral tulle. This is a special day and what you wear should reflect your personality. After all, it's really the person that makes the dress.