Hot Wedding Dress Trends
If you are planning to tie the knot, chances are you have been waiting with baited breath for this year’s hottest wedding dress trends to grace their way down the runway. At last, the time has come, and we are here to save you from hours of flipping through every haute couture magazine on the rack. From old Hollywood glamour to leg-baring mini-dresses to embellishments galore, here is the best and brightest of the wedding dress trends.
Splashes of subdued color on a wedding dress are nothing new. A sash of red or trim of blue to complement a bride’s wedding colors wouldn’t turn even the most traditional of heads. This year, however, tradition is going out the window when it comes to wedding dress colors. The runways were awash with delicate, smoky grays, vibrant reds and pale, washed-out blues. Lead in by Vera Wang’s Fall 2014 all pink bridal collection, designers everywhere are defying tradition with gorgeous colored gowns. Though the traditional white is out the window, these dresses remain unmistakably bridal.
Tradition takes a back seat again this year with designers taking their hemlines to all new heights. Tea-length dresses are last year’s news. This year there was a lot of leg on the runway as designers unveiled the “mini” wedding dress. With the length of a party dress and bridal couture details, this is a dress for the bride that doesn’t want to sacrifice style for modesty. Carolina Herrera’s Fall 2014 bridal collection featured a dress that was all wedding from the waist up with a brief, but tasteful mini skirt. Perfect for tall brides, or women who simply want to the push boundaries, the mini wedding dress is a welcome new comer to bridal fashion.
If baring it all on your wedding day simply isn’t your style, the 2014 bridal collections won’t leave you out in the cold. There were plenty of elegant and modern shoulder and arm covering styles on the runways this season. Design houses from Monique Lhuiller to Chaviano to Romona Kevaza featured gowns with high, lace necklines and traditional length cuts. Far from frumpy, these traditional silhouettes are graceful and alluring leaving the wearer feeling, without a doubt, like a bride.
Finally, the 2014 bridal collections did not skimp on the finishes and embellishments. Flowers and feathers are par for the course when it comes to wedding dresses, but the 2014 styles featured oversized rosettes and floral additions designed to shine. Again, Vera Wang’s peony inspired designs lead the way with large rosettes cascading under layers of silk and tulle. Playful arrangements of feathers and beading bursting from the necklines of this year’s bridal collections accent gowns that are both modern and elegant.
This year’s bridal couture collections are varied as they are unique. With new twists on old favorites as well as boundary pushing cuts and styles, there is something for every bride this year. The only problem brides will have this year is finding the time to try everything on and decide on the dress of a lifetime.