Find out more about the latest trends in bridal gowns.
A wedding dress is thought to be a traditional affair, with varying trends over the years of strapless gowns, lace applique and a full skirt.
However 2014 is the Year of the Risk, with brides bringing more ideas to the table and enthusiastic to delve into exploring current trends.
The Alternative to White
Grey, pastel blue, smoke, cotton pink - these are the new shades on the block of the bridal colour palette this year. Runway trends of leading bridal couturiers and designers have seen a huge leap in a variety of laces, silks and satins in various shades as an alternate response to the traditional white. While historically wearing a white dress leant itself to a tradition of presenting ones’ “purity”, this gutsy new trend seems to be here to stay.
A Lengthy Display
A full-skirted gown is an elegant classic choice and is not about to go anywhere, but a new trend is steadily climbing up the ranks : the tea-length dress. With the hem of the dress falling between the knee and ankle, this playful look is for a bride who doesn’t mind bucking tradition.
If you think a long sleeve on a wedding dress seems matronly, think again. Popularised by Princess Kate Middleton’s very own wedding dress, this is an elegant alternative to any gown style that smacks of sophistication.
Gatsby, Gatsby, Gatsby
Art Deco accents, scalloped lace edging, vintage fabrics and drop waist silhouettes have made their way from the 20’s back into present day thanks to The Great Gatsby resurgence.
A little bit of traditional, but with a whole lot of romance. Dresses made from heavily patterned lace of crescents, flowers, snowflakes and shapes are here to stay. Let the colour wheel do the talking with lace in shades of blushes, pinks and peaches. When looking for a lacy gown, focus on the silhouette of the dress first, then find the lace details you love most.
Disguising the décolletage beneath a swathe of sheer fabric is a new look from the runway. These beautiful novel necklines can be subtle and simple, lacy and refined, or heavily embellished and over-the-top.
Celebrate your girly side with the floral trend, which can be as subtle or as bold as you like! To embrace the look, brides can incorporate a flower-dotted skirt or, for the more daring, a top-to-bottom petal-covered gown or a multicolor floral-print wedding dress!