Looking Back…

Tips and Trends from Last year’s bridal fashion week!

Black Accessories – Vera Wang, the last word in bridal fashion, gave her gowns an edge with black accents in the form of elbow length gloves or a black tulle sash. This black accent added a touch of the unexpected while accentuating a waist line or adding a formal edge to a perfect day.

Metallic Accents – Reem Acra and many other designers added sophistication with a swirl of metallic. This accent sparkled in embroidery, jeweled necklines and stunning embellishments, placed in a myriad of locations.

Romance – Bridal wear is no stranger to romance, the soft lines and delicate features of were truly epitomized. Delicate cap and princess sleeves of lace or tulle are soft and flowing while tiny embellishments of flowers weave across bodices, sashes and full skirts.

Tulle – Full skirts and classic streamlined looks enjoyed a wealth of tulle accents and layers on the spring 2010 runway. Beautiful sleeves and halter-style necklines constructed of the transparent material added gorgeous texture to stunning garments.

Asymmetrical necklines – One shoulder frocks were back in a big way on the runway. From delicate ribbons to large panels of fabric this reclaimed look is giving the ever popular strapless gown a run for its money. This look can save you the discomfort of having to tug at your dress through the night and still give you the elegance of an exposed clavicle.

Embellishments – Heavy beading, pearls, crystals, embroidery and the like were the exclamation point on the runway this spring, adding unexpected elements to already stunning dresses.

Please keep in mind the things you already know. Classic looks are such for a reason. The things that have withstood the tests of time are those that have worked for a bounty of beautiful brides. Clean lines photograph well and styles that call you regularly can reveal your dream wedding style. If you stray too far from what you know or your body type you may spend the night tugging at your neckline or shifting uncomfortably wishing you’d packed a Juicy suit and a pair of Uggs.

I love shoes, we all do. But when your feet hurt nothing else matters, a blister can be catastrophic. Remember to break in your heels before the big day and give yourself the option to lose them during the reception. Pack some flip-flops or flats to give your pretty bridal toes a break during the ensuing celebration.

Above all, enjoy your evening, no matter what SNAFU occurs with your dress, shoes or accessories, this night will not replay itself; and it is the beginning of your new life alongside your partner. It is a celebration and its all for you. Enjoy it, don’t miss out on the fun because something silly is clouding your vision.

Thanks for reading, excited to post the big trends from this year’s bridal fashion week soon!!!


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