Hello there! I’m so excited to say that I have said ‘yes to the dress’ for my wedding in October! Looking at so many different dresses has helped me to learn the current wedding dress favorites for recent brides. There is so much variety out there, from tiaras to capes, plunging necklines, to laced up fronts right up to the neck. No matter what they all carry a unique sense of beauty, elegance, and even some drama. Lace is a huge, trend for wedding dresses right now, especially with lace sleeves, chiffon or sheath with lace on the dress, or completely made of lace all together. Sparkle, sort of the opposite of lace, is glitzing up the aisles. The fun thing is that lace and sparkle or ‘bling’ jewels, look great together!
Are you picturing all of this in white like I am? Well, slightly off-white colors are making their debut. Soft blush, champagne, taupe, off-white, pink and red are many colors that I have seen on the racks. It might sound crazy to some, but they’re subtle and look classy. They can help your bridesmaids match you more, color wise, if that’s what you want. You can also add a colored silk band across the lower chest area to add pop of color to any white dress. Bling bling, that I mentioned before, also known as small jewels on the fabric, is huge in the world of wedding dresses. You can find it on belts, waistbands, tiaras, and all over the piece, and is especially common decked out all over the top of the dress.
Bling that I mentioned before, also known as small jewels on the fabric, is huge in the world of wedding dresses. You can find it on belts, waistbands, tiaras, and all over the piece, and is especially common decked out all over the top of the dress.
Everyone reading this might like the color ideas or they may not, but either way there is a huge variety of dress styles for every body shape. To jump right into the silhouettes, there is Sheath, an all together flowy dress with no specific shape in normally a soft, light weight, and silk-like material. A-line dresses stay tighter at the top and then flow right down into a thicker, more heavy bottom, that is basically shaped like the capitol letter ‘A.’ Ball gowns are similar to the A-lines, except at the bottom, “puffy” and much more filled out, is how you could describe them. Mermaid dresses are fitted on the body all the way down to at least the hips or a bit above the knees and then flare out at the bottom. The Trumpet style dress is very similar to the Mermaid, except the bottom is more filled out. High-low styles can also be found too, which help show off your shoes if that’s what you’re aiming for.
All these styles and colors, so what about sleeves? I mentioned long lacey sleeves but short sleeves with lace are great too. Strapless, especially with a sweetheart neckline is very common. So are “tank” sleeves, cap sleeves, spaghetti straps, and halter; which is tighter around the neck. If you’re planning on getting married, are engaged, or just love fashion, I hope this information has broadened your horizons when it comes to weddings!