Every year, designers show off their latest collections during Bridal Fashion Week in New York City. Their designs are aimed at least a season ahead – at last spring’s event, the design houses debuted their gowns for fall 2014 and spring 2015.
What’s hot in the coming months? Look for these trends when you go shopping for your dream dress.
From lace to 1930s styling, vintage is still trending. In 2015, look for “naked lace” – that is, a nude-colored underlay covered by lace or netting. It’s a modern and romantic twist on vintage that doesn’t look old fashioned.
If you’re looking for historic inspiration, look no further than the glamorous 1930s. Thanks to “The Great Gatsby,” the Roaring 20s were the era to emulate last year. This year, we’ve moved ahead 10 years. Designers presented slim and sparkly gowns in sheath shapes to tip their hat to this era.
Two things seemed to happen to necklines on the runway: They went up, and they plunged. Collars and high necklines are popular – whether they’re embellished with lace or beading or are illusion high necks, extra detailing at the neck is hot.
Feeling more daring? Plunging V-necks are back! This style is popular for brides and bridesmaids, and if you want to keep the look from being risqué, opt for a V-neck down with a full skirt.
Want something in between? Off-the-shoulder gowns replaced the asymmetrical neckline as a hot style.
If there was one fabric that was the star of Bridal Fashion Week, it just might be tulle. Skirts are softened with a tulle overlay, and breezier fabrics are relaxing the lightening the style of ballgowns.
Blush pink is the go-to color for brides who don’t want to wear white, cream, ivory, or ecru. Some new colors are being added to the mix: Mint green, blue, gray, and even metallics. We even saw a silvery purple gown to tempt brides who want something untraditional.
Capes and Coverlets
The weather doesn’t need to be chilly for you to wear one of the hottest wedding day accessories: a cape. From floor-length capes to short coverlets, capes are popular for brides and bridesmaids. They can be embellished by lace, embroidered, or beaded, but no matter what you choose, a cape creates drama.
Trends for Bridesmaids
Don’t forget your bridesmaids as you shop for the latest trends! These trends are hot for your attendants in 2015:
Embellishments: Don’t send them down the aisle in a plain dress. Embellishments like beading, embroidery, and flowers are popular.
Keyhole back:A dramatic dress feature to be sure, but we know your bridesmaids can totally pull it off. Show off the style with a fabulous up-do.
Ruffles: We’re not talking all-over ruffles here – we’re talking tasteful ruffles at the neck or a full skirt. Ruffles don’t have to be fussy and overwhelming.
TELL US: What bridal gown trends do you love?