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2014 Wedding Gown Trends

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Fashion is always recycled and reused in everyday wear so of course that idea will trickle its way into the bridal fashion trends. This year we will see a lot of 1930's, 40's and 50's looks in bridal boutiques due to movies such as "The Great Gatsby" and "Gangster Squad". They re-introduced a more softer, elegant, and sexy feminine silhouette that narrows the shoulder, slims the waist and adds a graceful flare. This style will actually let you enjoy a silhouette that will accentuate your curves. So let us take a look at the fashions you will encounter while searching for your dream gown.

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Peplum gowns made its way back into the Bridal fashion a few years back in 2011 and the style is still here and more popular than its first major return on the red carpet by actresses such as Tiny Fey at the 84th Annual Academy Awards. So this bridal season expect to see peplums like you have never seen them. They are more dramatic featuring lace, beading, over sized, and layered. Peplum gowns are great for brides who have a rounded, tubular, rectangular, and inverted triangle shapes. This style gown will add curves around your hips giving an hourglass illusion and overall create balanced proportions.

You will also see gowns with long sleeves that are sheer lace or a billowy chiffon. Lace sleeves gained popularity after the royal wedding! Since then it has been added into the 2014 line of every designer further enhancing the wonderful 1930's trend. Sleeves are an added bonus because they will compliment your gown, so when choosing a gown with sleeves make sure that it is the right choice. You should also ask if the sleeves can be altered or even added to a strapless gown that you love.

Cap sleeves, sheath silhouettes and a very low back are all trends for this year. Be mindful if you are choosing a style with a low back it should still be appropriate for a wedding, so make sure that it is not too tight and the front is not too low. Sheath silhouettes look great on the hour glass and triangle body shapes. It has a natural waistline that shows off your your curves. Cap sleeves can be a hit or a miss on different body shapes so if you are uncomfortable in t-shirts that have cap sleeves then a wedding gown with them would not be a great choice for you.

There are a lot of daring styles in the bridal boutiques and they are not for everyone or every size. You should definitely go into a bridal shop with an open mind because you never know you might find a winner in the style that you least expect. Try on all different kinds of gowns and take pictures so you can see what you look like. Don't go in there with a specific look in mind but do keep an open mind.

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