There are 8 trends making waves on the runway for this upcoming Bridal season. From cut outs to tailored looks and colors to dramatic necklines some are gorgeous while others are just epic fails. The first trend hitting the runways in shows for Vera Wang, Marchesa and Monique Lhuillier is the princess Ball Gown. The idea of Ball Gowns is not new yet they have made the what once was heavy more light and airy. They created a softer more breezy looks that will be more comfortable especially for a tropical beach location wedding.
The next look that made its way down the runway shows of Rivini, Marchesa and Kenneth Pool were dramatic necklines. Some were high while others were low. I am all for individual style and figure flattering looks but for a wedding it should still be appropriate for the setting. There is a thing as too low of a neckline especially for wedding gowns, so when selecting a dress keep that in mind if your neckline drops to your navel that is too low.
The third trend this upcoming shopping season is Modern Minimalist. This style is very comfortable and sheek with clean lines having sort of a tailored look. These looks are sleek and runs along the line of boring so be very careful when you are shopping this look. Some can be very gorgeous while others can look like a full slip or even a night gown.
Colors were another runway trend this season featured in Kelly Faetanini and Monique Lhuiller. We have seen black, blush, pink, and silver before well now say hello to pistachio and periwinkle. Those two colors are just the tip of the iceberg designers are dibbling in a rainbow of colors now for wedding gowns. This is what I call a fail for Bridal gowns! Blush, silver and other soft colors were okay but now it is going a bit too far. We can get gorgeous gowns of all colors on a regular basis but on our wedding day that is the day when we get to put on that gorgeous white gown! Your wedding gown should not blend in with your bridesmaid dresses or the decor of your venue, but it should stand out on its own.
Cut outs is another new trend walking down the runway as well featured in shows of Theia and Houghton Bride. Although this sounds a little too much but if done right these gowns are a sophisticated glamour. A cut out here or peek a boo there in the right place and not too much can create an optical illusion to flatter your figure. Another optical illusion is offered in the another bridal gown trend this season which is the use of netting to look like skin and overlays that shows a little skin. With this look you should go for one or the other but never both. These sheer styles are also very sexy and sophisticated.
The last two trends are all about the shoulders. Off the shoulder styles were featured in Maggie Sottero, Jenny Packham and Romona Keveza runway shows they were very romantic with just a touch of sexy. While capelets rocked the runway of Theia, Angel Sanchez, and Ines Di Santo. The styles were vintage and a bohemian mix to create an in the now look.
It is the little details that can make or break wedding gown looks. No two people can wear the exact same gown the exact same way, so while shopping these new looks as well as some of the timeless classics remember to always add yourself into your gown.