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Every woman envisions herself on her wedding day. The perfect location, family and friends listening to vows being spoken, and cutting loose in style during the reception. Perhaps the most important detail of all is the dress, and finding one that is unique to the bride. Today’s bride doesn’t need to feel restricted by traditional styles of the past (unless she is a traditional kind of gal). Designers are turning heads more than ever with exquisite designs and styles, and even leaving room for brides to customize themselves. The following reviews the top trends that wedding gown designers have fashioned into their 2015 collections.
Modern brides have embraced the trend to add color to their gowns. Many lines are using dark or complimentary accent colors in bows and sashes that create a slenderizing look for the brides waistline. The late Oscar de la Renta incorporated “something blue” into his collection by adding blue silk organza. Other designers have incorporated sepia colored tulle and lace to create a romantic vintage feel to their dresses. Brides can also create a unique look by personalizing the embellishments on their gowns to match their wedding palette.
For the bride who is not a fan of frilly dresses and looking like a cupcake, modern minimalistic designs will become her new bestie, with the “less is more” approach. Designers like Amsale and Houghton have gone for more simple, sharp and clean lines.
We can thank Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge for popularizing this trend. Designers are following in the steps of English Designer Sarah Burton, who created Kate’s lovely gown. Sleeves add an elegant and modest touch. Try this trend with a 3/4 or full sleeve and look like a Duchess.
Feathers, Flowers, and Lace:
Designers are adorning many of the gowns this season with feathers as light details on the bodice or as full skirts. Flowers made from soft silk chiffon, organza, and satins are also still highly favored. Small fabric rosettes at the neckline create a romantic affect, while larger softly structured flowers are being placed at the waistline and shoulder for a more dramatic affect. Lace also creates a very romantic charm to a wedding gown and has been used often this year to create vintage and bohemian looks.
Tea length and mini skirt length dresses hit the runway with panache. This style allows the designer to create a whimsical flirty skirt that softly floats in the wind for a beach front ceremony and twirls on the dance floor at the reception.
This romantic and timeless look was seen all over the bridal runways for 2015. Designers embraced this trend by crafting cap and illusion sleeves, to tulle wrapped sweetheart necklines. This feminine, Grecian-inspired look is perfect for the bohemian princess bride.
Cut Outs & Crop Tops:
Two pieces and baring some midriff are gradually becoming the norm these days, at least on the catwalk. Though this look may not suit every bride, the confident “risk taker” would be a great candidate to flaunt this hot trend.
Designers are bringing red carpet to the bridal world by adding this plunging, or semi-plunging neckline to their gowns. If you’re not found of having your chest exposed, opt for the plunge in the back.
Tiers and Ruffles:
Tiers help add shape to skirts and create a wider silhouette. Tall lanky brides,and brides with athletic figures, will look great in a tiered wedding dress with lots of layers, but these will only widen the silhouette of a full-figured bride. Petite brides area also advised to stay away from this trend, especially if the tiers are located near the hem of the skirt.
Don’t forget the Back:
Designers have been focusing a lot of attention to the view from behind this year, and rightfully so since most of your guests will be looking at it for the whole ceremony. Look for dramatic cuts, asymmetrical straps, traditional lace and bead embellishments.