Oh! The lovely spring brides…in their beautiful gowns and sun kissed faces. And the new trends for spring 2011 are no less! With wedding gown trends changing with the season there’s always something new and gorgeous to look forward to. Even if you always veer toward the classics, here are some of the new trends for the season to make your bridal shopping experience a little bit sweeter.
Designer – Badgley Mischka
Blooming Florals – Florals are back in a big way, blooming over all the bridal runway shows around the world. While earlier we often saw small floral appliqués or tiny rosettes, the spring trends are now veering towards the bigger is better adage. Wedding gowns for the season showcased many big 3d floral appliqués, entire cascading petal like skirts and big and bold whimsical blooms. We also find entire corsets or gown bodices made of 3d floral appliqués and big rosettes.
Designer – Heidi Elnora
A Touch of Whimsy – Whimsical and fun touches seem to be popping up in bridal gowns, perfect for adding a touch of personality to otherwise princess-like dresses. Accents like pockets, all over polka dots and playful hems are so spring of this year. You can try the new necklines and interesting backlines popular for spring too like asymmetrical necklines and backless or T-back gowns. Another trend for spring is bridal gowns with sleeves. Interesting sleeves not only help make the gown look current but are great for those brides who are conscious of their arms. Collections for Spring 2011 also featured short bridal dresses! These dresses are great for beach weddings and less formal dos… especially if you aren’t the gown wearing type.
Designer – Vera Wang
Designer – Carolina Herrera
A Splash of Colour – A huge and somewhat unusual trend is coloured wedding gowns and dresses. Colours like muted grays, taupe and soft pinks and peaches are big hits. Even top bridal designers like Vera Wang have incorporated colour into their latest bridal collections. If a coloured wedding gown is a little too avant garde for you, consider adding pops of colour like a lovely sash or bow or even a coloured lace trim.
Designer – Marchesa
Adding Dimension – It’s all about adding some dimension to your bridal gown nowadays. Trendy details like pretty soft layers, ruching, pleating, ruffles and fabric textures can take your look from pretty to ‘wow’. Draping is big this season too. Spring collections also featured a lot of tulle and organza. These light fabrics are used to create new silhouettes, create more volume and are easy to use to create visual interest. Tulle and organza are also ideal for warmer weather.
Designer – Alvina Valenta
The Silhoutte and Cut – The very sensual mermaid silhouette is big for the season. Princess and A-line cuts also remain firm favourites. You can also try the slimmer silhouettes if you have the body type to pull it off comfortably.
Designer – Monique Lhuillier
Beautiful Romance– Romantic dresses are always popular and still remain on trend for spring. Billowy skirts, sexy corsets, vintage detailing, lush fabrics and feminine details like lace and bead and pearl accents always look dreamy.
One of the most important things to remember is that you need to find a gown you are comfortable in and showcases your body in the best way possible. Trends come and go but wedding pictures are forever!
Images – http://www.weddingsunveiledmagazine.com/