It’s taken some time but the business of weddings is in full swing and the buzz was palpable at the bridal shows that recently swept NYC. Brides are more knowledgeable and informed because of social media and the onslaught of options is daunting. Enter bridal stylists who assess the bride’s needs and cut to the chase to find the designers and silhouettes that work. It’s become an important expense to include in the wedding budget. World Bride Magazine also cuts through the noise to give you the latest bridal fashion succinctly and easily. From the usual suspect designers to newcomers on the scene, we source and cull the best of the best in bridal. Below are 4 trends outlined for your perusal from the designer collections: Mark Ingram, Nardos, Anne Barge, Honor, Badgley Mischka, Francesca Miranda, Yellow by Sahar, and Lapointe.
Brides require more looks for their wedding and after searching far and wide and falling in love with their dress, they don’t want to take it off after the ceremony. Designers hear them loud and clear and have created dresses that transform. From a lace romper that converts to a full ball gown to modest overlays that are easily taken off, to removable sleeves, it’s almost a given that dresses are working harder and giving more looks than one.
Above-the-knee bridal dresses are going shorter as micro mini’s become the latest version. They are often structured with corsetry and boning resulting in a strong silhouette ( Nardos and Anne Barge). The vintage girly brand, Honor loves a baby doll dress with an empire waist and lots of 3-D florals as embellishments.
Not every bride wants to wear white for their wedding, so designers have offered color. Sometimes in the lightest wash of blue or pink (Honor, Nardos, Lapointe) and other times bold as a Crayola crayon ( Peter Langier).
A classically styled wedding look continues to be a strong contender for brides. So designers are incorporating corsetry, removable sleeves and overlays, embellishments and interesting folds, and draping of fabric to create excitement and change it up while keeping the integrity of the traditional look( Mark Ingram, Nardos, Ann Barge, Badgley Mischka, Yellow by Sahar and Peter Langner ).