Bridal Trends

Maybe I?m a bit late with this but in the same turn, maybe you weren’t paying attention to Bridal Market 2012. As busy as I was I still had to check-in!

So even if you were paying attention, here is a summary of the trends by the bridal designers this year as I saw it. {and loved it}.

Everything seemed really glamorous and dramatic. There were still vintage touches by those who do it so well {Jenny Packham and Claire Pettibone} but in general lots of everything in extra portions. Ballgowns were big, trumpet or mermaid bottoms we saw a lot of and even the sheath or straight gowns were extra sexy. Not many strictly A-line gowns.

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Laser Cut Skirts. You know the look, very Vera. This look is more modern than a ruffled gown {although there were still plenty of ruffles!}

{clockwise from main photo Alvina Valenta, WToo, Kelimak, Angel Sanchez, Haley Paige, Rivini}

Corset tops! Again this corset is much more modern than what we had thought about corsets. They used corset tops with straight skirts and ballgown skirts.

{clockwise from top left Angelo Lambrou, Hayley Paige, Jenny Packham, St. Pucchi}

Showing a little leg!  More glamorous short dresses and slinky gowns with thigh-high slits

{clockwise from main photo Monique Lhuillier, Anne Bowen, Ines di Santo, Pronovias, Ines di Santo}

Tulle and illusion. Illusion tops, backs, and shoulders.

{clockwise from main photo Reem Acra, Claire Pettibone, Monique Lhuillier, Dennis Basso, Monique Lhuillier}

Feather- All over. On skirts, straps. Sometimes not even real feathers but very softly cut tulle. Certainly the feeling of lightness.

{clockwise from main photo St. Pucchi, Randi Raham, Pronovias, Pronovias, Reem Acra, Reem Acra}

Silhouettes were, of course, all shapes to suit but you can see that the trumpet or mermaid shape was a big one {for the lucky girls who can wear it!}

{clockwise from main photo, Pronovias {I looovvve this one!}, Karen Hendrix, Blue by Enzoani, Alvina Valenta, Liamcarlo, Jim Hjelm, Jim Hjelm}

Color? {my fave ones} Dramatic like Vera Wang’s black stunners or subtle touches of color. How much color is too much for you? Is it just not wearing pure white still color?

{by row starting at top left Alfred Angelo, Tadashi Shoji, Randi Rahm, Vera Wang, Vera Wang, WToo, Enzoani, Enzoani}

And notice how many of the designers used a lot of the design elements above together and you get the full feeling of the Fall 2012 collections.

Which one will you wear?

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