Though there is a Bridal Fashion Week with runways dedicated to white gowns (or colored gowns, tea-length frocks, etc, for the alternative bride), the spring shows offer plenty of wedding dresses, too.
What’s on the cutting-edge on the bridal runways this Spring? New colors, unexpected necklines, different skirt options, gorgeous collars and dramatic capes! From lace crop tops to ice blue gowns glamorous details and fresh new trends…
Modern dreamy details like illuminated tiaras with LED lights, floral belts and intricate lace made for a beautiful, ethereal experience.
One shoulder, illusion, and cap sleeves were the runway winners in previous seasons. This spring, the shoulder was romantically draped.
The normal blush, ivory and white gave way to blues, grays, and even mint green–gorgeous colors in dynamic styles! What an interesting way to make your own statement!
Actually, the white wedding dress came into favor in 1840 when Queen Victoria chose white for her wedding to Prince Albert. Before then, brides wore the color of their choice, favoring practical dark colors. Today, the opposite is true. It is the daring bride who wears a color other than white or ivory on her wedding day.
This year saw many designers breaking the white rule. The Sardinia, a strapless blush tulle sheath wedding gown by Naeem Khan, boasted laser-cut leather and pearl embroidery. Khan also presented Bellagio, a sleeveless illusion organza A-line wedding dress with a high neckline and silver and gold beading. Monique Lhuillier rocked the runway with Oceana, a strapless mint tulle ball gown wedding dress with a sweetheart neckline, draped bodice, and tiered skirt. Lhuillier gave us a lovely blue silk gauze A-line gown with a draped bodice and a floral skirt. While Theia broke with tradition for Cameron, a sleeveless silver metallic lace sheath wedding dress with a sheer bateau neckline. Yet these gowns, with their serious dramatic effects, still managed to look and feel traditional.
Romantic off-the-shoulder gowns were the hottest new necklines on the runways, but the most innovative dresses featured convertible skirts, especially in tulle, giving the creation a playful and whimsical air with loads of movement. Vera Wang took a dramatic leap with a ruched tulle ball gown wedding dress with a long-sleeve lace bodice and cut-out back detail. One of her gowns also featured a halter with a striking deep neckline. Reformation showed off one gown with a neckline that dipped to the waist. Hayley Paige gave the crowd an eye-opener with a sleeveless lace mini dress with a scalloped sweetheart neckline, spaghetti straps, and sheer tiered tulle A-line overskirt.
The capes ranged from sheer with appliqués to impressive full-length. Naeem Khan showed a silver honeycomb beaded cape with ostrich feather trim. Many of the dresses had matching capes. The cape is a great convertible option featured throughout the collections.
This spring saw collars added to the popular high illusion necklines, giving the dress a rather regal feel. Since Prince William married Kate Middleton, more covered-up designs have been in style—from long sleeves, to illusion necklines, and most recently capes, some designers wished to make modesty a statement. Collars add an air of elegance to a gown’s overall design.
There are so many absolutely breath-taking gowns from which to choose, it must be one of the most difficult decisions to make. The gown reflects the bride’s personality and style. The wedding dress, perhaps more than anything else on the big day, makes an impression.
To make your wedding day more bliss and less stress, consider letting Roof Garden help. In beautiful, historic Galveston with spectacular views, Roof Garden provides all of the amenities you need. Contact us today to tour our facility or to reserve your date at (409) 762-5921 or check your date now.
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