Want some wedding inspiration for the most important dress you’ll ever wear? Here’s a look at some of the emerging trends from the Spring 2015 bridal runways.
Sheer Sleeves and a Hint of Lace
Many modern brides opt for sleeveless and strapless gowns on their big day, but it looks like sleeves are making a comeback. Sheer sleeves with hints of lace were all over the runway this season, showing how brides can achieve a romantic yet soft look. Sleeves are suitable for formal and evening affairs or for more conservative brides who would like to cover up their arms. Designers Reem Acra, Maggie Sottero and Temperley London all included pretty sleeve styles in their collections this season.
Most women only get to wear their wedding dress once. For the practical bride, bridal separates are a fresh and unique option that give brides more flexibility in terms of style and shape. By opting for crop tops and full skirts, pants or jackets, you can be assured that your dress will have a longer shelf life. Best of all, you can always mix and match the top and bottom of the dress for future formal occasions. Designers like Monique Lhuillier, Tara LaTour and Watters showed how to layer and achieve an elegant look using separates this season.
The wedding tradition of wearing: “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue” gets a modern upgrade when brides opt to walk down the aisle in blue wedding dresses. Wedding dresses in dusty blue and gray shades with bluish tints graced the fashion runways this season, with designers like Claire Pettibone, Liancarlo and Johanna Johnson showing off pretty blue dresses. This option is for non-traditional brides who want to stand out yet still achieve a sophisticated and formal look worthy of their big day.
Who doesn’t want to feel like a superhero or royalty on their big day? Brides who want add a dramatic flair or a add a little cover up to their look can opt for bridal capes. From dramatic full-length capes cut like hooded veils and robes with beading and heavy details to little lace coverlets draped over the shoulders and worn over strapless gowns, capes are a great convertible option for brides-to-be.
Destination weddings are becoming increasingly popular, and so it’s not surprising to see beach chic wedding dresses gracing the runways. Bridal collections this season featured a lot of breezy and beautiful dresses in comfy silhouettes suitable for outdoor affairs. Think asymmetrical hemlines, cooler fabrics, crop tops and peekaboo lace, which are perfect for laid-back beach and destination weddings.