Ladies, when it comes to your wedding day we know you want a dress that is going to turn heads, which you’ll feel beautiful in and that will leave your groom proud to have you as his new wife. And if that dress also happens to be fashionable and on trend then so much the better!
Brides-to-be planning to tie the knot in the spring of 2014 will be able to take advantage of the many trends appearing on the catwalks of designers already. Let us guide you through some of the hottest trends and help you find ‘that’ dress.
Don’t be scared by the word ‘ruffles’, they’re being done differently to the poufy meringues that we remember from the 80s! Designers have made ruffles not only wearable but also desirable for wedding dresses in 2014.
Ruffles on your wedding dress will add dimension and movement. Ruffles are being used to dress up otherwise very plain and minimalist dresses. You’ll find small amounts of ruffles on shoulders, strap and hems. Looking for something more? Some designers have incorporated ruffles into fuller fishtail designs as well as long ruffles down the front of dresses.
We’re not talking about woollen winter gloves here but the catwalks did see a large amount of wedding dresses paired with gloves of all sizes and colours. The two main styles were little lacy wrist gloves and opera length, over the elbow silky gloves.
The hottest colours of gloves to pair with your wedding dress are black or white. Feeling adventurous? Why not replicate Vera Wang’s styles and wear long black leather gloves with your wedding dress! We know that might be too much of statement for many brides so you could also consider a subtler nod to the trend with dainty and ladylike lacy wrist gloves which will give an elegant feel to any gown.
Traditionally wedding dresses are white or cream in colour but less so in spring 2014 if the designers have anything to do with it. To be on point next season look out for subtle pastel colours like pale yellow, powder blue and blush pinks to match the cheeks of the blushing bride.
From the designs shown on the catwalk it seems that there will be many ways to wear this look. You could opt for a fully pastel dress or perhaps a more subtle ombre effect. Floral patterns in dresses will also be highlighted with the addition of pastel shades.
Pastels aren’t always the easiest of colours to wear so our advice is to choose a colour that compliment your skin tone to look beautiful wearing this trend on your big day. If you’re not confident enough to wear a pastel gown on your wedding day you could consider incorporating the in your bridesmaid dresses, in the floral arrangements and in your bouquet.
Done right, all of these trends could make for your perfect dress. But remember, fashions and trend may come and go so our advice is to pick a dress that you truly love, irrespective of current ‘in’ styles. You want to wear a dress that you feel like a princess in, that you’ll be happy to look back at pictures of in years to come.
Sarah Dawes writes for Portfolio of Fine Diamonds about all things wedding related. Portfolio are renowned worldwide for their superior quality diamond engagement rings and wedding rings.