It’s an exciting time in the world of bridal fashion. As couples increasingly strive to put their individual stamp on their weddings, bridal wear is following suit – offering an ever growing choice of bold and beautiful gowns for brides seeking a stunning statement.
Hot on the heels of New York Bridal Fashion Week 2016, here are some of the most popular fashions currently rocking the world of bridal fashion.
Timeless, elegant and romantic, there’s a reason why lace is bridal fashion’s favourite fabric. From classic cuts through to flowing, bohemian styles, lace is as versatile as it is beautiful, and looks just as at home in a cathedral or country manor house as it does a laid-back party on the beach. And, for brides wishing to channel a Kate Middleton vibe, lace sleeves are still very much en vogue.
Sheer and chic
Demure not your bag? At the other end of the spectrum, sheer fabrics are weaving their way into skirts, sleeves and bodices. From illusion backs to necklines, the trend reveals rather more flesh than is traditional in the world of bridal fashion – just the ticket for brides seeking a sexy yet stylish look. Will you dare to bare?
Big is back
Fairytale full skirts, frothy layers of tulle and impossibly romantic silhouettes – the ball gown is the stuff of bridal fantasy – and it’s back in a big way. Brides-to-be dreaming of looking every inch the princess won’t need to go far to find a gorgeous, fitted bodice that gives way to layers of voluminous tulle. Dreamy.
Short and sweet
It’s not all about floor-sweeping gowns. Short dresses are having a moment in ‘Wedding World’ right now. From tea-length cuts and thigh-skimming minis to sophisticated cocktail skirts, a shorter hem is stylish and modern with a playful, party-ready edge. What’s more, short dresses come with the added benefit of showing off your wedding shoes and – when it’s time to kick off those heels – they’re perfect for pulling shapes on the dance floor.
Imagine petals fluttering across a bodice or leaves trailing down a train. 3D appliqués and embellishments is a hot trend in bridal wear, and floral is the go-to adornment of choice. From statement blooms to dainty scatterings, brides can choose from beautifully bold to stylishly subtle. Or how about a floral print? From soft watercolours to striking graphic prints, petal prints are perfect for super-stylish spring brides.
So white or ivory doesn’t do it for you? Then go for an on-trend splash of colour. Barely-there shades are chic and oh-so romantic; think pale pastels such as blush, rose and pink through to tones of nude, taupe, silver and grey. Or go for gothic glamour; whether you opt for black accents or an all-black gown, embrace your dark side for a gorgeous and unforgettable statement.
Whether you’re planning your intimate wedding from here in Cornwall – or from further afield – you’ll find a bridal boutique near you packed with these hot-to-trot looks for fashion-forward brides.
For more information about our intimate elopement weddings, call us now on 01726 844881 or email us on Janie@lowerbarns.co.uk