Bridal trends are not like any other type of fashion. They may be constantly changing and evolving, but there are always go-to elements of a bridal gown. Watching the runway is always an enjoyable way to see the best new features of bridal fashion. Here are some 2014 trends that bridal gown designers are reinventing this year.
Lace is here to stay: Ever since Duchess Catherine (or Princess Kate to others) walked down the aisle in a lace Alexander McQueen wedding gown, lace has reemerged and surged as a bridal gown fabric favourite. Sure, lace has always been around and been a staple in dress designs forever, but never has it been on a world stage as famous as on Princess Kate. Designers everywhere have ensured that lace is continually being added into their collections, whether it is an all-over element or just a hint. It’s a guarantee that lace is not going anywhere any time soon.
Peplums reinvented: The peplum originated in the 1940’s and found resurgence on the runways in early 2012. Since then, peplums have made their way into mainstream fashion and of course, onto the bridal market. They offer a great detail to any gown, and definitely stand out amongst a sea of white. Peplums have evolved from ‘an extra piece of the same material’ to a very fashion forward and different addition to your bridal gown. Elements of sparkle, lace and tulle have all made their way into gowns in peplum form, and they are definitely on trend for this bridal year.
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Coverage never goes out of style: Another way that Duchess Catherine made a splash in the bridal world was with her covered and sleeved gown. Again, this is not a brand new element of bridal fashion, but definitely found its way back into the bridal markets after the famous Sarah Burton designed gown become internationally known and loved. Once again, bridal designers have been changing up the elements of coverage and finding new ways for brides to show themselves off while still leaving something to the imagination and 2014 runways were no different. Sleeves, cover-ups and illusion necklines were all highly present this season, and show no signs of slowing down.
Colour in new ways: For brides who don’t see themselves in white, or want something a little different for their big day, colour has made a huge swell over the last few seasons. Designers have not only been adding small elements of colour to their designs, but fully coloured gowns are definitely gaining popularity. Vera Wang was one of the first to start this trend, but it will not be going away soon. Adding a pop of colour (or a full burst, if that’s your style!) to your wedding day look is a surefire way to show off some extra personality when you walk down the aisle.
Throwback styles: Ever since the Great Gatsby came out in theatres, this 1920’s style has emerged as a frontrunner in wedding themes and bridal fashion. The heavily embroidered, beaded, and generally gorgeous styles have found their way into the hearts of designers and brides alike. The runways were filled with these ‘throwback styles’ but are definitely not going anywhere. The resurgence of this style shows how timeless and classic it really is, and there are so many styles and elements that can be included for this big day look!