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Stye File: The top five trends from Bridal Fashion Week…

With so many gorgeous wedding dresses on display at one of the world’s leading events for  designers, it’s almost impossible to choose our favourites from all the developing trends. Bridal Fashion Week is simply breath-taking and a feast for the eyes. Craftsmanship, flowers, a delicate palette of colour, feminine touches and a tiny bit of sexiness were the major themes on the latest event’s catwalks.

Wedding dresses

wedding dress with flowersFloral-3D and Bold: This eye-catching trend hasn’t waned after also being popular last year. All types of florals decorated the catwalk. Angel Sanchez used embroidered overlays to gorgeous effect. Soft tendrils beautified the skirt of one dress and delicate daisies sat on the bodice of another. Bold blooms popped out of otherwise plain dresses to add drama and movement. Two different flowers in the same dress was a popular look. Marchesa’s dress with rose tulle embroidered overlay on the body and 3D silk flowers on the skirt was particularly striking.

Showing a little skin: Show a little skin! It’s not a traditional attitude to dressing for your wedding but why shouldn’t a bride feel sexy on her wedding day? Bridal Fashion Week showcased many beautiful wedding dresses with plunging necklines, strapless bodices and artfully placed cut-outs. Marchese led the way with the neckline trend while Sachin and Babi concentrated on the shoulders. The key is not to embrace all the trends at once. Then Grandma really will disapprove. If you are confident and have enough fashion tape to keep you secure, then go bold with a deep V-neck or cut-outs at your waist. Or use open work lace, organza or sheer tulle as illusion fabric to sweeten up the spicier parts of the dress.

Boob top wedding dresses

Pale colours: A splash or hint of colour has long been a wonderful way to add a unique twist to your dress. Some brides use the hue of their dress as the inspiration for the colour theme of the entire wedding. The colours used on the designer dresses at Fashion Week were muted and delicate. Pale, rose petal pink and gentle dove grey wedding dresses floated down the catwalk during a number of collections including Naeem Khan and Hayley Paige.

Wedding suit in pale blue

Bows: Bows are clearly enjoying a fashion moment, appearing in myriad collections. They were everywhere. Big and small, bold and delicate, bustle like on the back of dresses or perched on shoulder straps. Carolina Herrera in particular used oversized bows in beautiful ways. Bows are a truly feminine adornment and have been used as a fashion accessories for centuries. Adding this particularly girly trim to a wedding dress will soften any other more edgy elements to it.


Toppers: For a winter wedding, they are a no-brainer but toppers were also popular when paired with lighter summer dresses at Fashion Week. They appeared on the catwalks in all different forms. Capelets, boleros, shawls and shrugs were displayed. Even elegant bomber jackets had their moment. Oscar de la Renta, who has an unrivalled reputation for creating elegant designer dresses chose to embellish his take on toppers with beautiful detailing on his fur jackets.

White wedding dress

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  1. Britanica

    I wish I has read this BEFORE I got married LOL! My husband and I got married in September and it was just a very hush hush wedding. Nothing big or over the top. Very easy and casual. I didn’t really fancy a huge deal wedding and neither did he. I must say that I wish I had taken more time to go dress shopping. The one I ended up on was nice but it ended up not fitting me right which was a bummer. Ladies do your research!

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