Here Comes The Bride - The Beautiful Dress
Of Your Dreams!
Romance and glamour is still the theme for this year's wedding dresses! For your biggest day, silhouette is major, and no matter what shape complements your curves to their best advantage, there's a gorgeous wedding gown destined to make you the star!
Illusion bodices, with sheer fabric that teasingly veils the skin are a big 2012 trend. They transform a sassier look - think strapless but with coverage - into soft, romantic and elegant. Embellished illusion adds just a touch of sparkle with intricate crystal work and delicate beading.
Any colour except white or ivory on wedding dresses has always been a radical idea, until Reese Witherspoon chose a blush Monique Lhuillier gown for her wedding. Now we're seeing more and more delicate shades transform the traditional white wedding into pretty and flattering pastels. Subtle blush colour is universally flattering to skin tone and the faint wash of colour on this season's dresses include lightest pink to hints of lilac and silver. Blush and pink shades were prominent on dozens of wedding show runways.
Look for exquisite beading on every silhouette. Art deco crystals and pearls add a bit of drama to even the most simply shaped dresses. On wispy overlays and sheer skirt layers, the shimmer beading provides just the right amount of sparkle. Beaded belts draw the eye to a tiny waist, and bedazzled spaghetti straps lift attention to the face. Beading embellishments can be bold or barely-there, but this year's dresses all have that little extra touch of shine.
Designer Carolina Herrera goes bold for weddings, showing a collection with her trademark sophistication... elegant, lush and featuring strong details like off-centre bows and asymmetrical lines. Sheer fabrics that skim closely to the body and dramatic cascades of ruffles highlight perfect drape and fit.
Scalloped hems and dual-toned sweetheart necklines made the prettiest strapless runway gowns. There's a big focus on femininity with light-as-air tulle creations. Billowy ball gowns are shown with dainty satin belts and the slim styles have soft draping and movement. Expect to see lots of chiffon, figure-flattering ruching and plenty of ruffles. Sultry styles for sophisticated brides feature deep v-necks, modified sweethearts, and over-the-top bold glamour. Sexy column gowns with risque bustiers are a favourite in the collection of design house Reem Acra.
It's really up to each bride to envision her perfect wedding day look: sexy siren, glamour girl, sophisticate or fairy tale princess — and this year's wedding dress trends can accommodate every vision. The fabrics and detailing are luxurious and the silhouettes are varied to please and flatter every beautiful bride-to-be!