We had the opportunity to participate at the last NACE meeting program! Our own Vicky Anglo shared wedding gown trends for 2010.
1. Sleek lines: less is more sheath, mermaid and trumpet gowns are the new trend. Silhouettes that accentuate the figure rather that hide it. Brides want to look more glamorous, vintage and celebrity looking.
2. Softer fabrics: Say good buy to heavy and uncomfortable wedding gowns. Brides want to feel comfortable with out compromising style. Silk chiffon, taffeta and chaurmuse are key fabrics for this year. Which is also breathable and perfect for .
3.Multiple tiers and rouching: Create an illusion and detailing with out having to add embellishments. Usually lighter materials like chiffon, organza and tulle are used to create a dimension. In addition both rouching and tiers create the illusion of being thinner and who doesn't want to look thinner on their wedding day.
4. One shoulder: This is one of Vicky's favorite styles. It's very glamorous and shows of the shoulders and upper arms. The asymmetrical look has always been a staple to to the high fashion world and we love how it's made it's transition to the bridal fashion.
5. Color and demure accents: No more heavy beaded laces and beaded dresses. We will see more Alencon and soft Chantilly laces. Cluster beading instead of all over the gown. And more color details, like sashes, belts and flowers. A pop of color on the gown can design the entire theme of the day.
6. Shorter hem lines: The traditional long gowns are not going anywhere but for the edgier bride shorter hem lines are in. Short in the front, long in the back. Short all around, tee and mini dresses. Brides are not afraid to show a little leg these days and why not. It's the perfect alternative for more casual destination weddings or even to wear it as a second later on the day. The little white dress is becoming a true staple.
7. Pockets: This trend has started around 7 years ago,but it has become a fashion must for the last couple of years. Transitioning from the fashion world to the bridal world. Besides being fashionable it's practical as brides can keep small essentials with them all day long.
8. Accessories: Most dominate trend in accessories has been the cage veils. Accented with flowers, sparkles or even feathers. The cage veil is here to stay and we love it!! It's glamorous vintage and comfortable and a great alternative to girls that don't like long veils. A bride can really bring out her personality by using the right accessories.
9. However!!!One thing to remember is that trends come and go! Vicky's advice is to brides is to put their personality and style into their wedding day regalia. To love how they look and feel, because this is their red carpet moment!!!
A big thanks and a shout out to our Lauren and the Ambassador girls, for helping with everything that night!!!