We believe every bride has her own style and vision for her wedding day look. When it comes to selecting your wedding gown, there are more looks to select from then in past seasons. New this year is the revival of tradition, as we see romantic voluminous ball gowns, high necklines, and A-line silhouettes filled with sparkle, bold patterns and 3-Dimensional flowers. As tradition takes a more center stage in wedding design, overall, prepare for more romantic looks and less red carpet sexy glam.
Gracing the runways at the Couture Bridal Market Fashion Week for 2015, the gowns embodied a dreamy vision, ultra-feminine, yet subtly glamorous look, all without being overly revealing. From soft sheaths and fit and flare gowns with long exaggerated or detachable trains, to embroidered fluted skirts and grandiose embellished ball gowns, silhouettes will be varied. Popular colors of the 1960’s and 1970’s in pastel shades of mint green, lavender, primrose, gold champagne and blush create lightheartedness on tradition.
Lace will always be a favorite fabric for wedding gowns, but lace takes on a new accent in bold design elements. With luxurious Chantilly and re-embroidered laces, layers of sheer colored tulle with lace accents between the layers, allow for an air of mystery about the silhouette. Chantilly, Venetian and Calais lace are extremely popular, and now we see flowing fabrics taking center stage including silk satin, crepe and charmeuse.
Designers are allowing for the little white dress, or more form fitting underskirt, to be displayed at the reception by removing the over skirt. This year the long train is IN and detachable train designs in organza, edged in bold lace, just evoke mystery and ethereal romanticism. Some of the bold lace patterns are called “Tattooing” where the lace pattern, either re-embroidered or laser cut, is hand stitched to the gown. This idea is often expanded into custom veils. We suggest adding a cathedral veil which will uniquely elongate the flow of the gown. We love this as a signature look for 2015 brides.
The illusion necklines for the designers’ 2015 collections took center stage on the runways this season. We encourage all brides to embrace the elegant option with lace and beaded appliqués providing a stunning alternative to the standard strapless gown. The illusion is so sheer you can hardly see it. The interesting aspect about the use of illusion fabric this year is designers are putting more stones and crystals on them.
Want to see all the current wedding dress trends? Be sure to get your tickets to the Twin Cities Bridal Show on September 20th. Bridal fashions from Angelique’s Bridal Salon, David’s Bridal, Luxe Bridal Couture, Mestads Bridal and Formal Wear and The Wedding Shoppe. Savvi Formalwear will showcase the latest in men’s fashions.