Hello my spring chickens,
Many of you know I work for the most amazing bridal and special occasion shop on earth, Bella Sera Bridal & Lorraine Roy in Danvers, MA. Because of this, it is my nature to love all things bridal fashion, and today I’d like to dedicate this blog to what is “new” in the wedding-fashion-world. Now, of course we know that design elements in fashion are rarely “new.” Every bit of fashion comes in and out over the years again and again, and the same is true for bridal fashion.
LACE: what’s old is new again. While lace isn’t technically “new,” it has been THE fabric that most brides are looking for lately. From soft Chantilly lace to Alencon lace, this fabric is EVERYWHERE, and in every designer’s collection for 2013! Here are some of my favorite gorgeous gowns from Bella Sera Bridal:
SLEEVES & BATEAU NECKLINES: simple, sexy and elegant. It is almost impossible for me to talk about lace without mentioning cap sleeves and bateau front necklines. When I first came onto the bridal scene in 2010 EVERYTHING was strapless, and today this just isn’t the case – thank you Princess Kate. Small capsleeves covering just a bit of the shoulder, illusion 3/4 sleeves or a full covereage boat-neck front with a plunging v-back, you will no longer be tired of seeing “everyone in strapless!” The designers that Bella Sera Bridal carries are not immune to this design phenomenon – we are getting more and more of these gowns in each season:
I found this gorgeous picture of a 1950’s bride – notice any similarities?
PEPLUM: a favorite design element of mine. Peplum’s are so old they are new again, and you bet I’m thrilled. I’ve been talking and talking about peplums in my blogs for a while, and nothing made me happier when the first peplum wedding gown showed up at Bella Sera Bridal. While I don’t think peplums are as popular as lace or sleeves in wedding gowns, I believe this is just a YET. They are so flattering it is no wonder why this 1960’s look is back 53 years later:
This is the 1960’s version. A little different than today’s updated, more sleek look, but the peplum detail was there!
There are so many amazing things I could discuss about wedding gowns; each gown truly has something special about it. Bridal styles come and go, and we never know what or who will influence the next trend!
For all my eternal brides out there (like me), remember to flatter yourself today!