2011 Gown Trends

Bray People - - SPRING BRIDES -

FIND­ING THE per­fect dress for your wed­ding can be a daunt­ing task. The lat­est styles and trends and can help you find the dress that is per­fect for you!

Ruf­fles, flow­ers, flow­ing fab­rics and in­tri­cate de­tails are the hottest trends this year. Along with asym­met­ri­cal lines, dra­matic backs, clas­sic lines and ball gowns are com­ing back into fash­ion for brides. A new resur­gence of lace and bri­dal sashes hit the run­way this fall at bri­dal fash­ion mar­ket cre­at­ing a ro­man­tic but edgy look for the bride. Be­com­ing more pop­u­lar are the brides that are plac­ing em­pha­sis on the unique­ness of their gown to set them­selves apart from other brides. We are see­ing more brides drawn to pri­vate la­bel de­sign­ers that are not over pub­li­cized and of­fered ev­ery­where so that the bride can en­sure her gown is one of a kind. Ro­man­tic de­tails, fab­u­lous em­bel­lish­ments and uniquely dif­fer­ent gowns are be­com­ing must haves!

Be­yond style, de­sign­ers are putting more thought into the con­struc­tion of their gown to flat­ter the bride and re­duce the amount of ad­di­tional un­der­gar­ments needed. In the past, brides have had to pur­chase crino­lines or long line corsets along with their gown. To­day, many de­sign­ers are in­cor­po­rat­ing these items into the gown it­self.

An­other grow­ing trend is that of the Eco Bride and many de­sign­ers are tak­ing no­tice. Sev­eral de­sign­ers have cre­ated eco friendly or ‘green’ bri­dal lines us­ing nat­u­ral fab­rics and dyes. Al­though these gowns are made with the eco bride in mind, they do not lack in beauty, de­tails or lux­ury. Many of the "green" gowns are made with silk and other nat­u­ral fab­rics that will pho­to­graph won­der­fully and be a lighter, more com­fort­able op­tion for the bride on her wed­ding day.

Color is one of the most in­ter­est­ing and cru­cial choices one can make in terms of se­lect­ing a bri­dal gown. The days of the tra­di­tional white gown are fad­ing. The ma­jor­ity of brides are choos­ing col­ors such as Di­a­mond White, Pearl and Mag­no­lia. Al­though the ma­jor­ity of peo­ple will not be able to dis­cern be­tween Di­a­mond White and White, brides lean to­wards Di­a­mond White or Pearl be­cause of the ben­e­fits they of­fer for lighter com­plex­ions.

Brides are putting more thought into their ac­ces­sories as these pieces truly re­flect the bride's per­son­al­ity and style. A cus­tom cre­ated veil or head­piece can en­hance a wed­ding en­sem­ble and cap­ture the vi­sion that the bride has for her wed­ding day. Head­bands, rib­bons and flow­ers are very pop­u­lar ac­ces­sories this sea­son along with the tra­di­tional veil or the vintage look of the cage veil. Col­ored feath­ers and crys­tals are also gain­ing in pop­u­lar­ity as they in­crease the op­tions for cus­tomiza­tion.

Over­all, the trend is in­di­vid­u­al­ity and the bride set­ting her­self apart with­out sac­ri­fic­ing qual­ity, per­son­al­ity or ser­vice.

Ex­am­ples of Eco Bride or ‘green’ bri­dal lines which use nat­u­ral fab­rics and dyes which is a grow­ing trend for this year.

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