TSR’s Editor-in-Chief, Orlagh McLaughlin, presents her on-trend bridal guide for the perfect wedding dress this season.
This season, more and more wedding bells will ring, bringing the romance and passion that every bride should have a chance to experience. Fashion weeks from Paris, New York, London and Milan brought a mixture of exquisite wedding gowns and accessories to the runway. Models wore silk, sheer lace, off-the-shoulder and personalised hemlines while there were sharp tailored tux designs for the groomsmen. Let’s look at some of my favourites.
Wedding gowns are no longer long and white in the conventional sense. From my review on spring summer couture runways I saw that there exists distinctive colours and curve hugging styles as much more women are following the curvy outlines. Individual, personalised and unconventional wedding gowns tend to be chosen by more and more brides now. The Monique Lhuillier haute couture wedding gown for SS15 has to be one of my favourites, in lilac instead of traditional white or ivory – sometimes it’s fun to break the rules.
Sheer Lace and Short:
With sheer lace, as see through as it can be and short as short as it can get, has a sex appeal from creating a visual temptation. Such wedding dresses leave everything to the imagination with the additional lace element, and perfectly combine sweetness and sex, which is so creative that a blushing bride can be transformed instantly.
Sweet Heart Neckline:
The sweet heart is a classic, popular style that is seen in many wedding gowns. Brides can show their whole upper chest from their neckline, collar bone and down into her cleavage area, where the sweet heart design beautifully forms. It’s very hard for a bride to dismiss this style, especially the SS/15 2015 wedding gown by Reem Acra.
Runway’s showed a bundle of flattering off-the-shoulder necklines this season and the one that has caught my eye is a soft silk chiffon ball gown by Marchesa. It’s thick silk straps are fixed delicately down the shoulder. This style is a breathtaking choice for that special day. Add sparkling earrings and a thin necklace that will rest on top of the feminine collarbone – so sensual.
Halter Neck and Mermaid:
With halter necks becoming popular on the scene, your shoulders are brought into the spotlight. I have fallen in love with this flattering halter neckline gown in ivory and gold by Val Stefani. Re - embroidered lace with Swarovski crystals adorn the halter neckline and bodice of a mermaid silhouette. It also has an open back that radiates sophistication with buttons and loops along the zipper. It will indefinably capture the attention of not only your husband to be, but all of your wedding guests too.
The v-neck style originates from the Middle East and this season designers have stepped it up on the runway with the depth of the V in a demure style to fully plunging. My favourite from them all is the design by American based couture wedding dress designer, Lela Rose.
The A-line style was first used by Christian Dior for his spring collection in 1955. Soon after, the A-Line dress design became the most wanted silhouette in Paris. My favourite A-line wedding gown is no other than the amazingly talented couture wedding designer, Naeem Khan. He has mastered the A-line neck in his latest spring bridal couture collection. It exudes elegance and a soft demure for a sweet and sophisticated bride to be.