In looking at bridial fashion we have this article submitted by Trinidad Weddings.
By: Simone Sant-Ghuran, Manager/Founder www.trinidadweddings.com
I’m no slave to fashion but it’s definitely one of my guilty pleasures and to say that I enjoy discussing it, is certainly an understatement! That’s why it’s such a thrill for me to bring you this column, on the latest bridal fashion trends for 2010. In 2009, we saw bridal gowns inspired by the flapper era of the 1920’s and by old Hollywood glamour, as well as a profusion of 1960’s-styled maxi dresses, cold-shoulders, empire-waisted and goddess gowns. This year, if I had to choose five words to describe the underlying themes of most of the international bridal designers’ collections I’d use these: “ethereal”, “romantic,” “Individualistic,” “dramatic” and “modern.”
Here are some of 2010’s hottest trends:
The trend this year is nude-coloured and pastel-coloured bridal gowns, such as the pink and silvery-blue ones seen in Monique Lhuillier’s 2010 collection and the pale green, grey and pink ones in Vera Wang’s. In her Spring 2010 collection, Carolina Herrera featured gowns in pale celadon and pink satin as well as a stunning black and white bridal gown with pale blue bows down the back.
Frothy skirts, sheer cap sleeves, tight lace bodices and appliqués that airily fluttered off gowns, were seen in Monique Lhuillier’s 2010 collection. Vera Wang’s 2010 collection featured oversized-bows, crystal accents, coloured sashes and gowns cocooned with fabric layering, draping, folds and pleating. Floral underlays and nature-inspired motifs are also going to be very popular this year. Handmade touches will also be in vogue, such as was seen in Carolina Herrera’s Spring 2010 collection, which featured hand-painted flowers and cut-out fabric “petals” on gowns. Designer Reem Acra also lasered designs in gold-leaf onto gowns. This year, many fashion-forward dresses will also have black beading, black embroidery or black sashes.
The “LWD” – The “Little White Dress” is going to be the overwhelming favourite this year. Oscar de la Renta’s Spring 2010 bridal collection featured many of them, most were very reminiscent of the understated and classic “Jackie-O” look. His LWDs were mostly strapless and some were drop-waisted, cocktail style dresses. Amsale Aberra, another popular couture bridal designer based in New York, also sent some LWDs down the runway in her Spring 2010 collection.
In a video interview, designer Reem Acra described her Spring 2010 collection as “light, airy and happy!” Needless to say that her designs sported mainly sheer, diaphanous fabrics. Vera Wang also went with lighter fabrics, using copious amounts of pleated tulle. Carolina Herrera even did a gown using jersey fabric. However, fabrics at the opposite end of the spectrum were also seen on other runways, such as those featuring metallic embroidery and sumptuous texture as in Oscar de la Renta’s collection.
Asymmetric, halter and cold-shoulder necklines were widely seen in the 2010 collections of many bridal designers. Popular silhouettes were the trumpet skirt and the mermaid gowns. Many designers also featured tiered and ruffled skirts, as well as bolero jackets, such as the black lace ones which were in Carolina Herrera’s collection.
The much shorter, face-framing “bird cage veil” will be all the rage this year. Pill-box hats were seen on Oscar de la Renta’s runway and various types of hats were also used by Carolina Herrera. Bridal jewellery will be bolder and chunkier this year and will feature “bib” and layered necklaces. Short gloves (especially in black) will also make a come-back as well as the use of plumes and crystals in hair accessories