Bridal fashion trends seem to change faster than you say “I do”. Every season unveils new dress trends that are sure to be popular. The latest in bridal fashion is already off the runways. Those getting married in fall or winter this year might want to know what’s hot and what’s not. There are some gorgeous wedding trends that lit up the stage during London Fashion Week and National wedding Show too. Bridal beauties ready to exchange vows at venues for wedding receptions in London will definitely say “yes” to these dress trends and swoon worthy new looks.
1. Illusion Neckline
Popularized by Kate Middleton, illusion neckline is still all the rage at bridal fashion shows like National Wedding Show. This elegant trend suits any body type, season, or venue, whether indoor or outdoor. Along with sophistication, illusion neckline allows you to add a little spark or lace to your simple gown. This ultra-feminine design looks great with anything from long sleeves and one shouldered to without sleeves dresses. The best thing is that such design can be made as cheap or as expensive as you want.
2. Front Slit
It seems designers took inspiration from several red-hot celebs as high front slit has lit up the runways all around the world. Angelina walked the red carpet in a sleek dress with high front slit and brides have been following her look while walking down the aisle. Work hard girls and tone your legs to pull off this great trend. But make sure that you choose a full length gown down to the toes. You don’t want to show your shoes.
3. LWD or Long Gowns
Brides all over the globe have fallen in love with the idea of changing into a shorter wedding dress after the ceremony. After all, you won’t get a chance to wear two designer wedding dresses on one night. Whatever is the reason, little white dresses are just great for reception wear. These types of dresses also give you the freedom to shake a leg.
4. Long Sleeves
Strapless gowns and one shouldered gowns have been on the runways like forever. Thanks to the fashion freaks, a new option is there for the modern brides. Long illusion sleeves are great for fall or winter brides getting married in London. Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge also wore long gorgeous sleeves on her D Day. So, why can’t you.
5. Statement Backs
Remember Bella’s wedding dress in Twilight movie series? Well, it seems fashion experts took inspiration from her elegant dress with fabulous detailed back. Whether completely bare, sheer illusion, or key-hole style, a bit of skin show will turn all eyes on you as you’ll walk down the aisle. Who knew a dress with a view could make you look so seductive yet sophisticated. When all eyes will be on you during your first dance, a detailed backing will keep guests uttering, “Wow”.
6. Bold Headpieces
More and more brides are looking for ways to steal the limelight as they walk down the aisle. Modern brides are ditching the traditional veil and looking for some unique and bold headpieces to make a statement. Floral crowns are all the rage for spring and summer weddings whilst birdcage veil is sure to leave your guests awe-struck at your winter wedding in London.
7. White Wins
It’s no secret that white is the hot wedding colour this year. Ivory and white dresses with overskirts and lace detailing are going be the talk of the fashion industry. For brides who have their heart set on a colour, choices are endless. Why not choose a white or ivory dress and give it a tint of colour in the form of a waist sash or in embellishments. Gold and silver will be highly popular.
8. Two in One Dresses
Are you confused whether to choose a sleek and slim gown or a frilly fairy tale dress? Fashion gurus have found a great solution for you. Go for the two in one dresses or ‘overskirts’ as they call it in fashion world.
9. Lace Detailing
Lace is everywhere on the ramp at London fashion shows. Every designer wedding dress has some sort of lace detailing and it looks just amazing. It’s a lovely way for brides to expose and still look elegant. Thanks to the fashion experts to brainstorm such alluring styles and looks.
10. Covered Up Look
Brides are steering away from strapless and looking for a bit more coverage. One shouldered trend is sure to be a big hit amongst brides who want to cover up. Another trend that lit up the runways this year is Victorian style wedding dresses. This lovely trend is bringing back high-neck dresses and also details like peplum. Though covered up, Victorian-inspired dresses look structured and sexy.
11. Corseted Bodices
Corseted Bodices have made a comeback for brides who want to wow their Prince Charming with their Cinderella like look. The combination of structured bodice with large skirt give a perfect look fit for a royal bride. Modern brides who have planned to exchange vows in 2013 in London are blessed with some of the most amazing dress trends this year. The runways had something to suit every bride. Author’s Bio: Kelly Aquino is a web content writer who has a deep interest in all things wedding. She works for thecitycollection.org which is a creditable website where you can event venues in the City of London for any special occasion including wedding. Image sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14.