As winter slowly turns to spring, and flowers begin to bloom, soft with colour, we are reminded that wedding season is just around the corner. Pale pinks, baby blues, and youthful yellows will brighten our days after the long, cold winter months. Fresh flowers will liven our homes with the delicate textures of nature and remind us of the warm weather to come.
Designers looked to the colour and textures of spring’s blossoms for inspiration this season. Traditional winter white has made way for her quirky, colourful cousin. Spring is a season of flirty, full-bodied dresses that play with color and texture. Far from serious, these dresses are sure to put a smile on your–and your husband-to-be’s face. Here is a quick recap of what strutted down the runways at fashion week and our top 10 wedding dress trends picks of the SS2012 collections.
10. Polka Dots
Who would have thought that a pattern which turned up at so many ready-to-wear shows would be so easily and perfectly translated onto wedding dresses?! We love this utterly adorable style.
9. Two-Tiered Skirts
Multiple layered skirts focus attention to the hip area, while camouflaging any problems with frothy details. What a fantastic way to create the covetable hourglass figure. We love this style because it works for every shape; whether you pick this dress to give the illusion of curves or disguise a bit too many.
8. Embroidered Florals
Many designers are taking inspiration from nature this season. Embroidered floral dresses are mimicking the change of season and are cropping up on dresses all over the runways.
Show off your gorgeous gams in these show stopping gowns. Decolletage is so 2011. These stunning gowns are perfect for showing off your killer (or cutesy) heels.
To really make yourself look like you descended from above, consider feathers. Whether subtle or over-the-top, you’ll definitely be on trend with these angelic embellishments.
Whatever your style, both modern and retro brides can work this look. The maxi skirt trend that has been blowing up the fashion world for the previous seasons has finally reached bridal territory. We couldn’t be more excited about this unexpected style.
4. Illusion Necklines
The Duchess of Cambridge famously started this trend with her Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen gown. Covering up hasn’t been this cool since Queen Victoria reigned. This stunning look gives us (finally) a great alternative to the ubiquitous strapless gown.
No longer considered radical, blush coloured gowns are in the midst of a major fashion moment. This universally flatering colour evokes romance, happiness, and love.
2. Focus on the Back
Another trend inspired by the Royal Wedding and Pippa Middleton’s now famous asset. This flirty style is a great way to walk the line between demure–and daring.
The notion that brides must wear white on their wedding day is as outdated as the history behind this colour choice. Break from tradition and follow designers down this playful, colourful path. Whatever colour you can dream up, you can find. From silver to blush, lettuce green to even dramatic jet-black.
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