Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Wedding Trends: The perfect dress

When picking out that dress for the big day, every girl wants a dress that they can look back on and love just as much as the day they wore it. It’s important to avoid really trendy fads that will be in one year and out the next. One of my favorite eras is the 50s for that very reason.

The fashion and trends from this era seem to really stand the test of time. They’re chic without being too over the top, and they’re classy without being too matronly. This year we’re really starting to see this era come back to life in the fashion industry, and brides are taking notice! Think Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, and that gorgeous dress Kate Middleton wore a few months ago.

Adding a delicate and very vintage touch to any dress is lace, and we’re definitely starting to see more of it. Whether it may be in the form of sleeves, around the neckline, or embroidered into the dress itself, it’s the perfect touch to any dress.

It might not be the most popular length, but tea length adds a very retro feel to any dress. And what better way to show off a really amazing pair of shoes?

Lastly, vintage inspired veils are starting to pop up more, with brides opting for more subtle retro headpieces with French netting framing the face, and longer veils with added touches of lace to give it a very vintage feel. This is a trend you can really have fun with and more importantly, it’s something you’ll be able to look back on and love just as much as you did on your wedding day!