Because not every woman is in the market for a wedding dress every year, wedding dress trends aren't as widely known as the trends for upcoming season. Even though many women won’t walk down the aisle and therefore aren't interested in bridal wear trends for the year, it’s still worthwhile knowing where the bridal trends are at in the year—often times bridal wear influences elements of our casual wear!
Bare/Lace/Detail on the back
For 2013, wedding dresses are taking the plunge in the neckline . . . but not where you would think. The back of the dress is what’s going low this season. One of the most major trends for this season is baring your back in some way, be it covering the back with lace or, lace frame or a completely cutout back. If you opt for a backless dress, make sure your back is ready to be bared by exfoliating and toning the muscles in your back.
Get ready to wave goodbye to all white gowns going down the runway. This upcoming wedding season shows us gowns in all different hues and shades. The majority of colored gowns this season are inspired by the pastel trend that we saw in the spring, making everyone more in the mood for the sweets to follow the ceremony. Of course, some brides might not be able to fathom getting married in cotton candy pink but still want to indulge in their “sweet tooth”. These brides have the ability to add a touch of color in their sash, flowers or shoes.
Whether or not you agree with the suggestion that this trend started with the Royal wedding dress, one thing is true: she had a long sleeved dress and now that trend is over taking the runway. Longer sleeves also serve out to balance the extra bareness on the backs of this season’s dresses. Long sleeves are seen in solid fabrics or lace fabrics and go as far down as the wrist or as far up as the elbow.
These dresses are made especially for the women that thrive on the look and feel of bygone eras. Featuring dropped waistlines, sultry fabrics and draping to enhance the female form, these dresses have it all. If you make the decision to wear a “twenties dress,” make sure to commit! These dresses were made for pearls, glitter, glamour and stilettos. The patterns and appliqués on these dresses can even mock the designs of the 20s with art deco inspirations. This trend of wedding dresses is for the women who aim for a more sultriness and something that is different from the traditional dress but not too far.
Destination weddings are almost the usual weddings now and women are looking to have a wedding somewhere or sometime that’s different; which is why there is a need for outwear on your wedding day. Capes and wraps that are actually a part of, or match, your dress are another trend for wedding dresses in 2013. For a little bit of covering, there are layers of tulle or organza. For more warmth in a winter wedding, knitted capes and fur (faux or real) keep you warm and look elegant on your special day.