|Bridal Gown Trends 2013|
This past week was New York Bridal Week! All the latest and greatest of wedding vendors and fashion designers gathered for a one-stop-shop for wedding inspiration at Pier 94 in NYC. Since New York is the fashion capital of North America, the trends during any of their Fashion Week presentations are worth noting. I sifted through some of the big names that presented their 2013 Wedding Collections and compiled some of the hottest trends that I spotted. Check out the photos of the trends below:
L-R: Marchesa, Monique Lhuillier, Jenny Packham, Claire Pettibone. Photos by Peter Michael Dills/Getty Images
Long Sleeves were spotted in almost every collection. Surely we can all thank Sarah Burton for designing the soon-to-be iconic Alexander McQueen gown for Kate Middleton's big day. Lace sleeves create a modest and elegant look and are really a breath of fresh air after endless strapless sweethearts. These dresses are a great choice for brides that like a bit more coverage or require modesty in a church setting.
L-R: Marchesa, Jenny Packham, Carolina Herrera, Jenny Packham. Photos by Peter Michael Dills/Getty Images
Detailed beading is one of my favourite trends because of the sheer craftsmanship required for every piece. The careful hand-beading and often symmetrical repeated details is so painstakingly meticulous, these gowns are truely meant to become heirloom dresses that will be treasured for generations. These fine details, seen over delicate lace bodices really make a gown couture.
L-R: Claire Pettibone, Carolina Herrera, Vera Wang, Amsale. Photos by Peter Michael Dills/Getty Images
Avant garde headpieces were seen on many runways, and while some may argue that these crazy loud stement pieces are just for the runways, I think that more brides should take a haute couture cue from the runways and try to rock something more "out there". Little birdcage veils and fascinators had their time to shine in 2012, so I hope to see more flower crowns and voluminous veils in 2013!
L-R: Monique Lhuillier, Vera Wang, Amsale, Marchesa. Photos by Peter Michael Dills/Getty Images
The illusion neckline is another trend that has been going strong and has been going hand-in-hand with the very trendy lace overlays. With an illusion neckline, you can still rock a flattering sweetheart neckline while the lace yoke provides some modesty and extra detailing.
Which of these trends do you expect to see on every bride in the coming year?