Picking out your wedding dress can be one of the best parts of planning a wedding.
Seeing yourself in the dress and the veil can make the wedding seem real if it still feels like you’re in a dream. Also shopping with your friends, family and some champagne for a once in a lifetime dress can never be a bad thing. Just like in all fashion, bridal wear has trends that come and go. From satin and lace to puffy sleeves of the 80’s, everything has had its turn on the wedding runway. In 2013 there are a lot of gorgeous trends popping up that can work with any style, theme or budget. If you’re one of the lucky ones that is starting to look for the dress here are some of the hottest trends seen everywhere from the runway to the aisle.
One trend that is very popular is illusion necklines. These necklines can range from unusual, subtle, lacy and refined, or sparkly and over-the-top. Generally the more sparkles the more expensive so if you are on a tight budget and love this look, check out designers that do more subtle or lacy necklines. This gown on the left is an Amsale dress costing $6295. This illusion neckline dress is a little pricey but great for those who want some bling on their dress. The dress on the right is a BHLDN gown for $2,400. It is a little bit simpler but still has some beautiful detail. Illusion neckline dresses come in all different styles so it’s just about finding a store and price range that fits your needs.
Another popular trend for a less traditional bride is a blush or colored gown. For the brides that have dreamt about a white wedding dress their whole life this dress is not for you. These dresses are becoming a major statement in the world of bridal fashion. Blush is a very hot color right now as it is very feminine and romantic. It matches elegant and rustic themed weddings really well. Again these dresses can range in price depending on the designer and amount of detail. This Ines De Santo gown has a larger price tag of $7700 because of its interesting bodice and detail on the skirt. The color is gorgeous and soft perfect for those wanting that real blush tone. The second Watters dress is much cheaper at $1940 but still has all the drama, color and style of a more expensive gown. It just goes to show you that you don’t have to spend a ton to get runway style dresses.
One of my favorite trends that has been making more of a presence in bridal fashion is long sleeve gowns. Many can say that this trend was started by the lovely Kate Middleton when she married Prince William and made everybody’s mouths drop when she first stepped out of the car wearing that incredible lace, long sleeve dress. Designers have been adding sleeves to dresses more and more now. For all those who think that a long sleeve dress would be too modest or conservative, think again. Long sleeve dresses can be just as sexy and daring. With lace and sheer fabric it shows the right amount of skin. They can also be the perfect option if you are going for a church wedding or just want to cover up a bit more. Long sleeve dresses can be matched to any style you are going for! The first dress by Jim Heljm is $3520 and has the perfect ratio of alluring to modest. The off the shoulder style shows the collar bones and shoulders and the lace gives it that sexy feel but you are still covering up more than you would in a strapless or thin strap gown. The next gown will amaze you with both how gorgeous and how affordable it is! This Maggie Sottero gown is only $679 yet gives you all the sexiness and glamour you could want. The sleeves cover you up but the sheer lace detail gives it that beautiful edge.
No matter what your style or taste is there is a perfect dress out there for you. Just like with your fiancée, once you find the perfect one stop looking! If you needed a little help with the style you wanted for your dream dress try any of these hot trends out and see if they are right for you.
Worried that Hawaii Weddings don’t call for the traditional fancy wedding gown? Think again! Hawaii weddings are just as fancy as weddings in any other state or country! Just because your getting married on the beach doesn’t mean you can’t look fab!
Rachel & Nicole
Hawaii Wedding Planners
Best Day Ever Hawaii