It’s time to pick a wedding dress and you are puzzled with the amount of possibilities available. To guide you through your quest to find the ideal dress, we followed closely the latest trends from the catwalks and put together these best trends to watch out for in 2015.
Soft Materials and Sheer
The trend this year is for more light and fluid shapes like tulle and silk. Haute Couture designers are opting for soft materials, multilayered, and flowing dresses. They also use sheer to create optical illusions, but Lace remains one of the most popular fabrics, especially long lacy sleeves.
One of our favorites looks form the runways is the Karlotta dress by Monique Lhuillier in white Chantilly lace with illusion long sleeves and an embellished tulle overskirt.
Also seen on the catwalk is this dress by Marchesa with lacy long sleeves and tulle skirt.
Ball Gowns and Vintage Glam
Ball gowns and sheath are the words of the year when it comes to wedding gown silhouettes. Designers took a more refined approach to the ball gown, using light fabrics and overlays creating more relaxed dresses.
Vintage glam especially the 30s are the choice to go for the brides who desire something comfortable yet elegant. Delicate fabrics and draped sparkly details also dominated the catwalks.
The “Velletta” ball gown dress by Monique Lhuillier caught our attention with its thin straps, sweetheart neckline, tulle skirt, and Alençon lace.
We also liked Carolina Herrera’s vintage designs like “Cleo” with the embroidered lace, silk georgette sheath dress, sheer neckline, and three-quarter length sleeves.
Off-the-shoulder and Dramatic Necklines
Also spotted were the sexy yet romantic off-the-shoulder necklines. A graceful look and very figure-flattering because it reduces the size of the waist.
Although strapless is still in, designers are choosing to adopt more dramatic necklines while keeping the below part of the dress as simple as possible. Those desiring a more unique look than the strapless and sweetheart necklines will be happy to know that high necklines and plunging V-necks also dominated the wedding haute couture runways.
One of the off-the-shoulder style was the “Charlotte” wedding gown by Oscar de la Renta with its tulle A-line silhouette and taffeta embroidery detail.
We also admired this Chantilly lace ball gown wedding dress by Marchesa with its silk faille skirt, embroidered high-neck bodice, and short sleeves.
Capes and Embellished Backs
Cape is an adaptable style embraced by many designers. It is perfect for brides tying the knot in a religious house of worship and wishing to change to another style after the religious ceremony. Open backs were also very much in with designers opting for daringly low backs, keyhole shaped backs and illusion mesh adorned with jewelry.
We spotted this design by Carolina Herrera, a strapless silk georgette sheath wedding dress with a sweetheart neckline and Chantilly lace cape.
These days, brides are going for options other than the traditional white wedding dress. Blush was the color of last season but now, designers are extending their designs to bolder choices like pistachio, silvery purple, soft taupe, shades of blue, gray, powder mint, and more.
One of these audacious choices was the “Elsa” dress by Monique Lhuillier, a strapless pistachio embroidered tulle A-line wedding dress with a matching embroidered illusion coverlet.
These were the trending styles on the runways; tell us which were your favorite looks for this year?
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