It’s going to be a beautiful summer, especially if you’re a bride. This summer’s wedding dress trends are full of lace, beads, embellishments, and emulate 1920’s glamor. Read on for four of the hottest trends.
Vintage – Vintage gowns are hugely popular right now. Think cap sleeves, beading, and satin sheath dresses. Top off this look with hair embellishments such as golden flowers or small birds, short veils, and feathers. BHLDN has a beautiful summer 2014 collection, along with fun and affordable accessories. Like the vintage look? Try the Elsa Gown ($1,495). You can even buy a tulle skirt separately for a different look from ceremony to reception.
Lace – Lace is timeless but has been reinvented for summer 2014. Long or ¾ sleeve dresses are made modern with the addition of an open back. I’ve found some gorgeous dresses on the poular Chinese site Alibaba . I can’t attest for quality, but the dress options here are fantastic. Off the shoulder lace is also a trend you’ll see this summer. It’s a change from strapless, but still cool enough for summer.
Champagne or Rose Colored Dresses – Some brides are choosing to be less traditional and add color to their gown. Champagne or Rose are light enough neutrals to add color and still remain glamorous and elegant. Personally I’m loving light pink for the season’s bridal color, and Oleg Cassini makes one of my favorites for a reasonable price of $1,250.
Colored Shoes – If you’re opting for an all-white wedding gown, you can still break from the traditional by adding your own pop of color with your shoes. If you have a long enough dress, your shoes might not be noticed, but they can make for some great photos with your bridesmaids. For example, if your bridesmaids are wearing red, wear red shoes. I also love the idea of changing into personalized converse for the reception. You can dance all night without hurting your feet, and you could even give them to your bridesmaids as a unique gift. You can buy personalized converse on Etsy.
Whichever style you deem right for you, have fun with it and feel free to sway away from trends AND traditions by doing your own thing. After all, it is your day and you should wear whatever you want. One word of advice: some trends are here to stay while others are doomed from the start. Just make sure you can look back on your wedding photos in 20 years with no regrets. Want to implement feathers into your wedding day wardrobe? Fine, just remember to keep everything in moderation. Simple is elegant.