Thursday, October 8, 2009

Bridal Trends Part 1

After returning from Bridal Market, I'm always asked, "What are the trends for next year?" I'm going to take a few days and a few posts to share the trends that I saw with you.

Lace gowns and the "fit-and-flare" silhouette remain strong for 2010. Both have been great bridal looks for the past 18-24 months, and I think they will continue to be from what we saw at market.

The "biggest" silhouette to watch for is the traditional ballgown. With a natural waistline, and then a full skirt in taffeta or satin, this return to "classic" is right around the corner. The waist is often highlighted with a wide silk band, bow, or ruching. No huge trains, just a sweep or chapel length, which I think is perfect with the full skirt. I love the "new" ballgowns in silk dupioni or taffeta with minimal beading. When wearing this much fabric, you need a beautiful and light-weight fabric.

Almost any figure can wear a ballgown. Because it already has the "hourglass" shape on it's own, it flatters so many body shapes. Try one on, you may be delighted!

September's Bride...a fresh approach to formal.

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