#6:Wedding Gown Trends – Planning a Wedding

Today we discuss the all important wedding dress. Like with most fashion, trends in wedding dresses are always changing.  Always on top of the latest trends, David’s Bridal has revealed the wedding dress favourites of 2012. With more than 60 years of experience dressing women of all ages for life’s special occasions, and over 300 stores located across the US, Canada and Puerto Rico, David’s Bridal understands the importance of providing brides-to-be with a vast selection of exquisitely crafted bridal gowns and bridal party dresses. From lace to floral to skirt drama, each trend has a romantic and slightly playful feel.With dresses available in a wide variety of styles and hues, every bride can take advantage of the latest trends and still look unique on her wedding day.

Trend 1:Lace

Whether short or long, ruffled or sleek, lace can add an elegant look to any style of wedding dress. Championed during the Royal Wedding by Kate Middleton, lace has made its statement in the fashion world and is all the rage this year in wedding dresses.

Basic lace is smooth and see-through while more delicate laces feature intricate designs and textures.  Silky dresses can feature lace sleeves or a sheer lace wraparound to the skirt while more detailed dresses layer lace over the entire dress.

Trend 2: Floral

Flowers have adorned brides and weddings for centuries – from bridal bouquets to flower girls to rose petals sprinkled along the path where the bride will walk to meet her groom.  Brides can add a touch of spring to their weddings by embracing the floral-inspired wedding gowns trending this season. Floral patterns are blossoming at weddings everywhere. A more subtle look embraces a floral sash or scattering of delicate flowers. Bolder trends feature flowers cascading down from the bodice to the layers of the skirt.

Often, wedding dresses pair floral and lace trends together for a mesmerizing combination. White dresses abound, but with warmer weather in the air many brides are turning to pale shades such as blush or dusty rose. Paired with floral patterns, these dresses complement the blushing bride perfectly.

Trend 3: Skirt Drama

This year is also the year of the skirt. Flowing and ruffled or big and full of tulle, skirts have become the focal point of many wedding dresses. Ruffles and layers add volume to and depth to a wedding dress, while also giving the illusion of an hourglass figure.  A detailed skirt is an excellent way to put a twist on the traditional white wedding gown.

Whatever style you want for your wedding, be sure to choose something that reflects your personality and the way you want to look on your big day. Combine trends for a special gown, or focus on a single trend that accents your beauty.