On the Vintage Hotels wedding blog, we like to cover the topics that are relevant to our brides, whether it’s helping them plan their cocktail menu, navigating the recent wedding bouquet trends or even helping them keep their wedding guests entertained on their big day. Today we’re tackling bridal style, an element that can help tie together the overall aesthetic of your wedding day and make for some memorable pictures that you’ll cherish forever.
Trends in wedding dresses and bridal wear vary from year to year, as do other aspects of a wedding, but the bridal style you choose for your big day will (literally) live forever in photographs and in the memories of your wedding guests. Today we’re taking a look at some of the top wedding dress trends of the year to help you choose which style is best for you – perhaps a lace wedding dress would fit perfectly with your romantic-themed wedding and maybe a plunging neckline ball gown would be ideal for your black tie dinner affair.
Lace Wedding Dresses
Although we’d hardly call lace wedding dresses a trend due to their continued popularity for several decades, this type of wedding dress remains extremely popular with brides. A lace wedding dress is the epitome of classic romanticism, a popular aesthetic that today’s brides are embracing. What we love about lace wedding dresses is the number of diverse options that are available within this type of dress. A new trend in lace wedding dresses is layered lace – Chantilly lace, embroidered tulle and Swiss dot lace can all be layered interchangeably to create a unique texture and appearance. So whether your lace wedding dress has sleeves, a sweetheart neckline, is strapless (any everything in between!), it’s a timeless look that remains very on-trend for 2016 and 2017.
Wedding Dresses with Plunging Necklines
Bridal fashion week runway shows from Marchesa, Oscar de la Renta, Lela Rose and more all featured wedding dresses with deep v-neck styles, also referred to as dipped v necklines. Going one step further than the popular sweetheart neckline, v neckline wedding dresses come in all materials, from lace, chiffon and satin. Perfect for an elegant and sexy look, this style of wedding dress helps modern brides make a big statement and show off their décolletage. If your wedding is leaning toward a contemporary affair, this style of wedding dress might be right for you.
Blush Coloured Dresses
A pop of colour in wedding dresses continues to remain popular as do blush wedding dresses. This comes as no surprise seeing as the Pantone Color of the Year was Rose Quartz and many brides love incorporating this gorgeous hue into their wedding colour palettes. Blush wedding dresses were seen on the runways at Jenny Packham, J. Mendel, Houghton, Pamella Roland and many other top wedding dress designers.
To make wedding dresses more unique and one-of-a-kind, 3D embellishments are becoming more widespread. In particular, 3D flowers on wedding gowns are being spotted all over the bridal runways – also showing us the florals will never get old! Although these types of wedding dress details aren’t brand new, they are taking on an aesthetic that fits in with modern dress silhouettes. 3D appliques for this season are taking on a more whimsical feeling. Everything from wispy petals on necklines, soft organza dotted bodices and 3D appliques that incorporate pops of colour and shimmering crystals were seen on wedding dresses from designers like Hayley Paige, Reem Acra, Monique Lhullier and more.
Have you settled on a theme for your wedding yet? And if so, did you choose your wedding dress before choosing what the overall aesthetic for your wedding will be? Let us know in the comments below or continue the conversation with us on our Facebook page!