The Biggest 2014 Trends for Bridal Gowns
When it comes to bridal gowns, there is so much to choose from out there, that making the right decision could be a daunting one. Traditional wedding gowns are always a great choice, but for those who like to remain at the head of fashion and design, it may service as some much needed inspiration to have a look at the latest trends for bridal gowns of 2014!
An unusual trend for this year is to wear shorter dresses – shorter hemlines were the order of the day on various catwalks in Europe and the USA at the latest bridal fairs. Knee length wedding dresses in tea dress styles were popular and even mini dresses made an appearance. Other hemlines that featured strongly were graduated lengths – knee length in front but gradually falling longer towards the back. This gives the bride the opportunity to show off a great pair of legs.
Other trends include shorter dresses with bouffant veils cascading from the lower back and languidly dragging behind them in regal fashion. One great advantage of this look is of course that shoe fanatics will finally get the opportunity to complement their dresses with a pair of fabulous bridal shoes. And if this trend is something you like, you had better start doing those calf raises.
This flattering trend is now making a strong comeback, having been on the wedding walkways since 2013. It is a great way of creating a vintage feel and to comfortably cover the arms for the colder autumn or winter weddings. Bare shoulders now give way to sleeves made with any type of lace, from fine, handmade lace to a rougher embroidered pattern. Sleeves came in a lot of different lengths – from short cap sleeves to long, full-length sleeves. Even high necked Victorian lace necklines were seen, and these were effectively combined with slim line or Gatsby styled patterns. Various types of sleeves can flatter just about any body type and create a sharper or softer silhouette for the bride. This is also a great way to hide upper arms if you are not exactly that keen on push-ups.
Coming up roses!
The use of roses as a base pattern or focal point made a big impression. Roses were embroidered onto dresses, large three dimensional fabric roses the size of dinner plates were sewn onto various parts of dresses such as a shoulder, waist or skirt, and even used to accessorise hair instead of the traditional tiara or veil. Other floral designs and rosette finishes were also seen, and these created a textured look and a romantic depth to the surface of the dress. Floral designs were even seen in the lace of veils or on hats for the mother of the bride.
A more obscure trend included the use of the colour pink instead of the usual white or ivory. Hues ranged from soft, barely-there baby pink, to the more visible wedding dress announcement in vibrant cerise. Most of the bridal gowns in pink where however in a very soft pink, creating an aura of romance and softness. It is also a colour that will suit most skin colours, and can be paired very effectively with roses as per the previous point.
If you want to know more about the current trends for wedding dresses, come and see our professional consultants at Dream Dress Wedding Boutique. We remain on trend with our designs and ideas, and will help you to find your perfect bridal gowns to choose from. Make an appointment with us today!