Bridal Trends

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  1. Urban Stylin

    Urban Stylin ɐʎ ʎǝɥ

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    what are the new trends in bridal wear/Is it getting too unconventional>I m researching this for an article. :(
     
  2. pinkillumination

    pinkillumination New Member

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    Bridalwear is getting a makeover. Out with the traditional, in with the contemporary.

    Modern day brides are now looking towards 'colour' in their gowns, not the typical white meringue look :p

    New colours consist of light pinks, blues, turquoise, whatever it is, it isnt white!
     
  3. strawberry daiquiri

    strawberry daiquiri seagreen serenades

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    I think black is the new white..
     
  4. purplelucrezia

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    strawberry's got it... ;)
    And, an entire page for you... http://www.blue-period.fsnet.co.uk/egl3.html

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  5. purplelucrezia

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    Excellent Topic!

    I seem to be at that point in life where all my friends are matched up. There are weddings, there are a couple kids, and the best and I are still single. We've sworn to each other not to go down without a fight, but right now we're both Maid-of-Honouring for other friends. I have to admit, I had no idea that many bridal mags even existed. But I've read them all, several times, with dog-ears.

    The first one (where the best is MOH,) is sort of a lower-budget casual wedding. All the bridesmaids were left on their own to get dresses with the instructions that they be black satin, and the only accent colour allowed was soft pink. The bride herself is wearing white, but almost everything else is black or pink. I think it's cute, and it expresses her.

    The second wedding (where I'm MOH,) is going to be a bit more formal. We're all getting the same dress. They're a sort of taupe with silver beading. The other girls seemed to think it was a good idea, and I'm picking my battles here. The bouquets are all autumn colours with silver accents. Not what most people would usually match up, but I think it's cool that the bride is picking things that have personal meanings, rather than what you're supposed to put together.
     
  7. As You Like It

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    All the wedding stuff I've been involved with in recent years (from making dresses from scratch to doing alterations on ready-to-wear dresses) has been pretty traditional. Most dresses I have seen are fairly simple, and princess-seamed. The one I am working on now, referenced in the Lookbook thread, depends mostly on the interest of the lustrous brocade fabric for it's beauty.

    My previous from-scratch dress was a strapless, princess seamed affair with a narrow flounce around the neckline/bustline with some beaded lace that overhung the hem of the flounce. I would say the main point of interest for that dress was probably the flounce and trim, though that dress had a great skirt shape--two deep, inverted box pleats in the skirt front and a very graceful short train.
     
  8. maarit

    maarit paint it black

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    For a couple of years the high-end bridal gown designers are getting into lace and generally moving away from simplicity with embroidery and such.

    The strapless look is still very in.

    Here's an article on trends
    Click!


    and another from The Knot
    here

    I recommend http://www.theknot.com or http://www.weddingchannel.com/ if you want to do an extensive search. The designers to look for are Reem Acra, Amsale, Vera Wang, Monique Lhuillier and Lazaro.

    Here's an example of Monique Lhuillier's work

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  9. oanadobre

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    strawberry's got it... ;)
    And, an entire page for you... http://www.blue-period.fsnet.co.uk/egl3.html

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    sorry, but that looks creepy... :innocent:
     
  10. purplelucrezia

    purplelucrezia New Member

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    sorry, but that looks creepy... :innocent: [/b][/quote]
    It's meant to; they're Gothic Lolitas. ;) I wasn't being entirely serious...
     
  11. Urban Stylin

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    omg black!!!That reminds me of a widow!I think pink and light blue are gr8 though
     
  12. strawberry daiquiri

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    The little black dress is suitable for every occassion but this?
     
  13. Urban Stylin

    Urban Stylin ɐʎ ʎǝɥ

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    maybe for a guest but not the bride.
     
  14. Caramel

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    There's an article on this in the june issue of UK Elle. It mentions that more and more women are opting for more alternative dressing, stating that it is unfashionable to make a big statement with a gown.

     
  15. CelineChic

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    Looking at teh pictures makes me want to get married now, just so I can try on the dresses!!! :blush:

    I think I'm going ot go for a more modern dress. Not a gown but a dress that ends mid calf. No shoes. Its going to be a barefoot wedding at one of those churches next to the ocean. THey have a few down south and in South America and in Europe.

    If I find a picture I'll post it.
     
  16. CelineChic

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    Something like this but longer.

    This one goes to the knee, I'd like mine to go past my knee and end at mid calf.

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  17. CelineChic

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    I change my mind. I'm going to have one more like this except I will change the length to mid-calf. :)

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  18. jairip

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    I, for one, am so sick of boring ass wedding dresses. Most of the wedding dresses from the past few years have looked like slips, not dresses. I don't understand this trend at all. I just makes me think people are cheap and have no imagination. It's your wedding for Pete's sake! Its possible the one time in your life you can dress like a fairy princess, a goddess, whatever you want, why dress in the same boring old thing everyone else will wear down the aisle this year. Yuck, show some individuality PLEASE!

    But then again most weddings are boring so why should the bride be any different.
     
  19. CelineChic

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    NEWSFLASH:

    Firstly none of us are princesses so there is no need for us to dress like one.

    Secondly read some Greek mythology and take note of the fact that the goddesses did NOT wear wedding gowns or haute couture.

    Thridly there is nothing in the world worst than a BRIDEZILLA. Just because you're getting married doesn't mean that you should act high and mighty or like a princess or a diva. Makes you look bad :yuk:
     
  20. twilight fairy

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    I dunno, I love the good ole puffy beautiful wedding gown. B)
     

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