Bridal industry experts say that 2014 is the year of true romance: a time when wedding gowns are both soft and feminine, whether cocktail style or full-length. But fall and spring 2014 runways had a few surprises in store – creations that may inspire nontraditional brides-to-be who want something a bit more daring and playful. Here’s a recap of some of this year’s hottest wedding dress trends to consider!
A jumpsuit? Yes, really…. a white wedding jumpsuit
A white wedding pantsuit by JCrew is making huge waves on the catwalk. A tad too casual for some, this hot bridal creation is one of the most popular choices among destination brides, according to Brides Magazine’s editor-in-chief. The Eyelash Lace Jumpsuit may be an edgy alternative to a more classic look, and with its reasonable price tag (just $750!) and form-flattering lines, it may just be one of 2014’s most stylish trends. Featuring tiny bows down the back and a sexy, deep neckline, this number can be dressed up or down depending on the venue.
Short hemlines– a great way to show off those gams!
Monique Lhuillier, Marchesa and Carolina Herrera are just a few of the top designers who sent sassy, cocktail-length dresses down the catwalk this season. These shorter hemlines are ideal for the nontraditional bride who wants to showcase her legs, gorgeous shoes and unique style. Some of these shorter gowns are anything but casual, with luxurious details like embroidery, feathers and beading. And with less fabric weighing you down, there’s no need to change dresses before the reception.
Always pretty in pink
Vera Wang’s apparent inspiration this season is “pretty in pink” and with varying hues on offer – from pale nudes to peaches – this romantic color scheme is one of 2014’s biggest trends among leading wedding dress designers. Most blushing brides opt for pastel tones, and those who aren’t fully sold on the color can integrate pink with an ombre dress. Flirty and feminine, this trend is a fun way to embrace your playful side on your special day.
Elegant lace sleeves – a classic standby
Ever since Kate Middleton waltzed down the aisle adorned in bridal lace, this quintessential wedding gown material has risen in popularity. Romantic, delicate and utterly feminine, lace accents can transform an ordinary dress into something much more elegant. This year lace sleeves are all the rage in both Paris and New York, with premier designers offering a range of looks including cap and three-quarter lengths. Elaborate Chantilly and Guipure lace sleeves were featured by some of the leading bridal designers this fall, including Romona Keveza.