Minimalism is back in fashion and a lot of bridal designers have drawn inspiration from the 1990s for their elegant slip gowns and fit-and-flare styles. While Vera Wang created a fabulous silk chiffon floor-length slip dress with plunging neckline, Pronovias' 2015 collection includes the breathtaking ‘Kaisha’ strapless gown made from Ottoman silk and the long-sleeved ‘Kaela’ gown made from white crêpe that features a wide belt and a detachable train. We also love Carolina Herrera's 'Carly' strapless silk A-line wedding gown featuring a sweetheart neckline and simple detailing under the bodice and above the hips.
The Illusion neckline trend is taken to a new level with many designers creating unique styles and fun patterns. We loved Christos' sheer illusion netting that allowed delicate, hand-stitched embellishments to appear as if they are suspended against the skin. Many other designers incorporated this trend in their collections including Oscar de la Renta and Naeem Khan.
Romantic, feminine and timeless, off-the-shoulder wedding dresses are the new trend in necklines of the Spring 2015 runways. Not only does this neckline suit a lot of shapes and sizes it also adds an ultra-feminine and classic touch. Many designers including Reema Acra, Marchesa and Carolina Herrera all featured this neckline at their runway shows.
Apart from white, ivory and blush, many designers used new colours for their spring 2015 bridal collections. Monique Lhullier used pink, blue and mint for her gorgeous tulle and silk gauze ball gowns with tiered skirts and big floral appliqués which look very contemporary, while Sareh Nouri created charming satin organza ball gown in orchid, proving that a bride doesn’t have to wear white to look elegant. Jenny Packham was inspired by photographs of British society photographer Madame Yevonde from the 1930s and introduced fun shades in her collection. She used soft buttermilks, champagnes and warm blush caramel tones in silk chiffon and tulle, adding adorable vintage effect to her utterly romantic collection.
Whether you want to keep yourself warm on a cool day, cover your shoulders during the church ceremony or simply add another chic detail to your bridal look, then a stylish cape is a must! It can be short or long, sheer or heavy, heavily embellished or very simple, but it should to be the perfect companion for your wedding gown. From Alberta Ferretti’s full length embroidered lace cape teamed with a simple strapless satin dress to Monique Lhullier’s small capelet that complements her embellished gown without overpowering it, we think this accessory is a fabulous addition to any wedding day look.
Tulle was traditionally used for petticoats, but nowadays it is seen on the outside of wedding gowns. From delicate overlays to fluffy ruches and ruffles, we adore the ethereal look of reversed ball gowns! Reem Acra paired a tight-fitted bodice with a soft and flowing tulle skirt, whereas many other designers including Christos and Marchesa used tulle for soft and delicate overlays.
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