Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Wedding Gown Trends

Ok. So, I took a little vacation from my blog due to my busy schedule with "The Full Monty". Great show. Very heartwarming. I'm going to miss all my friends. Some, more than most. :/

Regardless, I have not been far from the wedding scene as I have been working on an alteration for a February 2010 bride. This dress has inspired this blog because of its unique, cowl neckline. This is the first I've ever seen, and it is fabuluous.
2010 spring wedding gown trends focus on the neckline. No longer do brides have the option of going strapless, sleeveless, or cap sleeved. There are many more additions, and creative ways brides can make their dress unique, just by altering the neckline of their gown in very easy ways.
One way to do this is to add a strap to one side of the shoulder. If the dress is strapless, find some flowers or pretty lace, bold or subtle whichever your preference, and have your seamstress attach it at your next fitting. If the dress isn't strapless, have your seamstress remove one strap, and dress up the other. Here is just one, gorgeous example. http://www.jlmcouture.com/Jim-Hjelm/Bridal/Spring/2009/Style-8906 This next example isn't a wedding gown, but I thought it was STUNNING. http://www.maggiesottero.com/dress.aspx?line=m&page=3&style=J1267

Another neckline trend is the illusion neckline. Again, you may have a strapless, or sweetheart neckline, and can add straps with a mesh, or "see through" type of material. It's a sexier, subtle neckline, as seen on theknot.com. http://wedding.theknot.com/bridal-fashion/wedding-dress-shopping/articles/wedding-dress-trends-spring-2010.aspx?page=7

Another way to alter your neckline is with a coverup. Early spring brides may choose to wear a balero, or shrug to keep warm. If a bride wants to be a little more bold, she can go with a couture coverup. Also noted on theknot.com. http://wedding.theknot.com/bridal-fashion/wedding-dress-shopping/articles/wedding-dress-trends-spring-2010.aspx?page=5

DavidsBridal.com often has a few options. I chose a black faux fur stole from David's for my April 2007 wedding. I had a black and white themed wedding and I only wish I wore it for more of the day!

Have you thought about what you can do to your dress to spice it up? Send your comments my way! I'd love to give my future brides suggestions. Having something you designed added to your gwon makes it all the more unique! Go for it!

1 comment:

  1. Love this post! As you know, my wedding dress has a unique neck line, and I can't wait to rock it!

    PS- I will need you for alterations, and a bustle! And a few of my bridesmaids as well!