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9 March 2015

Trends in Bridal Gown Design

If you are planning to get married this autumn, the following information may be of interest. One of the bridal trade publications recently approached a number of wedding dress suppliers for their style predictions for autumn and beyond - below is a summary of what they had to say.

We love that more is happening on the shoulders than simply strapless and sweetheart necklines, and we adore playing with off-the-shoulder designs and interesting straps. We are also excited about light-as-air skirts and blending fabrics to create the larger-than-life look.

I predict an inspiring palette of colours - think beautiful blushes, soft greys and dreamy antiques, worked into feminine silhouettes with detailed necklines.

Shades of ivory will still dominate the bridal market, while soft nudes and chalky pastels will be in evidence. Sexy low plunging necklines will feature strongly together with cut-out necklines and illusion backs.

Lace remains popular with brides but with a move towards lace detailing rather than full lace gowns.

There are two bridal shapes in demand at present - fit and flare, and a more form-fitting A-line shape. Ivory is the colour of the moment but don't count out richer colours and multi-tone variations such as ivory over light gold or ivory over champagne.

For the coming season we've played with flirty silhouettes and soft textures to create a chic, timeless and classic look. We've used the palest of colours to warm the skin tone, while illusion necklines and sexy low backs feature strongly.

Brides are definitely moving away from structured fabrics, favouring fluid, draped fabrics like crepe satins, silk chiffons and soft tulles. Lace of course is still a big feature. Illusion backs and necklines, including off the shoulder, are becoming increasingly popular. I also think full-length , wispy or sheer sleeves are going to sell well.

To summarise, your bridal gown will probably be in ivory or possibly a soft grey or pale pastel colour, with a low, plunging neckline and illusion back. The skirt may be sleek and slim or full and frothy.

Whatever style you choose, I am sure that you'll look stunning on your big day.
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