New York Bridal Market was last weekend, and I have spent countless hours pouring over the pictures of all the gorgeous new bridal gowns as they swished down the runway and whirled around the showroom floor. I have to tell you, the future looks very pretty for all you brides-to-be.
Dare I say sexy? Yes. There are low backs. There are low fronts. There are cut-outs in the middle. There are sheer sleeves and sheer sides. Many of the latest gowns seem to be taking a decided step away from the vintage lace look that has become so popular recently. Though there is still plenty of lace around there also seems to be more emphasis on fresh and modern. Sleek and sexy.
We’ve seen the blush gowns and the pink gowns before, but now we are starting to see color incorporated through pale patterns and hand embroidery. This means more touches of color applied with a conservative hand. This new and expanded use of color helps to solidify the notion that some brides want the chance to buck tradition on their big day.
Back to Back
The back of a gown has never been an afterthought, but this year the back is making a serious play to outshine the front. The bows, the buttons, the sheer tulle and lace appliques all prove how important it is to make both an entrance and an exit at your wedding. Not to mention trains that rival that of Princess Diana’s. Ok, that’s impossible, but the point is the train is making a statement these days, too.