Today we have a wonderful guest post from Priti Patel just in time for NYC Fashion week!
Spring 2013 Wedding Fashion Trends
Hello everyone! I am so excited to be guest posting about wedding fashion trends for this upcoming spring. As the
seasons change, I love to see what wedding dress designers come up with for their collections.
As I was doing my research for this post, I discovered that Melissa Sweet is back! If you are unfamiliar with Sweet, she
is known for dressing celebs such as Giuliana Rancic and for her brand, Melissa Sweet Bridal. The brand was bought by
Priscilla of Boston, which, unfortunately for Melissa Sweet loving brides, closed a couple years ago. But now the designer
has brought her talents to David’s Bridal and I am in love with her first collection!
This collection is perfect for the romantic bride who wants to look and feel beautiful and feminine. It features many of the
trends that will be very popular this spring, take a look below at what you can expect to see this season.
There is no fabric more elegant and feminine than lace. There are many different ways lace can be incorporated into
a dress. It can be used as part of an overlay, lace appliques can be applied directly, or illusion lace can be unlined.
Princess Kate Middleton’s illusion lace wedding dress started a huge trend that is still popular today. It is a great way to
be covered, without looking overly modest.
Structured styles such as this Mikado column gown will be a popular choice for brides who want a more modern and high
fashion look. Dresses such as those with peplum skirts have been big lately and the trend will continue with wedding
dresses. These styles, best suited for the more daring bride, will surely leave an impression on guests and are not soon
to be forgotten.
No longer are the only options for a dress regular straps or strapless. You can expect to see creative new styles in the
neckline department this spring. From one shoulder styles to halters tying into fashionable bows, the purpose of straps
extends beyond function into style, adding to the beauty and uniqueness of a dress. These new options will give brides
the ability to find the perfect neckline for their body type.
Designers are making sure that the back of the dress is as beautiful and as much of a focal point as the front. After all,
it is the back of the dress the guests will see when the bride is up at the alter and during the first dances. Lace keyhole
backs are a great way to show a little skin without being inappropriate. A more simple style is button accents down the
length of the backside, showing off the figure. You can expect to see a variety of beautiful backs that have brides looking
as breathtaking going as they do coming.
Not featured in this collection, unfortunately, are colored styles that are sure to be a hit this spring. Platinum and
champagne dresses were big in the winter, and you can expect to see fresher looks like blush and floral printed dresses
in the spring on the bride who dares not to wear white. As for wedding colors, Emerald, the color of the year, is sure to be
present, and can be incorporated into any season.
Are you as in love with this collection and these trends as me? Can you see yourself walking down the aisle in any of
All photos are credit of the Melissa Sweet Bridal Collection available at David’s Bridal