Thursday, April 18, 2013

Wedding Time!

It's that special time of year again. Romance is palpable, like Springtime tree pollen. Every other post on Facebook is about shopping for weddings, engagement photo shoots, or links to Pinterest boards of cakes and flower arrangements.

So yes, this is a blog post about weddings. Specifically about trends in wedding dresses for Spring/Summer 2013. Let's hop to it, shall we?

Trend: Peplum 

Yes, the peplum trend continues, as this dress by Angel Sanchez demonstrates. Well the look is very elegant, you would have to have absolutely no hips and be around 6' tall.

Trend: Illusion Neckline

Elysium Gown by Catherine Deane. I'm very happy about this trend because I think strapless gowns can be very boring. I love the interest the illusion fronts, and backs, provide. 

Trend: Portrait Backs

Anna Maier dress. I assume there are people in the world who love their backs. And boy do I have good news for you folks! Dresses that frame your back are in, mostly as delicate lace cutouts. So all the people who are staring as you walk up the aisle will have something pretty to look at.

Trend: Color

Dress by Vera Wang. Gowns in other colors than white are becoming more popular every year. I always adore what Vera Wang does, I think this dress is so beautiful, and a nice change from white.

Trend: Sleeves

Jenny Packham dress. Sleeves! This dress with the sleeves, and deep v-neck, is much more beautiful then if it was sleeveless. Just a gorgeous femininity.

Trend: Reception Dress

Catherine Deane, Beams of Light Dress. Many people are buying two dresses for their wedding, the formal one for the ceremony, and a second dress for the reception. Usually this second dress is shorter and more casual. I feel torn about this trend. On the one hand, hurrah! Two wedding gowns! On the negative side, you only get one day anyways to wear your wedding dress so why shorten that time at all.

Trend: Lace

Omelia Gown by Catherine Deane. Lace is extraordinarily popular for wedding dresses right now.  This dress is slightly more subtle than all over lace, with an interesting neckline. Because while lace is generally romantic, it doesn't have to be old fashioned.

Trend: Old Hollywood Glamour

Aiguille Gown by Anna Sui. Hollywood Glamour is the perfect trend for evening weddings. This dress has beautiful Art Deco silver beading and button details.



  1. I'm absolutely in love with that last dress.

    1. I know! It's my favorite also which is why I saved it for the end.

  2. I enjoyed this post! Thanks for taking the time. I liked the last one, too - the silver on white and the drape-y style is so pretty!