Dress Designers Break the Mould - 2012 Wedding Gowns are Hot and Original!

by Jenny Bryde 12. November 2011 06:20

These past few weeks have left me noticing more and more holiday propaganda being thrown haphazardly all over television, radio, and sales adds.  I can't believe how quickly we have approached the holiday season again!  If this statement serves nothing more than to heighten your anxiety level, let me relieve some of that discomfort.

Along with this year's holiday season ending, we can look forward to 2012 and the fabulous new wedding trends emerging through the dresses on the catwalks.  This year, I feel that designers have taken traditional designs and pumped up the volume and also introduced brand new trends that we haven't seen before.  For example, the traditionally crisp white palette for Vera Wang has been totally replaced by tans, nudes, and even blacks!  The result is a myriad of dress fantasies to embark upon, and so I give you today a first glimpse at some of my favorite dresses from some of my favorite designers...

From Elizabeth Filmore...

From Jenny Packham...

From Modern Trousseau...

From Monique L'hullier

From Reem Acra...

From Rivini...

And from the master, Vera Wang...

I love the daring appliqués, necklines, colors, and fabrics!  Creativity was on board this year with all the top designers!  While we QCA brides would have to make a major trek to Chicago and a major dip in our bank accounts to score one of these dresses, we will certainly be seeing our local designers and stores with some of these same concepts.  So go ahead and drool, dream, and desire.  Your choice in wedding dress should match you and not any stale traditions...

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2011 Wedding Gown Trend Predictions

by Jenny Bryde 17. October 2010 05:21

Straight from the experts' mouths! Today, I've got some suggestions from the titans of the wedding industry on what to expect brides to be wearing in 2011. As a reward for paying attention and taking notes, there are some designer sneak peaks of gowns that were just featured at the Fall Bridal Market which is the wedding industry's version of Fashion Week in New York and elsewhere. And if you don't know what I'm talking about, just know that these dresses are a big f***ing deal according to the Vice Pres.

Anyhoo, in 2011, here are some rules of thumb for what brides may be wearing...

Colors - While shades of white continue to be a popular pick among brides-to-be, many ladies are opting for a bit of color from a gentle ivory to a pale peach to a dynamic color. Either way, gone are the cold-feeling dresses and here to stay are frocks that speak to a happier color palette...

Necklines - The straight across flat necklines seem to be diminishing in number and yielding to dresses that feature a sweetheart, scoop, or v-neckline to accentuate the bride's curves.

Details - Modern simplistic gowns are very popular as are those that feature unique "architectural" details and dramatic hemlines and longer torsos.

Accessories - From belts to embellishments, jewels seem to be springing up all over. Brides are opting from simple all the way to overthe top bling for their gowns.

Now let's see some sneaky peaks at a few of the dresses that designsers have unveiled at this year's Fall Bridal Market ready to be unleashed this spring. I present for your consideration dresses by Angel Sanchez, Christos, Claire Pettibone, and Kevan Hall, shown respectively. There are so many great dress designers out there, but these are just a few of my personal favories.

Sigh..........so, so, so lovely! It makes me want to be a bride each week so that I could wear a different dress all the time!

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Hi!  Welcome to the QCWeddings.com blog!  My name is Jenny, and I am a Quad Cities bride to be.  Our goal for this blog is to share information on all things wedding including local vendors, new trends, and amazing inspiration.  Let us know if there is something you'd like to see on here!  

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