The bride of 2010 has lots of choice when it comes to wedding dress selection. The new decade brings with it many new directions, but it is also set to hold onto several trends from the recent and distant past. There are simple understated looks, slightly quirky asymmetric styles, bow accents, shorter lengths, different colors, highly romantic looks and innovative head pieces.
It is expected that simplistic gowns will be popular during 2010. This is largely due to the economic climate, but it also relates to personalization. A bride can buy a fairly basic dress and then accent it with gorgeous accessories, often for a fraction of the price of a more intricate gown. If you want to be really on trend think simple column style dresses and 1960’s inspired shift styles.
The one shoulder gown has taken Hollywood events by storm during 2009, so it is no surprise that this look is trickling through to bridal gowns. This style is a fabulous choice for the bride who wants to show off fabulously toned arms. If you don’t want the focus to be on your arms, look for a gown that features an asymmetric hemline. Several designers are creating gowns that feature asymmetric ruffles, or layers in the skirt.
Feature bows are taking the spotlight in bridal looks. Vera Wang and Carolina Herrera both showcased wedding gowns with amazing bow details in their spring 2010 bridal collections. Look to wear a bow in an area that you want to draw attention to. For example, if you want to show off a tiny, well defined waistline, than a bow at the waist will look great. A bow at the shoulder will highlight your shoulders and arms and a bow at the back will add interest to your view from the back.
Full length wedding gowns are traditionally the most popular choice, but during 2010 cocktail and tea lengths are also going to be a very popular look. They are perfect for the bride who wants to show off svelte legs and a sexy pair of shoes. They can also be a good practical choice for the bride who intends on getting married at the beach or in a garden, because they don’t drag along the ground picking up debris.
A soft, feminine look never dies out in the bridal arena, but it has really been played upon in the spring/summer 2010 bridal collections. Lots of gowns utilize floaty fabrications like chiffon and layers of tulle, and ruffles and tiered styles are very popular. Bridal gown designer, Monique Lhuillier, who is well known for her feminine style, is offering several bridal gowns that can best be described as dresses in full bloom. You will find skirts that look like they are made from a bouquet of flowers.
While white is the mainstay of a western wedding, many brides are now showing the confidence to step outside this box and embrace another color that flatters them. Pastel shades like melon, soft yellow, pink and purple look set to be popular choices. If you are looking for something a little more dramatic, touches of purple and silver are going to be popular. Color is also exploding into bouquets and other accessories.
Headpieces are set to extend beyond a basic veil. They are becoming quite creative, with architectural designs, feathers, bird cage style veils that are reminiscent of cocktail hats from bygone eras like the glamorous 1930’s and decorated sun hats styles.