Best in Bridal: The Latest Trends in Wedding Fashion
Your handsome beau proposed to you so romantically on Valentine’s Day. With the glorious rock in place, the wedding preparations went into high gear. One of your first thoughts was wedding fashion. What should you wear on your special day? How about the groom? What will be popular with the Moms? To help you in the search for the perfect attire, four Lehigh Valley designers offer you their latest trends in wedding day fashion.
Bill Pesce, Head Designer at Alfred Angelo, Inc. in Whitehall, offers his have-to-have-it bridal trends.
Blush color (shown above)
“Blushing brides” are not just picking white and ivory anymore. Now they can have a blush wedding gown. It is feminine, dreamy, and very delicate. This gown is just right for a spring nuptial.
Brides-to-be are looking for something a little more unique than strapless and sweetheart necklines. They are moving towards plunging V-necks for a dramatically stunning look.
Tea length bridal gowns
These fun, short, and sweet dresses are sassy and flirty and great for dancing during the reception or destination weddings. You can go ultra feminine with layers of tulle, or opt for classic clean lines. Brides who love shoes and want to show off their stunning heels will especially love these sassy short gowns.
Gowns with sleeves
Brides can bring on the wow factor with full-length and three-quarter lace sleeves. This style is perfect for brides who are getting married in a house of worship and are required to cover their arms. It is Old World meets new again. Brides also like this type of gown for a fall or winter wedding.
Photos provided by Alfred Angelo, Inc.
1. Stylish Accessories
Sashes and belts are very popular for brides who want to accentuate their waist, as well as add sparkle and color to the dress. There are many options to choose from including floral, crystal, pearl embellishments; solid colored ribbons; satin, grosgrain, organza finishes. Sash sliders are perfect additions to add a little extra sparkle to a solid ribbon.
Top trending colors are neutrals, wine tones, and shades of blue. For 2016, Pantone announced their colors of the year are Rose Quartz and Serenity (cool tranquil blue), which are extremely complementary for bridal parties. Popular trends this season are metallics and ombre bridal parties. Bridal parties will continue to mix shades of a color or mix different colors like pastels and metallic.
3. Just for the Bride
Designers at David’s Bridal see softer fabrics on tulle and lace styles. You’ll be seeing more off-the-shoulder necklines. The embellishments can range from 3D floral designs to detailing with crystals. There also will be more coverage, including long sleeves and necklines.
4. The Moms
The mothers-of-the-bride and groom have to look their best on the wedding day as well. Long length is by far the biggest trend with eggplant, navy, champagne, and silver being the most popular colors. In terms of sleeves, Mermaid styles are trending, especially lace styles with godets, which give a more flared look. Stretch taffeta is new for the season. This is a great fabric because it is comfortable, forgiving, and formal.
5-8. Eugenia Couture, Ltd.
Barbara J. Kavchok, Owner/Designer at Eugenia Couture, Ltd. creates gowns right in Bethlehem that are sent to bridal stores all over the world. According to Kavchok, 2016 bridal will see crop tops and flouncy sleeves and skirts. Lace is still very popular, but newer lace patterns and less all over lace gowns are in. Pearls of different sizes also are making a comeback. The overall look this season is soft and flowing classic style with a twist of edge.
The design team at David’s Bridal, Whitehall reveals their trends for the upcoming season.
Photos 1-4 provided by David’s Bridal · Photos 5-8 provided by Eugenia Couture, Ltd.
Joseph Abboud, Chief Creative Director, Men’s Wearhouse, Inc., offers his fashion trends.
This year there will be lots of matching with colors, along with three-piece suits. More men are choosing to make a statement with colorful and quirky socks. A recent craze is the fabric flower lapel pin. It eliminates the hassle of traditional flowers. Some of the top sells at Men’s Wearhouse, Inc. are the Calvin Klein notch lapel tux, Black by Vera Wang tux, and the navy tuxedo by Joseph Abboud.
With the gown trends highlighting open backs, illusion sleeves, lace, champagne tones, and mermaid/trumpet, silhouette accessories such as cathedrals and lace placement veils, statement earrings, and bracelets are the perfect way to complete her wedding day style.
- Top Styles
- Patterned Bowties
- Pocket Silks
- Colorful Socks
- Cuff Links
- Fabric Lapel Pins
Photos provided by Men’s Wearhouse, Inc.