Fall and Winter Wedding Style Guide
Wedding Dress Trends: Sleeves
Bing Shopping: Sleeves
Perfect for chillier seasons, sleeves are also a supremely elegant way to add more visual interest to your gown. Whether they choose pearl-bedecked cap sleeves, delicately embroidered half sleeves or long, ladylike lace sleeves to the wrist, more brides are up in arms these days.
Wedding Dress Trends: Rich Fabrics
Bing Shopping: Rich Fabrics
Sumptuous dress materials are always popular for fall and winter wedding gowns, and this year silk satins reign supreme, peau de soie glows with a subtle sheen, pearls and crystals embellish bodices and substantial Battenberg lace works its textural magic.
Wedding Dress Trends: Beautiful Backs
Bing Shopping: Beautiful Backs
Bodice detailing and daring necklines continue to be stylish, but for most on-trend brides, the back is where it’s at. Illusion backs glimmer with delicate beading; lace panels are breathtaking; and plunging V-backs are classy with a side of sexy.
Wedding Dress Trends: Glam Shapes
Bing Shopping: Glam Shapes
Mermaid, trumpet, and the ever-popular ball gown are all on-trend gown silhouettes, with the hi-low hem being the newest twist. Other classically glam touches include bustled trains, rows of ruffles, corset bodices and “Old Hollywood” column dresses crafted from pours of white silk.
Bridal Shoe Trends: Big Bows
Bing Shopping: Big Bows
Whether peeking out from under yards of tulle, or on full display with a shorter wedding dress, bows at the toe will festoon your feet beautifully. Satin heels typically sport bows with pearl or sequin embellishment, while leather pumps or sandals show off bows made to match the material.
Bridal Shoe Trends: Metallics
Bing Shopping: Metallics
Gold is the new white, at least where bridal footwear is concerned. Instead of a dyed-to-perfectly-match pair of satin sandals, many brides are opting for a touch of metallic to anchor their gown. A pair of molten platform pumps brings you down the aisle in regal style.
Bridal Shoe Trends: Sparkle
Bing Shopping: Sparkle
This year’s fall and winter wedding-gown trends see less overt embellishment than in times past, with a return to sleek, minimalist glamour. Shoes, however, shine on. High-heeled slingbacks encrusted with glittering jewels are just the thing to add over-the-top sparkle under the dress.
Bridal Shoe Trends: Flats
Bing Shopping: Bridal Flats
Ah, bridal flats. So comfy, so sensible and, these days, so utterly gorgeous. Whether you wear these beauteous shoes for just the reception and dancing, or throughout the entire ceremony, choose a chic pair that’s adorned with scads of glitter, pearl accents or shiny cap toes.
Bridal Accessory Trends: Cover-Ups
Bing Shopping: Cover-Ups
One advantage to saying your vows during the colder seasons is the selection of beautiful layers with which to drape yourself. Faux-fur stoles and shrugs pair perfectly with silk column gowns; lace boleros and other structured jackets work with detail-rich dresses; and cashmere wraps finish off more casual looks.
Bridal Accessory Trends: Hair Jewelry
Bing Shopping: Hair Jewelry
Whatever your big-day ’do decision, add a feminine flourish with glimmering accents. Bridal hair jewelry is a growing trend, and we’re seeing fanciful crystal combs, faux-jewel encrusted clips and delicately shimmering hairbands replace the tiaras of old.