Spring Wedding Style Guide
Wedding dress trends: Lace
We’ve got the nuptial news of spectacular gowns, dazzling accessories, gorgeous bridal jewelry and charming bridesmaid dresses. — Shannon McCarthy
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Every bride is beautiful, but this spring things are getting positively sumptuous. Lace is a huge trend, showing up on long and three-quarter-length sleeves, and the airiness continues with sheer portrait backs and V-neck illusion bodices. Lace appliques also add an alluring textural touch to frothy tulle skirt overlays.
Wedding dress trends: Colors
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White is obviously the traditional wedding gown color choice, but we’re seeing a definite trend toward other hues being acceptable as well. Breathtaking tints are making their way down the aisle, with subtle pink and blue pastels popular, as well as show-stopping deep reds and a touch of Old Hollywood gold.
Wedding dress trends: Off-the-shoulder necklines
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Trend signs point to soft shoulders ahead, as the mega-popular strapless sweetheart bodice makes way for something a little more modest. Wedding gowns that boast the soft glamour of off-the-shoulder necklines add extra visual interest around the collarbones and stand out in a sea of strapless choices.
Wedding dress trends: Beading and sequins
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Exquisitely done bling’s the thing for the season’s new brides. But we’re not talking Las Vegas glitz here. Think: Gatsby. Retro beaded embellishment echoes Art Deco motifs on the bodice and waist of otherwise simple column gowns, while sparkling sequins are scattered over the curves of a mermaid or princess gown.
Accessories: Organza bridal shawls
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You may stress over the dress, but picking out your big-day embellishments should be fun. So easy to wear, yet so truly stunning, a length of diaphanous organza floats about your shoulders and is a perfect springtime topper. Some of these shawls skew more luxe with crystal-flecked or embroidered detailing.
Accessories: Feather fascinators
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All things avian are a bridal wear trend, and there’s no better time than spring to sport some feathery fun. Fascinators are a vintage fad that’s growing in popularity (they’re easier to wear than traditional veils), and this year we’re loving feather-bedecked versions. Choose birdcage styles if you still desire a bit of veiling.
Accessories: Ribbon bridal belts
Bing Shopping | Ribbon bridal belts
Whether you’d like to add a hint of sparkle to an otherwise matte wedding dress, or a touch of trendy lace to a sleek satin gown, a bridal sash belt will be an elegant addition. From simple thin ribbon accents to wider bead- and crystal-encrusted belts, these bridal accessories are a cinch to wear.
Accessories: Bridal clutches
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You won’t be clutching anything but your bouquet (or the groom’s hand) at the altar, but a beautiful bag is in order for all the post-vow festivities. Just-right bridal clutches are kitted out in softly ruched silks and satins and decorated all over with bows, sparkling bling or intricate lace layers.
Bridal jewelry: Art Deco styles
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Keeping with the other ’20s and ’30s-era trends were seeing in the world of weddings, this spring’s bridal jewelry is going the Art Deco direction with baubles of onyx, jade, marcasite and clear crystals. These stones are set in ornate geometric shapes that conjure up vintage panache.
Bridal jewelry: Hair jewelry
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Complement your bridal updo with the perfect bijous. Trendy headpieces include sparkling hairbands, glitzy crystal wraps, and bling-happy hair combs, picks and pins. Pearl-dipped tiaras bring a regal slant, while small, glimmering barrettes lean subtle, and jeweled floral motifs are the trendiest hair ornaments of all.