Wedding Dress Trends for 2011
From long flowing gowns to 1950’s inspired pieces, there are literally thousands of different wedding dress designs to choose from. If this seems a little overwhelming, take a look a t wedding dresses which have been popular of late and see if any of these styles tickle your fancy.
Ruffles are making an appearance everywhere at the moment, from the catwalk to the high street, and wedding dresses are seeing this detail added as well.
Ruffles are worth consideration if you fancy making an impact on your big day and want to wear an on-trend wedding dress.
Fashion has always taken inspiration from the past and wedding dresses are experiencing a 1950’s moment.
From vintage style corseted dresses to tea length pieces, common materials include lace, tulle, chiffon and organza. From soft and floaty to more fitted styles, you can pick and choose from the best of the fifties styles.
Sleeves and Straps
There is a definite fashion focus on straps at the moment, with everything from women’s swimwear to wedding dresses being adjusted accordingly.
Sleeveless wedding gowns have been popular over the last decade but the tables are turning and there is now more of a focus on wedding dresses with sleeves.
Another material making a comeback is lace. Wedding dresses can feature lace inserts or you can go the whole hog and opt for a completely lace wedding dress. Couple the use of lace with the trend for wedding dresses with long sleeves results in a truly vintage inspired outfit,
If you have always dreamed of a fairy-tale wedding then a ball gown style wedding dress may be the perfect option for you.
Sheer fabrics like tulle and organza are used to create light and voluminous skirts whilst the top half tends to be kept simple with close fitting bodices that highlight the shoulders and bust whilst also creating balance with the bottom half.
Another popular detail being added to wedding dresses is flowers. From small details on sleeves and hems to entire dresses covered in flowery detailing, you can choose from all sorts of buds, blossoms and blooms to adorn your dress with.
Grecian Inspired Gowns
Figure hugging and generally floor length, a Grecian gown is a guaranteed show stopper. Usually made from draping, flowing fabrics such as silk, there are plenty of Grecian styled wedding dresses on the high street to choose from.
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