Over the past few seasons designers have been creating various looks that include short and long hemlines and range of different necklines and colours. Choosing the correct silhouette and colour comes down not only to personal taste but the shape of each bridesmaid in your bridal party. It is a smart thing to consider this, particularly when choosing the basic look of the dress. Design detail is always subject to what is in for the coming season and the general ‘theme’ of your wedding day. Here you can find the major design trends Spring/summer 2014.
We are seeing a lot lace the past few seasons on the runway and on the red carpet and as a result, lace has been a top pick for brides. Whether it is used for an all over look, half lace look or used as an appliqué. While lace can often create a costly gown it is a great way to maintain a classic and timeless bridesmaid gown. My professional tip on using lace on a bridesmaid gown: let the lace speak – use a stunning lace.
One shoulder necklines are to me a classic and timeless look. You can’t go wrong with a one shoulder bridesmaid gown – it adds a point of difference. The asymmetrical hemline is back and is certainly a way of adding texture and bounce in a gown. Depending on the surface detail, an asymmetrical hemline can add a laid back and casual touch to your bridesmaid gown.
We have seen a lot of the illusion neckline on the runway for the past few seasons, both in bridal and evening wear. To me, the illusion neckline adds difference to the plain strapless gown. Whether it is done with lace or a plain sheer fabric it creates a classic and feminine neckline.
I LOVE PEPLUMS! Modern yet classic they are such romantic design detail and work well with long or short bridesmaid gowns and can be soft or structured. A beautiful construction that screams elegance.
The back of the gown is the most looked at on the wedding day but is often neglected in design. This season we are seeing a lot more dresses with interesting and unusual back design details. Keyhole cut outs, sheer lace overlay’s or heavily beaded backs are becoming more popular for bridesmaid dresses. Focus on the back of the design of your bridesmaid gown and you will certainly end up with show-stopping gowns!
Always remember to ensure that your bridesmaid dresses fit in with the ‘theme’ of your wedding day and that they do tie back to your wedding gown design. This way, visually, your wedding will tell a story that will forever be beautiful.