By Kerri Pellegrin
From sweet lace to high drama, here’s the trends you’re sure to see coming down the aisle this year:
While sparkle and shine is nothing new in the bridal fashion world, this season takes on traditional sequins and beading — with fully embellished textiles fit for the modern bride. Perfect for black-tie weddings and fancy venues, sparkle never goes out of style, and you’ll be sure to shine bright all night long.
Timeless beauty is Hollywood glam meets polished simplicity. The style, in a word: classic. With sleek, crisp lines and blank canvas feels, it’s time for the bride’s inner minimalist to shine. With a high-and-tight bun and elbow length gloves, move over Grace Kelly!
POP OF COLOR
Who says you have to wear white on your wedding day? Today’s brides have started using an understated splash of color for their big day. Blush may have been a long-running trend and is still very much in style, but the new hot trend is black. Whether it’s full black-on-black or a black combo with nude or white, it’s a trend you’ll see a lot of. You’ll also see shades of pale pink, blush, gold, pewter and lavender, which have brides everywhere turning to wedding dresses with color to express their personal style.
LOVELY IN LACE
From the seaside to the cathedral, lace and a little magic transform a dress into a gown. Creating something truly magical and memorable to be talked about for years to come, lace can be relaxed and effortless or elegant and fabulous. From botanical patterns to beautiful Chantilly or illusion lace taking tradition to the next level, a lace wedding dress is a thing to behold — and something every bride can appreciate and admire.
As a tried-and-true classic, pearls make every girl feel like the Southern belle she is at heart. The daintiness and elegance of pearls are the perfect accents for any bride. These favored gems add grace to a seductive illusion back and elevate the charm of lace. Pearls are nothing new to classic style, but lately, we’ve been seeing them in a whole new light and being used in unexpected ways that go beyond everyday beading and jewelry. Gone are the days when pearls were only for the most traditional brides, and we couldn’t be more excited!
Kerri Pellegrin is owner, planner and designer with the Wedding Collection in Bay St. Louis. Reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org or (228) 344-3212.