Wedding Dress Trends 2013/2014

Wedding Dress Trends for 2013 going into 2014

2013 is proving an indulgent and elaborate year for bridal design. There is  nothing boring about the trending dress designs and features.

Lace Sleeves and Necklines……..The Kate effect: Since the royal wedding of 2011, when Kate Middleton revealed her fairy-tale long-sleeve Alexander McQueen wedding gown, the popularity of lace has spread and spread and inspired new designs:  

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 Elegant illusion necklines with lace and beaded appliques provide a stunning alternative to standard strapless gowns        

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 Jazz Age with 1920’s GLAMOUR………..The Great Gatsby movie has inspired quite a gastby-buzz within the wedding arena with beaded, sequin-studded gowns and a vintage flair with 1920s-inspired cuts and accessories.

There are so many timeless and elegant styles that we can steal from the past to make our modern-day weddings look breathtakingly beautiful – whether its a romantic silhouette , figure-flattering structure,  a corseted gown to  a classic  traditional .                    783394205_081         in Swanky Rags    Angelmain

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Pep It Up…..The Peplum trend moves to bridal gowns  in luxurious satin and lace.


Beading ………Beading and bejewelled wedding dresses have in past seasons had a ‘bling’ type reputation and been tarnished   from which the world of couture is ever anxious to detach itself from and we feel beading is now being fully embraced.

Princess dresses…..Last but not least, the princess dress  has bloomed in all its overstated loveliness this year. Again, previously princess dresses  have had their fairy tale feel turned into a celeb’ nightmare but 2013 sees  the bride reclaiming the ball gown as their fairy tale wedding gown.


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