Monday November 28, 2011
101 with Wedding Dresses Accessory Designers
We decided to check in with 5 accessory designers to get more inside scoop on what they forecast as 2012 hottest trends. Let’s see what they have to share.
Statement jewelry that does double duty is something that Elsa Corsi’s brides are looking for. “They love the fact that our brooches come with a convertible comb that allows them to wear the jewel in the hair on the day of but also allows them the freedom to pin it on their dress or flowers on the day of for a variety of looks. After the wedding they can pin the jewel on their jacket, sweater or even a hat!” Talk about something that you can wear again after your wedding day!
Colored stones, horsehair accents and Alençon lace are all key elements of Haute Bride’s new collection.
For a less blingy, more modern look, find a headpiece per Jennifer Behr with crystals in colors that match your hair color. “Blondes look fantastic in our new champagne and gold colored crystals, and brunettes and darker haired ladies look beautiful in our smoked grey crystals. Colored crystals continue to catch and reflect beautiful light during and after the wedding ceremony, but with nontraditional, slightly colored crystals you get a more ‘fashion forward’ crystal hair accessory.”
“French lace is big this year (thanks in part to Kate Middleton’s wedding last Spring) and many brides are purchasing two veils—a long, traditional cut veil for the ceremony, often with French lace, and a birdcage veil with a silk flower for the reception.” says Jennifer Leigh from Jennifer Leigh Couture Veils and Accessories.
Today’s bride wants to make a statement…especially with her bridal jewelry. “The brides either prefer a statement necklace with small studs or statement chandelier earrings and a cuff. A new trend we are seeing is “GOLD”. Brides are stepping out of the traditional silver and opting for a more regal finish in their jewelry!” says Tejani.
This season’s bridal accessories trends seem to be all about adding a little something—color, vintage pieces, shorter veils and bridal belts—that translates into big style on your wedding day. Which trends would you pick to personalize your wedding look?