Monday November 28, 2011
Wedding Dresses Accessories 2012 Trends Report
By now you’ve most likely seen the gorgeous new collections that bridal designers unveiled at the latest Bridal Market in New York City. (If you’ve some how missed them, take a peek at the wedding dresses that will be debuting at bridal stores in Fall 2012). Now it’s time to check out the accessories that will complete and personalize your look.
1/ Add a pop of color
Color is hot. The modern bride is no longer dressing all in white. What started with brides wearing a little something blue as a nod to tradition has blossomed into the trend of adding a pop of color from any hue of the rainbow. Many designers sent colored bridal gowns down the runway (there wasn’t a single white dress in Vera Wang’s entire collection!), but it’s the colored adornments that really stood out. Regardless of the shade of your dress, you can always add some pizzazz and personality through colored accessories.
2/ Go Back in Time With a Retro Look
The past is back. Many designers showed wedding dresses that looked like they’d walked right out of the past—from the Victorian period right through the 80s—and, of course, there were accessories to go along with each era.
Pre-20′s Retro Look
The 20′s and 30′s Retro Look
The 40′s and 50′s Retro Look
The 60′sand 70′s Retro Look
The 80′s Retro Look
3/ Try On a Shorter Veil
Veils are getting shorter. The current obsession with all things retro means the short and chic blusher veil is making a comeback.
Looking for a veil that’s more unconventional? There were a couple of avant-garde veils that walked down the runway.
Try a matching veil. Many bridal designers are creating matching veils in case you’d like an ultra-coordinated ensemble. Rather than spending hours trying to find a veil (whether stylishly short or more traditional in length) to complement your dress, you can now pick one that was made to perfectly match your chosen gown and leave the length choice up to the designer.
4/ Get a belt to customize your dress
Belts are still big. This trend is still going strong, which isn’t surprising since bridal belts are an easy way to customize your wedding dress and make it truly unique. Adding a belt can drastically change the look of a simple dress or make an elaborate dress even more special.
You can add a bit of sparkle…
…a bold accent…
…a touch of color…
…or some feminine flowers.
5/Go for an over the top look
Go big and over the top. If you’re looking to make a bold and unique statement with your bridal accessories, get inspired by the styling of these bridal designers’ runway looks.