Ethereal is the buzzword for spring 2015 bridal. Lots of layered tulle and other “floaty” fabrics are making an appearance in all of the 2015 bridal collections. Texture will play an important role, including lace, ruffles, and appliques, but all in a very soft and feminine way. Illusion is being added to a variety of necklines including; V-neck, sweetheart, Sabrina, and one shoulder. The illusion will give the bride just that; the illusion of a higher neckline, meaning the bride can still have the look of a sweetheart, but with the comfort of more coverage. Cap sleeves, and even a few long sleeves made of the most delicate lace are showing up in every collection for the bride that wants a sleeve without being too covered up. Vintage glamour is another strong trend for 2015, with draped backs, caplets, and lots of sparkly beading. Color is also being brought back to bridal in soft greys, blues, mint, and more. Not so much as an accent as we have seen in years past, but in the layering of the fabric; for example a soft grey satin with an ivory lace overlay. As far as silhouette, the ball gown, and of course the classic a-line are still prevalent for this season, but we are seeing, what I call, a modified fit and flare being brought to the market. This is a dress that has a fit and flare style underskirt with a fuller sheer overlay, often accented with beaded and lace appliques. You will also see a lot more natural waists on brides in the coming months; this is a trend that is taking over the dropped waist that we have seen so much of the last few years. Brides still love their trains too, although in shorter versions; sweep, court, and chapel lengths will be what you see most on brides in the coming season.
Pastels are going to be the reigning color choices for bridesmaids this spring and summer. Dusky blues, the barest pink, aquamarine, and lavender to just name a few. Grey will remain the perfect color to pair with just about any other color you choose. Chiffon, or perhaps satin mixed with lace, will be the best fabric choices, keeping with the ethereal feel that brides are wanting for their weddings. We will also see illusion necklines, keyhole backs, and different sleeve options for the bridesmaids, and the number one length choice will continue to be knee length.
Here, we have pointed out some of the most prominent trends for this upcoming wedding season. Whether you follow the trends or not remember that it’s your day so make it your own!
Store owner, Kelly has been in the bridal industry since 2000, when at the ripe old age of 20 she opened her first little store front on a wing and a prayer. She is a certified wedding planner (no, she does not plan weddings), and everything she knows about bridal and formal wear has come from, gut instinct, trial and error, and watching LOTS of What Not to Wear.