Finding your wedding dress can feel like an epic task with so many designs to choose from – will you go for lace? Do you want a train? Sleeves or no sleeves? But often, you’ll find something that echoes a fashion or celebrity trend you already like.
Let’s not forget how we all fell in love with Kate Middleton’s dress with lace sleeves – that’s still trending in bridal now! The peplum was another hit a couple of years back and separates are becoming increasingly popular, with the influence of crop tops in fashion and on the high street.
What does seem to flow through bridal design is a love of bygone eras. Influence from 50s Dior, to a more relaxed 70s bohemian look, even back to beautiful bias cut 30s gowns and beading detail, is something that seems to remain through collections. What we are seeing is how details are changing.
In 2015, we expect to see more sleeves – whether long, 3/4 or capped, as strapless moves out of the limelight. Among with illusion necklines, it’s a beautiful way to include delicate detail.
Bows – especially oversized ones – add a touch of drama and a nod to 50s vintage style. We love back details and backless designs, especially when worn with a higher neckline at the front. Our brides love Ophelia gown for exactly this reason. They walk down the aisle looking demure and love the oohs and ahhs they get as they reach the altar and guests see the dramatic low back. It’s also a great way to keep your guests’ attention while you say your vows.
If you’re not sure about going backless, look out for the House of Hazaar collection featuring V-back styles that create that wow-factor and can be worn with low-back bras.
Our Viola tiered skirt was designed as part of the Rose collection and is getting more and more attention. The soft chiffon layers move beautifully and soften the A-line shape.
Lace is proving ever popular. There are so many types of lace and ways to use it that can totally change a style. We love delicate Chantilly laces and floral details, and have been inspired by stunning eyelash and crochet lace designs that are appearing in our newest House of Hazaar collection, launching this Autumn.
We’re also loving touches of detail on an otherwise simple gown. By adding floral appliqués or touches of sparkle or lace, you can draw attention to your shoulders, waist, or arms, while keeping the design simple and unfussy.
Crop tops and separates are a great way to wear a classic shape, with a relaxed style and modern twist. With our new collection, you’ll be able to choose which crop to wear with which skirt – creating your very own style.
So if you’re still not sure what you style is, start trying on dresses and find out what suits you, and what makes you feel special.