Cutting Edge Styles
Today's modern brides remain surprisingly classic and simple. The wedding fashion runways have become laden with whimsically fresh ballerina gowns, clean and classic A-line gowns and simply sexy hip-hugging sheaths.
In recent years, wedding gowns have reverted to classic designs that have remained true to the tradition of marriage. Once again wedding gowns are stark white and understated with only subtle details in familiar silhouettes. Wedding gowns, just like marriage itself, has become a melding of our favorite modern and classic elements.
Two extremely obvious trends in wedding gown design are simplicity and femininity. The bride's feminine accents are celebrated with the cinched waists of ballerina gowns, the body-hugging assets of sheath gowns and the exposed neck and shoulders of strapless gowns. Classic A-line, sheath and ballerina styles are being updated with strapless bodices, off-the-shoulder and thin spaghetti strapped designs.
Television's modern brides and celebrity brides are almost always seen taking the aisle in classic, strapless bridal gowns. And the chic wedding trends strutting forth on fashion runways are familiar A-line, sheath and ball gown silhouettes, updated with a brazen flash of neck and shoulder.
Modern bridal gowns are also focusing on femininity. Billowing layers of translucent chiffon, organza shoulder wraps, embroidered silk and even monochromatic accents have added soft texture to white, champagne and ivory wedding gowns. Further soft feminine touches are subtle soft pink ribbons, pearlized buttons and rhinestone trims.
The boldest wedding gowns are still feminine. Popular detailing on wedding gown bodices and skirts is seen in vivid scarlet, violet, gold and silver embroidery. The same brilliant shades are making statements in silk flowers and ribbons seen on the bustles and corsets of bridal gowns.