Fall 2014 Bridal Market Trends

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Oct 16, 2013

We spent the weekend in New York City sitting through runway shows and visiting the showrooms of our designers for Fall 2014 Bridal Market.  By the end of the weekend after a hectic schedule and seeing hundreds of gowns from all of our favorite designers, it began to all be a blur of white.  But, there were definitely a few spectacular standout trends we couldn't be more excited about.  Below is a recap of the trends for Fall 2014 bridal market: 1.       PINK [caption id="attachment_18281" align="aligncenter" width="400"]bridal-market-trends-fall-2014-blush Vera Wang | Huffington Post[/caption] Blush made a debut last season as the color-du-jour in bridal, but Vera Wang brought it to another level this season, by showing her entire collection in various shades of pink! Vera's selected more intense hues of the color for her pieces, however,  I forsee Vera's color choices being more popular for bridesmaids rather than the bride. It cannot be denied that brides respond more openly to gowns in a subtle blush tone,  like this gown from Romona Keveza Legends.   Blush is a romantic color that truly flatters all skin tones and we are happy to see the trend continue in varying shades this season. [caption id="attachment_18280" align="aligncenter" width="625"]romona-keveza-dramatic-back-bridal-market-trends-fall-2014 Gown by Romona Keveza Legends[/caption]   2.      OFF THE SHOULDER NECKLINES We are happy to say that the neckline of the season was 'off the shoulder'! It graced every runway. This neckline style  is so flattering because it still shows off your decolletage, but provides a little more coverage and interest than a strapless gown.  It also lends itself beautifully to a sleeve at varying lengths. Check out a few of our favorites below: [caption id="attachment_18282" align="aligncenter" width="625"]Gown by Romona Keveza Gown by Romona Keveza Legends[/caption] [caption id="attachment_18283" align="aligncenter" width="625"]Gown by Modern Trousseau Gown by Modern Trousseau[/caption] [caption id="attachment_18284" align="aligncenter" width="625"]Gown by Modern Trousseau Gown by Modern Trousseau[/caption] [caption id="attachment_18285" align="aligncenter" width="625"]Left: Romona Keveza Right: Anne Barge via Martha Stewart Weddings Left: Romona Keveza Right: Anne Barge both images from Martha Stewart Weddings[/caption] 3.      GOLD Gold was also a staple at Fall 2014 Bridal Market.  Many designers incorporated gold into their collection through gold thread woven into their laces, providing a subtle hint of metallic shimmer.  Accessories are also taking on a golden hue,  in both gold and rose gold.  This warm metallic tone was a breath of fresh air against the flurry of  blush tone gowns being shown. [caption id="attachment_18286" align="aligncenter" width="450"]Gown by Jenny Yoo Gown by Jenny Yoo[/caption] [caption id="attachment_18294" align="aligncenter" width="450"]Gown by Theia Gown by Theia[/caption] [caption id="attachment_18296" align="aligncenter" width="450"]Headpiece by Maria Elena Headpiece by Maria Elena[/caption] 4.       DELICATE BEADING & CAP SLEEVES Last season was all about opulent beading coming off of the Great Gatsby movie trend.  This season, the beading was much more delicate and subtle; it was shown either  just on the cap sleeve of a gown or all over,  like these Modern Trousseau gowns: [caption id="attachment_18287" align="aligncenter" width="450"]modern-trossueau-bridal-market-trends-delicate-beading-fall-2014 Gown by Modern Trousseau[/caption] [caption id="attachment_18288" align="aligncenter" width="625"]Gown by Modern Trousseau Gown by Modern Trousseau[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_18299" align="aligncenter" width="625"]Gown by Theia Gown by Theia[/caption] 5.       DRAMATIC BACKS The interest on wedding gowns has shifted to the back.  Every designer had at least one plunging-back design in their Fall 2014 collection.  We also saw quite a few  illusion backs like this one from the "forever modern", Amsale: [caption id="attachment_18289" align="aligncenter" width="450"]Gown by Amsale Gown by Amsale[/caption] [caption id="attachment_18297" align="aligncenter" width="450"]Gown by Hayley Paige High-drama on the back of this gown by Hayley Paige[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_18298" align="aligncenter" width="625"]Gown by Hayley Paige We love the scooped back of this  Hayley Paige[/caption] 6.       ILLUSION NECKLINES Another hot neckline of the season is the sheer illusion neckline.  It was shown in sheer lace, organza, or even at times with delicate beading.  It is a  very classic and elegant silhouette that flatters nearly every figure;  we were so happy to see it reemerge on the runway this season. [caption id="attachment_18290" align="aligncenter" width="450"]Gown by Anne Barge Gown by Anne Barge[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_18300" align="aligncenter" width="625"]Gown by Augusta Jones Gown by Augusta Jones[/caption] [caption id="attachment_18302" align="aligncenter" width="625"]Gown by Ivy & Aster Gown by Ivy & Aster[/caption] 7.       TEXTURE Designers were showing beautiful textures as an alternative to lace, which has been extremely popular over the last few seasons.  Our favorite was this jacquard gown from Anne Barge.  With its substantial texture, it is a stunning option for a fall or winter wedding : [caption id="attachment_18291" align="aligncenter" width="450"]Gown by Anne Barge | Image from Martha Stewart Weddings Gown by Anne Barge | Image from Martha Stewart Weddings[/caption] [caption id="attachment_18301" align="aligncenter" width="625"]Gown by Ivy & Aster Delicate organza circles make for an whimsical element of design on this gown by Ivy & Aster[/caption] 8.      BRIDESMAIDS IN LACE The hot trend for bridesmaids is lace!!  Lace has been so popular for brides for many season, now maids get to share in the fun!  Lace was shown in both short and long silhouettes, in pastels (blush and mint), metallics and in neutrals (black, grey and champagne) and we simply cannot get enough! [caption id="attachment_18292" align="aligncenter" width="625"]Dress by Donna Morgan Dress by Donna Morgan[/caption] [caption id="attachment_18293" align="aligncenter" width="625"]Dresses by Jenny Yoo Dresses by Jenny Yoo[/caption] [caption id="attachment_18295" align="aligncenter" width="450"]Dresses by Amsale Dresses by Amsale[/caption] Please tell us, what is your favorite trend from Bridal Market!? **all images, unless noted otherwise, are from The White Dress by the shore instagram account, taken by owner, Beth Chapman.

xoxo, TWD