Last weekend, the top bridal designers from all over the world converged in New York City to debut their Spring/Summer 2014 collections at the semi-annual Bridal Market.
We are so excited to share some of the top 2014 wedding dress trends from the designers’ newest collections. Some of these hot-off-the-runway looks will be making their way down South to SB&G’s bridal boutiques! Read on to see what local bridal shops carry which top designers’ collections.
Blush gowns started becoming more and more popular last year, and while they’re still at the peak of popularity, some designers are embracing full-on color in the form of bright pink numbers that are sure to make for an incredibly unique wedding day look. The pink gown on the left is by Vera Wang. North Carolina’s Vera Wang boutique is right here in the Triangle — Alexia’s Bridal. The more subtle blush gown on the right is by Watters, who’s collections are available at The Wedding Dress Shoppe in Wilmington.
Other designers, like Claire Pettibone — who’s designs are available at Lana Addison Bridal — are embracing different neutral colors outside of the normal ivory and white spectrum, including beautiful gold gowns that evoke vintage glamour, like the gown on the left. The gown on the right is by Maggie Sottero.
For brides who don’t want to fully commit to a completely colored gown, dresses with metallic details are an absolutely gorgeous (and totally unique!) option. We love the metallic gold accents on the two dresses below — the one of the left is by Carolina Herrera, who’s designs are available at Alexia’s Bridal. The gown on the right is by Yumi Katsura.
Beading is a wonderful way to add detail, texture and personality to a wedding gown, and the elaborate beading seen at this fall’s Bridal Market evoked gorgeous 1920s, Gatsby-glam style. These dresses can be as understated or as bold as you’d prefer, and will certainly steal the show under your wedding reception’s lighting! The gown on the left is by Badgley Mischka, and the one on the right is a Jenny Packham number. Both designers’c collections can be found at Tre Bella Bridal.
There’s more beautiful beading on these two gorgeous gowns! On the left is a design with a stunning jeweled bodice by Eve of Milady, and on the right is a design by Jim Hjelm with a delicately-adorned one shoulder strap. Both Eve of Milady and Jim Hjelm can be found at The Wedding Dress Shoppe.
Illusion necklines are here to stay (and we love them!), but joining the unique neckline trend this year is the halter gown. These gowns can be decked out in beautiful embellishments, or classically understated with delicate sheer fabric. The gown on the left is a stunning beaded halter by AMSALE, and the gown on the right is a sheer halter-necked dress by Christos.
Thanks to Princess Kate, sleeves are back in style! Not only are cap sleeves coming back, but full lace sleeves have been popping up in many designers’ new collections. Sleeves add unparalleled class to a dress, and can be an incredible romantic detail (not to mention they’ll keep you warmer in the fall and winter months.) The gown on the left is by Monique Lhullier, and on the right is a design by Reem Acra. Both designers’ collections can be found at Alexia’s Bridal.
Even more gorgeous sleeves on these two beauties! The delicate short-sleeve gown on the left is by Jenny Packham, who’s designs can be found at Tre Bella Bridal, and the three-quarter length sleeved gown on the right is by Watters, who’s designs are available at The Wedding Dress Shoppe.
Photo Sources: 1, 2, 4, 6, 7 & 8 (Huffington Post); 3 & 4b (Glamour); 4a (Wedding Wire)