Our fabulous blogger, Bride Chic, is in the know when it comes to wedding trends coming out of London! And with all eyes and ears on Prince William's upcoming nuptials, British bridal fashion is taking a walk on the royal side!
Check out these top 3 2011 wedding trends coming out of London:
1. Haute Couture Bridal Fascinators and Poufs- the sudden popularity of fascinators and poufs as bridal headpieces is heavily influenced by the upcoming royal wedding. The British have a real tradition for hats, and right now, these are very much IN!
2. The Waif/Goth/Fairytale Wedding Dress- Kate Middleton probably won't be wearing one of these dramatic wedding dresses, but big voluminous ballgowns have always been synonymous with British bridal designers. Add the layered gossamer fabrics and florals a la Diana, and you have the fairytale British bridal look. Elizabeth Emanuel for the Art of Being, Terry Fox and Charlotte Balbier are just a few British designers doing these dramatic wedding dress silhouettes.
3. 1950's-Inspired Ultra-Prim Bridal Style- The other side of the spectrum from the voluminous ballgown is the 50's-inspired wedding dress with crisp clean lines in romantic lace. Paired with ultra-prim, demure accessories like gloves, tiny hats or floral accents, this bridal look is totally elegant and totally Brit. The famous Stephanie Allin dress is a perfect example. As of late, engaged clients come to me with this design as their inspiration, wanting their very own 50's-inspired variation.