Swoon-Worthy Spring Bridal Finds, Part 2

Posted by Bride Chic on March 16th, 2012

The 2012 indie design series for swoonworthy spring fashion continues this Friday with a look at some ongoing trends I think brides are absolutely loving.

Have you noticed designers are finally redefining the great, big princess dress? The newer version is a spun chiffon confection that says Boho more than playing princess for a day. This dress, by Pantora by Andrea, is a perfect example of what is happening for women who still want to go for ultra romantic but want to keep it light and airy...

More on light and airy.... Add tulle and organza into the mix and you have skirts perfect for the whole day, dancing, spinning, twirling. This one by Edelweiss Bride says simple and just the right amount of POW! all at once to keep it elegant.

Gowns of Color  Once upon a time wearing white became society's code for virginity and first time brides. Fast forward to the 1960's and things began to go radical. Since then brides have been breaking tradition on all fronts of wedding fashion; these days any colored gown goes for a wedding dress as long as the bride is happy wearing it. Most designers have introduced color into their collections from the palest pastels to deep jewel tones. I adore pink and red, and the three-tiered chiffon number (top left in the photo below) is a permanent fixture in my collection for spring...

The Little White Dress is now an important staple of the bridal wardrobe. All those festivities!  The bridal shower, bachleorette party, rehearsal dinner, reception change. Did I forget one? Designers have gotten wise too. Notice most are developing capsule collections of these versatile little frocks to take you through all your nup events in kicky style. BTW, you can absolutely wear a LWD as your actual wedding dress if you're having a less formal affair. The LWD above is from an indie by that very name who carries just that: The Little White Dress...

Mixing it up with vintage Eras. By all means if you love the 1920's and 60's all at once why not wear those stilettos with a cloche hat? I think this is why we've embraced indie designers. They know how to break rules. Another example of pairing looks of different eras is mixing then with now. Below, Rowanjoy  brings the 1930's into the 21st Century...

Has the fascinator replaced the veil? Not totally but this hybrid between cocktail hat and head piece sure seems the fave of lots of tuned-in brides. They're great for petites who want to add height, fashionistas who want a more modern look yet they really say vintage.

Which trend do you adore? Are you a non-white wedding dress bride, a vintage-inspired bride, a fascinator bride...or all of the above?

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