5 Favorite Fall 2014 Trends from the Designer’s Perspective

Posted by Bride Chic on October 25th, 2013

Seems like just yesterday all the top designers were unveiling their newest gems. Actually market time in New York happens twice a year--April and October--and is always super swoon time for brides-to-be, wedding retailers, bloggers and just about anyone out there who loves to see new takes on white, frothy confections.

Did I say white? Okay, we're still seeing a lot of beautiful white gowns in the collections for sure but this season really marks, 'let's move the wedding dress into a new realm' for the industry.

The new bride is defining herself more in a mode of what she looks best in whether it's white, off white, red, purple or even an unconventional cut. In case you missed it all I've condensed the whole whirlwind of Fall market down to a few of my favorite trends.

PLEAT VARIATIONS

As a lover of most all things pleated I'm glad to see these beauties from Anna Maier and Lela Rose. Notice how inventive these applications are--not your average run-of-the-mill pleating...

BUSTLES & DRAPING

Not new to bridal wear, the bustle has been with us and pretty much a staple of bridal since Worth started rolling them out of his Paris salon in the 1870's.

Pick ups and drapes too are all over the bridal scene. It's the novel way designers like Oscar de la Renta and Anna Maier are fine-tuning and turning them out that make these techniques so special.

PANTS

Like I've always said, some brides can't even bear the thought of wearing a gown, even on their wedding day. For these women there are alternatives! Rivini's Rita Vinieris truly gets this and has brought us such jaw-dropping options as in the images above and below.

My observation: We're moving away from the white pantsuit in a fine wool and silk and seeing more lace and sequined pant set variations.

GOLD RUSH

Whether it's accents of it or yards and yards turned up high voltage, gold in all it's glory is just pouring down the runways this season. Gold is elegant and reminds me of movies a la 1940's where actresses moved around in liquid lames perfect for the silver screen...

LASER CUT LACE & SATIN

Still trending this Fall is the ever beautiful laser cut lace--a modern twist to one of the oldest traditions in bridal wear. This dress by designer Naeem Khan is stunning in it's allover lace elegance as well as intricacy of pattern.

There of course are more trends catching on out there, both on and off the runways and wish I could cover them all. Dying to know...

What trends caught your fancy this Fall of 2014? Sound off below!

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