Bride Chic’s Best of Spring 2013 Bridal Week, Part 1

Posted by Bride Chic on April 27th, 2012

Bridal Week Spring 2013 in NYC may have wrapped up but we're still processing all the new trends. True, all these little style changes may not have shown up overnight but we definitely could see most coming throughout 2011-12. The biggee was sleeves thanks to the Kate Factor.

When the now Duchess of Cambridge emerged from her Limo last year to marry her prince, we all knew her wedding dress would be the one most defining thing in the bridal arena for years to come; her lace sleeves did indeed define that return to tradition. Here Marchesa and Monique Lhullier go all out traditional from head to toe a la Grace Kelly...

Are you as glad as I am to see the 'Go Harlow' trend is still on? Long, slim, body-hugging silhouettes are still a fave of brides who love to strut their stuff. Here Marchesa and Temperley London drape the silk beautifully...

Is red the new white? Well, thanks to Vera Wang and a few others like Oscar de la Renta and Romona Keveza it's at least a viable option. Did you know that some traditions prize red for its warmth and beauty, christening it the color of festivals and celebration? To Russians the word red relates to beauty. In China this color symbolizes fortune and joy, and is still traditional with brides. For Vera it was the time-honored wedding color inspired by her roots. Notice the range of shades she offers. While I doubt the majority of women want to replace white and all it traditionally represents, red is and will continue to be a popular option for non-traditional brides both summer and winter.

Most of the prints we've seen thus far are something like Doug Hannant's pastel water-color florals below. My take is this might just be the beginning of bolder designs to come...

Lame? Metallic? Spring this year brings shine and glitter for diva/bombshell brides. Not just in white but shades of gold and silver close enough to whites and ivories to go modern and traditional all at once. For edgier brides you've got a rainbow of metallics to rock down the aisle in.

So many gorge dresses and exciting new trends we can't cover them all in one week! So tune in next Friday where I'll dish out the rest of the scoop on Spring 2013...

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