Picking up where we left off last week, I'll begin by saying Carolina Herrera and Oscar de la Renta continue to hold high esteem on my top three list of the best designers (Dior is the other) and never is it more evident as when bridal week rolls around.
Each year is better than the last for these icons who never disappoint. Really zeroing in on this years trends I'm intrigued with how many details are showing up in bridal wear. Details not every designer offered a few years back that are now pretty standard, like pockets and belts. Speaking of which...
POCKETS- Thank you Carolina! Lately my clients are asking for pockets to be incorporated into the design of their wedding dress. Face it, they do lend a real high fashion sort of 1960's Balenciaga look to most any gown. In addition, my brides tell me they want their hands free of a purse. Pockets, like collars, peplums and hoods, are all functional in their way but still a stylish fashion component to be added and enjoyed. Find out what the guys have known all along: life's a lot easier with pockets.
THE RETURN OF THE SHEATH- Big in the 1980's, here it comes back again this time around with all kinds of components you can change around (like train, over skirt, bolero), and this absolutely fantastic over-the-top cape by Oscar de la Renta (above) that I'd have no problem wearing as a skirt!
THE PEPLUM is reminiscent of two eras of 20th Century dress: the 1940's and fashions coming out of Paris in the First World War era (think Downton Abbey and you've nailed it). These below by Amsale are ideal for brides going vintage who know how to bring out the retro with the right accessories.
PANTS- Like I've always said, no matter how simple or paired down a dress can get, some women just can't get into wearing a dress even for their wedding day. For this reason Theia dreamed up a lacy confection that can charm all those ladies out there who love pants.
I do love Bridal Week for the reason that it brings so much that's new and ever changing to bridal fashion. Eager to hear your observations about what you love this season and how you think wedding fashion is changing... dish it below, or tweet OneWed or Bride Chic to share your thoughts!