As the wedding season kicks off, Emirates Bride reveals the game-changing trends that all new brides-to-be must know about.
1. LOVE LACE
Ever since Kate Middleton glided down the aisle in a Sarah Burton creation at the royal wedding, the bridal world can’t get enough of lace sleeves. With an abundance of 2014 collections featuring the 1930s design it appears this feminine trend is here for the long haul.
2. WEAR THE TROUSERS
There’s been an influx of trouser-wearing brides over the past couple of years, from Anna Mouglalis in Chanel couture to Carolina Herrera tailoring on the runway. Take your pick with a daring jumpsuit or a suitably chic trouser suit.
3. HIPSTER HAIR
When we think of floral headbands we think Katy Perry dancing around Coachella festival, but add mussed-up waves and an effortless gown and you’ve got yourself an ethereal bride.
4, GREAT GATSBY GIRL
Bridal designers have gone gaga for Gatsby style after The Great Gatsby hit the silver screen last year. Fabrics have become softer with cowl back details, elegant lace flourishes and drippings of embellishments. Look to Reem Acra and Oscar de la Renta for inspiration.
5. DON’T FORGET THE VEIL
Modest, romantic and pure, it’s a shame that some brides today shun the veil. We say, buck and wear the veil over your hair to keep your face the main focus.
6. FEELING ROSY
Pastel pink has skipped over from the ready-to-wear runways to the bridal catwalks in the form of frothy pink tulle, pretty peony hues, blush tones, rosy glows and even cool corals.
7. BLUE SUEDE SHOES
Shun the blue garter for your something blue and slip on Gucci’s baby blues covered in Swarovski crystals – just fabulous.
8. BAG FOR LIFE
Invest in a bag that you can wear for your engagement party, wedding, honeymoon and beyond. Think subtle nude tones in soft leather or have fun with Charlotte Olympia’s three-pouch Perspex box clutch with alternative colour pockets for each event.
9. KNOW YOUR SHAPE
To secure a show-stopping dress that you feel wonderful in you must shop for a style that will flatter you body shape.
10. THE BOW IS BACK
Be it a belt, shoes, earrings, clutch or the gown itself, it’s fair to say the bow is back for brides.