2015 wedding dress trends that we just can’t get enough of…
Colour, high necklines, dazzling embellishment, detailing, and lots and lots of lace – these are the big wedding dress trends we spotted at the UK’s biggest bridal trade show in Harrogate
Forget fifty shades of grey, it was blue and pink that stole the show. Already a hot favourite for 2014 pink continues to reign supreme as the wedding dress shade of the moment. The softer tones of blush, rose, bubble gum and candy floss will dominate with only a few designers opting for bolder fuchsia or cerise.
Hot on its heels as a serious contender for next year is blue – we’re already seeing blue storm the fashion world, so its cross over into bridal was inevitable and we have to admit – it does look amazing, especially when paired with lace. Again, tones are very soft and gentle – romantic hues of baby blue, powder blue and sky blue all wooed us.
Although the strapless wedding dress still remains popular, there are lots of new alternatives, our favourite of which is the high neckline created using illusion fabrics so it’s not too over powering. The prettiest necklines are the ones that are then adorned with applique lace, beading or sequin, often creating a very vintage effect.
Embellishment and detailing
‘Plain’ isn’t a word you’ll be hearing much in bridal in 2015. Nearly all the wedding dresses we saw were decorated and adorned with pearls, beading, sequin or crystal. Some featured just a little – perhaps a scattering on the neckline, bodice or back, while others simply dazzled from top to bottom. Dramatic drop or open backs, filled with illusion panels heavily decorated with hand beading or sequin was one of our favourite bridal trends.
Lace has dominated the bridal market for over two years and its rule isn’t over yet! Lace won’t just reappear on wedding dresses in 2015, it will came back bigger and bolder than before. Full length lace gowns with dramatic trains create a real wow factor; lace on top of a coloured silk adds a fresh element to the classic look, while lace bodices paired with sexy fish tales or princess style ball gowns were at every turn. With every designer creating a series of lace wedding dresses, the difference fell to the detailing used in both the design of the fabric and how it was decorated – small pearls, pretty beads and sparkling sequin.
The bridal industry’s love affair with flowers continues into 2015 with a colourful bloom-fest. There were flowers on waistbands, flowers scattered over bodies, embroidered flowers and even hand painted flowers.