Wedding Dress Trends For 2013/14

Lots of couples will be planning to marry in 2013/14. And if you and your husband-to-be are one of these couples, then you couldn’t have picked a more exciting time to be looking forward to a wedding. Your wedding planning is going to be great fun.

These days, not every couple wants the traditional, more formal ‘white wedding’. Today’s bride and groom want their wedding to reflect their personality – and be romantic, unique, and most of all fun. So I’ve been finding out what the upcoming wedding dress trends are, and believe me, they are very exciting. It seems like colour is the way to go.

But actually, there are no rules when it comes to choosing the dress you will wear on your wedding day. You are the bride – this is your day, and you only get one chance to wear a wedding dress. So how do you choose?

All About Colour

Bold colour is a trend that many think is going to be around for quite a while. Designer Vera Wang recently launched her new collection of wedding gowns, announcing that colour is the new trend for the coming seasons.

The gowns in this collection are bold, and she has chosen red and burgundy as two of the new colours.  And although the designs are soft and feminine and the dresses are absolutely gorgeous, they may not be for the faint hearted.

Vintage Style

The vintage style wedding dress has been around for a few years now, and it certainly doesn’t look as though it’s going anywhere any time soon. Of course many of today’s brides continue to be inspired by the elegance of women like Grace Kelly, Jackie Kennedy and Audrey Hepburn. And more recently, Kate Middleton, who also chose to wear a vintage style dress for her wedding to Prince William.

Pastel Shades

A wedding dress in a soft pastel shade is always a popular choice for the modern bride who doesn’t necessarily want to wear white. Delicate pastel shades like ivory, champagne, peach and soft grey will always look romantic.

Dressing your bridesmaids in a pastel shade is another way to bring soft colour into your wedding, and this colour could be used as the theme for your wedding.

All these soft colours are especially perfect for a Spring wedding, and work well with the flowers of the season.

What Lengths Will You Go To?

This is yet another decision to make when you are searching for you perfect wedding dress. Most brides who are planning a traditional wedding choose a long gown, often with a veil and a train. But if you are one of the growing number of brides having a destination wedding, and your ceremony will be on a beach, then you might consider a tea-length, or even a mini length dress.

If the weather is hot on your wedding day it could be very uncomfortable spending hours and hours trussed up in a long flowing gown.

And if you have been blessed with a great pair of legs, get that faux tan out, and splash out on some gorgeous shoes. You only live once – so they say! Or maybe that should be, you only get married once (hopefully).

Make Your Own Designer Dress

It’s easy to make your wedding dress your own by adding embellishments with pearls and beads, and swarovski crystals. Flowers and embroidery are also great ways to embellish your dress.

Adding your own finishing touches to the bodice or the hem of your dress, or even wearing a sparkly brooch or corsage at the hip will make it totally unique – in fact you will be creating your own designer wedding dress.

If you don’t feel comfortable working on your gown, most bridal stores will be able to do this for you. Or they can usually recommend a professional dressmaker who can advise and carry out this work.

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