It was evident through the unveiling of their Spring 2012 collections that top designers were more inspired than usual by their robust lines of beautifully handmade couture gowns. Each season we expect around twelve to fifteen gowns per collection, but designers such as Monique Lhuillier and Oscar de la Renta exceeded the norm by putting out collections around twenty to twenty-five gowns. All amazing, completely cohesive and incredibly unique.
Here are the top bridal trends heading into 2012:
Heading into 2012, the big trend in bridal is color. Gowns of lilac, blush, peach, honey and sage are huge this coming year. I know this sounds super scary to traditional brides, but once you see these amazing pieces, there will be no doubt in any body's mind who the bride is on her big, regardless of color.
Illusion Neck Line.
Kate Middleton's dress at her Royal Wedding no doubt executed this trend exceptionally well by Alexander McQueen's Sarah Burton. It's all about sophistication and regality in this detail but still adds a touch of sheer sexiness. The illusion style, in which a sheer, delicate, and often embellished layer of fabric veils skin that would otherwise be exposed.
Two Tiered Skirt.
This season, designers focused on hemlines, creating skirts with two distinct tiers. Call it an exaggerated form of the peplum detail from previous seasons, and this time, it's superflattering—the top tier is a genius way to camouflage wider hips.
Extra Voluminous Ballgown Skirts.
Brides who love the traditional ballgown are in for a big treat this coming season, and when we say big, we mean it. Ballgowns are exceptionally full in 2012 so if you are looking to make a princess statement, this is your year to do so.
Here are my favorite dresses by style from top designers' Spring 2012 collections recently debuted! I can't wait to see some of my brides in them next season... yay!
|Ines de Santo|
|Oscar de la Renta|
|Ines de Santos|
|Oscar de la Renta|