Wedding Trends 2011
The hottest ideas in bridal fashion now
By Sara Doerrier
August 12, 2011
Brides of 2011 gather! Are you overwhelmed with bridal gown shopping? Don't know where to begin? Well, we are here to help. We have complied some of the biggest trends in wedding dresses right now.
Lace wedding dresses are hot right now. Just imagine being covered in antique lace. Gowns with lace embellishments, long lace overlays and lace sleeves are timeless, iconic and back in a big way. Kate Middleton gracefully entered Westminster Abby with lace sleeves delicately covering her arms. Nothing says romance like lace.
Embellished flowers are popping up everywhere on the bridal runways. Think blooms, blossoms and buds. Popular dresses have skirts that are entirely engulfed by giant cabbage roses, and some wedding dresses are even made to look like a flower itself. Go flower power!
This sensual trend is for brides with curves to show off. The 1950s style hour glass wedding dress is making a comebackand for good reason. The style is sophisticated and respectably sexy. These dresses are appearing in many designer collections this season, so the choice is yours.
This style isnt for everyone, but ruffles are back. If done incorrectly, ruffles can look over-the-top and outdated, but if done correctly, these adorable poufs can make a bride stand out.
Sleeves and Straps
Those who don't want to do 100 hours of push-ups, listen up. Sleeves and straps are back with a vengeance, kicking those strapless dresses to the curb. Off-shoulder wedding dresses are another hot trend that merges the support of a sleeve with the bare sensuality of a strapless. With the addition of sleeves or straps, your dress can turn into a sleek, smart and understated success. Adding a few embellishments can really turn heads.