Wedding Fashion: Five Wedding Fashion Trends for Fall 2011


This year, New York Bridal Market took place October 13-20, showcasing next fall’s wedding fashion collections from the foremost bridal designers in the industry. Perfect Wedding Guide was on hand in NYC to attend shows for designers such as Badgley Mischka, Angel Sanchez, Monique Lhuillier, and many others. Here,we report on some of the standout trends for fall 2011 wedding fashion.

1. Daring Color

Charcoal, blush and robin’s egg blue were just some of the colors sighted at this season’s shows. While venturing from white or ivory isn’t for every bride, the boldness of the greys, soft pinks and blues made a splash with editors and wedding stylists alike.
Designers to Watch: Vera Wang, Romona Keveza, Karen Hendrix Couture

2. Flirty, Feminine Details

Romance was in the air and definitely on the minds of designers when creating looks for fall 2011. Flirty details such as oversize bows, ruffles and lace, and 3-D floral embellishments were big trends on the runway.
Designers to Watch: Oscar de la Renta, Lazaro, Amsale

3. Bejeweled Belts

Colored sashes were once all the rage—this year, it’s all about the bejeweled belt. We spotted lots of these beaded accessories on dresses. The intricate crystal detailing adds a bit of sparkle to an otherwise simple gown.
Designers to Watch: Watters, Alvina Valenta

4. Uniquely Constructed Gowns
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High fashion gowns with corseted bodices, exquisite crumb-catcher necklines,and organza and silks cut in patterns resembling Japanese Origami were some of the show-stopping gowns from this season.
Designers to Watch: Vera Wang, Marchesa, Peter Langner

5. Curve-hugging Silhouettes
Expect more selections of mermaid and trumpet gowns in your local bridal salons for fall 2011. These body-conscious silhouettes are the perfect choice for the bride who has been sweating it out in the gym all year long.
Designers to Watch: Kenneth Pool, Platinum by Priscilla of Boston, Reverie by Melissa Sweet

What are some of your favorite trends for next year? Let us know here at the wedding blog by leaving a comment below!

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