Friday, October 2, 2009

How to use upcoming fashion trends when choosing your gown, aka thank God for Fashion Week.

I love Fashion Week, love love love looooooove it. I get so excited and spend countless hours on the internet flipping through every single fashion show, gushing over a million gowns that I would never be able to afford, ah wonderful!!! Now it’s not often that most of the major trends work in the wedding dress world, but this year they totally do. Fashion is very pretty right now and that works really well for wedding dress shopping.

 Trends.003 Sheer fabrics were all the rage on this years catwalk. I love this trend!!! It can be really sweet and ethereal...it can also be super sexy and revealing. I think the key to this trend is making sure that it’s not too sheer. I mean, I am all for a little scandal, but your wedding day is not the time. I am also a fan of sheer fabric bunched together so that it’s opaque and full of volume. 

Trends.001Draping rocks my socks. I can’t get enough of this! It’s stunning and interesting and I prefer it to the hard, edgy origami that was all the rage last Fall. This trend houses so many different looks within itself. I am a sucker for a Grecian drape, but I also love the modern and funky things being done a la Vera Wang and Lela Rose. This trend work beautifully for wedding dress. love.

Trends.002 Sparkle. Who doesn’t love to sparkle? Answer: Bitter, mean-hearted souls. Shine is everywhere this season and I am a super fan! The goal is to not look like a child playing dress up or a cheap prom date. Don’t think shiny lamé and plastic sequins, think crystals, pearls, glass beads, and any iridescent fabrics. Yes, this will cost you, but it is so worth it to get the intended affect which is, of course, guests/groom to be knocked speechless by your radiance. Plus, I adore the way sparkly  gowns look in black and white photos, it is such a to die for look. Seriously, I die. Yes, I have been watching far too much of the Rachel Zoe project.

Now, as you can see many of the gowns mix and match within these three trends and I say as long as one is definitely the more dominant trend, rock it!!! Just as always, less is more, unless you are a drag queen, then more is definitely more.

Until we meet again, stay bridal and walk that aisle like a runway, can you say FIERCE!?!?!

Lauren

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