Friday, February 19, 2010

How to make sense of Fashion Week trends for when shopping for your wedding dress.

Now, the wedding designers that we have come to know and love all have their ready to wear collections as well and I love checking out the gown scene to get an idea what will be en vogue this fall and winter.

fashionweekfeb2010.001Reem Acra, Quirky necklines & gathered fabrics. Look at these amazing necklines! I die!!!!! Amazing!!!! I love the way all of her pieces drape just perfectly. These necklines really bring your eye up, so the focus is always on your pretty face. Also, the gathering around the mid-section and hips is a curvy girls dream. It camouflages and at the same time accentuates the hip in this amazing contradicting way.

fashionweekfeb2010.002Oscar de la Renta, Sheer fabrics & metallic accents. Oh me, oh my. I love Oscar de la Renta, what a hip son of a gun! I looooove everything he touches. The sheer fabrics are just so light and airy in the most perfect fairy-like way. And the sparkle is all sophisticated and perfectly placed, no pageant dresses here ;) These gowns evoke old Hollywood in the best way possible.

fashionweekfeb2010.003Lela Rose, Asymmetry & origami. Known for her simple designs, I am really loving how Lela Rose is using fabric. These strange folds and drapes are just mind-boggling. These drapes can look funny on the hanger, so try on before you make your decision. So be bold when choosing your gown and don’t be afraid of the one shoulder, I think that they are incredibly flattering.

fashionweekfeb2010.004Monique Lhuillier, Sheer Fabrics & a ton of volume. Monique has a way of doing things that is all her own and recently I think she has been incredibly bold in her design choices, which I love! The only thing is when you start to get super creative and artistic, you kind of slim down your amount of admirers. I am still loving this rocker princess thing she has going on. I love all of the tulle and English netting! The amount of volume she creates with it and the placement of that volume is spectacular.

fashionweekfeb2010.005Carolina Herrera, Beautiful draping & unexpected fabric gathering. Ah, love me some Herrera. Now, I wasn’t a monster huge fan of the gowns and cocktail dresses she showed, her men’s wear inspired pants ensembles are amazing, but the three I did love are friggin perfect. Like I wouldn’t change a single thing...well, maybe I would put them on me and not some Amazonian princess model, boo. These gowns are stunning, they are all beautifully fitted and just have the coolest details. The fabrics, all different, are really manipulated perfectly into these amazing gatherings and bunches. These gowns just beg to be worn and I bet you a nickel that at least one of them is made into a wedding gown!! Go ahead, bet me...

fashionweekfeb2010.006Badgley Mischka, Body conscious & loooots of sparkle. They were much of the reason I became obsessed with fashion, I taped a photo of the most beautiful nude sparkly gown on my bookcase when I was 15 because that’s what I had decided to wear to the Oscars, ha. I kept it for years, in fact, I hope I have it somewhere. These men know how to dress a woman’s body. I am loving the gown in the middle, it’s soooo modern and fantastic and yummy. I really do love the fit on all of these gowns and who doesn’t look good in sparkle!?

Focus on the trends that seem to overlap, like shimmer, sheer and gathered fabrics, that’s what is gonna be hip this fall. And don’t we all just want to be hip?

Until we meet again, stay bridal and really enjoy New York Fashion Week, it only comes twice a year and is always beautiful and Christmas, but better...


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