Choosing the dress is the biggest decision the bride will have to make. From then on, you can spend time coming up with wedding table decoration ideas deciding on a colour scheme and coordinating flowers.
The outfits of the day will be forever remembered in the wedding photos and video. For 2012 there are four main wedding dress trends which are being noticed, read on to find out more:
Cap Sleeves and Lace Capes
2011 was all about the long lace sleeves in homage to Catherine Middleton at the Royal Wedding. In 2012 the sleeve has been replaced by a classy and flattering lace cape. This modest accessory is great for brides who would like a strapless dress, but are self conscious about their arms.
The trend for sleeves continues but with small and floaty and lace sleeves. Reem Aarca showcased stunning cap sleeved wedding dresses at the spring 2012 Wedding Fashion Week. Wedding dresses with sleeves can be hugely flattering. This creates a flattering illusion of being taller and slimmer as it balances out the top and bottom halves of your body. Sleeves can also be used to hide bra straps, depending on the style of them.
There will always be a place for ivory, white and cream wedding dresses, however, it doesn’t hurt to consider adding a bit of colour. Designers such as Vera Wang have used soft pastel shades including pinks, lilacs and mint greens.
These dresses will really help brides to show their personality and stand out from the crowd. Many designers have also showcased dip-dyed dresses using a little less colour. This bold and slightly wacky statement is perhaps best suited to more informal weddings.
Bodices Adorned with Beads
In the style of dresses be Monique Lhuillier and Anne Bowen, embellished bodices are a huge wedding dress trend for 2012. Dressers which feature a bustier style top are also very popular. Monique Lhuiller features this sexy lingerie style quite heavily this year.
Embellished bodices and bustier style wedding dresses are especially flattering for pear-shaped brides. This style enhances the chest and shows off a slim waist whilst skimming the hips. A must have style to show off the curves.
Ruffles add volume to a dress so if you want that princess look then this is the style for you. Oscar de le Renta showcased striking romantic ruffle skirts this spring, perfect for fairytale weddings.
It is a popular misconception that ruffled dresses are unflattering but this is not the case.
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