Tuesday, July 21, 2009

2010 Bridal Gown Trends

In addition to posting photographs of all of the beautiful gowns that were featured in the 2010 Runway shows, I would like to list the inspiration for these designs.

While the 2009 Bridal Gowns were favorable to matte fabrics like chiffon and slender skirts, the newest collections are bringing back the ballgown.

This Maria K. Couture gown embodies all of 2010 bridal gown frenzy; ballgown, asymetry, a beaded bodice and more!

Kleinfeld Kollection put a sultry elegance to this dress and I love the ruffles and chiffon together!

*Designers are showing dresses with classic ballgown lines, but with fuller skirts and more detail than the traditional ballgown
*The bottom of Bridal Dresses is being dramatized with masses of ruffles, big draped layers, and incredible pinwheels and three- dimensional flower appliques

I love this dress by Celia Perez. The pinwheel flower appliques are so eye catching!

*Another popular look is a gown that is fairly slender through the hips and then flares into an exagerated trumpet skirt

This dress by Jim Hjelm is so sophisticated and deserves to be the spotlight!

*Ruffles are everywhere! They are showing up not only on skirts, but necklines, bolero jackets and veils
*Fabrics for 2010 bridal gowns are trending back towards perennial favorites, satin and taffeta. These fabrics are perfect for the fuller skirts.
*Satin gowns are being embellished with accents such as beaded crystal straps
*Asymmetry is still going to be all the rage! The one shoulder gown will be around for another season. Designers were showcasing their dresses with asymetrical draping and ruching on bodices and skirts
*Designers have seemed to switch from chiffon in 2009 to satin for 2010
*Many designers, Vera Wang in particular, were concentrating on the concept of intentional imperfection, creating eclectic and not too "perfect" gowns.

I love all of the trends for 2010 and can't wait to see them in bridal salons and on brides! They are beautiful, rich in design and have great fabrics and textures. I just want to try them all on!

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