We've returned from the bridal market and couldn't be more excited by the amazing wedding gowns we saw. And, of course, we're thrilled to pass on our wedding dress trend report to brides who can't wait until these gowns are in the store (because it's never too early to start planning!).
Remember, gowns that we've recently ordered will be arriving in stores November '11-February '12. With a 3-5 month lead time for custom orders, these gowns are perfect for brides getting married in fall 2012 and beyond.
Here are the top 2012 wedding dress trends we saw:
- Textured skirts. Love feather, flowers and flounces? We're excited to report that these textured skirts remain hot. We saw ruffles, flowers of many shapes and sizes (from airy petals to giant swirls), and even a few feathered skirts. These textured skirts are on all silhouettes, from ball gowns to mermaid and trumpet style wedding gowns. Here's one example:
2. Tea length. We were pleased to see a bigger variety of tea length gowns. Not all are super poufy and formal, and some are going even a little shorter. We're excited to bring these into our Phoenix store this winter.
3. New colors. We're moving beyond basic white and ivory–this season wedding dress designers showed gowns in blush, champagne, peach, silver, pearl and gold. Our brides have been asking for gowns in colors, like the one below, and we're thrilled to be able to bring them to you!
4. New fabrics. We have a satin-backed taffeta trumpet gown that gets rave reviews. Brides love the luxurious feeling; we love the variety! Finally wedding dress makers are developing some new fabrics. We can't wait to show you the new crushed organza from one of our favorite brands. It's the lightweight fabric you love for outdoor weddings without the sheen from regular organza. We promise you'll be wowed!
As always, we've ordered our gowns in curvy girl and plus sizes 12 and up. We've picked the best plus size wedding dresses out there. Give us a call to find your perfect dress!