Wedding dresses ahoy! Straight from the runways, check out the best Spring/Summer 2014 wedding gown trends.
Colored gowns were a big feature on the runways for spring this year in two main categories. Monochrome (black and white) was present in various forms—some designers used black detail and trimmings, and others were a little more forthcoming in their use of two tone.
Pastel colored gowns, on the other hand, were also a very popular aesthetic. Light blue, light pink and light yellow were the most favoured hues, covering dresses in colored details or pushing entire gowns out of the traditional white box.
Finally! The strapless sweetheart has been laid to rest (at least for a season), with delicate sleeves making a fine replacement. If you’re worried about sleeves looking too wintery, the fine lace and dainty embroidery that the designers have opted for is light enough for spring.
Detailed and open backed wedding gowns made a huge appearance this year, following 2013’s infatuation with them in other areas of fashion. Criss-crossed detailing across an open back was particularly prevalent across the runways
Less is more! This mantra is often thrown out the window when the time comes to choose a wedding gown, but this season showed a recurrence of sleek and unadulterated designs.
Play up a minimalist gown with a bold headpiece or a statement necklace.
Delicate flowers, head to toe beading and sequinned gowns are at play this season.
If you adore intricate embellishment but can’t hack the extra burden on the price tag, incorporate an embellished veil into your wedding look.
Perfect for weddings during the warmer months, above the knee wedding dresses were in abundance on the runway. Creating flirty hourglass silhouettes in lace and tulle, this trend is an oh-so-cute subversion of the traditional floor length gown.
Above-the-knee gowns go hand in hand with Etsy-style weddings. Opt for a floral crown rather than a veil, pick a bouquet of wildflowers instead of roses, and have your groom wear a tan suit instead of a tux.
Which trend would you consider for your wedding gown?
By Elizabeth Rowe