From the Red Carpet to the Aisle
It’s February and both love and fashion are in the air as we recognize National Weddings Month and award season! And while these two might not seem like a match made in heaven, we here at Your Dream Dress find wedding gown fashion and red carpet style to be a perfect marriage. Although many bridal gowns are “classic” and never go out of style, there are some trends that make their mark each season. Many of those trends come directly from the red carpet.
Here is the inside scoop on the noteworthy trends for 2011 that will be seen walking down both the red carpet and the aisle!
Strapless Gowns: There is still a love of strapless gowns that we see the celebrities wearing. At the 2011 Oscars, Halle Berry wore a gorgeous Marchesa strapless nude gown that could be easily translated into a jaw-dropping wedding dress and reminds us of this stunning Valentino Deandra Couture Bridal Gown.
Mermaid and Trumpet Gowns: Fitted to the body all the way to the knees (some to the upper thighs), and then flare outward, mermaid and trumpet gowns are definitely growing in popularity. At the Oscars, Sandra Bullock wore a simple but sexy red Vera Wang gown with a trumpet skirt. Although sometimes seen in lace, the material most often used with this trend is silk organza. A perfect wedding dress example of this gown would be the Badgley Mischka Rita Couture Bridal Gown.
Full and Detailed Skirts: On the red carpet, Olivia Wilde was seen at the Golden Globes wearing a soft lavender, strapless, belted gown with a very feminine full, ruffled skirt. This beautiful Oscar de le Renta 72E10 X is a perfect example of the trendy bridal-version of Wilde’s gown. Another example is Hailee Steinfeld at the Oscars. At only 14 years old, she looked glamorous in a pale pink Marchesa dress, with a full skirt covered in hand-embroidered crystals. There have been more and more gowns seen on the red carpet, and even more so in bridal fashion, that have intricate pieces of fabrics layered upon each other. These skirts are designed to flow delicately with movement. A designer gown that illustrates this artistic detailing is seen on the Monique Lhuillier Vivienne Couture Bridal Gown.
Gowns with Belts: Beaded belts and ribbon sashes are both very popular on the red carpet and in the bridal magazines. Olivia Wilde accessorized her Golden Globe gown with a sparkly belt that cinched the waist and drew attention to the smallest part of her. Seen in the bridal trends as well, Chelsea Clinton wore an embellished belt on her wedding dress designed by Vera Wang. At the Oscars, actress Mila Kunis wore a lilac Elie Saab Haute Couture dress, complemented with a matching lilac ribbon around her waist.
In any one of these gowns, every bride will feel like a star walking down the red carpet on their “big day.” All the wedding dresses mentioned above, and more, can be found at www.yourdreamdress.com