In with the old and in with the new is the motto from the spring 2013 bridal runway. While different styles are emerging we are seeing other styles repeat from previous years. Emerging styles that were noted amongst the favorite couture bridal designers included:
High Necklines: Necklines are rising. The bateau neckline seemed to be the overall favorite, but the runways also showed jewel, queen anne, and collared necklines to name a few.
Clockwise from top left: Anna Maier-Ulla Maija, Carol Hannah, Junko Yoshioka, Amsale, Oscar de la Renta, Monique Lhuillier
Vintage Hollywood Glam: Column gowns in flowing fabrics from charmeuse to crepe were the stars of the runway.
L-R: Carolina Herrera, Jenny Packham, Temperly London, Carol Hannah
Illusion Necklines: The illusion neckline, most often created with netting or lace was a common siting this season.
L-R: Rivini, Monique Lhuillier, Lazaro, Angel Sanchez
As with past collections, we’re still seeing a lot of the following on the 2013 bridal runways:
L-R: Monique Lhuillier, Amsale, Vera Wang, Kenneth Pool
TEXTURE - Play with fabric to create texture is still popular. We’re also seeing another trend on the bridal runways – color. This collection brings us the color of love – RED.
L-R: Reem Acra, Romona Keveza, Monique Lhuillier, Vera Wang
L-R: Vera Wang, Monique Lhuillier, Amsale, Christos
LONG SLEEVES: Aka – “The Kate Middleton Effect”
Clockwise from left top: Oscar de la Renta, Temperly London, Marchesa, Reem Acra, Jenny Packham, Monique Lhuillier
L-R: Angel Sanchez, Amsale, Christos, Junko Yoshioka
Here are a few wedding dresses currently at Encore Bridal that echo the 2012-2013 bridal fashion trends:
L-R: Modern Trousseau “Tia”, Peter Langner “Xantia Due” , Amsale “Bijou”, Kenneth Pool “Ethereal”
All photos are from Martha Stewart Weddings