It's no surprise that when it comes to all things fashion, the US is usually, unfortunately, at least two years behind the European trendsetters. But the latest trend rolling in from across the pond was well worth the wait! Ladies and gentlemen, the latest style for bridal couture going forward is (drum roll, please): pale pale pastel wedding gowns! Yes, that's right, NOT white wedding gowns!
As young people are waiting longer and longer to tie the knot, and brides are getting married in their late 20's and early 30's, the traditional white or ivory wedding gowns are no longer the only hues thought of as traditional and acceptable. Another great reason to go with a pale pastel color for the big day: this might not be a bride's first marriage, and wearing a colored dress may feel more appropriate.
Alas, if a bride is to go the traditional route and wear a white or ivory gown, we will not see the as much "bling" as we have seen before. No, the days of bejeweled gowns may have passed for now, but there is an element of fabulousness that comes in an entirely different form. We are talking serious amount of lace, ruffles, beads, feathers, and gorgeous fabrics such as taffeta, organza, and satin.
The venue, location, and budget for the big day all greatly effect what a bride will choose to wear for her wedding, but no matter what she chooses as her special dress, you can be sure that there will be no shortage of options in color or style for the modern bride.