Yes, I know I’m a bit behind on the times… the Spring 2011 fashion shows all took place last spring. But, we didn’t have a blog back then… and in any case, I think the 2011 Spring bridal trends are worth another look. So, for those of you who have only recently begun planning a wedding for this upcoming spring, these fashion trends will likely feel like brand new to you!
Top 2011 Trends
- Old fashioned and historical themed wedding gowns are a big trend for 2011. The vintage gown pictured at left is just one example of a vintage style that could be re-purposed or redesigned for your 2011 Spring wedding. With historical wedding gowns, your possibilities are endless. There’s the Scarlett O’Hara plantation style, Grace Kelly ballgown style, the Jane Austen inspired empire gown… the list goes on and on! Whether you choose to borrow your mother’s or grandmother’s bridal gown or have your own historical gown made brand new, you will be all the rage next spring in an old fashioned wedding gown.
- Strapless sweetheart wedding dresses like those by Carolina Herrara or these beautiful samples from the Alfred Angelo’s new line are another style you can expect to see next spring.
- Short wedding gowns were another favorite at the 2011 bridal fashion shows. (I love the removable pink silk organza skirt pictured on the Brides website.)
- Brides magazine also predicts trumpet silhouettes, side bustles, black accents and dramatic veils will be the top wedding trends of the Spring 2011 bridal season.
My Personal Faves
I love the flowing white gown with ivory and tan accents by Luisa Beccaria as shown on The Ethereal Bride (scroll down to picture #8.) The flamingo dress (picture #13) by Nina Ricci would be adorable on your bridesmaids, as long as they are all thin like the model pictured.
Of course, you could take this same concept and redesign bridesmaid dresses for each individual body type. Let’s face it, few of us are built like these runway models! Some of our friends have the legs to pull this off while others will need a longer skirt. On the other hand, some of our leggy friends might not be able to pull off the particular bodice style of this piece.
The fact is, most of us are not built like runway models. But, that doesn’t mean we can’t be just as beautiful in the gown of our choice. The key is to find a seamstress who can take your favorite concept and rework it to meet the needs of each individual. So, choose your own favorite style and begin your quest to find a seamstress who can make it yours!
Check these out
-Glamour Magazine’s Top Ten Wedding Dresses From Spring 2011 Bridal Week
-Blog post in which Brides magazine editors discuss the latest trends.
-Janissa M.’s top pics from the Bellz and Whistlez Blog