Spring 2014 Dresses
While lace designer wedding dresses continue to be a perennial favorite, and flowery appliqués and crystal embellishments lead to romantic bridal runways period after period, Spring 2014 brought forth a brand new crop of modern, occasionally daring (capes, jeans, and another very unique absolute crop top), wedding gown styles which are designed for the minimalist brides in mind.
Tapping into a "less is more" philosophy, developers like Vera Wang, Amsale, Monique Lhuillier, and Angel Sanchez swapped lace, tulle, and taffeta, for silk, satin and mikado. Any touches took the form of sheer, geometric panels, thinly-beaded necklines, architectural pleats and noticeable darts that flaunted good tailoring. That doesn't suggest all love ended up being lost; designers offset these hard-edged details with accessories like tiny bow devices and small flowery improvements to otherwise starkly sheer panels.
For brides which prefer this streamlined and contemporary trend, the freedom to go for ultra-glamorous, statement-making accessories is spacious. "Brides who would like to play up the minimalist vibe can choose for a graphic accessory or a bold headpiece, " states Brides Fashion Director Rachel Leonard. A pop of color on your own clutch, a striking lip hue, and a dramatically voluminous hairstyle have to do the key. These understated designs let your inner beauty shine on your huge day—and also give you the opportunity to flaunt your fashion sense.