From asymmetrical to A-Line, you want to create a new look that is uniquely yours. To help you in your choices, we have invited three experts to give us their opinions: Melody Smith, National Sales Manager and Design Team Member with Essense of Australia, Jennifer Kncolowski, Marketing Representative of Jasmine Bridal and Lynn Rohrman, Head of Design for Emerald Bridal.
Bridal Dress Q: What do you see changing with the bride's dress for late spring into fall and the holidays?
A:I think that strapless will still be the main selling feature for bridal gowns, but I believe we will see more of an introduction of sleeves into wedding gowns and smaller A-Line styles. Brides want the option of button in sleeves and removable jackets to create two versatile looks for the wedding and reception at a most cost-effective price than buying two
Q:Do you see any style changes?
A:At Essense we have introduced more sheer illusion necklines (see styles D712 and D694). Both still give the illusion of skin showing but are extremely romantic using the illusion fabric and embroidering it with lace. We definitely have added more addition of pleating into
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Q: Is there anything unusual on the horizon?
A: I've seen some hi-low looks introduced that have a real 80s feel to them. I'm not sure that is for everyone though! I think we will really be taking a step back to a more romantic look in bridal. The introduction of the Souffle or pick-up skirts a few years ago really started preparing us for that look. ~MS
Q: Want to make any predictions for 2008?
A: When I am at trunk shows,
Q: What colors seem to be the most popular?
A: Currently, the trend is for vivid citrus colors, showing in solid or two tones, such as bright greens, pale yellows, and dazzling pinks, as well as dramatic oceanic hues like azure or vibrant turquoise.~JK
A: Chocolate colored accents seem to be the color that I hear about most often, but I believe we will see more of the jewel tones in bridesmaids like aubergines, dark teals and royal blues-think peacock feathers. Black is always a safe bet with bridesmaids--that gives an elegant touch to any wedding.~MS
Q: Do you see any
A: Bridesmaid gowns no longer need to look like the characteristic
Q: Is there anything unusual or surprising on the horizon?
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Experts Predict Wedding Trends For 2008