2013 Wedding Trends: Wedding Dresses

Wedding season has arrived. The biggest “to do” for every bride is finding the perfect dress! Dress shopping can get tricky with lots of styles, lots of opinions and large price ranges. Stick to your budget and to your individual style, but try some styles on that you may not have planned on. You never know which one you might fall in love with. There are quite a few new trends that came off the runway for the 2013 wedding dress season.┬áRemember, dresses off the runway can tend to be over the top, but you can always find dresses that have hints of runway style, but are toned down so you can find something that works for you and your big day.

2013 Trends:

1. Back Details

Show a lot of skin to just a peek from a lace keyhole, open backs are a great way to add a little sexiness to your look. Silk buttons, sheer fabrics and embellishment on the back of the dress is also a big trend for 2013.

2. Long sleeves

Not your average frumpy long sleeve dresses from the days of old. The new long sleeve trend is stylish and lovely, especially when done with specialty fabrics. With a nod to vintage styles, the new long sleeve wedding dresses are a lovely alternative to sleeveless gowns.

3. High necklines

Most often this style is done with a feminine fabric, such as lace. This new trend adds some structural detail to your dress and can be just as sexy as a low neckline.

4. Peplum skirts

Peplum details are being seen this year in blouses, skirts and especially wedding dresses. A perfect lady-like feature that gives your dress a vintage style.

5. Pastels

If you’ve never pictured yourself in a traditional white gown, this is your season! You can get away with a range of beautiful pastel colors with pink leading the way. Don’t be afaid to step out of the norm and try something different.

6. Slits

From sheaths to ball gowns, showing a little leg is hot this year.

7. Short dresses and suits

Headed to the courthouse for a small wedding, or having an understated ceremony? Don’t forgo a fabulous look. You can find styles that are geared for the small, modest ceremony, such as shorter dresses or two piece suits.



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