As Lourdes and I make the newest set of muslins for our next collection, it's easy to get caught up in our own world and get NOTHING else done! But luckily, we have the award season to pull us from our abstraction and give us the much needed inspiration, oohs, ahhs, and what the hell were they thinking's!
Bridal fashion has the added fun in that we can look back at current bridal trends and see where on the red carpet they originated. And, just like in the past, the 2016 red carpet will have some things are right on point (which will be immediately put into the next season's wedding gowns) and some that will thankfully be put to the wayside. Here are our favorite trends so far that we predict will grace the white carpets!
I just loved Leslie Mann and Eva Green - soft silhouettes in soft colors! Leslie Mann's dress had a beautiful blouson bodice reminiscent of our own Heathe gown! And then, the soft skirt accented with cascading floral beading. We know you'll be seeing a lot of that in the next season of wedding dresses...hint hint. Eva Green went for the golden goddess look with a high-neck, open-back gown, and flowing skirt. This dress so easily translates over to bridal! We'll leave it up to brides as to whether or not to stay with the gold tone for the wedding.
These gowns are just to die for! Not only do both of these voluminous skirts have POCKETS, but they also have tasteful deep-plunging necklines. Key word: TASTEFUL! lol. I think that now that the "naked" red carpet trend is out the window, we hope the "naked" bridal trend will follow suit (thank goodness! - Don't know what I mean, see this previous post), and that in it's place you will see a lot more of the "traditional" dress again. I.e. full skirts with an edge to them: low cut bodices, open backs, sheer panels, geometric cut outs.
People's Choice Awards
I'm in love with pant suits! Yes, I said it. I also love the vision of a bride that will rock a pant suit. Whether it's for their ceremony or the reception, I think wearing pants would be so much fun! Portia de Rossi has a two piece outfit on with a detachable overskirt. While I know the bridal masses won't jump on a jump suit trend right away (ha...see what I did there), I think that having an over skirt would make that transition a little easier! Kate Hudson also looks great in a loosely-fitting jump suit that has a menswear albeit see-through pin stripe down the side. I love when fashion/bridal does a little homage to the menswear styles out there, and these were done perfectly. Be still my heart <3
And on the other side of the spectrum, these Grease starlets are sultry vixens! You definitely don't have to be naked to look sexy! I love Vanessa Hudgens's dress for the beautiful draping and cool styling. There are lots of women definitely interested in the vintage bombshell look, and this dress in white would really kill it. Julianne Hough's dress has small cut out right under the bust, aka, a great way to show a little skin without showing it all! And to top it off, it fits her like a glove! Get it girl!
These two dresses are a perfect example of what (I say) should definitely start happening in bridal fashion. The high necklines with sleeves and simple skirt shapes may not seem like much, but once you give it that extra special fabric (aka TEXTURE), the dress just transforms! And, it is so nice not seeing the same fabric over and over again. (sidenote: Lourdes and I have been scouring all of our fabric resources to get our hands on some really beautiful things with great textures...stay tuned!) Queen Latifah's all-over beaded gown made her look just like that... a edgy, elegant, and chic queen! Looking for texture without going the all-over beaded look? Try Naomi Watts's take on texture: a giupure lace gown!
I love these gowns for the simple elegance of their shapes and the fun detailing that really makes them unique. The beading on Julianna Margulies's dress is so special (yet a bit familiar. ...cough...Camellia..cough). Not only does it give the dress a little sparkle factor, but it also follows her curves and makes her waistline look even smaller! Lily Rabe's dress is such a fun color of yellow, and has such a cool detail on the skirt where the yellow fades into grey. And while I'm not saying you can't wear a yellow/grey dress on your wedding, I can suggest perhaps a silk white/gold combo... or even a silk white/grey. ::wink::
For right now this is all. Award season isn't over yet - we are definitely looking forward to the biggest award show, The Razzies! Just kidding, sort of...well, at least I'm excited for those!
We hope you'll watch the Oscar's with us (2/28) or at least watch the red carpet, and tune into our Twitter (@Edith_Elan) where we will be talking all about the dresses live!