This is a post written by Gretchen.
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. It'll 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. This year's red carpet will have some trends that are right on point and some that will thankfully go to the wayside. Here are our favorite trends that will grace the white carpets!
Red Carpet Trend #1: Soft A-Line Silhouettes in Pastels
I 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 A-line skirt accented with cascading floral beading. Eva Green went for the golden goddess look with a high-neck, open-back gown, and flowing skirt. This dress so translates over to bridal! We'll leave it up to brides on whether to stay with the gold tone for the wedding.
Red Carpet Trend #2: Full Skirts with a Plunging Neckline
These gowns are just to die for! Voluminous skirts with POCKETS? Yes, please. They also have tasteful plunging necklines. Key word: tasteful! lol. Now that the "naked" red carpet trend is less predominant, we hope the "naked" bridal trend will follow suit. Don't know what I mean, see this previous post. 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.
Red Carpet Trend #3: Pantsuits!
I'm in love with pantsuits! Yes, I said it. I also love the vision of a bride that will rock a pantsuit. Whether it's for their ceremony or the reception, wearing pants would be so much fun! Portia de Rossi wore a two piece outfit with a detachable overskirt. While I know the bridal masses won't jump on a jumpsuit trend right away (see what I did there), having an over skirt would make that transition a little easier! Kate Hudson also looks great in a wide-leg jumpsuit. There's a bit of edginess with its menswear albeit see-through pin stripe down the side. I love when fashion/bridal does a little homage to the menswear styles out there. Be still my heart <3
Red Carpet Trend #4: Showing Some Skin
These Grease starlets are sultry vixens! You definitely don't have to go for the naked look to exude sexiness! 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 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!
Red Carpet Trend #5: Modest Fashion with Texture
These two dresses are a perfect example of what (I say) should definitely start happening in bridal fashion. High necklines with sleeves and simple skirt shapes may not seem like much, but it's the fabric that transforms the dress. Once you give it that extra special fabric (aka texture), the dress comes alive! And, it is so nice not seeing the same fabric over and over again. Queen Latifah's all-over beaded gown made her look just like that... an 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!
Red Carpet Trend #6: Impactful Details
I love these gowns for their simple elegance. They're simple shapes with fun details that 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 a similar look with our Isolde dress.
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!
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