If you’re going to be a bride in 2013, chances are you’re looking to find out what’s going to be in style dress-wise. For most women, the wedding dress is the most important consideration of the day, and with fittings, styles, shapes, fashions, colours and designer vs. non-designer options, it can be a hugely time-consuming and involved process.
To those who say ‘It’s just a dress you’re going to wear for a few hours’, we say no!!! A wedding dress is so much more than that. It summarises your tastes, your emotions, the style of your wedding in general, and of course will be something everyone will look at and want to know about for years to come (think of the great-grandchildren pouring over your wedding album). Picking a wedding dress that won’t look out of fashion in five years or fifty years is an extremely difficult task.
Your wedding dress has to be comfortable enough so you enjoy your day, it has to work perfectly with your theme, accessories and shoes, it has to be easy to photograph and look good in all kinds of photos from disposable cameras to professional DSLRs. So, it’s not ‘just a dress’!
Here at Web Sample Sales we tend to focus on designer fashion, including designer wedding dresses. But we’re not opposed to high street and off the peg wedding dresses either! Here are some tips for what’s going to be big in the wedding world for 2013.
2013 wedding dresses
The trends for wedding dresses for 2013 are pretty varied, allowing you to be much more flexible with what you choose to wear for your wedding compared to previous years.
Runway wedding dresses for 2013 include:
- Color – don’t be afraid to go beyond white and ivory as colored wedding dresses are in for 2013, particularly crimson.
- Portrait backs and sexy backs – the emphasis is on the back for 2013, so think about what your dress will look like as you’re walking down the aisle.
- Tulle and Lace – classic and pretty, this traditional fabric can be incorporated into various parts of your wedding dress or simply used for your veil.
- Keyhole closings – these are big.
- Convertible wedding gowns – designed so you can remove huge skirts or trains for a slinky reception look without the need for a whole new outift – it’s like a 2 in 1.
- Peplums – Big in haute couture for 2012, you can use hip-peplums for waist-defining or accentuating regardless of your body shape.
Designer wedding dresses
The ‘ones to watch’ for 2013 when it comes to designer label wedding dresses are:
- Alexander McQueen wedding gowns – Still popular thanks to last year’s Royal Wedding, Kate Middleton’s wedding dress designer is a great choice for any bride to be.
- Lace is on-trend and is particularly noticeable in Christos’ and Jim Hjelm’s wedding dresses.
- Reem Acra’s convertible wedding gown combines a horsehair-trimmed tulle skirt with a bead-encrusted mini.
- Revisit last season’s Vera Wang. The black and nude collection provided inspiration for 2013’s crimson wave.
What wedding dress style are you going for in 2013? Let us know in the comments!