The latest New York Bridal Fashion Week saw unconventional designs like detached sleeves and jumpsuits, coupled with cover-ups like capes, capelets, boleros and moto jackets as winter solutions. Follow these trends for your special occasion!
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Add wings to your frock! A full-length, sheer cape instantly gives an ethereal mood to your gown while bringing movement and shielding you from the wind. You can even lower it to create an off-shoulder neckline.
A moto jacket contrasts with a feminine gown while keeping you warm. Use a leather moto or bolero jacket to replace the typical fur coat.
Detached sleeves were all the rage last summer, and yet they continue to inspire fall fashion. Assuming the sleeves are actually removable – it looks like they are – you can go without them for the day and put them on at night, or vice versa, for two different looks.
How about pants instead of a dress for your wedding? The good thing about pants is you can keep it sleek and carefree for the day, especially for destination weddings or nuptials that require a lot of walking. Add a floor-grazing train on top if needed.
Although I personally love having a big bow at the nape followed by a bare-back design, bows at the shoulders were the true stars at the bridal fashion week. You can look for big or small bows, and wear them just about anywhere on the gown as long as they fit.
Floor-length skirts are not the only option – try midi or mini dresses to break the monotony and surprise your audience! Alternatively, you can wear dresses with waterfall or asymmetric hemlines so you can show your legs at certain angles. You can also add a removable train to your mini dress for the ceremony.
Vera Wang shows much love for corsetry in her latest bridal collection. It can be hard to shop for these kinds of dresses online but you can look for a fitted bodice to tap into this trend.
Add shine to your occasion by wearing a sequined gown in yellow or rose gold. The warm color tone creates a harmonious mood, while sequined details make it look more opulent.