Designers of the 2011 Bridal Wear collections, have introduced a 3D element to their designs, by creating 3 dimensional cuts and detailing, that have taken even the most traditional looking gowns to a different level in bridal design.
The words for 2011 brides, whilst shopping for the dress of their dreams, should include romantic, whimsical, flirtatious, classic, detailed and trendy.
With origami folds, tulle over lays, and the continuation of 2010 ruffled and layered designs, bridal wear has become more interesting than ever, as fragile detailing on the bodice and skirts, and the use of floral appliques, pearls, hand stitched Swarovski crystals, metallic beading and sequins have added more emphasis on embellishments.
Arms are still uncovered and you’ll be hard pressed to find anything that resembles an introduction of sleeves, as past trends continue to remain current with off the shoulder, strapless and thin spaghetti strap designs. However, gowns are more softer as tulle overlays and delicate ruffles and layers, transform different textures in fabric and add more softness to each design.
European Influences bring new ways to soften color and fabric with delicate over lays that are soft to the touch and more importantly light weight especially since today’s bridal market has a high demand for more destination type bridal wear designs.
Structured lines are a thing of the past and more deliberate placement of embellishments have been removed from designs, as European designers, put a seal of approval on floral appliques and tulle, and the freedom to use them without fear that they will not be fully accepted.
Whilst the white wedding dress still exists, it does so by taking a back bench to the large selection of off white, ivory, and champagne colors that bring attention to a more softer feminine look. And although it is obvious that traditional styles repeat, and silhouettes continue to range from mermaid, sheaths, empire and A-line, whilst some may turn their nose up to the Cinderella fairy tale Ball Gown, it continues to hold on in 2011 fashions, although just as in 2010 not as boldly as it did in pass years.
Fabrics continue to be as varied as individual tastes in Bridal wear fashions continue to grow. However, couture traditional favorites still rule when it comes to Silks, Taffeta’s and Chiffon.
Designers seem to have been thinking alike during the creation of their trend setting bridal wear collections for 2011, and the attention to detail has never been more evident as designers that include Vera Wang, Maggie Sottero, Alfred Angelo, Mori Lee, Badgley Mischka and others dream up new ways to present the latest bridal couture.
When it comes to prices, the statement to be made, is that you will definitely be able to find bridal wear to fit your pocket , even in 2011 newest bridal wear trends. Even if you have champagne tastes and beer budget pockets.
In summary, the world of bridal fashion in 2011 will be a bride’s dream come true, because it embodies all of the most important elements and creates the statement that you can be flirtatious, and yet romantic, classic and yet trendy, with no hard edges, and on your wedding day embrace the softer feminine you.