Sunday, October 20, 2013

Autumn Wedding Trends Show a Loyalty to Sweet Tradition as the 'Kate Effect' Continues


Images from the Bride Fashion Week show in New York City earlier this month show designers opting for pretty pinks, as well as the traditional whites, ivories and creams, with plenty of ruffles and lace on display.

As the year'13 draws to a close, there are definite signs that wedding dress trends are staying firmly in the elegant, ladylike camp, according to Designer Square. The 'Kate Middleton' effect, that has seen brides across the country opt for flowing lace, and demure dresses seems to still be evident, more than two years after her fairy-tale wedding to Prince William on 29 April 2011.

Images from the Bride Fashion Week Fall 2013 show in New York City earlier this month show designers opting for pretty pinks, as well as the traditional whites, ivories and creams, with plenty of ruffles and lace on display. Many of the dresses have longer sleeves and shoulder coverings, yet even those with halter necks and spaghetti straps have an air of elegant restrain about them.

Vintage style and metallic colours also get a look in, while the colder season is acknowledged with a range of attractive shrugs and wraps - again reminiscent of the Sarah Burton shrug worn by the newly-wed Princess as she left for her evening wedding reception back in 2011.

Itrat Batool of Designer Square said: "It is fascinating to see how the 'Kate bridal effect' has lasted so long after her wedding, and also to watch how the style of this most modern Princess has combined effortlessly with current vintage trends. The result is an elegant, versatile look that every bride will find easy to wear. What's more, it translates into beautiful ideas for mother of the bride outfits, bridesmaids' dresses and also for younger flower girls. I can see this trend lasting well into 2014, if not beyond."
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