Photos (clockwise from top left): Mark Zunino, Heidi Elnora, Austin Scarlett, and Oscar de la Renta
Punk pop star Gwen Stefani surprised us all when she walked down the aisle wearing an off-the-shoulder silk faille wedding dress complete with an ombre train at her September 2002 wedding to Gavin Rossdale in London’s Covent Garden. The custom dress and antique lace veil were both created by former Christian Dior designer John Galliano and donated to the Victoria & Albert Museum after the wedding. “But it’s a work of art,” said Stefani in Elle UK magazine. “It needed to be seen.” It’s safe to say she started the pink wedding dress trend we’ve seen other celebrities wear on their big day, including Jessica Biel, Reese Witherspoon, and Anne Hathaway. Check out our favorite look-a-likes above.
Whose iconic wedding dress inspires you? Let us know in the comments below!
Dresses by (clockwise from top left): Claire Pettibone; Wtoo Brides; Ines di Santo; David’s Bridal. All photos by Dan Lecca
Looking for a wedding dress for your spring wedding? You’re in luck. At the most recent bridal market, there were many dress trends that were just made for spring garden weddings. Here are a few of our favorites:
Floral Motifs: Floral patterns can be showcased on a wedding gown in a variety of ways – embroidery (as shown on the Claire Pettibone gown above), printed fabric, and 3D appliques are the most common.
Lace: This is an obvious one – lace is the ideal fabric for a spring wedding. It’s so feminine and classic, and is available in so many silhouettes, from ballgowns to sheaths, like this Wtoo Brides gown.
Blush: We love that pink is becoming such a popular hue for wedding gowns (hello, Jessica Biel!) – and it’s never more appropriate than in the springtime. Worried that a pink wedding dress won’t allow you to stand out the way a white one would? Let this jaw-dropping Ines di Santo gown prove you wrong!
Tea Length: If you’re getting married outside, there’s no need to get your hem dirty – choose a tea-length dress for a vintage vibe, and to show off your shoes! We adore this David’s Bridal style, as it features another springtime favorite – dotted fabric!
What wedding dress style are you wearing for your spring wedding? Let us know in the comments!
Dress Designers (from left to right): Vera Wang and Abed Mahfouz
Jessica Biel was serenaded by future husband Justin Timberlake as she walked down the aisle wearing a custom Giambattista Valli Haute couture gown at her Italian wedding Oct. 19. Not to mention it was petal pink!
This isn’t the first time we have seen celebrity brides wearing a non-white wedding gown. Amber Tamblyn wore a mustard-colored dress at her Oct. 6 wedding to David Cross, and Anne Hathaway wore a custom pink Valentino gown at her Sept. 29 wedding to Adam Shulman. Let’s not forget Reese Witherspoons’ Monique Lhuillier blush-hued gown at her March 2011 wedding to Jim Toth. Does this make the colored wedding gown an official trend? What do you think? Let us know in the comments below or for more inspiration, check out our wedding dress photo gallery.
Over the past few weeks, we’ve asked you to vote for your favorite new trends from the most recent Bridal Market. And hundreds of you made your opinions known – so thank you! Now, we want to take things a step further, and ask you to choose the ultimate wedding dress trend of 2012! We’ve compiled the winners of each poll, and want you to vote for your favorite trend of them all, the style you would actually wear to your own wedding. Here’s the first crop of semifinalists:
Dresses by (from left): Maggie Sottero, Lela Rose, Theia
Photos by Dan Lecca
So tell us:
Now that we’ve had a little while to reflect on bridal market, we’ve been able to pinpoint many of the trends that you’ll likely see in stores very soon. And now, we want to hear from you. Which of these exciting new trends have you fallen in love with? Over the next few weeks, we’ll be asking you to pick your favorites.
Today, we’re focusing on colored wedding dresses. There were lots of dresses in shades other than white or ivory on the bridal market runways, and we want to know which hue you liked the most.
Dresses (from left) by Vera Wang, Maggie Sottero, Oscar de la Renta
Photos by Dan Lecca
So tell us: