Dressing for your Destination Wedding
The latest wedding gown designs for 2014 are set to sparkle; marrying a fabulous mix of traditional touches and sensational new styles that are sure to be a hit with brides across the world.
For lucky ladies who have decided to tie the knot in 2014, the countdown to the big day will be flying by now the New Year festivities are over. In addition to diet plans, intensive exercise regimes and scouring the sales for accessories, 2014 also offers a whole host of sensational new wedding dress trends.
This year, weddings are expected to go soft, romantic and traditional, so don’t forget to bring some tissues along to your big day. While chivalry and romance are expected to be this year’s hottest wedding theme, many brides are still breaking the mould and coming up with their own trends. Whether it is hosting your wedding on a tropical island, or swapping your full-length gown for a short one in the evening – it’s your show, so make the most of it.
High necklines for classy brides
One of 2013’s most popular style statements, the high neckline, is set to become an even bigger hit this year. Audrey Hepburn inspired wedding dresses and other formalwear that features a sheer or high neckline of intricate lace detailing are set to be at the top of many brides’ style checklists in 2014. However, it’s likely that fashion designers will add some extra style spice to the trend, also creating high halternecks, which are stylish without being too restrictive. The extra space, comfort and style afforded by the high halterneck makes it a perfect dress feature for brides that have chosen to tie the knot in warmer climes.
It seems the sparkling allure of the roaring twenties is likely to reign for some time to come, largely due to the success of last year’s Hollywood interpretation of the F. Scott Fitzgerald classic, “The Great Gatsby”. For some brides, flickering taper candles, big band music and a slither of red lipstick is not enough. Many women are also seeking to emulate the elegance of the 1920s with their choice of wedding dress. Sparkling embellishments and crystal headpieces are one way to achieve this chic look, along with shimmering layers of chiffons or silks. A dress of soft, floaty layers also gives the bride the mystical appearance of gliding down the aisle… what could be more magical?
A gown that sparkles
This year, the enchanting wink of sparkly embellishments on dresses is set to become one of the hottest trends on the aisle. While wedding gowns featuring plain lace detailing were some of the most popular throughout 2013, this year’s most stylish dresses will dazzle wedding guests with an intricate mixture of lace and crystal embellishments. Sparkling belts, bodices and shoulder straps will shine especially bright under the glowing sun in wedding destinations like Thailand or Bali.
Shine in something shorter
In addition to looking effortlessly stunning and beautifully timeless, beach brides need to think about the practicality of their wedding gowns. After all, no bride wants to drag a heavy satin train through the sand for hours on their wedding day photo shoot. That’s why many destination brides are opting to say their vows in shorter dresses, which are expected to fly off the shelves in 2014. Whether you opt for a charming tea-length design or an above-the-knee hemline, a shorter dress will be cooler to wear and also means you can dance the night away with your family and friends once the ceremony is over.
Pretty in pink
The unveiling of Vera Wang’s latest wedding couture at Bridal Fashion Week last October heralded the beginning of what will be one of 2014’s biggest wedding dress trends – pink. Pretty peonies, fabulous fuschias and magnificent magentas were all paraded down the catwalk in New York, and are now set to be strutted down wedding aisles across the world. Many stylish brides who want to steer clear of such bold colours are also expected to don softer nude, blush and peach hues for the ceremony.
by Wayne Hue
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