Bridal Fashion Week

NYBFW Recap

 

NYBFW LEFT US SPEECHLESS FOR A FEW WEEKS AND WE’RE BACK NOW READY TO BREAK ALL THE EYE-CATCHING TRENDS DOWN! THIS BRIDAL FASHION WEEK BROUGHT NEW AND OLD AND CERTAINLY A MIX OF BOLD STATEMENTS. STATEMENTS MADE IN PREVIOUS YEARS WERE BLOWN AWAY WITH BIGGER & BETTER VERSIONS, CALL IT BRIDAL 2.0 ON EMBROIDERY AND EMBELLISHMENTS.

 

BARE BACKS

 

 

Hayley Paige bared it all and enlightened us with sweet statements down the runway. A few of her gowns had quotes straight out of a book called ‘Property of Good Vibes’ she helped write and illustrate, it really couldn’t get any more original! We’ve seen her backs becoming more and more exposed but this particular gown gives the Bride wanting to show it all that ability. Katie May meets Hayley Paige whimsy.

 

 

 

CASCADING CAPES

 

 

Capes aren’t going anywhere anytime soon ladies! Tony Ward mimics the lace pattern towards the trim of the cape really adding a flair to the cape. In previous seasons and designs dramatic capes have graced the runway but instead of plain tulle this twist on the cape takes place of a veil that may match up to a tee. Expect to see many capes and over skirts down the aisles next year.

 

 

 

BUBBLY BUBBLE SLEEVES

 

 

 

Hayley Paige brought out bubble sleeves to several different gown designs. We’ve seen plays on wide, bohemian sleeves but Hayley’s mark on the bubble sleeve is unique, as the designer would say herself there’s “zero chill when it comes to sparkle.” The pairing of volume and sparkle is spectacular, NYE wedding anyone?

 

 

3D BECOMES MORE LIVELY

 

 

Through extreme textures, patterns, and appliques 3D is popping out to another level next year. This trend is certainly not for the soft-spoken Bride. Galia Lahav took a dramatic play utilizing floral appliques with different dimensions. The illusion throughout combined with the over skirt really creates the sexy edginess we all love about Galia.

 

 

FLOCKING BACK TO FEATHERS

After a hiatus feathers have found their way back to the bridal nest. Feathers really give a playful characteristic to  wedding gowns, its certainly another trend for the bolder bride. We’ve seen lively feather skirts and touches of feathers through out gowns but Pronovias‘ play on feathers really extends the range of brides that can rock it.

 

 

 

Needless to say there is a lot to look forward to next year!
We can’t wait to share Bella’s Bridal Buys with you!

 

STAY PLAYFUL BELLA’S
XOXO

 

 

 

 

 

Assurance of Spring 2017

Many Bella's come to us looking to find a dress that will be timeless. They try on a mix of styles and run into problems when they start to love a modern style or even small feature of the dress. Worries arise on whether or not 5-10 years down the road that the dress in question will be timeless or just a fad that came and went.

Bridal Fashion Week affirmed the presence of a few trends we seem to get questions on. These trends are going to stick around and be seen all over Pinterest for a few more years! Lets break them down!

 

 

Bedroom Babe

Visibly seeing a corset top throws many brides off, its a bold move that will be carrying on through out next year. If a bride isn't typically used to seeing herself in sexier clothing wearing a wedding gown that has the underwear element to it can feel as exposed as Vera Wang's take on the trend for Spring 2017 (seen below). To some the thought of wearing a risque dress around family members could give someone a heart attack, having the dress lined in its more sheer panels can help relieve the situation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bows Brought to Life

The statement bow is easy to accept for playful brides who dress very youthful but for those on a more serious side it is harder to love. Size is always an issue, in many cases we see the bride wanting a smaller sized bow or no bow at all. Its definitely a matter of personality and taste. One thing is certain that bows, flowers, and bling will not be leaving the scene as a means of giving life to wedding gowns.

 

 

A Matter of Color

Different tones of ivory, blush, and champagne are common to see for dress lining colors but Spring 17' brings a twist to color in the wedding industry. 'Something blue' can now be your entire dress not just a patch sewn in the inside of a gown or sticker on the bottom of a pair of heels. Black bridesmaids dresses are thrown to the curb and replaced with black wedding gowns for the not-so-traditional bride.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bling It On

Bling will not be leaving us anytime soon, year by year the intricacy of the embellishments becomes more apparent and eye-catching. It makes sense figuring the way designers want to out-do a previous design and keep innovating. As women we want the same, we don't want the same look as our friends or even third-cousin removed's wedding gown. Bling and lace allow for differentiation. Lace isn't questioned like all the shine and shimmer is because we tend to think we are over-doing it. NEWS FLASH: It's your wedding day, go all out bling it on its not going out of style!

 

 

Patterns & Textures

Striped gowns and horsehair trim will be making another huge splash for the seasons to come. Much like bling different patterns and textures are hesitated against because we are unsure if we are over-doing it. Patterns can confuse us because we are used to seeing them on casual wear more so than a wedding gown. Until you try these bold gowns on you will never know how it will look on you!

 

 

GO BOLD BELLA'S