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Trends for Spring Bridal Dresses


One of the major trends the bridal gown industry is moving toward is the soft, sleek, goddess-like silhouette. You are going to be seeing much less unnecessary fabric and beading and a lot more simplicity and understated elegance. For spring bridal dresses, this is especially appropriate, as spring connotes a “light and airy" feel. Here are a few key trends for spring bridal gowns:

Bridal dresses that are one-shoulder, or off the shoulder, are extremely popular. The one-shoulder trend is perfect for brides who do not want to go strapless, (it seems at least 90% of all the brides we see opt for a strapless dress!), but who love that strapless dresses are flattering to the upper body. With a one-shoulder dress, you can have the best of both worlds. Also, it is a classic look that is always in style.

Another trend for spring bridal dresses is the short dress. Depending on how formal your venue is, short wedding dresses can be chic, elegant, and a bit more unique than floor-length gowns. Some brides actually look better in short skirted  wedding gowns than in longer ones; it just depends on your style and body type. Just make sure that to choose a design that flatters you.

Lastly, bridal fashion is moving away from the huge ball gowns. You do want to feel like a princess, but remember: this isn’t prom. Also, less fabric can be more flattering, more elegant, and definitely more in style.

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2011 Wedding Dress Trends


2011 wedding dress trends have been nothing less than thrilling, with an influx of vintage rings, indie style wedding photos, and tantalizing wedding dresses. Bridal boutique sites with online wedding dresses give any bride-to-be easy access to the latest and greatest creations by top designers. The following wedding dress trends have taken the bridal industry by storm, and have given brides a plethora of fashion forward styles to choose from.

Flowers, flowers everywhere! With an abundance of blooming flowers amongst the new wedding trends finding their way onto 2011 wedding gowns, you’d think bridal gown designers had a special affinity for gardening. Some gowns have even been designed to emulate a giant flower, while others are resplendent with cabbage roses, silk petals, and flowers of all varieties. Don’t be surprised if you see a bride making her way down the aisle in a gown completely covered in rose buds, from the top of her bodice to the tip of her toes.

Another ubiquitous style that has found its way into 2011 is ideal for romantic brides who love lace, chiffon, tulle, light-weight taffeta, and organza. If you want to float down the aisle in a dreamy gown comprised of feather-light materials, then you’ve got a lot of styles to choose from. The dreamiest of the romantic gowns this year are adorned with intricate and simple embellishments and embroidery. You also won’t find a shortage of lace. Designer Elizabeth Fillmore’s 2011 creations seem as though they were plucked straight out of a romantic’s fantasy. One Fillmore design, was a tea-stained lace empire wedding dress, which encapsulated what a true romantic style wedding gown should be.

Belle of the Ball
Hooray for big ball gowns! This trend is large and in charge on the 2011 bridal gown runways. For brides who have always dreamed of looking like Cinderella on their big day, this style is for you. The great news is that these large gowns are still lightweight regardless of their size, due to the fact that they are made from sheer fabrics such as tulle, point d’esprit, and organza. Pnina Tornai debuted numerous designs that were reminiscent of something Marie Antoinette would have worn. Tornai’s creations had rather large hoop skirts and were deemed to be “statement ball gowns,” a term that you should learn now if you want to be in the 2011 bridal fashion loop.

Show a Little Leg
Another bridal fashion forward style is one that shows skin, specifically legs. This style ranges in length from mini, super mini, and back down to knee length. Brides with fantastic stems should snag this style and make it your own. One designer in particular, Priscilla of Boston, dropped jaws with a wedding hot-pant romper. If brides can get away with wearing shorts down the aisle this year, then it should be interesting to see what’s in store for 2012. The shorter length gowns often come as separates, like designer Melissa Sweet’s delicate blouses and multi-layered mini-skirts.

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Find Your Wedding Gown Online


Finding the perfect wedding gown has never been easier. With your choice of online wedding dresses right at your fingertips (literally), you don’t have to run around town from bridal shop to bridal shop finding the gown you’ve always dreamed of.

Davidsbridal.com is the ideal bridal website for your entire list of wedding gown needs. Wedding dress vendors are also great to keep in mind when shopping around, but before you step foot out your door, visit the site’s “Style and Fashion Guide,” which will help you find flattering gown styles, the perfect color, up to date fashion trends, as well as guidance on all of your bridal accessories.

What you will find at Davidsbridal.com Style and Fashion Guide:

  • Figure Flattery: Find the dress that flatters your unique shape.
  • Color Inspiration: Get the scoop on the latest colors of the season, and explore 42 colors in hundreds of combinations.
  • Fashion Trends: Find out what’s hot in bridal fashion.
  • A Bride’s Closet: Explore what you’ll need along your bridal journey from your engagement party up until your honeymoon.
  • Headpiece Style Guide: Find the veil and headpiece that fits you.
  • In the News: Latest bridal news.

Davidsbridal.com is one of the easiest wedding dress websites to navigate, so go ahead and visit today!

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Top 10 2011 Wedding Dress Trends


Dynamic shapes, insatiable fabrics, and over the top embellishments mark the top 2011 wedding dresses. It’s hard to believe that wedding dress designers are able to reinvent the classic wedding gown year after year, but they do so with success.

  1. Short and Sweet: One of the trends this year is the classic cocktail length wedding dress. This 2011 wedding style is perfect for the adventurous bride who can’t contain her sass.
  2. Tulle & Luscious Lace: You won’t escape the combination of tulle with delicate lace appliqués this year. Look for intricate lace details and designs close to the hem and on the train.
  3. Embellishments Galore: One of the top 2011 fashion trends includes embroidered floral and lace dress detailing, crystal beading, and rhinestones—oh my!
  4. Busy Belts: Wedding gown belts? Yes! Embellished belts? Yes! Keep an eye out for decadently bejeweled wedding belts.
  5. Ball Gowns: Billowy skirts are one of the hottest 2011 wedding dress trends that include layer upon layer of tulle that would make any bride feel like a princess.
  6. Romance: For those romantics out there you’re in luck! This year you’ll find an abundance of organza, chiffon, tulle, lace, and last but not least taffeta. These super-light materials and fabrics will make you feel light as a feather as you make your way down the aisle on your big day.
  7. Big Bouquets: Wedding dress designers have put a magnifying glass to flower embellishments to bring them into full bloom. Also look for dresses adorned with flower petals along the shoulder straps and hem.
  8. Insatiable Sheer Neckline: Don’t be surprised to find sheer fabrics accompanying that sweetheart, v-neck, or one-shouldered neckline you’ve been dreaming about.
  9. Two Piece: The classic wedding gown now comes in two pieces! Stylish separates is a wedding dress trend that you won’t want to escape from. This is a fantastic option for the bride who wants to change into something more comfortable for the reception.
  10. Sultry Spirals: Beautifully bulky spirals have taken ruffles to a new level.


Halter Wedding Dresses That Fit Your Figure


When searching for the perfect dress for your big day you’ll want to find a style that fits your body type and shape and accentuates all of the right areas perfectly. Halter wedding dresses are a popular style amongst wedding dresses, and are ideal for specific body types.

Large Bust
The halter neckline is a top choice for women who have a large bust and want to show it off. Keep in mind that with the halter neckline you’ll have options and can cover up if it reveals too much cleavage. The halter will also give the most support in the bust area compared to other styles. If you love the support but don’t want any cleavage showing, then go with the squared-off halter wedding dress which will cover up any and all cleavage.

Small Bust
The halter dress, whether you choose formal or an informal wedding dress, gives those with a small bust the opportunity to either camouflage this physical trait, or to make them appear bigger. If you want to camouflage your small bust then choose a halter style that does not have a plunging neckline and that gives you coverage all the way up to your neck. If you want to make your bust look bigger, choose a v-neck halter wedding dress and add pads that give you the size you prefer.

Square or Sloping Shoulders
If you have a dancer's body and elegant, rounded shoulders then a halter dress will fit your body shape perfectly. However, if your shoulders are too square then halter top wedding dresses will highlight this trait. You should also avoid a halter dress if your shoulders slope.

Broad Shoulders
If you have broad shoulders then choose a halter dress with straps that sit wide and close to the end of your collarbones. This style will make your shoulders appear narrower.

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