Wedding Trends 2013: Go Vintage with 2013’s Wedding Dress Trends

2013 Wedding Dress Trends

Whether it be a strapless mermaid dress or a simple A-Line number, many of today’s bridal dresses are predictable and monotonous. Perhaps this is due to the excessive number of replications of contemporary celebrity bridal trends or brides going along with tradition, either way, many of the dresses you see gracing the aisles are the same humdrum dresses from the colours to the cuts. For the sophisticated, yet bold bride, however, there are a number of new trends in bridal attire that stand out and are sure to be a hit with brides this year, including vintage-inspired dresses reminiscent of the days of old-school Hollywood or a touch of regality.

Classic gowns are becoming popular as chic brides want unique, unconventional dresses. Today’s fashion-focused women desire dresses similar to those worn by Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Natalie Wood, and Vivian Leigh. In addition to sporting dresses in these old-school designs, many brides crave a stylish, uncommon twist on popular fashions from the 40’s through the 70’s, adding the elements of something old with something new.

Get the Royal Treatment with a Regal Wedding Dress

Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton isn’t the first royal bride to capture the media attention as she graced Westminster Abbey. Although her stunning wedding dress, designed by Sarah Burton, creative director of Alexander McQueen fashion house, was classy and stunning, several royal brides before her donned enchanting, breath-taking dresses. Princess Diana’s over-the-top, multi-layered gown was a hit with women around the world during the 80’s. But many current fashionable brides-to-be seek styles from an even older royal generation. Similar to other fashion and beauty trends, when it comes to bridal attire, celebrities from decades ago are being channeled. American actress turned Princess of Monaco, Grace Kelly, will forever be a fashion icon; however, her elegant, refined dress has become an inspiration for delicate, tasteful wedding dress designs. Much like Ms. Kelly, America’s first lady Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onasis made a lasting impression when she walked down the aisle in 1953 wearing an Anne Lowe ball gown fit for a princess—an ideal choice for a woman who would soon be the queen of Camelot.

Capture the Look of an Old School Screen Starlet

During the 1950’s and 1960’s, Hollywood was very glamorous and alluring, and no other group epitomized the enchantment of this time period than the town’s elite starlets. Actresses such as Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, and Natalie Wood were among the chic set, so, naturally, these famous ladies’ wedding gowns—whether they be dresses worn during their actual marriage ceremonies or just on the silver screen—are popular with vintage loving brides. Simple, yet lovely tea length dresses are ideal for the casual, dainty bride. These 50’s style dresses also make superb bridesmaids’ dresses and are available from retailers like Marks and Spencer. Brides-to-be who want something a little more formal can look to the runways for
striking, traditional dresses.

Whether you opt for an awe-inspiring regal gown or a vintage dress fit for an old Hollywood starlet, you’re sure to look stunning on your big day.

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