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Top 5 Wedding Gown Trends for 2014
categories: bridal fashions, Trends

A few months ago, the wedding industry was all aflutter with the annual New York Bridal Fashion Week runway shows- top designers premiered their 2014 collections which previewed gowns that were bold, ultra-feminine, daring, and dramatic. Since there is such a vast array of gown options and choosing only a few to consider for your wedding can be overwhelming, we are sharing the top 5 trends from the 2014 collections along with some of our favorites from each trend. Prepare to gawk (in a good way)!

Trend #1: Architectural Design

These gowns are  fashion-forward and edgy. The bride who wears a gown like this is contemporary and welcomes a touch of drama! Lisa Daversa, owner of Destiny’s Bride in Scottsdale, said Rafael Cennamo’s 2014 collection was a standout!

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(L-R: Rafael Cennamo carried at Destiny’s Bride; Amsale)

Trend #2: Color

Weddings gowns with color hit the scene last year but they have really taken off in the 2014 collections. Some designers ONLY featured gowns with color! Brides who choose to wear a gown with color want a modern look with a touch of tradition. Typically gowns that have color are classic in their styling but have a contemporary feel thanks to the color.

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(Both: Maggie Sottero carried at Schaffer’s Bridal)

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 (L-R: Claire Pettibone carried at Mariee Gallery; Vera Wang)

Trend #3: Embellished

The term “embellished” covers a lot of ground- it can mean 3 dimensional flowers, lace lace & more lace, or even sashes and belts. If you want to make your dress “yours” without a custom gown price, these are a great option!

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(Both: Anne Barge carried at Destiny’s Bride)

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( L-R: Marchesa, Pronovias both carried at Schaffer’s Bridal)

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(L-R: Monique Lhuillier carried at Destinys Bride, Claire Pettibone carried at Mariee Gallery)

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(Ines DiSanto carried at Mariee Gallery)

Trend #4 Illusion Necklines

Illusion necklines simply have a transparent panel of fabric attached to the bodice of the gown. This style adds an element of sophistication and mystery along with a touch of modesty. This style was BIG this year with the designers!

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 (L-R: Rafael Cennamo carried at Destiny’s Bride; Pronovias carried at Schaffer’s Bridal)

Trend #5: Short

Short wedding gowns themselves are not necessarily new to the wedding world but designers have now embraced them so fully that most 2014 collections include them; since there are so many to chose from, you can find a short gown that has sass, sophistication, sweetness or even whimsy.

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(L-R: Pronovias (2), Reem Acra both carried at Schaffer’s Bridal)

OK gorgeous gals- now you know what to look for when shopping and where to go!

Happy Planning from Phoenix Bride & Groom, your Phoenix wedding magazine


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