Dress Trends

I already wrote the post about wedding trends for 2013, but today I want to get a little more specific about current trends for the dress. There are many different things trending for dresses this year, so I will only cover a few of my favorites. I know I tend to write about wedding dresses a lot but that’s because I believe the dress is just about the most fun part of the whole wedding!! (Besides the actual wedding itself)


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Lately, we’ve seen the more classic wedding dress looks coming back into play. Heading off that fashion statement, and heavily influencing many brides to do just the same; Kate Middleton. Kate may not be the only reason we’re seeing more classic wedding looks, but she’s definitely a major one. After the Royal wedding, lace wedding gowns began popping up everywhere. It’s been well over a year now since the wedding, but this is one trend that won’t be disappearing anytime soon. Lace is definitely one of the major trends for dresses this year and I’m very glad because it absolutely should be.



Style JH8312 Front

Lace gives a sophisticated and elegant look to anything it’s paired with. It can also be used to jazz up your decorations and maybe even your cake! And what better than a beautiful wedding gown with lace accents? The 2013 Jim Hjelm Spring collection has some really pretty lacy selections to choose from.


Style JH8312 Back

This elegant A-line bridal gown showcases the back with a beautiful lace opening and is one of my favorites from the Jim Hjelm spring line. It has a sweetheart neckline and is just as beautiful in the front as it is in the back.

The Jim Hjelm spring line has a few really good options whether you prefer a form-fitting dress or a ball gown type dress.


Style J8315 Back

Here’s another option with more of a ball gown style. It’s not only covered in lace, but along with the first dress, also showcases the bride’s back. It’s accentuated with an Ivory Moire ribbon that can be tied into a bow, and the front of this one, like the other, also has a very lacy and elegant look to it.


Style JH8315 Front

This look may be a little more racy for some because of the plunging neckline. It is covered with lace though, leaving a little more to the imagination, and I think, giving it a fabulous final touch.

Another dress trend I’m excited about that will pop up quite a bit this year,  as I’m sure you’ve already noticed, will be dresses with portrait backs.

Portrait Backs

Brides spend a lot of time with their backs to the guests, why shouldn’t the back of their dresses be just as detailed and magnificent as the front? Portrait back wedding dresses can be intricately detailed or as simple as a circular lace opening, like the first dress I talked about.  Either way, they really leave the guests with something to talk about.

Source: Southboundbride.come

Source: Southboundbride.com

Some women will try as hard as they can to find a dress that covers their tattoos, while there are also many women out there who are very proud of their ink and want to show it off on their big day. A portrait back dress would be great for any woman who finds themselves in the latter category. I personally don’t have any back tattoos, but I do know of a few ladies who have some beautiful art on their backs and am definitely going to suggest this to them!

The last trend I wanna talk about isn’t really one of my favorites, but it seems to be getting really popular right now so I figured I’d mention it.


I know what you’re thinking, color really?o-JUSTIN-TIMBERLAKE-JESSICA-BIEL-WEDDING-PHOTO-570 That’s the most unorthodox wedding trend I’ve ever heard of! Well, I completely agree with the fact that it’s unorthodox but to say it isn’t popular right now would be a lie. I haven’t heard of anyone personally yet, but it seems to be becoming a popular trend with celebrities at least. Jessica Biel got married last summer in a pink wedding gown and honestly, I think she looked amazing! There’s no getting around the fact that she is one gorgeous lady, but she also managed to pick a color that made her skin look radiant and as if she were glowing.

Cinderella-cinderella-7089589-774-1065Tradition or not, isn’t looking lovely on your big day extremely important to you? If so, why not try something different and pick a colored dress? Be daring, and pick a color that you know you look good in! I’d be a total liar if I didn’t even sort of imagine myself all dressed in blue like Cinderella on my wedding day.