With 2017 Fall Bridal Week now behind us, we have a whole runway of new styles and designs to take our wedding inspiration from featuring a wide array of exposed backs, bedazzled bodices, dramatic trains, capes, and (as always) lots, and lots of lace. With beading, tulle, draping and endless embroidery – the fall bridal week runway offers up a blend of unique and classic aisle styles for the not-so-conventional bride.
From an open range of whites (from iceberg to ivory), to pastels, and drop dead gorgeous, daring gowns, there’s plenty to consider for your upcoming engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, opulent ceremonies and — of course — reception dinners to dance the night away in style. With Autumn now upon us and fall wedding season in full swing, at GlamCorner we have more than a few bridal looks to inspire you!
Over a century and a half ago, red was the most popular colour for wedding gowns, hence the connotation of romance and red roses. White dresses were worn occasionally, but typically its association with mourning prevented it from being walked down the aisle at weddings. When Mary, Queen of Scots chose to marry in a white gown, she was largely shunned for her choice. When her husband died a few years later, she was accused of cursing him by donning a colour associated with mourning.
It wasn’t until Queen Victoria decided to defy the standard fashion trends of the time period, and wear a white wedding gown that the style became essential for a bride.
In the height of Autumn, there’s no better time to reach for a colour aside from white. Throw yourself into the warm colour palette of the season in the Adele Gown by Grace & Hart in Blush. Featuring on-trend delicate lace, dress this look up with an up-do of artful curls and some statement earrings, with simplistic makeup and a nude lip. To beat the chill, why not pair it with a stunning faux fur jacket for a touch of opulence?
A demure bride is a thing of the past, and with the myth about white being the staple go-to for weddings firmly debunked, so too should we do away with the idea of chastity finding its roots in white, and lace.
Last season, plunging necklines, exposed shoulders, thigh-high splits, and sleeveless cuts were all the rage on the runways. This year, designers have gone for a more conservative look, but have compensated with exposed backs, midi-hemlines, and unconventional colours. Why not embrace these ideals in your ensemble for your special day?
Emulate all three in the Marchesa gown by Elle Zeitoune, complete with full-length lace sleeves perfect to ward off the season’s characteristic chill, and an off-shoulder cut (that’s inherently romantic), and an artful cut-away that partially exposes the back.
Bodycon lace with a flared, asymmetrical hemline lends itself perfectly to a strappy pair of nude heels, and a glittering, statement necklace to bring attention to the décolletage. Thread some warm-toned florals into your hair for a more boho look befitting of Autumn’s staple aesthetic in a charming up-do with loose curls pulled free to frame your face. Top the look off with bold makeup, and a vibrant, red lip to match the changing leaves so characteristic of the season!
The Leila Evening Dress by Langhem with its exposed back, and flawless, floor-length hemline that features full-bodied lace is perfect for the modern-day romantic. This dress’ bodycon fit makes for a timeless silhouette without abandoning the typical, modern wedding customs if white is your flight of fancy. Leave your hair free in long, elegant waves, and add some statement earrings and matching bracelet to complete this fairytale look.
Add a burgundy lip with a matching rosebud pinned into your hair as a hat-tip to the traditional brides of a century’s past while still befitting of the season!
Boudoir lace was a hit on the runway this year at fall bridal week; and if you’re an unconventional bride looking for something that’s bound to stand out amidst a sea of guests, why not opt for the Champagne Beaded Gown by Badgley Mischka! In romantic champagne with a gorgeous, intricate floral print, bodycon fit, and free-flowing, cascading, floor-length skirt crafted from impeccable tulle, this entire ensemble appeals to our inner cinderella.
Draw your hair back into a relaxed ponytail to bring attention to the subtle intricacies of this dress’ impeccable bodice. Pair it with some statement earrings, and a string tiara about the crown of your head for a seasonal vibe.