Wedding trends are often inspired from the everyday world we live in and we love it when brides and grooms embrace new ideas and challenge tradition.
As wedding planners and event stylists, we’re always looking out for trends in wedding fashion, beauty, catering, decor and event design. To kick off our first ever post on Vancity Buzz, here are the top bridal fashion and style trends that we’re most excited about this upcoming wedding season.
1. Two-piece gowns
By now we’ve all noticed that the crop top has arrived and it’s here to stay. But what about the bridal crop top? It’s definitely daring, and without a doubt makes a statement. This look works best when you opt to show skin just below your rib cage but above the belly button. If you aren’t comfortable showing a little skin, you can always opt for a two piece ensemble that covers a little more. If you ask us, we’d crop it like it’s hot!
2. White bridesmaid dresses
We’ve recently seen brides break the taboo that white is reserved only for the bride and request that their own bridal party wear white too. Both Kate Middleton and Kim Kardashian had their sisters don white on their wedding days and brides everywhere are following suit. We think the look is fresh and feminine and works best when each maid wears a different style and incorporates a mix of fabrics and textures; think lace, cotton, silk and so on. We don’t even mind varying shades of white across the party line.
3. Ear cuffs
It’s been the celebrity accessory of choice at recent award shows and now it’s a bridal statement piece. The coveted ear cuff is replacing the more traditional dangly earring or sparkly stud. From edgy to boho to eclectic glam, the ear cuff surprisingly complements many different bridal looks and frankly we’re obsessed with this new piece of ear candy.
We think the Fifty Shades of Grey star, Dakota Johnson nailed it at the Oscar’s with her perfect ponytail. Depending on your bridal look, a simple pretty ponytail might just be better than a fussy up-do. Dressing up a ponytail is all in the styling. We suggest teasing the top of the hair to give it height and hiding the elastic is an absolute must. It’s important that the ponytail looks sophisticated and well…intentional; you don’t want to look like you just walked off the volleyball court!
5. Flash tattoos
These temporary metallic tattoos have recently hit the scene as the go-to accessory for festivals, beach vacations and pool parties, but now we’re seeing the trend seep into weddings too. We absolutely love this look in place of or in addition to minimalist jewelry and adore its often henna-like aesthetic. Flash tattoos are easy to apply, wash off and add the perfect amount of shimmer and edge to your look. Although perfect for the boho or rocker bride, we think they can also be applied more subtly and fit within any bridal style.