Are white wedding dresses on their way out?

Here are two articles that will help with the wedding dress decision. Although the styles in the second half are all shown in white I... Read More

Here are two articles that will help with the wedding dress decision. Although the styles in the second half are all shown in white I am sure they may be available in an array of colors. Let us know what you think white dress or not and in what style is your wedding dress going to be.

First article;

The image of a beautiful bride walking down the aisle in a traditional white dress may be the ultimate dream of many girls, but tradition is apparently not as trendy as it used to be.

According to the Daily Mail, 27 percent of 18- to 24-year-olds would not get married in traditional white. In a recent study conducted by 3M, it was discovered that a quarter of young brides are now opting to wear red, pink or blue dresses instead of the traditional white.

Of the findings, nearly 10 percent of girls would choose red, a color associated with love, while 5 percent would choose pink and 4 percent would walk down the aisle in blue.

But that trend seems to apply to the younger generation. Of those surveyed who were 35-44, 85 percent would still choose to don a white dress.

“We all know what color tones we are drawn to and those we aren’t; it’s just a matter of trusting our intuition,” said Karen Haller of 3M. “Men will often choose their team’s color, as it gives them a sense of belonging. As human beings, we have an innate need to belong to a tribe. In essence, they are creating an emotional connection through color.”

Second article covers the hot new styles;

Here are the hot new wedding dress trends for 2013.
Beaded wedding dresses with serious Great Gatsby-style glam, utterly romantic cap sleeves and so much more. See what’s hot for fall 2013 and spring 2014!

Beaded Column Dresses
We’re totally obsessed with this Great Gatsby glam style. Designers Reem Acra, Maggie Sottero, Carolina Herrera, Theia and Kenneth Pool, to name a few, featured pretty dress designs with allover beading. This look by Monique Lhuillier is sophisticated yet flirty and just begs for a cocktail style wedding with a champagne tower and coupe glasses.

Cap Sleeves
Utterly romantic and soft, cap sleeves made a big appearance on the runways this season. Christos, Maggie Sottero, Monique Lhuillier, Temperley Bridal and Kenneth Pool, featured here, all included pretty sleeve styles in their collections.

Coverage with serious style hit the runways this season. Carolina Herrera, Vera Wang, Reem Acra and Ines Di Santo, featured here, all included pretty cover-ups in their collections.

Cowl Backs
Turn heads with an open back style. This gown by Maggie Sottero is sexy without showing too much skin. Also check out Temperley Bridal, Ines Di Santo, Pronovias, Theia, Carolina Herrera, and Reem Acra’s latest lines.

Glitter Tulle
The classic wedding gown fabric gets an upgrade with added shimmer and sparkle. Ines Di Santo, Pronovias, Reem Acra and Carolina Herrera, featured here, all showcased gowns with sparkly tulle this season.

Metallic Lace
Gold and silver metallic are hot for wedding reception décor and now bridal fashion. Designers like Reem Acra, featured here, are adding hits of metallic to lacey wedding dresses. Look through Carolina Herrera, Pronovias, Monique Lhullier and Kelly Faetanini’s latest lines for ideas.

Designers are using this classic gem on wedding dresses for a look that’s unexpected yet timeless. Reem Acra, Carolina Herrera and Theia, featured here, all designed dresses this season with pretty pearls, large and small.

Sheer Straps
Barely there fabric makes for an incredibly sexy strap detail. Reem Acra, Marchesa, Pronovias, Christos and Amsale, featured here, are just a few of the designers who showcased the trend this season.

Textured Fabrics
Think layers, rosettes and lots of pretty embroidery. Monique Lhuillier, Ines Di Santo, Theia, Carolina Herrera and Vera Wang, featured here, all layered it on in their lines this season

Vine-Like Details
Ball gowns with nature-inspired beading and embroidery were all over the bridal fashion runways. Marchesa, Pronovias and Rivini, featured here, all showed off some serious stunners.

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