Wedding Dresses: Silk and Satin for A 1930′s Influence

by Sharon Maher

in Wedding Dresses, Wedding Fashion

alice temperley fall13 New York International Bridal Week

The latest bridal fashion was reviewed last week at New York Bridal Week, where manufacturers and designers gathered together under one roof, including some of my very favourite designers to showcase their latest collection of beautiful wedding gowns.

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Exquisite detail by Monique Lhuillier. Images courtesy of MarthaStewartWeddings

Vera Wang, Alice Temperley, Jenny Packham, Monique L’Hullier, Oscar de la Renta to name a few, gave us all a peep into the latest trends, patterns, textures, fabrics and even colour.

Embellishments of delicate embroidery and fine lace are still in vogue for next year’s brides and many of the styles are influenced by the boudoir bride of the 1930′s.

The designs looked fabulous with flattering styles to suit every bride, with a mixture of tradition and sophistication, but each designer adding their own fresh modern twist.

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Less is more philosophy by Vera Wang. Images courtesy of MarthaStewartWeddings



Just great style by Jenny Packham. Images courtesy of MarthaStewartWeddings

Alexandra Potts had a similar idea in the 1930′s of bringing manufactures and designers together, by using New York hotels to host a series of bridal clinics for suppliers and retailers to see the latest wedding trends, showcasing some of the latest designers of the time.

The 1930′s influence for New York Fashion Week today did not only influence the style of dress but the whole ethos of today’s bridal fashion shows.

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Exquisite detail by Oscar De La Renta. Images courtesy of Women’s Wear Daily

In my travels throughout Europe I notice that bridal shops often seemed to have a spot of red in their windows so here is my little fashion treat, Vera Wang’s beautiful red gown from her spring collection.

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Red Ball Gown from Vera Wang’s Spring Collection 2013. Images courtesy of MarthaStewartWeddings

Remember most of the designers today do a ready to wear range, especially if you find their main couture line a little too much for your bridal budget.

Main photo: Wedding gowns by Alice Temperley. Images courtesy of Women’sWearDaily

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Sharon Maher is a wedding and party planner, event venue stylist and also writes the blogs Norah Sleep Wedding Style, Norah Sleep Living Style and My Wedding Marquee about weddings, food, fashion, style and things that inspire her in life. Find her on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and Pinterest.

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