Wedding Fashion for 2010
I’ve observed different wedding dress styles and trends from the previous year and I noticed a few trends that are still current this year. This is my prediction for the top wedding dress trends for 2010:
- The Roaring Twenties and Fabulous Fifties: The wedding dress trend of “Flapper” – inspired dresses with its dropped hemline and silk / lace detailing is a very delicate and timeless. The “Screen siren” look of the fabulous fifties is a very elegant, yet sultry look that will never go out of style. This is a style of billowing skirts, ball gowns and stream-lined dresses that makes it one of the top wedding dress trends. For your viewing pleasure, click on Silver -screen and Flapper Inspired dresses!
- Flowers, feathers & bow details: I’ve seen these flower, feathers & bow details on shoulder straps, hemlines and waistlines. For more textured dresses, see more of our Wedding Dresses.
- Mermaid- style dresses: Mermaid- style dresses were very popular at the Golden Globes, the Oscars, and the Grammy’s. The mermaid style look was very”in” last year and is still the current wedding dress trend.
- Lace Dresses: Timeless and romantic, Lace dresses never goes out of style!
- Asymmetrical Dresses: I love the asymmetrical dress look of the ’80’s and I’ve seen its’ heavy return in 2009. For 2010, the wedding trend continues with one- shoulder straps, low cut necklines with slits up to “there” and deconstructed hemlines. Pop star Rhianna comes to mind when I think of an artist who wears asymmetrical dresses.
- Tiered-skirts: I like to call this look the “Cupcake” or “Fairy” look. The tiered- skirt look is designed after the tiers of a cake and is a very popular trend featured in recent celebrity events. These tiered- skirt dresses are made with various fabrics such as taffeta, rutching, and netting.
- Plunging lines: Plunging lines highlight the delicate lines of the neck & collarbone & the small of the back .
- Metallic detailing: The metallic detailing in Gold, Bronze, and Silver is a fresh look this year and very edgy. For Metallic detailing, think of Gold beading on the bodice of a dress or a silver- lace hemline.
- Stream-lined silhouette dress: This was a popular look in the 1930’s-40 and gives the stream-lined silhouette dress a glamorous, silky look.
- Higher hemlines: Who said that you have to get married in a long flowing gown? The trend for 2010 is to show off shapely legs with higher hemlines whether it’s knee-length or cocktail dresses!
- Ethereal dresses: From empire to A-line dresses, Ethereal dresses are still very much in style. Gauzy fabrics of lace and silks bring a very romantic, yet simple style to the wedding dress. Style inspirations? Think Nicole Ritchie.
- Splashes of Color: Splashes of color are everywhere in 2010! Whether it’s in the detail of the wedding dress or just adding a pair of brightly colored shoes, this look is very fresh and Spring- inspired. Other popular colors? Gray, Silver or Champagne- colored wedding dresses; you don’t have to be married in pure White any longer!
- Touches of black: Touches of Black and White dresses are everywhere! Whether it’s the sash, the neckline or hemline of the dress, it’s a great detail and makes the wedding dress pop! For more black and white dresses, see Black & White Wedding Dress!
- Goth-inspired dresses: As the popularity of Goth rises, I’ve seen more and more Goth- inspired wedding dresses. The late Alexander McQueen had a magnificent line of Goth-inspired dresses as well as John Galliano. Looking at movies such as the newly released “Alice in Wonderland” and “Sweeney Todd”, director Tim Burton has managed to capture the haunting look of Goth by making it mysterious and sexy. For Goth- inspired dresses, please view our Black Wedding gowns!