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10 timeless trends that every bride should know about

Your wedding is a one-time milestone event that will forever be etched in the pages of your memories. However, the wedding scene is one that is a flurry of constant activity. Trends come and go at lightning speed. So, choosing a wedding dress is no easy feat, as with each passing year you have to make this difficult decision from hundreds of new choices. Add to it that most brides have an engagement that lasts a year or more before they tie the knot. So, it is anything but easy to zero in on the dress that you will be as excited to wear on your wedding day, as the first time you tried it on.

Although fashion trends can be used as a guide to what is in vogue at the time of your wedding, the safest option is to pick a dress that is more classic than it is trendy. This way, your dress will always be timeless and you need not worry about your look being dated few months later.

Whether you are a bride who loves classic wedding dress features, or a modern bride who wants to stay away from anything associated with another age, we think you should definitely take a look at the list we have here. We are sure that there is something here for everyone, with interesting updates to traditional classics. So check it out and get ready to be blown away.

Laser cut lace

Brides either love lace, or hate it! There is no other way about it.

Lace dresses have forever been tied to weddings, and it has an unparalleled elegance. Nevertheless, it isn’t equally liked by all. Not all women are smitten by the whimsical charm of floral details that flutter and scatter as a thin layer over a sheath of fabric underneath. One of the reasons for this maybe that the definition of the details on lace are often hazy, and not crisp. However, laser cut lace adds that necessary touch that makes the result very fine and well-defined. Laser cut lace simply means that the details have precision and are very evident. This adds more style to a wedding dress and instantly makes the bride look prettier. This process allows designers to create elaborate works of art, and this is usually found in the necklines, sleeves, back and even hemlines of the skirts. When lace appliques have this finish, the dress has a 3D look, that is simply gorgeous!

The Mori Lee 2821 is a perfect example of the beauty of laser cut lace. The details span the bodice and thin beyond the waistline, only to reappear at the bottom of the skirt and culminate in a scalloped hemline. The thin embellished waistband is removable, but when retained, it emphasizes the femininity of this gown. Take a look at how beautiful the laser cut alencon lace appliques are. Don’t you think this gown is just as fashionable as it is elegant?

You will find more stunning gowns with this feature in the Mori Lee and Angelina Faccenda collection at Best for Bride.

Shoestring straps

If there is one thing that makes everyone around a bride, including her, uncomfortable, it is an ill-fitting strapless gown. The last thing you should have to worry about on your wedding day, is if your bodice will stay put, or cause an embarrassing accident. Nonetheless, many brides aren’t fond of wedding gowns with sleeves and thick straps, and so decide to go with strapless gown despite how uncomfortable it can become. Strapless gowns are a very feminine and romantic choice. However, they aren’t good on brides who are either large-chested or small-chested. A gown with straps is always the better option for these brides.

Shoestring or spaghetti strap gowns are dresses that will rescue you from the dilemma of choosing between a strapless dress and one with sleeves. Sexy, yet supportive, these tiny shoulder straps are all you need for the gown to stay up, and you do not compromise on style in any way. Most gowns that feature shoestring straps also come with amazing low-cut back details, that will wow your wedding guests. So, it is a choice for the fashion-conscious bride; a dress which is modest and glamorous at the same time. It couldn’t get better than this, don’t you think?

We love how the shoulder straps play a major role in balancing out the heavy skirt of this Mori Lee 5416. A strapless or sweetheart bodice would make it look like just another gown, perhaps a tad incomplete even. This simple addition of the spaghetti straps, however, transforms the dress into a romantic and sensual gown. It also draws focus to the shoulders and decolletage, making it the perfect choice for a bride who has worked hard on toning her figure in time for her big day. You may also like to check out the Mori Lee 5411 and 6818 that look just as gorgeous with this feature.

Illusion backs

The illusion trend is one of the best wedding dress features of this century. It goes hand in hand with lace, and is the perfect way to hide those problem areas, or highlight your best features, when chosen properly. What we love most about illusion backs is the drama that comes with it.

It is essentially mysterious, and the surprise of seeing how glamorous a bride looks from the back in an illusion neckline is astounding. Subtly sexy, it has a romantic and delicate finish that can make any bride a ravishing princess. Most designs also feature a strand of fabric buttons that run through the center, and this only accentuates the beautiful effect of this design feature. Although it requires some forethought in deciding how to support your bust, since typical undergarments may not work suitably with these gowns, we think your effort is well-worth the effort. And, it isn’t too complicated. You can either choose a backless bra or have your seamstress add cups to the gown for the necessary support.

The Mori Lee collection is renowned for its fantastic illusion back dresses. It is in fact, quite difficult to pick a favorite, so let’s go with just one of the many gowns we love. The 5011 is a gown that is magical, when viewed from the back. A sheer stretch of fabric wraps around the torso, with a strand of fabric buttons punctuating the center. Tiny wisps of feathery, floral details emanate from the edges, forming a border along the outer edges of the sheer bodice and framing the sheer sleeves. Although it is a dress that completely covers the back, it is a beauty that a modern bride will fall in love with. Check out the front of this gown by visiting this link here, to understand what we mean.

Romantic ruffles

Ruffles are a beautiful feminine feature, and they can be used tastefully, to enhance the appearance of a gown. When placed in the right places and in the right quantity, ruffles can make your curves more pronounced, or downplay any unsightly flaws and bulges. This camouflaging effect is perhaps, one of the reasons that this style element has always been sought after. When ruffles are used in lavish doses, it can even take on the appearance of feathers and transform a gown completely.

Smaller and tighter ruffles have a drastically different effect. The impact of ruffles also varies according to the style of the gown’s skirt. It can look contemporary when added to the flared skirt of a fit and flare silhouette, while it creates a classic finish for an A-line gown.

Since we are talking about timeless trends that will fascinate today’s woman, let us look at the former. The Mori Lee 5409 Venice Lace gown is a befitting example. While the snugly fitting bodice is embellished with elaborate lace details, the skirt has a flourish of ruffles that cascade like a waterfall and pile at the feet. The sweetheart neckline and the placement of the ruffles in such a manner that light bounces off the delicate fabric, renders this gorgeous gown a stylish and sophisticated choice for the confident bride.

Simple sheath

Simplicity is not only the sheath’s beauty factor, it is also it’s unique selling point. A sheath silhouette is one that naturally drapes over a bride’s curves, considerably accentuating her feminine charm. If you look at the general trends that have come and gone over the years, you will find that the sheath is a standard that has always been in the limelight. This is precisely the reason it is a timeless trend. Additionally, it is a no-fuss style that will be loved by both the minimalist bride and the ones who love classics.

Unlike the trumpet and other fit and flare designs, this doesn’t cling to your body, and this makes it very chic. Another unique factor of the sheath or column, is that it can be easily dressed up with the proper use of accessories. So, if you have your heart set on showcasing a unique wedding jewelry set that you have chosen, the sheath wedding dress may be your best option to beautifully compliment it.

The Mori Lee 2809 is a sheath that is a masterpiece of beauty, all by itself. Gently draping over the natural frame of the bride, the dress enhances the beauty of the bride’s original curves and is great on slender frames. Delicate beading decorates the classic V-neckline, and straps and continues into a dramatic low-cut illusion design at the back. This dress also features laser cut lace details, another beautiful feature that we discussed in the beginning of this article. Altogether, it is a dress that is difficult to pass by, and we simply love it for all its interesting details.

Light colors

One trend with staying power, that has always been the forte of the bold and beautiful bride, is the colored wedding dress. We do not however mean the deep, dark colors. Lighter colors can add an interesting update to the white wedding dress, and they are always a fashion statement. This is a way to shine on your big day by wearing something that is unique, but in a different way.

You can also consider this idea if you have a specific color theme, and want the right shade that will allow you to be a part of it. When you choose a color that compliments your complexion, you will also look more beautiful than you possibly would, in a white dress. Colors like peach, blush and baby blue are beautiful choices. The other option is to consider dresses in shades like gold or silver, which are also beautiful alternatives for the traditional white wedding dress. Suitable for both the traditional and modern bride, these dresses add an instant touch of glamour and make the bride look even more glamorous.

The Mori Lee 2789 is a mesmerizing beauty that is featured in light gold here. The rich embroidered details add finesse to the metallic finish of the satin fabric. This dress is so glamorous, that it is almost red carpet-worthy. Adding extra dimension to already luxurious fabric and embroidered details is the illusion neckline with shimmering details that extend into the bodice, and also frame the neckline in the form of a necklace. This dress is a shining example of how a lace dress can be anything, but old style.

Now tell us, which of these trends is your favorite? Or is there any other trend that you consider truly timeless, and we haven’t featured here. If so, do write to us in the comments section below.

Your wedding day is a truly special day, and you deserve to wear the dress that you simply love, whether it is trendy, classic or ultra-modern. To find that special dress of your dreams, check out our Best for Bride wedding catalog to go through our extensive inventory of wedding dresses of every type you can imagine. Come visit us today, and make your dream of looking like a diva on your special day, come true.

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Best bridesmaid style trends that your friends will love

Your wedding is fortunately at a time when a stunning variety of bridesmaids dresses, accessories and styles are available. This widens your choices and allows you to pick the best and most stylish options for your bridal party.

Your bridesmaids are all unique. So, their dresses and accessories should also reflect this uniqueness. Although it used to be a common practice to dress bridesmaids to look the same, this is no longer a trend. One-of-a-kind bridesmaids dresses that come together beautifully are a delightful sight. Add the finishing touches with accessories that pop, and your bridal party will look stunning. Not only does this speak eons of your taste in fashion, it also shows that you want your bridal party to be happy. Let their personalities shine through the dresses you choose for each of them. This will make the day extra-special and very memorable.

In today’s round-up, we take a look at the most stylish options of all times in bridesmaids dresses. As fashion trends change every day, these are styles that never lose appeal. Enjoy the tour and don’t forget to tell us which of these trends you will choose for your bridal party.

Enigmatic florals

Spring or summer, floral prints are never out of style. In fact, the Fashion spot suggests floral prints are a classic favorite that never go out of style. Whether large or small, floral details on a dress are always feminine and romantic. Perfect for garden weddings, these prints can easily be tied to any theme. Floral bridesmaids dresses have taken on varied forms and in every imaginable color of the spectrum. We have of course, always been fans of soft and subtle watercolor florals. At the same time, pastel and neutral backgrounds and bright blooms on shimmering fabric have been equally appealing. The dresses are even more delightful when paired with features like fluttery sleeves and ruffles. Floral prints also look beautiful on both long and short gowns. Here is a sample.


This printed chiffon gown from the Mori Lee bridesmaid collection is stylish and feminine, with its sweetheart neckline, off-the-shoulder neckline detail and side slit. The floral details add a whimsical touch, making the dress perfect for an outdoor wedding.

Silky slip or sheath silhouette

Figure-hugging and sexy, slip and sheath dresses look amazing in silky fabrics like satin. Choose dark jewel tones and your girls will look their glamorous best. This style that was in the limelight in the ’90s is just ideal for formal weddings.  The dress exudes sophistication and the slinky look can take several years off the woman who wears it, especially when it is in satin. Pair sheath and slip dresses in solid colors with accessories to match your color theme and create a cohesive effect.

This shift dress from the Alfred Angelo bridesmaid collection has a halter neckline that adds to its fun and flirty look. Simple and youthful, the dress falls over the natural curves, with the drape along the hemline wrapping around the silhouette. Pair it with shoes and jewelry in the color of your choice, and you have a stylish choice that will make your girls love you a little more.

Tea-length gowns

Neither long nor short, this is the ideal dress length that all your girls can carry easily. Tea-length dresses look lovely without revealing too much skin. They also have the sophistication to suit semi-formal events. The dress style goes very well with most wedding themes. You have an amazing variety of options to choose from, to match it to the bridal look. Dresses in airy fabrics like chiffon, lace and tulle look best for this length.

This beauty from the Mori Lee Tulle Affairs collection is sure to impress your bridesmaids. The textured bodice contrasts well with the satin waistband and layered tulle skirt. The length is just right for your girls to carry comfortably and look elegant. The classic scoop neckline with spaghetti straps is refreshingly feminine, and the dress is available in various colors.

Tiers in the skirt

Tiered skirts have been popular in bridal fashion.. This feature is just as attractive in bridesmaids outfits. Not only is it a romantic detail in a dress, it is a refreshing change to very simple dress styles. Light fluttering tiers in airy fabrics like chiffon look very beautiful. Your girls are sure to welcome this dress style that is dramatic, but not overwhelming. Whether done in asymmetric fashion for a modern twist or simple, tiered dresses are amazing and bound to make your bridal party photos interesting.

Despite the simplicity of this gown, this Mori Lee bridesmaid dress packs a punch. The even tiers in the skirt evoke interest and make the dress one of a kind. The texture in the skirt balances out the monochromatic color and also diverts attention from the simple bodice.

Romantic rose gold sequins

Replace pretty pastels, unobtrusive neutrals and monochrome dresses with the bling of rose gold. Bridesmaids dresses embellished with rose gold sequins are very dressy and will make your girls shine like stars. The soft tint of rose gold looks good on most complexions. The other good thing about this choice is that you needn’t worry about accessories. In most cases, the dress will be a statement piece by itself. Additionally, the light color blends well with most themes, and almost acts as a neutral. Opt for dresses with rose gold sequins only in the bodice, if you don’t want too much bling.

Here is a ravishing sweetheart sheath with rose gold sequins all over, from the Alfred Angelo collection. The silhouette as well as the sparkling embellishments make this dress a winner. Choose it for a banquet venue or a country club, and it will shine at either location.

Also take a look at the dress below, that features rose sequins in the bodice alone. The embellished empire bodice contrasts beautifully with the smooth finish of the rest of the dress. This has a fun and flirty look and is ideal for semi-formal and casual weddings. This dress is also from the Alfred Angelo collection.

Interesting back details

We cannot think of a single bride who doesn’t love dresses with amazing details in the back. This design factor immediately draws focus to this angle of the dress, and adds to the glamour. While brides have intricate and very interesting details like illusion backs and keyhole cut-outs, bridal collection designers haven’t forgotten about their best friends either. Bridesmaids dresses that feature interesting back details will be loved by your girls. Most ready-made dresses feature details in sheer fabric and are combined with textured bodices for a beautiful effect. There are also designs with open backs, crystal and beaded embroidery and similar details that add style to the rear angle.

This Mori Lee bridesmaid dress has a diamond shape cut-out in the back. The detail is crafted in lace, and is the statement feature of this dress. Since the cut-out makes the dress interesting from the rear angle, consider highlighting it with a hairstyle like a high bun that keeps the hair off their shoulders. With a bateau neckline in the front, this feature adds an interesting element to the otherwise simple dress.

Jewel tones for warmth and drama

Jewel tone colors are always more attractive than plain hues. The deep richness of these colors will add an air of sophistication to the overall outfit. Hence they are perfect for adding more color to your wedding palette. The refined shimmer of jewel tones also makes it easier to match the dress to any complexion. Like this article on the Oprah website suggests, jewel colors make everyone look more radiant.  This will make it easier for you to find colors that work for most of your bridesmaids. It is also easier than working with pastels and plain shades.

This mulberry colored dress from the Mori Lee collection is exquisite for its jewel tone. Imagine the same dress sans the shimmer and you will understand how simple it would be in comparison. The rich and bold color is what makes this dress stand out and look vibrant.

Flutter sleeves

Flutter sleeves are ultra-feminine and flatters women of all sizes and shapes. The length and texture can be customized according to individual body types. This is a feature that will add a romantic vibe to your wedding scenery. It is suitable for both full-length and short dresses. While adding a modest touch to the outfit, flutter sleeves are also youthful. Soft, fluttering sleeves in airy fabric like chiffon look beautiful on dresses with ruffled details in the bodice and skirt.

The fluttering sleeve on this off-the-shoulder gown from the Mori Lee collection adds a vintage feel to this bridesmaid dress. The fluttering sleeve extends into a ruffled neckline, which is the signature element of this beautiful dress. Soft and romantic, this is a dress your bridesmaids will look lovely in. Don’t be surprised if they choose to wear it more than just once.

All-white setting

All white palettes are a safe option for your wedding. Instead of searching far and near for the perfect color for your bridesmaids,dress them in white. Then choose accessories for accent colors that tie to the palette. White bridesmaid dresses look classic, and are relatively easy to match to the bridal look. Also, white is a universal favorite that flatters every complexion. Why would wedding dresses otherwise be in white? Whether you pick your bridesmaids dresses in soft chiffon, beautiful lace or crisp organza, the color or lack-of it is bound to work seamlessly with the rest of your wedding theme.

How adorable is this cute white bridesmaid dress from the Alfred Angelo collection! The ruffled bodice and illusion neckline work in harmony with the gathered A-line skirt. The waistband adds a pleasant pop of color to the all-white dress. It is very girly and this dress would look beautiful at a semi-formal wedding.

Sleek silhouettes

As fashion edges towards minimalist and crisp, clean lines and sleek silhouettes are the rage. After all, bridesmaids do not need frumpy, frilly dresses to look great. Instead, smart and sleek silhouettes are stylish and attractive. Slim-cut skirts, fitted tops and clean necklines with minimum embellishments look great in simple colors. These are especially smart in grays, browns and black. They can be paired with colorful accessories and bouquets for a perfect Pinterest album.

Simple and elegant, this no-fuss dress from the Alfred Angelo is classic and perfect for any wedding theme at all. While the dress features a dipped halter neckline, it also has a gathered waistline and fitted silhouette. The skirt is softly fluted to create asymmetric draping over the body. The back features a racer-back detail. It is the statement element of this dress.

We hope you enjoyed this collection of dresses for bridesmaids. All these designs are from our bridesmaids dress collection at Best for Bride. So, which of these design styles do you love the most? Tell us in the comment section below.

Whether you have a traditional and classic wedding on the cards or intend to have an edgier, modern theme for your special day, find all that you need at Best for Bride. Check out our wide array of bridal dresses to interesting bridesmaid dresses, accessories, dresses for the mother of the bride and more. For more details on our inventory and services, visit the Best for Bride website.

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Our favorite trends in evening dresses this year

If you are going shopping to pick an evening dress or two for your social engagements this holiday season, let us prepare you for your shopping experience with what looked to be the most happening and interesting trends this year. We have also lined up some dress suggestions that you can look at, and these are all from our bridesmaid and evening dress collections at Best for Bride. Don’t forget to let us know what you like from these, and whether you do indeed choose any of them.

Colors

Spring and summer 2016 introduced us to the neutral color palette of pink and brown. Subtle versions of pink including dusty pink and peach, that aren’t too loud are perfect colors for evening wear if you don’t want to look too bright or bold. Plus, these neutral colors can be the perfect backdrop for some fun and dressy accessories. So, if you have that perfect bold clutch to show off or a stunning necklace, you know what would look good with it.

Now, if you want to make a stunning appearance, you could always consider bubblegum pink which was hot on the scenes last summer. This can certainly color up the scenery, but it may not really be right if you want a serious and refined look. Here is a bubblegum pink dress from the Alfred Sung evening dress collection. The added details like the up and down hemline add more spunk to the bright and vivid color that it features.

The other cool color (literally cool!) palette this year was deep blue color, and the colors seemed to pop with the iridescent highlights. What a stunning fashion statement! Bright pops of effervescent embellishments against deep dark water colors are undoubtedly a winner, don’t you agree? So, make sure your wardrobe has a perfect blue or green, that will allow you to step in and steal everybody’s attention.

Now, let us tell you exactly what we meant by deep sea colors with iridescent highlights with you this showstopper from the Jadore evening dress collection. What do you think of the scintillating effect of the top?

Our next picks are sunset hues like sunny vermillion and zesty orange which were featured on the catwalks and are always great reminders of spring and the wonderful tropics. Wondering whether it is a good idea for winter? We say go for it, as it will be different. Pair it with some colorful accessories, and you can nail that festive look that is perfect for any celebration. Also remember that deep oranges like clementine and browns are still pretty much in style and you can always turn to these as a safe bet. Since these colors look great on almost any skin tone, you couldn’t possibly go wrong. How refreshing is this sunset orange dress featured in the Social Bridesmaids collection. You can find this and many more attractive sunset hues in this collection at Best for Bride. 

Prints

Oversize prints and florals in either retro-inspired style or small and delicate Garden of Eden designs were all the rage last spring and summer. Equally attractive were color block prints, but remember that this year, color blocking has taken a new dimension with monochrome bold stripes and rainbow colors. Here is a captivating black and white striped gown from the Alfred Sung evening dress collection that is unique and distinct with the style and placement of the stripes on the sateen fabric.

Isn’t it just a fact that bold color combinations can make a huge impact, and why limit yourself to one when you can wreak havoc with many colors at the same time. So, go with color blocking in this years style, and you will be glad you did it.

Graphic prints and oversize motifs in bold statement colors are still hot. So, if you want something that is loud and daring, don’t hesitate to pick out a dress with a loud motif that screams for attention.

Graphic floral prints have been fashioned out of wide lace to make this Jadore evening dress a sensational beauty. You can find this in our evening dress collection, and remember that it is also available in red with the same design, if that is the color you favor.

A tip for your casual wear choices as well. Denim with needlepoint embroidery seems to be back, with both menswear and womenswear collections featuring it a lot. So, take a cue and update your jeans collection with at least one that features it, for a trendy look.

Patterns and Styles

Many interesting and unusual changes have popped up in the style section. Fluidity in structure was the focus this year, with many designers celebrating the natural womanly shape with loose flowing garments. Maxi dresses with loose fits and peasant dresses were an interesting trend. These are perfect for both indoor and outdoor functions. We loved how the dresses were made suitable for both formal and informal occasions through the appropriate use of fabric. While silk was the choice for formal functions, cotton and gauze made similar designs comfortable and good for outdoor and casual events.

Now, here is a fluid full-length dress from the Jadore evening collection in a sheath silhouette that courses along the natural curves of the wearer. We love the delicate and feminine effect from the soft flow of the fabric and how it is further enhanced by the spectacular addition of lace in the right places.

So, if you have a beach wedding to attend this year, it may be a good idea to revisit last year’s maxi trend and choose a dress that will look dressy even while being casual and comfortable.

The other popular dress styles were A-line skirts and asymmetrical hemline dresses that ended between mid-length and calf. Perfect for cocktail parties, these designs are cool and chic, and look good whether they are in prints or plain.

This Mori Lee evening dress features an unusual up and down hemline that makes it both casual and chic, flirty and fun. Perfect for that fun evening out with your girls, don’t you think?

We have also noticed that the neatly pleated style is back on the scene. The refined and clean look that is part of this design seems to appeal greatly to women who want a polished look. Perfect to go with a neat updo or when you want to attend a formal function at work, this is perhaps the dress style that will help you nail the look. Don’t you think this pleated dress from the Jasmine dress collection is worth your attention?

The off-the-shoulder style is still a big hit, and you would definitely look sultry and romantic in a dress that features this style. When the off-the-shoulder style is combined with a long gown it has a sophisticated charm, while it looks stylish and glamorous in a shorter version. Either way, we think that this is a definite style that will continue to be favored for a long time. So don’t hesitate to grab a dress in one of the colors we mentioned previously and look both trendy and beautiful for the occasion you will be attending.

Splendid and sexy, this Mori Lee beauty is a masterpiece for more than just the off-the-shoulder feature on it. The asymmetrically ruched bodice and the scintillating waistband are the other interesting elements that make this dress a total hit.

The other style that is really trending is the Goddess style dress. Don’t you love the one-shoulder dress that has always looked romantic and mysterious? With a dress that focuses on enhancing your natural beauty, while still adding an ethereal charm with delicate and unique features such as a draped bodice or one-shoulder strap, this is a definite winner. Choose a longer version if you want to look formal, or go with a shorter skirt or one with ruffles all along if you would prefer to be playful and effortless in what you wear. Take a look at this dress from the Jasmine evening dress collection.

Accessories

The same colors that we discussed above are the top choices in dress accessories. Brown and muted pinks are subtle colors that look great with almost any dress. They allow you to tone down your overall impact, when your dress is really vibrant. Apart from this, the deep sea hues are also seen dressing up large clutches and also adding extra glamour to earrings, necklaces and shoes with the iridescent effects that we talked about earlier. These effects are exquisite and match an outdoor beach setting, as well as look great at winter holiday parties. Now, if you know your friend has a nautical theme party, you know what you need in the accessories department to get your look just right for the theme.

Metallic Moody Blues Demi Parure Set
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Warm yourself up when you step outside in oversize fluid coats, which were all the rage on the runways last year. Not only are they cozy, they go well with most dresses making it a versatile outer wear choice. Wrap cardigans and sporty culottes were also a fashion statement, however they are appropriate only when the occasion you will be attending has a casual vibe. The other style icons are trucker jackets updated with fringing and embellishments.

Details we loved

When choosing a dress, you needn’t go with the latest trends all the way, just a few statement features are all that is required to help you stand out of the crowd. These are what the details of a dress can achieve with ease. Let us now look at the various details that we loved from the dresses we have been seeing last year.

Ruffles are one of the most attractive features that adds extra personality to any dress. We have seen ruffles come and go, but its been in the main scene most of last year. So, it may be a good idea to stick to ruffles as a fashion element in your dresses. The fun thing about ruffles is how they can be used to change the overall impact of a dress. By adding it in the right locations and adequately, we have seen ruffles dramatically alter the look of a dress from formal and sophisticated to casual and elegant. Ruffles may appear either in the neckline, sleeves, bodice or skirt of the dress. Then again, it can be added in moderation or luxuriously. You can choose this based on whether you want to look fun or serious. Either way it is undoubtedly a very feminine and romantic element, so it is one that you should definitely try.

Have a look at this ruffled dress from the Jadore collection, and you will soon realize how dramatic ruffles can be.

Black and white continue to be eternal favorites, but white this time seems to have taken an entirely distinct effect from what was ever seen before. Antique white, or parchment white is the new color on the scene, and you may like to consider it in moderate doses as part of your attire or in your accessories for a clean and crisp look that also exudes a vintage vibe.

The other notable fashion styles were the presence of eyelet holes on shoulders alongside the cold shoulder or off-the-shoulder style. This use of designs that show off skin in the shoulder area is both chic and youthful. If you want a fun flirty look with lots of spunk, you should definitely consider getting yourself a brightly colored evening dress with exposed shoulders and perhaps sleeves that skim the shoulders or with a number of straps that brace your arms for the perfect look this season.

We think that a dress like the Jadore gown shown here would do the job very well.

Hope you’ve found yourself enough inspiration to go shopping for your evening dresses soon enough. Check out our evening dress collection on Best for Bride for hundreds of more attractive designs and find dresses that will be just perfect for every occasion you have in mind.