Some quirky trends have sashayed down the catwalk at the New York Bridal Fashion Week, theguardian.com reports.
The influential fashion event showcased a raft of new designs and a fair few surprises which will reach the shops within the next year. Some of these surprises include the use of colour and – heaven forbid – bridal jumpsuits.
Several designers modelled pink gowns, shunning the traditional off-white. Vera Wang was one such designer whose collection comprised dazzling gowns in a range of feminine ice cream shades from vibrant peony and soothing coral to the softest blush.
Meanwhile Rita Vinieris for Rivini, Theia White and Temperley showed off their unconventional alternatives to the traditional strapless ivory froth: trousers.
White produced slacks teamed with a sparkly white sweater and Temperley showed its Nepheli jumpsuit, an almost 70s-inspired halter-neck creation. If nothing else, these designs will make it far easier to dance at the wedding reception.
Naturally, there were plenty of more conventional dresses. According to dailylife.com.au, Spring 2014’s collections were divided into two categories: Princess Grace or gypsy bride, which journalist Kathleen Lee Jones described as “equally overwhelming in their excess”.
Fortunately, there seems to be far more choices for alternative brides, for whom the thought of “standard-issue, cup-cake style wedding dresses” leaves them nauseated. Whether trousers will catch on in 2014 remains to be seen, though.