"Thankfully, in 2010, designers have brought her back to shine and shine big. The use of sequins, crystal beading, metallic accents and other embellishments will keep her as the centre of attention the entire day!"..
Sincerity Bridal #3571
As we draw near to the end of 2009 and 2010 shines brightly on the horizon, we notice that the new season brings with it many new and exciting fashion twists. For years now, we have become accustomed to seeing bridal gowns with little or no embellishment. Plain has been the word for far too long but designers have come to the rescue in 2010 with lots of beads, crystals, and sequins.
Emerald Bridal #9162
Without regressing to the over the top flashiness of the eighties, the 2010 line up of bridal gowns is elegant and still understated, giving the eye just the right amount of sparkle. Limiting the beading to one part of the overall garment is just one way designers have kept this new trend in check; adding crystals and other bright beading to the bodice, the hemline, neckline or skirt only. Still, others have found it necessary to add beads to the entire garment but have found a way to do it without taking away from the garment's overall appeal.
Alfred Angelo #1136
Some designers have taken the trend one step further by adding floral appliqués to their dresses. Some appliqués have beading in them whereas others stand alone. In both cases, an extra element of texture is added to the dress.
JLM Couture "Blush"
Feathers will also be prevalent this year. Whether they are worn in the hair or on the dress, feathers will be very popular. Mostly, we will see them in the form of embellishment on one small part of the dress; however, many designers have taken feathers and incorporated them into the entire garment.
Metallic fabrics will be hot for 2010, as well. Actually, the last time we saw metallics in any form on the runways was back in the eighties, along with the sequins. The thing about metallics now is that they will be used primarily as accents. For example, metallic fabrics will be used for embellishment in the form of sashes, flowers and lace.
The bride will stand out no matter what on her wedding day. The plain dresses of the last few years have not diminished the bride's importance as the focal point of the day but they definitely have led her down a far blander aisle than we are used to. Thankfully, in 2010, designers have brought her back to shine and shine big. The use of sequins, crystal beading, metallic accents and other embellishments will keep her as the centre of attention the entire day!
Sincerity Bridal #3573