Runway Report

Spring 2014 Bridal Shows
Ines Di Santo

Running in heels, chasing down taxis, an endless storm of white dresses, morning mimosas and specialty truffles at cozy showroom lofts… These are the typical happenings of bridal fashion week. In the midst of the madness, it's quite difficult to contemplate anything beyond the next show in your iCalendar. So after getting a serious bridal fix in the Big Apple, it was quite refreshing to return to the Queen City and delve into the newest trends. Spring 2014 brings a whole new crop of stunning silhouettes and sweet new hues. Pale rose has certainly made its mark, giving "blushing bride" a whole new meaning. From faint ombré hems to solid pink with scalloped lace appliqué, this ever-flattering shade ran the style gamut. And last seasons popular peplum bodice carried into the new collections with an updated architectural element. Structure is key with these gowns, save some petal appliqué from Monique Lhuillier. An uncommon bridal sighting, the empire waist gown made its debut in more than a few collections. And with a wide range of necklines as well as skirt silhouettes, this oft overlooked style looked ultra-flattering. Finally, Gatsby-esque glitz gave classic silhouettes a serious dose of glamour. Take a look below at the week's findings. What was your favorite collection or trend?

 

Photos: wedding wire and own

Categories: Bride + Groom