Today Show: Wedding Dress Trends
It’s spring, which means that it’s almost wedding season. If you’re planning a wedding (or just looking starry-eyed at your boyfriend, wondering when he’ll stop being a bonehead and ask you), then Today had quite the special for you April 30 2013. They had the latest wedding dress fashions that are in season right now, fresh off the runway.
Carley Roney, founder of The Knot, came by to tell Natalie Morales about these great new bridal gowns. Fashion Week for weddings just finished, so this is great timing. The average price for a dress is $1,211.
“It’s a lot of money,” Carley Roney said. “You can get them in any price range. The secret is finding the look you love.”
On The Knot, they have a feature where you can enter in your price range and look through the dresses for that price.
Bold Beading Wedding Dress Trend
The first look shown off on Today was the bold beating trend, displayed in an Alfred Angelo Dress, which was $1149. The model was a real bride herself. That made me wonder if this was her real wedding dress, because she looked amazing in it. The dress had a sheer, jeweled neckline, a big flowing skirt and an open back.
“It’s a very flattering look. Traditional, but very modern,” Carley Roney said.
Cap Sleeves Wedding Dress Trend
Carley Roney called the cap sleeves dress trend a “Kate Middleton look.” It’s an example of a trend for the ladies who like more coverage up top. The dress was a Moonlight dress for $605.
“It’s a very regal look,” Carley Roney said.
The dress had a much more basic look, with lace around the bodice and what Carley Roney called a “princess theme.” As a man, I’ll never be a bride, so maybe my opinion here isn’t important, but to me this dress said 1800s. It looks like something Jane Austen would’ve worn. I guess that’s appealing to some people, but to me, it just looked ancient.
Floral Embroidery Wedding Dress Trend
The next dress had floral embroidery and it was a Camille la Vie dress for $799. Carley Roney said this was one of the hottest looks of the moment and it’s clear to see why. The dress was deceptively simple-looking, but the embroidery on the dress was very elaborate. Carley Roney said it was a very “English garden” look, which is great if you’re getting married outside.
Pearls Wedding Dress Trend
“The fairy tale look is always going to be big in bridal,” Carly Roney said, adding that this is the ideal dress for the girl who wants to get married in a castle.
The bodice was embroidered with pearls and some shimmer. There was a big, full skirt on the dress as well. The dress was from David’s Bridal for $1150.
Metallic Accents Wedding Dress Trend
I’m sorry, but this dress was goofy. It was designed to look like a 1920s flapper dress, in honor of The Great Gatsby. But unless your wedding has a 1920s theme, I think this dress will just make you look ridiculous. The dress was from Maggie Sottero for $980. The veil was a very flapper-inspired headband and the back had metallic lace. Beyond that, it was basically a silky dress that looked like a turn-of-the-century nightgown.
I think the first dress was my favorite. You just can’t beat that jeweled neckline and big flowy skirt. It was the most flattering of the looks, as well, and I think the dress would fit almost any body type, which is definitely not the case for all of the looks (I’m looking at you, weird flapper dress). But the choice is yours. Check out The Knot and see all the great options you have in your price range.