Bridal Fashion Week has just wrapped and as usual the shows offered up no shortage of frothy, intricately-designed gowns.
But this season there were also some unexpected sartorial developments: There were thigh-high slits, crop tops, and peplums aplenty. Oh and that whole white wedding dress thing? So passe. An array of designers showed floral, red and even black gowns.
And what do all these unconventional bridal trends have in common? We can trace all of their origins back to some notable Spring 2012 trends.
Click through to see the bridal trends that were inspired by the Spring 2012 runway.
Many modern brides walk the line these days of wanting to maintain some tradition in their weddings while also highlighting their individuality. For sartorial risk takers, bridal designers have plenty of options for brides who want something besides the usual full skirted ivory gown with a sweetheart neckline (not that there’s anything wrong with that, of course.)
Click through to see the most unconventional wedding gowns we’ve spied this bridal season.
Douglas Hannant and Jason Wu share a similar design aesthetic and clientele (classy, high-end), but do they also share similar designs? The NY Post is reporting that “sources” noticed that a look from Jason Wu’s pre-fall 2012 collection was strikingly similar to a Douglas Hannant frock that Anne Heche wore in September.
If you’ve flipped through any fashion magazine this past spring, it’s safe to assume that you would have come across an editorial featuring color blocking. Now that the resort 2012 collections are coming to a close, it’s become obvious that this trend is not going anywhere–in fact, it seems to be more popular than ever.
More specifically, we’ve noticed it on countless short dresses. And why not? Resort collections seem like the perfect place for fun, easy, and colorful clothing. In fact, many of the looks show few additional accessories, presenting them as ideal for simple, no-fuss dressing.
Whether through fringe, fabric or sequins, expect to see plenty of color-blocking in the next year. Click through to see highlights from the resort collections.