We’ve all dreamed of the perfect white wedding. We’ve also all considered what the ‘something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue’ will be at this perfect wedding wonderland. However, recent trends have shown a shift: brides are now looking at buying dresses that take a step back from the quintessential white, puffy wedding gown with a train and a veil.
Vivianne Westwood, who many consider a part of the upper echelon of bridal designers, recently introduced a light blue wedding dress in her summer bridal collection. The idea was to bring together all four aspects of the perfect wedding. This beautifully delicate gown was later personalised by a particularly enterprising bride, by repurposing the lace on her mother’s wedding dress, thus incorporating the need for something old as well. Paired with borrowed shoes, this bride ushered in the best of luck on her wedding day. Apart from the light blue wedding dress, Vivianne Westwood also introduced a more traditional wedding dress with light blue accents along the hem, both inside and outside the skirt. This was a more subtle touch that added immense volume and depth to the beautiful gown, reminiscent of the hoop skirts of the antebellum era. An average Vivianne Westwood gown would be upwards of $3000.
Alfred Angelo offers a slightly more affordable range of light blue wedding dresses in his Cinderella Diamond Collection, inspired by Disney princesses. This line of gowns would make any bride feel like a fairy come true. Martin Hrca has also presented a line of pale blue wedding dresses that shimmer with an understated elegance of a blue-white ombre gradient. The price range of these dresses fall between $1000 – $2500.
And finally, for a light blue bridal gown that is trendy and yet affordable, there are a range of methods by which a wedding gown may be tinted to show just the slightest bit of colour in the right light. Pair an off-the-rack dress with a blue taffeta petticoat and a light blue corset, and you have high-street fashion on a sensible budget.
Thus, through the tastes of the goddess of bridal couture, we do indeed see a shift from the traditional white gown, to more diverse shades of light blue wedding dresses.