12 Wedding Dress Trends for Every Type of Bride
We all know that there’s more to wedding dress shopping than finding a beautiful gown. There are seas of white to get through before you find the perfectly cut, fits-like-a-glove, embellished-to-a-tee dress — the one that’s just so you. And it seems like there’s no better moment to get the details down pat than right after Bridal Fashion Week, when designers share their most romantic wedding dress designs to date. So get your Pinboards ready, we’re scoping out the biggest Fall 2015 bridal trends for every type of bride, from classic white wedding silhouettes to the offbeat gowns and two-pieces (yep, you read that right), these are the dresses that will be altar-bound all next year.
1. The Flower Crown Bride: From the eclectic table settings to the flower crown in your hair, everything about your wedding rings bohemian. Channel that easy-going vibe with a dress that’s just as breezy, like this gorgeous embroidered Temperley gown.
2. The Straight Off the Cake Bride: Your dress has just as many tiers as your towering cake — and that’s only the first sign that you’re a next-level kind of classic bride. Just like this Marchesa ball gown, your ideal bridal style is a mix of something old (tulle ruffles for days) and something new (that dreamy off-the-shoulder neckline).
3. The Anything But White Bride: You’re everyday look consists of pops of color from head to toe and you never dial it down, not even on your big day. Lucky for you, the runways have a slew of pastel gowns to choose from, like this pale blue Claire Pettibone piece.
4. The Shortie Bride: For you, a floor-length gown is too fussy — you want one dress that can take you from ceremony to reception with the toss of a bouquet, just like this Pamella Roland frock. Its embellished neckline and raw lace hem make sure you’d never be confused for a LWD-donning wedding guest — add an ornate hair piece to drive the point home.
5. The Fairy Tale Bride: There’s no question about it: Your dress put the “big” in “big day.” A lace and tulle-tiered piece, like this Monique Lhuillier ball gown, is the only thing left to complete your happily ever after IRL.
6. The Break All the Rules Bride: You’d like to rewrite that “something new” bit as “something never done before,” and one way to wow ’em is with a totally unexpected wedding dress. Toss tradition to the curb in a two-piece gown like Theia‘s boxy crop top and flowy floor-length skirt set.
7. The Hopeless Romantic Bride: You’ve dreamed of this moment forever, and so your “I dos” have to live up to what you always knew would be the most romantic day of your life. Cue delicate details, like the floral lace and an illusion neckline on this Angel Sanchez number and you’ll have all your guests swooning.
8. The Gatsby Bride: From flea-market finds to antique hand me downs, your wedding is full of vintage touches. And while your dress doesn’t have to be a ’20s relic, you can find an Art Deco-inspired frock — look for one that boasts ornate beading and geometric appliqués, like this Ines Di Santo dream.
9. The Long-Sleeve Bride: It’s just one of those things: you’ve always envisioned yourself walking down the aisle in long sleeves, like wayyy before Kate and Kim. Stay on the pulse of this recent bridal trend with sleeves that act as the wow factor of your bridal outfit, like the shimmering sleeves on this Temperley piece.
10. The Modern Minimalist Bride: Your hair is always parted down the middle, you rarely stack your rings and there’s not a graphic tee in your collection. Keep your big day frill-free with a streamlined gown like this Honor for Stone Fox Bride dress. That ultra modern neckline really is alll the daring detail you need.
11. The June Bride: You want to get married when the weather is fair, when there’s not a cloud in the sky and you don’t ever have to worry about a sudden chill cutting your outdoor celebration early. So June brides, choose a dress that embodies this perfectly-timed moment. Think: thin spaghetti straps, light embroidery and an airy organza sheath like on this Christos gown.
12. The Ring’s Not Enough Bride: Your wedding band will be bling on your finger forever. But when you’ve only got one day to knock the gown out of the park, you want it to be as much of a head turner. Opt for a dress with exquisitely placed sparkle, like this beautifully embellished Pamella Roland piece.
Which fall 2015 bridal trend can you see yourself walking down the aisle in? What kind of bride are YOU — what wedding dress details can you not pass up? Tell us in the comments below.
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)