10 of the Biggest Bridal Trends for 2015
After getting a look at Bridal Market 2015, we know one thing: there’s a LOT to look forward to coming down the aisle next year. Whether it’s the roaring ’20s, an invasion of crop tops (you read that right) or a look taken right off of the big screen, we’ve spotted the noteworthy details that are sure to be seen on brides next year.
For a twist on long sleeves, be prepared to see covered arms paired with bare shoulders next fall. These designs from Marchesa, Inbal and Oscar de la Renta create a neckline so gorgeous there’s no need for jewelry on the big day.
1. Marchesa: With a lace overlay and a 3/4 sleeve, there’s no doubt this will fit into any fall wedding.
2. Inbal Dror: This gown has the right balance of sophistication and sex appeal.
3. Oscar de la Renta: A red carpet favorite. Brides will have a A-list moment in this off-the-shoulder gown.
Color Your Bridal-World
Painterly pastels and metallics are hot for wedding reception decor, and designers have taken note. Look to Hayley Paige’s, Monique Lhuillier’s and Sareh Nouri’s new lines to see how they’re incorporating brides’ favorite fixtures into their dresses.
1. Hayley Paige: A sherbet colored gown with a hint of metallic that will surely make a statement — yup, that’s exactly what you were going for.
2. Monique Lhullier: This beautifully embellished gown stands out in a shade that’s somewhere between lavender and pink.
3. Johanna Johnson: Pastel is the new ivory, and Australian designer Johanna Johnson’s latest collection is full-on color.
The Angelina Slit
Angelina makes a statement, not only as a bride but also on the red carpet. Her thigh-high slit has found its way into fall bridal collections. No matter if you pick a gown from Reem Acra, Pamela Roland or Badgley Mischka, you’ll be feeling like an A-lister when you strut down the aisle.
1. Reem Acra: A simpler gown shape works perfectly with a thigh split as high as this one.
2. Pamella Roland: Opting for sleeves when you’re choosing to show off this much leg leaves just enough to the imagination.
3. Badgley Mischka: There’s nothing wrong with wanting a slit but going about it with a little extra modesty. “Conservative slit” is the best way to describe this cap-sleeve gown.
Bringing Sexy Back
Bridal boot camps are going to be all about sculpting your backside next year. Be prepared to work it! Low backs, keyholes and illusion netting are on their way! The temps might be cooling down but the gowns are oh-so hot.
1. Pnina Tornai: There’s nothing more perfect for a wedding day than a wedding gown with a heart-shaped keyhole back.
2. Ines Di Santo: Besides a totally gorgeous back, can we talk about those illusion sleeves? So great. So, so great.
3. Temperley London: Who says it’s all about the entrance? Temperly London does it again, and this gown will keep guests ooing and aahing as you walk away.
The classic wedding gown gets an ethereal upgrade with added layers of tulle and silk. These gowns could just as easily be paired with a pointe shoes, a man in tights and a pas de deux.
1. Marchesa: With a tulle so light, it’s as if you’re floating down the aisle — this is the ultimate in ballroom gowns.
2. Rivini: This gown has a lot going on, and it’s hitting all the high points — A-line skirt, high-low hemline and a bit of illusion, all wrapped up in a whole lotta creative layering.
3. Amsale: With a shorter chiffon overlay, this gown is reminiscent of a Swan Lake princess.
Crop Tops + Cut Outs
If you thought the bridal industry was safe from the crop top, then be prepared for a very surprising fall wedding season. Midriff-baring two-piece dresses added some heat to the runway at Reem Acra and Theia shows. And if you want to show some skin other than your midriff, rest assured that you’ll have plenty of cutout options thanks to Pnina Tornai for Kleinfeld.
1. Theia: The goddess Theia’s power was the gift of light, and this gown truly sheds light on the modern bride.
2. Pnina Tornai: Known for her super-sexy designs, Pnina doesn’t disappoint with this high-neck, side-illusion sheath gown.
3. Reem Acra: Who says crops are only for ready-to-wear? Reem shows brides you can wear this trend and still be sophisticated.
It’s not just about bringing sexy back! Brides are loving the deep V, and so are the designers. These looks are right for brides who love to show a little (or a lot) of decolletage.
1. Dennis Basso: With beautiful embellishments, this gown’s wow-factor comes from the V… um… and the pockets!
2. Rivini: Want to make sure nothing comes flying out at your wedding dance? Set yourself up with a narrow deep-V paired with some illusion netting.
3. Oscar de la Renta: You can take the plunge without going off the deep end. This dress gives brides a wearable and conservative neckline.
We were all blown away by Olivia Palermo’s bold move to wear shorts under her Carolina Herrera skirt and show off her legs. This look might not be for everyone, but showing your stems down the aisle is definitely on trend.
1. Mark Zunino: Take one twirl in this gown, and you’ll never want to stop!
2. Vera Wang: Looking to party the night away? This Vera dress is a great option for a reception.
3. Anne Barge: Party in the front and drama in the back, a high-low gown is great for any season.
After seeing Mrs. George Clooney in a flapper-inspired gown, designers thought, “Welp, it’s time to devote collections to the roaring ’20s.” With heavy embellishments and fringing, these gowns are perfect for the cooler months.
1. Claire Pettibone: Let’s be real. Claire Pettibone knows that 1920s style is always in fashion in wedding world. Year after year she proves it.
2. Naeem Khan: Finally — a wedding dress you might wear again after your wedding. This short flapper number will really sparkle on the dance floor.
3. Karen Willis Holmes: Australian designer Karen Willis Holmes is a master when it comes to mixing delicate textures on a dress. Behold, a masterpiece.
We just will NOT let it go. We love Frozen too much, and we want it in every aspect of our life and immortalized in our wedding day pictures. Alfred Angelo collaborated with Disney to create a Frozen-inspired wedding gown, and next year, brides will be embracing their inner Princess Elsa with looks that will melt the hearts of wedding guests and, of course, their grooms.
1. Alfred Angelo: This dress design was approved by Disney, so we can only assume that it is indeed exactly what Elsa would wear on her wedding day. And now, you can wear it on yours.
2. Mark Zunino: The inspiration for Mark’s 2015 collection was water. And the beading on this sheath gown looks like snow falling from the sky.
3. Kenneth Pool: A gorgeous beaded pattern will wow your groom and unfreeze any heart.
What trends are you looking forward to the most for Fall 2015? Let us know 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)