CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal) – A bride’s wedding day is her ‘red carpet’ moment. It is the one day that she gets to wear the most formal, elegant dress that she will, most likely, ever wear. Joining us are Beth Chapman, owner of The White Dress by the shore and Stylist from Beth Chapman Styling and DD Nickel, Makeup Artist and Owner of DD Nickel Makeup Studio.
What we see on the red carpet comes directly from the fashion runways, so naturally, it will have an effect on what women will wear in the coming season, including on their wedding day!
throughout the award season and on all of the fashion runways, the neckline of the moment is the plunging front neckline. This gown by designer Anne Barge has that elegant neckline. This neckline is not for everyone. Of course it is dependent on the bride’s bust size. This gown has a sheer vanity panel which provides the bride slightly more coverage and a little security to avoid wardrobe malfunctions. This gown also has a beautiful texture to it. Embroideries and textured fabric are very ‘of the moment’. It is a nice alternative to lace.
The cape is the new train. The cape is a way to have a dramatic look, yet you have the flexibility to remove it. This is a metallic linen cape from The Wedding Dresser in Brooklyn, NY. Metallics, particularly gold have been a hot trend on the red carpet. Capes are a great way to incorporate texture, pattern or in this case, metallic, into your wedding day look.
There is currently a trend toward opulence. This is the “Hayley’ gown by Hayley Paige. This is a replica of the gown that the designer recently wore for her own wedding. This gown speaks to the trend toward embroidered fabrics and delicate beading. This gown is not white. We are currently seeing brides choose subtle color instead of the traditional white. This particular gown has layers of tulle in different shades, that together create an opalescent effect.
Bridesmaids can have their red carpet glamour moment as well. Texture and beading is very popular in bridesmaids right now. We are seeing beading incorporated into the bridal party and combined with other maids in prints and lace – it is all about mixing and matching colors and textures. This Amsale dress has a beautiful halter neckline and this a dress that a bridesmaid can feel very sexy and confident in.
A big thank you to Theia couture for dressing all of us today so that we could have our red carpet moment as well!