Did you know that there is a bridal fashion week? We would love to sit on the sidelines and watch as the top designers in the bridal world unleash their new ideas and set the trends for the upcoming season.
1. Flower Crowns
Bridal fashion week 2015 saw the revival of accessories in the hair, from flower crowns to headbands and veils, hair accessories are back in vogue. Why waste a perfect opportunity to accentuate your amazing hair style and add more interest to your look.
Flower crowns have not seen a revival in the bridal world since the 70s. So if your bridal style is longing for that inner flower child to come out, look no further. Don't save this look for Coachella, just speak with your florist about how large or small you would like your flowers to be and bring pictures! It's also a perfect way to add color to your look.
2. Contouring with Color
As seen at: Ines Di Santo, Theia, Claire Pettibone, Naeem Khan.
Unless you’ve been living under a wifi-free rock over the past year or so, you’ll know that contouring is probably the biggest make-up trend in a decade, working wonders at sculpting faces and highlighting your best assets.
While it has, up to now, been centred around dark and light with bronzed and highlighting tones, 2015 brides will see some added colour to the contouring palette. It doesn’t have to be extreme though, add soft peaches and warm pinks to your wedding day make-up for a look that’s still a little chiselled, but bright and natural too.
3. Plaits and more plaits.
As seen at: Sareh Nouri, Della Giovanna, Elizabeth Stuart, Theia, Galia Lahav, Claire Pettibone, Temperley.
It’s probably easier to list the collections that didn’t feature plaits and braids than the ones that did! Halo braids, French plaits, undercut braids, braided buns, and fishtail plaits; however you want to wear them, this is one long-lasting tresses trend that’s not going anywhere in 2015.
As seen at: Claire Pettibone, Ines Di Santo, Yolan Cris.
As the fashion and beauty worlds continue to obsess over all things 90s, it was only a matter of time before the trend for metallic eye-shadow reared its head again.
While we’re not encouraging anyone to opt for blue glittery shadow on their wedding day, opting for a soft silver shimmer or metallic bronze liner will be a chic way to toast the trend for 2015 brides.
5. Dare to bare.
As see at: Monique Lhuiller
Minimalist makeup is always great way to go for those who prefer more natural look.
Fantastic for summer weddings and one of the prettiest, and most accessible make-up trends for 2015
6. Cage veil.
As seen at: Jenny Packham Bridal Spring collection.
The history of wedding cage veils goes back to 1920's and trend that’s coming back into fashion!
7. Crystals Floral hair pieces.
As seet at: Monique Lhuillier, Oscar de la Renta
8. Bold Smokey eye and burgundy lips.
As seen at: Johanna Johnson, Galia Lahav, Stone Fox Bride.
This is a stunning look for Halloween brides, or perhaps a chic Christmas wedding.
While Johanna Johnson’s 1920s catwalk make-up was quite severe, with almost black lip liner and dramatic dark eyes, we think these tones could work really beautifully on a real bride. Opt for a rich burgundy lipstick, and a softer smokey eye for a look that’s less harsh, but just as sexy and statement.
9. The classic cat eye.
A popular trend in the makeup world for quite some time, winged eyeliner is transitioning into a favourite look for brides. Previously considered too dramatic and daring for daytime bridal looks, makeup artists are lessening the impact by creating more subtle versions of this appealing trend.
10. Origami Hair accessories.
As seen at: Carolina Herrera, Galia Lahav, YolanCris.
This trend is a little more daring than others, but still totally achievable for any fashion forward bride.
Origami accessories look gorgeous with romantic textured dresses as well as simple structured gowns. Look to local milliners for something bespoke, that works with the shape of your face, and style of your dress.