Style Update: Market Trends

Each year our Southern Bridal Shops travel to New York City for bridal market. While this time is used to pick out new samples for our Huntsville Bridal Shop and Nashville Bridal Shop, it is also a time where we can take in the new trends we see on the market as well as a time where we can sit and discuss bridal trends with our designers and other shops from around the world. This year, we definitely were excited to see some amazing new trends hit the market and we are so excited to share the trends we saw at market with our Southern brides. 

Peter Langner Fashion Show.

Peter Langner Fashion Show.

The Ball Gown is In

t seems like every designer this season was into the ball gown and it made us giddy! We know our Southern brides love a good full skirt and our designers this season delivered with amazing A-lines and ball gowns that will make your heart skip a beat. 

Lela Rose Bridal Gown. 

Lela Rose Bridal Gown. 

Jim Hjelm Ball Gown. 

Jim Hjelm Ball Gown. 

Not an Illusion

Many of our designers played with sheer elements - taking sheer fabrication and adding embellishments to cover the bride. These embellishments added some amazing interest and kept us staring to try to figure out exactly what we were looking at. 

Hayley Paige Gown. Photo via Style Me Pretty. 

Hayley Paige Gown. Photo via Style Me Pretty. 

Martina Liana Bridal. Photo via Maggie Louise. 

Martina Liana Bridal. Photo via Maggie Louise. 

Hayley Paige. 

Hayley Paige. 

Interesting Necklines

Gone are the days of the simple sweetheart neckline - this market our designers mixed the necklines up quite a bit and left us simply ecstatic about the options to show brides. As many of our brides know, plunging necklines have been a trend for the last couple of seasons. These were still evident on the runway and many of our designers incorporated them into their collections. However, we also saw a movement towards a more covered neckline for our bride who isn't wishing to bare it all down the aisle. 

Lela Rose Bridal Gown available via our Nashville Bridal Shop. Photo via Thomas Iannaccone. 

Lela Rose Bridal Gown available via our Nashville Bridal Shop. Photo via Thomas Iannaccone. 

Modern Trousseau Ball Gown. 

Modern Trousseau Ball Gown. 

Peter Langner Bridal Gown via Nashville Bridal Shop. Photo via our Nashville Bridal Boutique.

Peter Langner Bridal Gown via Nashville Bridal Shop. Photo via our Nashville Bridal Boutique.

Non-Traditional Fabrications

This season our Alabama Bridal Shop and Tennessee Bridal Shop were elated to see a move from "traditional" bridal fabrications to really amazing embroideries, brocades, and novelty organza fabrics. Many of our designers, including Lela Rose, Hayley Paige, and Peter Langner, used non-traditional fabrications for bridal gowns this season and the results were nothing short of amazing! Each fabrication brought something truly unique to the designer's collection and, in turn, will bring some amazing diversity for both our Alabama Bridal Boutique and Tennessee Bridal Boutique. 

Lela Rose Bridal Gown available via our Nashville Bridal Boutique. Photo via Thomas Iannaccone. 

Lela Rose Bridal Gown available via our Nashville Bridal Boutique. Photo via Thomas Iannaccone. 

Hayley Paige Bridal Gown available via our Huntsville Bridal Boutique. Photo via Nordstrom.

Hayley Paige Bridal Gown available via our Huntsville Bridal Boutique. Photo via Nordstrom.

Peter Langner Bridal Gown available via our Tennessee Bridal Shop. Photo via White Dresses Nashville. 

Peter Langner Bridal Gown available via our Tennessee Bridal Shop. Photo via White Dresses Nashville. 

Ethereal is the New Traditional

Keeping with the trend of ethereal and effortlessly chic designs that we have seen these past few season, we saw many of our designers creating dreamy (and flowy) looks with tons of movement. Ethereal and organic movement is the new tradition and we LOVE it!  

Photo of Tatyana Merenyuk Gowns. 

Photo of Tatyana Merenyuk Gowns. 

All is White

While we continue to see blush and pastel colors on the runways, this season we saw a shift back to true white in many collections. It seemed like all of our designers were loving on true soft white gowns as opposed to the deeper ivory hues we've become accustomed to - and, we must admit, we love this nod back to tradition. 

Lela Rose Bridal Gowns.

Lela Rose Bridal Gowns.

Gown by Jim Hjelm.

Gown by Jim Hjelm.

We hope you are as excited about these new bridal trends and that you have enjoyed the gorgeous gowns we've shared! Our Nashville Bridal Boutique and Huntsville Bridal Boutique can't wait to help you find the perfect gown for your wedding day!