Words of wisdom from Patty Nayel of Pure Magnolia.
Pure Magnolia dresses are created locally by Patty and her use of sustainable materials makes her a trend setter in Canada.
Trends for 2012 Wedding Dresses
By Patty from Pure Magnolia
As a bride you are probably overwhelmed by all the options you have for your big day. In the end it is all about your personal style and wearing something that looks great on you! We are going to cover some of the popular trends for this year, and maybe you will see something that really works for you!
Lace is by far the most popular fabric of choice for brides this year. It is perfect for a vintage wedding, or a bride who is recycling her mom’s dress. Lace can be just a little addition to the dress, or be the main fabric, it can look rustic or regal: It really is a very versatile fabric!
Diana’s Dress: Vintage Lace and Hemp Silk. Tea Length: $850
Winter Lace Gown: Fitted English Cotton lace with Organic cotton $1800
A pop of colour:
Dresses are starting to stray from the traditional white to add a few other options. This doesn’t mean tacky coloured embroidery or giant sashes of 5 years ago. This trend is more about a pretty flower belt, shoes to match your bridesmaids, coloured buttons, or even a dress that is blush, sand, or champagne.
Diamond Back dress: Vintage lace, Dupioni Silk and Organic cotton $1600
Cotton Satin Mermaid: Cotton Silk satin, Organic cotton, Vintage lace $1700 shown in Champagne
Tea and Knee length dresses:
Short dresses are just great fun! Plus they can be a budget saver. But don’t go out and buy a bridesmaid dress in white, really no one likes bridesmaid dresses anyways! Buy a dress that is designed to be a short wedding dress. It can be vintage, or modern, it shows a bride who is ready run around and have fun on her big day!
Dotted Mini: Cotton Swiss Dot and Organic Cotton Lining $400 short $500 tea length
Tea length Tulle Party Dress: Dupioni Silk, Organic cotton, and tulle Tea length $900, Short $650
While some brides still love the look of an amazing ball gown, we are seeing a definite increase in brides looking for a slim, sleek or body forming dress. These simple silhouettes are easy to wear and there is an option for almost any body type.
Garden Dress: Dupioni Silk and Organic cotton: $1200
Twinkle A-line: Cotton Silk Batiste, Silk Twill and Vintage Lace bodice: $1300