If there’s any design duo who can do it all, it’s Badgley Mischka. Their bridal designs are top notch, and they’re widely regarded for their designs. However, they also have a large reputation of specializing in daywear, eveningwear, handbags, timepieces, and even eyewear. They’re on top of the fashion world and recently released their spring 2015 bridal collection on their website. Below is a list of the many trends you will undoubtedly see brides wearing:
Strapless was a fad for many, many years. Now women strive to have a little more support and safety as they dance the night away. Throughout Badgley Mischka’s line, you will spot every type of strap imaginable. From the spaghetti to the sleeve, it’s easy to see that bridal trends are shifting towards coverage. Along with that comes throwback styles like high-neck halters and cap sleeve bateaus. This designer must have had Grace Kelly and Jackie Kennedy in mind while planning these spring looks.
2. Narrow Silhouettes
While fuller styles did find their way into the 2015 line, what you will mainly see are the looks with very little fullness. Traditional fit and flare silhouettes like Crawford and Hayworth show that this designer likes minimalistic, curvy lines. Relatively new to the bridal industry, sheath styles like Fonda have hit the ground running. More and more come requesting wedding gowns with almost no weight and structure. Many modern brides love feeling light and airy in their gowns and therefore choose more comfortable fits with as little fabric as possible.
3. Illusion Net
There’s been a substantial increase in illusion details in bridal gowns across all designers, especially in Badgley Mischka’s new line. Nearly every style has some sort of mesh, and you can find it in their open backs or boat necklines. What makes netting so dramatic is not the fact that it’s see-through but in the appliques and beading that is always sewn over top. The contrast of embellishment on skin makes for a very dramatic and romantic effect.
Whether in beading, lace, or tulle, color is the hottest trend in bridal gowns. You will find champagne, pink, gold, lilac, and all other colors that speak wedded elegance. Badgley Mischka remained in the sphere of the neutral tones, bringing out gowns like Burke that are completely champagne. However, in their line, you will notice that their beading can sometimes add dimension as well – rhodium set on ivory really makes their gowns pop.
Gone are the days of simple elegance and the unembellished satin gowns. Well, they haven’t necessarily disappeared; they have inherited a new look. With styles Shearer or Russell, you will see a traditional front with a breathtaking back. Russell boasts a ruched fit and flare front with a mesh and fully embellished back. Shearer is a tad more dramatic with cut-out beaded detailing. Then you see very modern styles like Hedren that have tiers of waterscape ruffles – Mischka wants us to know that more is better. Feathers, ruffles, three-dimensional flowers, horsehair, and accordion pleating are all seen in his latest line. Who wants to be simple on her wedding day, anyway?