South African brides may not be aware, but the international bridal and fashion worlds have been ablaze these last couple of weeks with news from New York’s annual Fall Bridal Market, which is where we get a first peek at the hot new looks designers will be including in their collections for the coming year. It’s a great place for spotting trends, and we’ll be telling you more about all of them soon, but today I wanted to focus on a trend that I particularly love and that really made an impact in this year’s shows: dresses in the colour range from blue to silver. Some are saying it’s inspired by the Disney movie Frozen, since one of the gowns that made its debut was part of Alfred Angelo’s Disney range, but for me it has more to do with a move from glorious gold to seductive silver, and everything cool and icy in the colour department in general. Blue has been gaining popularity as a wedding colour in general, and with colour wedding dresses no longer being ‘out there’, this is another gorgeous option for brides to be (and one that’s very flattering). Here are some of our favourites from the recent shows – look out too for silver detailing and ice and snow motifs on the rest of the collections!
Dress & image credits from top to bottom, left to right: 1- Blush Wedding Photography/Summer Watkins/Tara La Tour via Style Me Pretty; 2- Mark Zunino photographed by Maria Valentino/MCV Photo via The Knot; 3- Theia photographed by Thomas Iannaccone via WWD; 4- Houghton photographed by John Aquino via WWD; 5- Mark Zunino photographed by Maria Valentino/MCV Photo via The Knot; 6- Pamella Roland photographed by John Aquino via WWD; 7- Theia photographed by Thomas Iannaccone via WWD; 8- Zac Posen photographed by Thomas Iannaccone via WWD; 9- Claire Pettibone photographed by John Aquino via WWD; 10- Claire Pettibone photographed by John Aquino via WWD; 11- Austin Scarlett photographed by George Chinsee via WWD