And the bride wore…part 2

In a previous post, I discussed five trends taking the bridal fashion world by storm this year. From colourful creations to tiers of tulle, designers have displayed a flair for the dramatic when it comes to trends in 2015. Thankfully, the more traditional bride hasn’t been forgotten about. Here, I discuss the trends proving popular with the more classic bride.

Sophisticated sleeves

Sheer sleeves with a hint of embellishment took centre stage on this season’s bridal fashion runways. Maggie Sottero, San Patrick and Temperley London included pretty sleeves in their collections. A tribute to Kate Middleton’s gown, designers are still crafting dresses with sleeves but are moving away from lace and adopting a more modern take on this trend.


Cold Shoulder

Romantic and timeless, off the shoulder dressers are the hottest new neckline of 2015. Many designers have swapped cap sleeves and one shoulder creations for this gorgeously draped sweet neckline. Classic with just a seductive suggestion, this neckline is perfect for the conventional bride who is seeking a little twist. Choose a gown with plenty of movement for a nod to the bohemian bride!

Rosa Clara

Great Gatsby Glam

A firm favourite with brides last year, Great Gratsby glamour proves it’s here to stay a while longer! The era of sparkle, shimmer and shine is calling out to brides-to-be who love a sleek silhouette with fabulous finishing touches. Designer Jenny Packham takes on the trend like no other with gorgeous cap sleeves, embellished belts and delicate all over beading.

Jenny Packham

Princess Perfection

Good news romantics! The classically charming princess style ballgown is firmly in fashion for 2015. Fitted bodices and full skirts were spotted sweeping down runways, paired with statement accessories to keep things modern. Designers such as San Patrick, Vera Wang and Justin Alexander prove the options are endless when it comes to this silhouette.


Short story

Brides are choosing to keep things sweet with tea length wedding dresses. With a penchant for vintage, ankle length dresses offer brides a playful alternative to the ballgown. Designers from Carolina Herrera to Marchesa brought shorter hemlines to the runway. The perfect perk to these styles? What better opportunity to show off those wedding shoes!



Aideen McCanny Aideen McCanny is our resident guest blogger, fashion and wedding guru. She has written for many of Ireland’s top fashion publications.

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