We had a chance to sit down with Moey Nelson-Carruth, a Nordstrom Visual Stylist and Merchandiser, to talk about formal style trends she is seeing for the upcoming year.
Did you know that Nordstrom has a whole wedding site? You can search for actual dresses and find more about bridesmaid trends. You can find tons of information and inspiration on their Wedding Suite blog.
What color trends are you seeing in formal fashions for the upcoming year?
Color blocking and color mixing:
Colorblocked bridesmaids dresses photo by Christine Pobke via Green Wedding Shoes
metallic bridesmaid fashion image via 1000 layer cake.
jewel tone bridesmaid fashion image via morgantrinker.com
Nude fleshy pink tones:
pale pink bridesmaid fashion image via elizabethannedesigns.com
Return of golden rod and gray combo:
image via stephaniewilliamsphotography.com dresses from sarahseven.com
Metallics times ten!
image via greylikesweddings.com
Do you see a difference between the trends seasonally?
As far as I’ve seen, spring will be pastel, like pinks and a buttery yellow:
and this winter is all about jewel tones like turquoise, blues, and greens:
image via marthastewartweddings.com
What kinds of styles are you seeing in formal fashions?
Shifts and sheath dresses:
ML Monique Lhuillier Bridesmaids Strapless Ruched Chiffon Dress image via Nordstrom Bridesmaid Trend Guide
Embellished with sequins:
Max & Cleo ‘Monica’ Sequin Bodice Sweetheart Chiffon Dress image via Nordstrom Bridesmaid Trend Guide
and of course, metallic!
Bridesmaid fashion tips:
- Look in all price points! Remember that while you may find something you like at a high end boutique, a local retailer may have something very similar for half the price.
- If you are looking for something completely unique get them hand made! There are all kinds of artists on etsy who make their living just making bridal party wear.
- Don’t forget about vintage or even ebay.
- If you want to be on trend, check out what is coming down the runways right now! A good reference for upcoming fashion is http://www.style.com
Every designer shows archived designs and includes fall 2012 and spring 2013 ready-to-wear.
Tie it to your invitation!
If you choose to go with metallic bridesmaids dresses, you can tie in your invitation by choosing our shimmer paper. It adds a beautiful sheen to any printed item we offer. From wedding programs to rsvp cards, you can add that little bit of sparkle that will be reflected in your wedding party.
Whatever color you choose for your bridesmaids, be it pale pastels or bright jewel tone, you can customize any one of our wedding designs to match your theme! Take a look at our wonderful selection of Urbanity Studios wedding designs.