For the last 5 or 6 years “long and flowy” bridesmaid dress styles have ruled. Whether the setting is a Country Barn, the theme “Rustic Chic”, or the wedding itself a formal Black Tie affair, the look of full-length gowns in chiffon, tulle or net have become the staple.
While these designs are certainly beautiful, somewhere along the way gowns with classic style lines and more structured fabrics seem to have been overlooked, if not forgotten as gowns with a bohemian bent dominated the wedding fashion scene.
Enter Celebrity Wedding Planner David Tutera:
You know David I’m sure from his long running series “My Fair Wedding” on WE tv. (Anna Elyse was pleased to be showcased in 3 episodes of that hit series). In his current smash show “CELEBrations”, also on WE tv, David transforms Celebrity visions for their weddings and events into reality.
Recently David was a guest on the “The Boris and Nicole Show”, a hot new talk show on the Fox Network, shot here in Los Angeles and syndicated nationwide. David was invited to chat about summer wedding trends and we were asked to contribute styles fitting that bill.
I was, of course, delighted to comply. In choosing attendants attire, David’s suggestion was simple and clear: “Make your bridesmaids comfortable, keep the styles sophisticated and elegant.”
The style that David and the producers chose to showcase was our Sweetheart bodice and with long Casey skirt in a lovely Salmon color. In describing the dress David noted that the classic lines of the Sweetheart bodice is “great silhouette on all bridesmaids”. Nicole, the gracious host of the show, inserted a comment that tickled me particularly, suggesting that the girls could “cut this (dress) later to have a great summer dress”, to which David added that this style, if shortened to 2-3 inches above the knee “is a look for beyond the aisle.”
So there you have it trend setters. Classic is back! As we edge into Fall and Winter, David’s remarks still hold true and certainly apply to any season. Classic silhouettes will never go out of style and will outlast any trend. The old cliché of wanting to “wear it again” is more than just a cliché. It is indeed possible and encouraged by those in the know. Who knows? “Wear it again” could become the next hot trend!
Check out our “Signature Classics” page on our website and see how you can transform your vision with classic elegance and style. And, have the bonus of happy bridemaids too!