As trees bloom and the wind picks up stray flower petals, the spring and summer wedding season sets itself up at the starting line. Summer weddings date back to Roman times when people celebrated festivals for Jupiter, the goddess of marriage and childbirth on the first day of June. Ever since couples have been planning their big day around sunny skies and lush greenery. More importantly, brides can show off their style in summer patterns, fabric, and designs in their wedding dress. So, what are some on-trend picks for summer wedding gown designs? Floral Appliques
Flowers are usually synonymous with weddings and brides, so it’s no surprise that flowers can also be found on bridal gowns. Whether the flowers are embedded in lace or produce a 3D effect on the dress, flowers play a significant role on a bride’s big day. For brides who love all things floral, appliques are a fantastic way to enhance any dress through design or hints of color. Spaghetti Straps
For many people, summer is the time to show some skin. For brides, this is no different. Spaghetti straps and strapless dresses are always popular necklines when it comes to bridal gowns. In the summer, these necklines spike in popularity due to the warmer weather. Brides are able to show off a bit of tanned summer skin while still keeping themselves cool with a bit of skin exposure. Strapless is Back!
Strapless has been a coveted neckline for many years and is by far one of the most popular styles for wedding gowns. According to Martha Stewart Weddings,75% of wedding dresses in existence are strapless and are a gold standard when it comes to bridal gowns. Thousands of brides want to look like a princess on their wedding day and wow everyone with their choice of dress. Since most wedding dresses are floor length, brides lean toward showing some skin on the upper half of their body, since the lower half is covered with fabric. Not only that, but strapless wedding gowns are altogether easier for designers to create. Different necklines and sleeve options can lead to specific design challenges that not every designer wants to deal with. Modern Lines
Wedding gowns don’t have to be all about the puffy and princess style; they can have clean and modern lines. Many designer wedding dresses offer a wide array of styles for brides to choose from. While ball gowns and mermaids are still the more popular silhouette’s, more and more brides are opting for unique and modern wedding gowns. Gowns with modern lines are for brides who would prefer not to walk down the aisle surrounded by yards of tulle. Structured gowns are the perfect alternative for brides who want something traditional but modern. Wedding gowns that are more modern in style add sophistication to the overall wedding look, while still adding style and substance. A bride’s wedding day is one she will remember for the rest of her life. Looking back at pictures, brides want to be able to fall in love with their dress all over again. Certain trends come and go, while other wedding gown styles remain timeless classics. Whether you want florals or clean lines, a bridal gown is all about making you feel as beautiful as possible on your big day. Each season offers brides the opportunity to wear unique gowns that fit their wedding theme and the time of year. Summer weddings can be scorchers, so keep in mind the weight of certain fabrics. Especially if your ceremony will be outdoors. If you have any questions about the right type of gown for your summer wedding, or would like to schedule an appointment, contact us today.