2014 Wedding Dress Trends
Dresses this year continue to be influenced by Kate Middleton’s stunning Alexander McQeen gown, with lace and sheer fabric being popular choices for the popular “Duchess Bride” trends. Many leading designers are noticing a shift away from the previously sought-after strapless gowns towards elegantly capped sleeves or longer fitted sleeves in lace, tulle and chiffon. Brides are opting to focus as much on silhouette shapes as on the back details of their gowns, and are developing a preference for gowns with cutaway shapes or backless, with tiny satin buttons playing a key role.
Tastes for 2014 are leaning heavily towards a more “covered-up” look than in recent years to reflect the popular time period of The Great Gatsby. For your bridesmaids, think flapper dresses of the 20s and 30s, dropped waists, exquisite sheath shapes, elegantly draped silks and finely detailed embellishments, such as beautifully beaded vintage headbands, feathers and crystals.
Remember that music is key to enhancing the atmosphere of your Gatsby-inspired vintage reception, and the roaring 20s was the golden age of jazz in American history, so take your pick from our extensive selection of jazz bands, all hand-picked for your perusal.