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Wedding Dress Trends 2013

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TRANSFORMERS

Brides looking for that look of a second dress (but do not want to shell out for one) should look out for ‘transformers’ or convertible dresses. Ask your bridal retailer about removable jackets, trains, capes and skirts.

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Maggie Sottero dress with removable jacket available at McElhinney’s Ballybofey www.mcelhinneysbridalrooms.com

Morilee dress – pictured with crystal embroidered removable coverlet with button back (sold separately). Style number 1868 www.morilee.co.uk

LACE

This is trend that is not going anywhere, continuing on from it revival thanks to Kate Middleton. For a modern take on the lace trend look for different lace patterns. Also lace can be used for the whole dress or just in sections such as your bustier.
Ronald Joyce dress available at McElhinney’s, Ballybofey www.mcelhinneysbridalrooms.com

Dress by Morilee, style number 1851

FROTHY SKIRTS

Pump up the volume with a beautiful billowing skirt. Go the full hog with a ballroom style or tone it down with a fishtail gown.

Maggie Sottero dress available at McElhinney’s, Ballybofey www.mcelhinneysbridalrooms.com)

Ellis Bridals dress available at Chantilly Lace, Lurgan & Enniskillen www.chantillylacebridal.co.uk

BEAUTIFUL BACKS

Last season was all about the illusion neckline, lace and sheer voile to create an interesting shift from one shoulder or sweetheart gowns. This season it is all about the back, remember that you will be viewed from every angle in your dress and your back is as important as the front. Look for back details such as delicate embroidery, lace and keyholes.

Justin Alexander dress, style number 8596

Morilee dress available at Perfect Day, Lurgan

CRYSTAL & ICE

Dresses are decorated with hundreds of micro crystals and sequins so you will shimmer down the aisle. Perfect for a winter wedding.
Maggie Sottero dress available at McElhinney’s, Ballybofey www.mcelhinneysbridalrooms.com

FLORAL EMBELLISHMENTS

Look out for dresses with beautiful floral detail fashioned with all types of materials.

One shouldered gown available at Chantilly Lace Bridal, Lurgan & Enniskillen www.chantillylacebridal.co.uk

Dress available from Elite Brides, Letterkenny www.elitebrides.ie

VINTAGE

The trend for all things vintage continues, with the theme touching all aspects of wedding essentials including stationery, accessories and even tableware for your guests.

Dress available from Perfect Day Bridal, Lurgan www.perfectdayni.co.uk