The 2013 collection by Reem Acra offers an abundance of lace, romance and Renaissance Italy. With hemlines both high and low, billowing skirts and beautiful details this collection should be high up on your check-list if you’re looking for a wedding dress.
All you lucky ladies who are getting married next year are certainly in for a treat when it comes to picking your gown. If you’re after a designer wedding dress, the likes of Vera Wang, Elizabeth Fillmore, Marchesa and Delphine Manivet all have gorgeous gowns with lots of character to choose from.
Here are ten of our favourite bridal gowns from the 2013 collections.
What can we say, all the women getting married next year have one tough decision to make when it comes to their wedding dress. This time we’re drooling over the 2013 bridal collection of Spanish designer YolanCris. Feathers, flowers, silk, lace… This one has it all!
Newlywed Jessica Biel may not have opted for a Marchesa dress for her wedding day, unlike like many of her Hollywood peers. The autumn 2013 collection is a pretty thing, and we’re sure many of our readers will fall in love with one, if not more, of these gowns.
In the words of Marchesa themselves:
“The Fall 2013 Bridal collection blends Marchesa’s signature ethereal aesthetic with soft architectural details inspired by the heart of the Iris and Bulgarian Rose. Dress silhouettes were adorned with cascading petals of silk chiffon blended along with delicate pearl scallops and intricate lace detailing. Hints of blush peek through hand draped and embroidered bodices finished with lavish gazar ball skirts and metallic threadwork details in subtle shades of gold and silver. Marchesa’s Fall 2013 Bridal collection also included luxurious handbags and custom headpieces inspired by the intricate design of irises and roses. Miriam Haskell earrings and hair clips completed each look. The collection, designed for the diverse tastes of modern brides, presented a range of silhouettes, from full-skirted gowns to demure cocktail pieces all with the designers’ signature attention to exquisite detail and handcraftsmanship. The jewelry, by Miriam Haskell, also perfectly complimented the romantic aesthetic of the dresses.”
We’re really sorry for the overload on wedding dress collection of late, but we can’t help ourselves – they are all so beautiful!
For the vintage-loving, romantic brides-to-be you’ll love what bridal designer extraordinaire Vera Wang has to show for autumn 2013. It is all about lace!
In Vera’s own words:
‘The 2013 Fall Bridal Collection reflects an exploration of laces all handwrought, pieced, appliquèd and tossed onto an assortment of light, airy confections with a casual nonchalance. This study in femininity and romance celebrates the wedding gown in a new take on classicism and ornamentation.’
It was like taken out of A Midsummer Night’s Dream when Claire Pettibone’s models emerged on the rose petal covered catwalk for her 2013 showcase. A romantic display of floral crowns and necklaces, the flower bomb didn’t overshadow the beauty of the gowns. Some had intricate lace detailing and floral embroidery,while others have a hint of colour to set them aside from the traditional ivory. A great choice for romantic summer brides.
I know I say this all the time, but I LOVE this art deco inspired wedding dress collection by Sydney-based designer Johanna Johnson. I finally caught up on the latest episode of Downton Abbey last night (don’t worry, there will be no spoilers here!), so my mind is truly on the glorious fashion and glamour of the 1920’s and 1930’s this morning, so discovering this beautiful collection of gowns is just perfect.
With swooping skirts, art deco panel lines, and Swarovski detailng on sumptuous ‘vintage’ silk satin, these gowns will be perfect for brides wanting to ad a bit razzle dazzle of their wedding.
Prices range from $3,825.00 AUD to $7,157.50 AUD. Which one is your favourite?
Another gem of in the world of bridal gowns can be found in Elizabeth Fillmore’s 2013 collection. With an ethereal feel, the wedding dresses are intricately detailed and precisely bias cuts to fit the individual, modern bride. The collection is a feast of beautiful gowns that offer sophistication, femininity and a touch of Bohemian style for those who want to go their own way.
The latest wedding dress collection of Italian designer Valentini Spose is rather lovely. Love the quirky details, such as the flowers and spaghetti straps across an otherwise very exposed back. It could of course also have something to do with the stunning backdrop: New York City – one of our top wedding destinations.
Oh I do love all the things you can find on Pinterest. Today I stumbled across preview photos of Barcelona-based bridal designer Yolan Cris’ 2013 wedding dress collection, and my does it look like a beauty! With promises of couture, iconic, vintage and Chelsea Girl (the model kind of reminds us of Made in Chelsea star Caggie Dunlop), this bridal collection is set to be a hit with brides. We’ll of course bring you all of the images once available, but for now: which style do you prefer the most?
How gorgeous is the Elie Saab 2013 spring/summer collection which was shown on the Paris catwalk during fashion week? And so many fantastic dresses for future brides to be inspired for their wedding dress.
The show was a display of elegant and feminine dresses in lace, some in calming creamy colours, others in royal blue, turquoise and fuchsia. We’re starting to save our pretty pennies for one of these gowns right now!
All images: Press Association
Here’s another wedding dress collection to get excited about for next year. It might be the shiny silver plates and the possibility of British brides walking down the aisle looking like some super Princess Leia come Grecian Goddess hybrid that have got us all jumping with joy, but hey: it looks good! The 2013 David Fielden bridal collection, named Modern Heroism, is edgy and takes a step away from the fluffy meringue skirts that all celebrity brides these days are trying to make uber fashionable again.
Speaking about his latest collection, Fielden said: “My collection started with a visit to a theatre to see Shakespeare’s Richard the III. I was struck by the beauty and simplicity of the clothes of the mediaeval period: they suddenly seem relevant; the stripping back and bold detail set my mind flying with ideas using my background in theatre, design and choreography. Music also plays a great emotional part in my fashion shows.
“I became fascinated by the heroism of Joan of Arc and the visual imagery from a 1920 silent film about her. She became my muse and follows on a trend of mine setting my bride in a world of conflict from a visual and design point of view.
“I always like to juxtapose the romantic with a edgy quality. I see my muse as a heroic figure fighting for love and truth in a hard and uncompromising world.”
Having dabbled with flame hair over the summer (might have a slight obsession with red haired beauty Christina Hendricks), I’m loving the bridal model at the Kenneth Pool 2013 catwalk. Her fiery locks perfectly accompany the vintage inspired gowns. The other gowns are also beautiful creations, but the two seen above – Brielle and Riviera – are stunning!
The brand has long been recognised for its embodiment of fantasy and drama with grand ball gowns, luxurious fabrics and exquisite beadwork – and this collection doesn’t let brides down. This season there is emphasis on unique fabrications and couture details. Organza ruffles, sensuous silk jersey, and creamy duchesse satin dominate, whether artfully draped, elaborately beaded, or delicately trimmed with Swarovski crystals.
Dress above by Ktjean, £320.51
Today we’ve dipped into the wonderful world of handmade wedding dresses on Etsy, one of our all time favourite sites. The selection of excellent gowns is abundant and as with the engagement rings, we had a tough time picking just 10 to feature… We’ve probably found more tomorrow, but here are our top ten right now.
Two piece, lace and silk wedding dress
We’re rather infatuated with the 2013 collection by Spanish wedding dress designers Novia D’Art. Flirty and fanciful, the collection has an air of tradition combined with a modern twist, full of delicate embellishments and detailing. We’ve particularly fallen for the aqua coloured gown – a sure way to make a statement next summer!