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For those getting married in 2014 it is time to start looking at the wonderful new wedding dress trends. While the beautiful traditional shapes & silhouettes have reappeared again for Spring 2014, designer like Vera Wang & Oscar de la Renta brought exciting new elements with dramatic black opera-length gloves and blue dresses to the runways.

Colour Inspiration

Over the last few years we have seen many celebrities opting to move away from the traditional white wedding dress to a touch of pink for Ann Hathaway’s dress and an eye popping purple for Dita Von Tesse and this season the designers have given us a range of options from the delicate to the bold.
Oscar de la Renta’s blue silk organza and sequin floral embroidered tulle strapless gown with blue tulle wrap.

A very elegant soft pink tulle gown with ivory silk organza flower appliqué and lace embroidery and pink tulle wrap from Oscar de la Renta.

Hamda al Fahim combines several of this seaons trends with this gorgeous ice blue grey gown with cascading delicate ruffles and detailed long sleeves.

Vera Wang brings the classic colours of black and white today into her Spring 2014 collection. Here she shows us a light ivory and black strapless gown with silk ottoman bodice; hand draped silk faille skirt and contour band accent at neckline.

Fishtail Hem

The fishtail hem is the go-to silhouette for a dramatic and flattering fit. The fitted bodice and nipped-in waist of the gown is flattering to women with a wide variety of different figures and body types.
The ‘Aria’ wedding dress from the 2014 Carolina Herrera Spring Collection with ivory rose motif embroidery on tulle and satin faced silk organza gown shows us a softer & slightly higher fishtail hem. This allows the bride a little more freedom of movement on the day.


A variety of glove options appeared on the catwalk for designers like Oscar de la Renta & Vera Wang from opera length gloves to elegant sheer versions. Whatever you choose can add a little theatre to you wedding ensemble. Do bear in mind if you are wearing gloves that you may need to remove them when you get to the altar so that your fiancé can place the wedding ring on your finger!
Vera Wang brings drama with black opera length gloves.

Long Sleeves

Inspired by Grace Kelly & Kate Middleton this is proving a very popular trend again this year. Long sleeves can be seen in just about every collection using lace and tulle, and is definitely here to stay. Delicate lace detail & sheer embroidery make this a trend that can be worn for any season. Long sleeves are also great for brides that don’t want to show too much flesh and by choosing the right material and style can help slim down the arms and shoulder area.

Classy Cover-ups

Monique Lhuillier’s new collection showcases a classic & elegant array of cover-ups that will leave you wanting to keep your wedding dress under wraps! By adding a bolero, coat, cape or shawl you can create two looks on your wedding day.
Tatianna – Silk white 4 ply silk crepe cape

**Read the blog post here: http://blog.weddingdates.ie/wedding-dress-trends-spring-2014/