Jan. 10, 2011, 7 a.m. by SMARTBRIDE

2011 Wedding Trend: Luxurious Textures

TAGS: 2011 WEDDING DRESS TRENDS, TEXTURE, APPLIQUE, FLOWERS, LAYERS, ILLUSION

Many 2011 wedding trend predictions are coming out these days. Our favorites are the ones that have to do with wedding dresses of course! In 2011 luxurious texture will be all the range when it comes to wedding dresses, with 4 texture trends:


  1. 3D appliqués
  2. Oversized flowers
  3. Light layers of chiffon, tulle and lace
  4. Illusion fabrics

For many wedding dresses, extra texture often means extra money, but smart brides know there are ways to get the wedding look you want without blowing your budget.


We've put together some beautiful examples of the texture trend. The best part? All of these dresses are on trend and 30% to 60% off the retail price!


Texture Trend 1: 3D Appliques


2011 Wedding Dress Trends Applique


Dresses featured:

  1. Save 54%! Size 10 San Patrick Flama. Regular Price: $1296, SmartBride Price: $599
  2. Save 59%! Size 10 Adele Wechsler Fern. Regular Price: $3050, SmartBride Price: $1200
  3. Save 50%! Size 8 Watters Torreon 4041. Regular Price: $4200, SmartBride Price: $2100
  4. Save ...

Oct. 31, 2011, 7 a.m. by SMARTBRIDE

Transparency and Translucence: 2012 Wedding Dress Trends for Less

TAGS: TOP PICKS, FALL 2012 WEDDING DRESS TRENDS, BRIDAL MARKET, TRANSPARENCY, ILLUSION, TRANSLUCENCE

Last week we covered the 3D Floral wedding dresses, just one of the gorgeous wedding dress trends for Fall 2012.


This week, we're narrowing in on another 2012 wedding dress trend: transparency and translucence.


Fall 2012 Wedding Dress Trends
Photo from Huffington Post/Bobby Doherty


The transparency and translucence trend uses layers of fabric to reveal skin in ways that are sexy-yet-sophisticated, like with this Fall 2012 look by Reem Acra we found on the Huffington Post's coverage of next year's trends.


Below are our picks to get this trend for less.

April 2, 2012, 6 a.m. by SMARTBRIDE

Wedding Dresses with Amazing Backs

TAGS: TOP PICKS, BACKS, ILLUSION, KEYHOLE