Spring 2012 Wedding Gown Trend: Embellished Skirts

Bridal market has concluded in New York and everyone is excited to find out what the big trends will be for bridal fashion in 2012! A key trend from the Spring 2012 collections which were just debuted is wedding gowns with ornately embellished skirts. Learn more about this gorgeous trend, and get inspired for your 2012 wedding!

Big skirts are definitely in for 2012! Many of the most striking wedding gowns which were shown at New York bridal market featured skirts which were not only voluminous, but which also had very heavy embellishments. Oversized three-dimensional flowers are one of the most impressive accents in the new 2012 wedding dress collections. While the concept has been shown in previous years in a few haute couture lines, for 2012 the detail will be much more widely available in wedding gowns across all price points. A gown with huge flowers on the skirt would be stunning for a spring or summer bride.

Another take on the oversized embellishment trend for 2012 wedding gowns is large concentric circles of pleated organza. Brides who know their wedding history will be reminded of the famous bridal gown worn by legendary bride Jacqueline Bouvier when she wed John F. Kennedy. The design is updated with light organza which helps keep the gown from being too heavy. The three-dimensional design on the skirt of these bridal gowns is usually balanced with a more simple strapless bodice with shirring. The shirring is just enough interest to hold up to the eye-catching design of the skirt without competing. A strapless neckline looks best when it is enhanced with dramatic handmade wedding jewelry.

Tiered skirts with plenty of volume will also be a key trend for 2012 brides. The tiers are often done over very full skirts, and can be used with either a natural waistline or a mermaid cut gown. Further accents in the form of appliques and beading on the tiers are also part of the look. Truly, there is no such thing as too busy for the upcoming season of wedding dresses. Crystal beading is particularly favored with the tiered skirt gowns, and will lend itself to being paired with handmade crystal bridal jewelry for the wedding day.

For brides who want an embellished skirt which is a bit less exuberant, there will also be gowns for 2012 which are accented with delicate flower petals. The petals are usually created from lightweight organza, and flutter gracefully all over the skirt of the wedding gown. This is a delightful effect for a garden wedding. The slightly more subdued effect of the three-dimensional petals will be sweet for a petite bride who might find herself overwhelmed by one of the oversized flower appliqued skirts. After all, it is always more important to find a wedding gown which suits the individual bride than it is to adhere slavishly to trends.

There will be plenty of other fabulous new wedding gown trends on the horizon for spring 2012. Hint: the royal wedding is sure to be an inspiration. Every year there are some wonderful choices for bridal gowns, and 2012 will be no exception!

By Bridget_Mora

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