Friday, February 1, 2013

Fashion Friday: Wedding Dress Trends for 2013

As most of you know, I'm already married so today's post is not a nod toward a big day of white in my own future however I do love seeing all of the beautiful gowns available, the styles have changed so much over the past 6.5 years since I said "I DO". The dress shown above with the beautiful lace and exposed back is just lovely and represents what I would choose if I were to do it all over again today. :) The elegant lace is so romantic, I love how it loosely drapes over a fitted white underlay topped with the perfect amount of tulle and a pretty bow just underneath the beautiful back opening. The dress shown under the 'Keyhole Back' category below is another favorite.

As spring is just around the corner and many brides plan for spring and summer weddings, I thought today's post would be helpful for any brides-to-be out there looking for a little inspiration. Today I have the lovely Rebecca writing today's guest post.

Wedding Gown Trends for 2013

Wedding Gown Trends for 2013 If you plan to tie the knot in 2013, you have likely already begun your search for the perfect dress. When you don that special dress on your wedding day, you want to be sure the guests will be unable to turn their gaze away. You want to be the envy of your bridesmaids, and your groom should be the envy of all his mates when they see you walking down the aisle. For a little help in picking the perfect dress, take a look at these top trends for the year.


The peplum flair made its way back into the fashion world with panache for the spring of 2012. In 2013, designers have incorporated this trend into wedding gowns for an array of figure-flattering looks. Proportion is key to the perfect peplum wedding dress. A particular fashion favourite is a fitted gown that flares just above the knee and features a cropped peplum waist. Taller brides may choose a similar design featuring a longer, asymmetrical peplum.


As in 2012, the brides of 2013 will be wearing lots of lace. From heavy brocades to gauzy lace overlays, this is one bridal statement unlikely to go away soon. The variety of options this year are unparalleled, and whatever your personal style, you are likely to find that the perfect dress comes with a healthy helping of lace.


Designers such as Jason Wu have been incorporating feathers and feathery detail into his designs for a few years now. In 2013, many modish wedding gowns feature feather accents. Some brides will enjoy the cutting-edge look of feathers in the skirt of a gown while others may prefer a twist on a more classic style with feathers to accentuate the collar, neckline or sleeves. Feathered jackets or wraps are another way to incorporate this trend in bridal attire.

Splash of Color

Much like spot color on a black-and-white photo, splash color on a wedding dress provides additional interest and allure. Choose from ornate gowns with bold color in the train or delicately colored fabric roses and other accouterments. Most of the seasons splash color gowns feature long trains and wide skirts as well.

Keyhole Backs

For brides who are a bit flirtatious, the keyhole back offers a touch of fashionable fun. Wear your hair up or keep it short for your big day, and let your luscious skin peek through tailored openings across your back. These dresses generally feature sleeves and shape-hugging design, and many feature skirts that flair at or just above the knee. Whatever your personal style and regardless of your body type, the bridal fashions of 2013 are sure to contain the perfect dress for your special day. The assortment of peplum styles, lace accouterments and other design elements now available ensure that any bride has the option of looking her best in a fashionable wedding gown. These fashions are certain to steal the show, so you can rest assured your beautiful bridesmaids won’t be upstaging you.

Author Bio: Rebecca is a fashion student who has aspirations to design her own wedding gown collection and run her own specialist wedding boutique, she also works for Samara James helping people find the perfect diamond engagement ring for their loved ones. You might want to consider hiring a fashion Stylist to get your outfit right for any occasion.

Thanks for Reading & Happy Friday!


*images selected by me to represent the 2013 wedding trends. sources: (1), (2), (3), (4), (5), (6).


  1. First of all - very cute blog!
    I don't have a white day in my future either, unless we decide to renew our vows :-), but I LOVE looking at bridal sites, just for the beaty of it all!
    Have a lovely day


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