Bridal Fashion Highlights of 2010

Rosettes were one of our favourite trends from 2010. This headband by Dessy is a perfectly pretty accessory.

It’s that time of year when everyone starts looking back on the year that was, so I thought I’d do the same. To say 2010 was a big year in the world of weddings would be a major understatement. First and foremost, this past year marked the 25th anniversary of Weddingbells magazine! Not only that, but there was a flurry of celebrity weddings (Carrie Underwood, Hilary Duff, Alicia Keys, Chelsea Clinton, Coco Rocha and Nicole Richie all tied the knot in 2010), a plethora of inspiring fashion trends and a royal engagement. Phew. So, without further ado, here are some of my fashion highlights from 2010.

ROSETTES

Everything was coming up roses this season. Whether on a gown or in your hair (see left), this feminine flourish is definitely here to stay. Did I mention Dessy makes adorable accessories?

BLACK ACCENTS

Bridal designers took a walk on the dark side with black embellishments and details on ivory wedding gowns. This one by Modern Trousseau is especially striking. I also love the idea of a simple black sash at the waist—so elegant!

BRIGHTLY COLOURED SHOES

This is one trend that I can’t get enough of. I’m noticing more and more brides choosing fun statement shoes for their weddings, and I couldn’t be happier. Wearing colourful shoes under your white dress is a great way to express your personality. I happen to have a particular weakness for red ones like this pair by Nina.

BEST ACCESSORIES: CHELSEA CLINTON

Chelsea’s Vera Wang gown was absolutely gorgeous, but what took it to the next level for me were her accessories. I loved her sparkly belt (a modern touch) and flowing veil (something traditional).

Image courtesy Barbara Kinney Photography.

SHORT WEDDING DRESSES

Flirty mini dresses were all over the bridal runways in 2010. This style is a fabulous and fresh fashion option if you’re having an informal ceremony (hello, City Hall), and it’s also great if you plan on purchasing a second dress for your reception. This dress by J. Crew perfectly epitomizes casual chic.

BEST DESIGNER COLLABORATION: COCO ROCHA & ZAC POSEN

When supermodel Coco Rocha wed in France this past summer she wore the most exquisite custom creation by Zac Posen. Her exaggerated mermaid gown fit her to a T and looked simply flawless.

What was your favourite bridal fashion trend/moment of 2010? I’d love to hear your thoughts!

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  1. Vintage gowns, vintage accessories and vintage theme weddings! I love it and i hope to see more of it for 2011!

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