Friday, January 6, 2012

Looking Back on the Celebrity Bridal Gowns of 2011

2o11 has been noting less than monumental in the world of bridal fashion. Let's take a trip down memory lane and look at the most talked about bridal looks for 2011, and find inspiration from these celebrity styles.

Hands down, the most stylish and creative use of the mix n' match bridesmaids trend. The beautiful Sims customized her bridal party in neutral shades of taupe to stone and incorporated pattern within the grouping of these amazing dresses. The most impressive aspect of her party's wardrobe is that even though the dresses are interesting and totally drool worthy, the overall feel is somewhat understated in a way not to take away attention from the bride. Kudos!!

Want to try the patterned party member trend? Liz Fields has a huge array of styles, colors and subtle patterns to choose from. You can never go wrong with a black and white ensemble.

Watters and WTOO offer a classic variety of silhouettes within a neutral palette. The long and short options will suite the taste and figure of any bridesmaid.

Another knock out celebrity took part in this trend...Jessica Alba sported this one-shouldered Amsale chiffon number at a friend's wedding. Amsale's chiffon collection is note-worty indeed.

I adore and admire the personal touches incorporated with her bridal looks. During the ceremony, Lambert wore her mother's gown adding sentiment to the romantic nuptials. Wearing the same cowboy boots and headpiece, she swapped her long gown out with a short sassy number more appropriate for two steppin'. The change of wardrobe stayed true to the setting and fun feel of the was a seamless transition...and an adorable one to "boot."

From the Lo-Ve-La collection by Liz Fields #9101 makes the transition from long to short that much easier. The skirt is detachable and rock and roll ready!

This svelte star had her second wedding this year, and aside from the controversial circumstance of her wedding, she made the most of it. She went glamazon....side slit "up to there" and all.

Admire her style? Lazaro's LZ3052 is beaded, sassy, AND uber classy.

This hollywood starlet brought the blush into the meaning of "blushing bride." The softest shade of pink was incorporated to her corset style gown, and the added depth of her satin sash, completed her coveted look. Such a beauty.

Here are a few of my favorite blush-toned bridal gowns.

Her "Royal Reality Wedding," was watched by millions and before the replica gowns could hit the was over. This over the top event and media storm was nothing less than incredible. In any event, there were three looks KK debuted, and her ceremony gown was my favorite.

This ballerina inspired ball gown Jim Hjelm Blush's 2012 collection is similar in shape as Kim's ceremony gown, sans the basked waist. "Primrose" debuted at the Fall New York Market and has continued to be a press favorite.

Her title might now be Duchess Kathryn, but she is ALL Princess if you ask me. The world's most anticipated wedding on this decade was nothing less than a real life fairy tale. The hush hush design of her gown created a huge sense of intrigue and everybody was on pins and needles for that first glimpse as she emerged from her vehicle. She did not disappoint . Her lace and satin ball gown was perfectly tailored and beyond exquisite. Although extravagant in detail, the aesthetic stayed true to Kate's seemingly classic and chic style.

Many designers came up with their own "Princess Kate" gown, and although many are beyond beautiful, individuality is always the prettiest form of expression. A fantastic way to incorporate a royal inspiration is with the addition of a lace bolero. Paloma Blanca is the master of this art, and accompanied with a sleek design, this look is demure and regal.

My favorite trend that that Kate resurrected, is the lace veil. This is a feminine and lovely look that gives a romantic style that perfect finishing touch.

Now onto her second gown....LOVE IT!!! Oh, beaded belt, I could not love you more.....a simple addition that can make the most clean and classic of silhouettes, a masterpiece.

Paloma Blanca's #4210 has the flattering design of the full A-line skirt with an added element of drama at the waistline with a beautiful rhinestone adornment. Best of all?? This beauty has pockets. Who doesn't love that?!?

Well, that is my wrap up of the gowns that took center stage in 2011. I cannot wait to see what is in store for this year! If I forgot your favorite look, please let me know!! Happy New Year!!