“We tried to cover a lot of bases…” (O. De La Renta)

Oscar De La Renta best summed up the Spring & Summer 2015 season – DIVERSITY!

Here is our pick of what’s hot for 2015:

  • Vintage
  • Especially 1930’s
  • …& 1960’s
  • Boho brides
  • Greek goddess
  • Blush pink
  • Silver
  • Tulle
  • Contemporary, textured lace
  • Light, slinky, airy & fluid dresses
  • Two piece separates
  • Convertible two piece dresses
  • Clean, minimalistic silhouettes
  • Illusion front & back necklines
  • Plunging front & back necklines
  • Sleeves
  • Off-the-shoulder
  • Caplets
  • Mantilla veils
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Vintage… 1930’s

On the back of the monumental influence the decadent 1920’s has had on society in general and the wedding industry in particular, for many it is now time for a change. As a result designers such as Packham, Acra and De La Renta are looking towards the glamourous, elegant, vintage 1930’s for inspiration. And if the 1920’s are anything to go by, the 1930’s look set to take the wedding industry by storm during Spring & Summer 2015…

Jenny Packham 1930's influence
Jenny Packham 1930’s influence
Temperley - Chloe
Temperley – Chloe

Boho, 1960’s

Boho brides will continue to be well catered for by the likes of Naeem Khan, De La Renta, Wang and Watters.

Vera Wang, Boho Style
Vera Wang, Boho Style
Oscar De La Renta
Oscar De La Renta

Blush Pink

Vera Wang uniquely showcased a range of pink wedding dresses in her Fall 2014 bridal collection and if the past is anything to go by, when Vera leads, other will always follow. So keep an eye out for pink in 2015, and in particular blush pink – it looks set to be one of the colours of the year!

Vera Wang Fall 2014
Vera Wang Fall 2014 – A Hint Of Things To Come
Jenny Lee Spring 2015
Jenny Lee Spring 2015
Romona Keveza, Legends, Spring 2015
Romona Keveza, Legends, Spring 2015

Silver

Silver should also be one of the primary colours of Spring/Summer 2015.

Theia Silver Dress
Theia Silver Dress

 

Naeem-Khan-Sardinia
Naeem-Khan-Sardinia

Contemporary, Textured Lace

Textured lace will be a hot firm favourite during 2015 thanks to several jaw-dropping designs created by the likes of Naeem Khan and Modern Trousseau.

Modern Trousseau
Modern Trousseau
Naeem-Khan-Beverly-Hills
Naeem-Khan-Beverly-Hills

Light, Slinky, Airy & Fluid

There is also a move to lighten things up for we see lots of light, airy, easily wearable, fluid and delicate gowns. Notable designers leading the way include Temperley, Khan and Inbal Dror.

Inbal Dror
Inbal Dror
Naeem-Khan-2
Naeem-Khan
Temperley - Bluebell
Temperley – Bluebell
Vera Wang
Vera Wang

Mantilla Veils

One particular accessory to look out for…

Reem Acra Mantilla Veil
Reem Acra – Mantilla Veil
Temperley-Jessamine
Temperley-Jessamine
Alberta-Ferretti
Alberta Ferretti

Two Piece Separates

Not only separate top and bottoms displayed by Theia, Wang et al, but also convertible two piece dresses utilising an overskirt for the ceremony which can then be removed to reveal a convenient and comfortably sleek gown or sheath, al la Hayley Paige.

Theia Separates
Theia Separates
Houghton
Houghton
Hayley Paige - Love Poets Society
Hayley Paige – Love Poets Society

Tulle

One of the more prominent fabrics for Spring/Summer 2015 season is tulle.

Monique-Lhuillier
Monique-Lhuillier
Vera Wang
Vera Wang

Minimalistic

Minimalistic, clean, somewhat sophisticated, feminine silhouettes. Think Kate Moss’ slinky style.

Jenny Packham
Jenny Packham
Vera Wang
Vera

Greek Goddess

The ‘Greek Goddess’ theme remains popular during Spring & Summer 2015 and it is easy to see why. Designers such as Packham and Alberta Ferretti have looked to this period and produced designs with classic, timeless appeal.

Jenny Packham
Jenny Packham
Alberta Ferretti
Alberta Ferretti
Temperley-Petula
Temperley-Petula

Illusion Front And Back Necklines

Last season’s illusion neckline trend is taken to a whole new level for Spring/Summer 2015 with many designers opting for skin toned illusion whilst at the same time incorporating often elaborately styled lace within the illusion – in the necklines, sleeves as well as backs.

Jenny Packham
Jenny Packham
Naeem Khan
Naeem Khan

Plunging Front & Back Necklines

Vera Wang
Vera Wang
Temperley-Celine
Temperley-Celine
Inbal Dror
Inbal Dror

Sleeves Still Popular

Lace sleeves (a la Kate) remain an established feature in lots of dresses.

Carolina-Herrera-Claudette
Carolina Herrera-Claudette
Inbal Dror
Inbal Dror
Monique Lhuillier
Monique Lhuillier

Off-The-Shoulder

Yet another trend to keep an eye on during Spring and Summer 2015.

Jenny Packham
Jenny Packham
Oscar De la Renta with sleeves
Oscar De la Renta with sleeves
Oscar De la Renta
Oscar De la Renta

And Finally…Caplets

Temperley-Jean
Temperley-Jean
Jenny Packham
Jenny Packham
Alberta-Ferretti
Alberta Ferretti