BIJOU PREDICTS – BRIDAL TRENDS 2012 (PART 1)

Wednesday April 20 2011.

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Easter is nearly upon us, a time to indulge and be eggtravagant (sorry!).  My Easter treat for you Bijou brides will be to share over the next couple of weeks, my trend predictions for bridal fashion in 2012.  Last week’s New York Bridal Market gave us our first look at what the biggest designer names in the wedding industry will be unleashing in 2012.

Brides let me tell you 2012 heralds the return of excess, THE BIG GOWN is back!  It could be a backlash against the recession (just as Dior demonstrated with his post-WWII ‘New Look’) or My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding but big skirts, mountains of fabric, oversized ruffles and bows you name it, if you’re a bride in 2012 feel free to indulge because big is beautiful.

Vera Wang

Love the oversized bows and swathes of ribbon – a big bridal present

Oscar De La Renta

Gorgeous tiered skirt, reminds me of Nicole Richie’s Marchesa wedding dress

Monique Lhuillier

Such delicate petal details you won’t need confetti

Reem Acra

Although it has a hint of the net curtains about it, this gown is pure excess