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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Wedding Gown Trends for 2010

We recently spent several days in New York for the Spring 2010 Bridal market. Our days were filled with viewing gorgeous gowns and, once we returned to Texas, our days were filled with making hard decisions about gown orders for Stardust Celebrations.

After viewing gowns from designers such Lazaro, St. Pucchi, Katerina Bocchi, and Alvina Valenta, it was obvious that there are several new trends for Spring 2010.

From ruffles to flowers to floaty skirts on gowns, organza seemed to be everywhere. We also saw tulle skirts making their appearance for the first time in several years. Each designer line had at least one, if not two, tulle skirted gowns. The tulle skirts are embellished with embroidery, lace, and organza. Fuller skirts, ballgowns and box pleats were also shown.

While strapless bodices continue to dominate, there were a wide variety of sleeve options including off the shoulder, some halters, and cap sleeves. We did not see many gowns with spaghetti straps. The "cold shoulder" gown is still very popular.

Gowns that we purchase at Stardust in the fall will actually be in the bridal salon around January, just in time for the 2010 Winter/Spring bridal trunk shows.

Can't wait to get the new gowns!

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