Vera Wang rocked the designer world on its heels, last season, with her dramatic collection exclusively in black and nude gowns. This season, bridal fashion week in New York announced Oscar de la Renta’s surprising line of luscious red and floral gowns, along with classic ivory and white. Fashion designers are showing classic ivory and white gowns are losing some of their appeal among modern brides.
Probably even more news-worthy were his exquisite white bralette paired with wide-leg trousers. Bralette, underwear as outerwear, has become very popular and the look is quite sexy. This spring has re-introduced the bralette which is a cross between a bra and a crop top, originally immortalized by Hollywood legend Betty Grable.
Bridal pantsuits are gaining in amazing popularity as well, especially with more states legalizing same-sex marriages. Heterosexual brides are also looking for other options that are unique, allowing brides to march to their own drummer.
So who are the brides that are craving pant suits vs wedding gowns?
Second time brides are a huge and growing market and are applauding pant suits. These women do not want to walk down the aisle in traditional gowns. These women want elegance, to look sexy and still say high end fashionable. Will de la Renta’s bralette and wide-leg trousers become the next rage in wedding styles next year? Among traditional brides, it seems highly unlikely, but there is no telling in this new age of fashion. Colors and prints are prettier then ever before, while being cool does not seem to matter — brides want their own personal look. Oscar de la Renta could turn a potato sack into a wedding gown and announce it to a standing ovation!
Oscar de la Renta spring 2013 bridal show, inside his 25th floor showroom, took off running with gorgeous gowns and suits splashed in brilliant color and intricate details. The designer’s show was brilliant and dramatic at the same time. Traditional white dresses matched with tulle capes, voluminous skirts and his thumb print detailing. Gowns with a wink of color to full, vibrant colors stating romance does not have to be so conservative.
The show’s stunning apex resounded in rich, vibrant, shimmering red, red wedding gowns in gorgeous designs, flowing skirts and breath-taking details. The show was not only quite beautiful, but ended with de la Renta taking a bow with the flower girls.
About Oscar de la Renta:
Born Oscar Aristides de la Renta Fiallo on July 22, 1932. He is one of the world’s leading fashion designers. Trained by Cristobal Balenciaga and Antonio Castillo, he rose to international fame in the 60s as one of the couturiers to dress Jacqueline Kennedy. His Eponymous fashion house continues to dress leading figures, from film stars to royalty.