In recent years, sheer panels, cutouts and crop tops have become fashion staples. These once daring pieces have been lining store shelves for so long that they no longer seem quite so shocking. That familiarity may be short lived, however, as these pieces are making an unexpected appearance in the least likely of places: the bridal runway.
A far cry from the lacey, tulle-covered pieces one might expect to see, this year’s Bridal Fashion Week show showcased a variety of unconventional looks. A two-piece wedding dress may seem like an odd choice for the big day, but when done correctly the result can be breathtaking. Taking such an unconventional approach to a wedding gown is a daring move that ensures all eyes will be where they should be: on the bride.
Another popular trend at Bridal Fashion Week was the barely-there dress. There was more than one translucent dress on the runway, with variations in coverage, color and shape. Some designs focused on the back, while others went for all-over sheer. While some people seem less than thrilled about the sexy makeover being given to the wedding dress, others argue that this shift is empowering. Bruce Karatz knows his bride will be beautiful no matter what she picks to wear, as long as it is a surprise.
Regardless of possible societal effects, all can agree that these daring styles are making a bold statement on the runway.