Andrea Recaps Oscar Trend for Bridal

Our National Bridal Director, Andrea Wasserman, gives us the scoop on how to interpret a red carpet trend for your wedding look.

“Striking.” “Bold.” “Dramatic.” These are the buzz-worthy words around our water cooler this week, following Sunday night’s Oscars® awards show. The red carpet brought with it sharp lines, black-and-silver combinations and a return to structure, forming a trend we’re calling Architectural l’Amour. It’s inspired by art deco and gives the bride the opportunity to find the perfect lines for her. Our Wedding Stylists are interpreting this direction in a number of ways.

For the bride:
Brides seeking to keep their looks sleek have to try ‘Waverly’ from Anne Barge—it has a flattering trumpet silhouette, and it just arrived at select Wedding Suites last month. If a non-strapless neckline is more your style, ‘Cassidy’ from Caroline DeVillo is a beautiful choice—it will be in-store at all of our Wedding Suites in March. And if you’re looking for a gown that’s both dramatic and streamlined, ‘Erin’ from Vera Wang is perfect. It has a fitted bodice and a structured volume throughout the skirt, and it’s available now in select Wedding Suites.

‘Waverly’ by Anne Barge | ‘Cassidy’ by Caroline DeVillo | ‘Erin’ by Vera Wang

For the bridesmaids:
This season’s line by ML Monique Lhuillier features a jaw-dropping selection of cocktail-length options, and this two-tone dress has the same straight strapless neckline and black-and-white color combination we saw everywhere on Sunday night. For the bride looking for long, Amsale is the name that comes to mind—we think a long taffeta trumpet-style dress with neckline interest would fit this trend exceptionally well.

ML Monique Lhuillier Bridesmaids Strapless Two Tone Sheath Dress | Amsale Asymmetrical Neck Taffeta Gown

Accessories:
What with so much detail in the fabric of the dresses themselves, the sparkle should be kept minimal with statement shoes and dramatic earrings. We like the ‘Devyn’ sandal by Glint and the ‘Brooklyn’ and ‘Holly’ drop earrings by Nina—the combination keeps your look both glamorous and refined.

Glint ‘Devyn’ Sandal | Nina ‘Brooklyn’ Crystal Teardrop Chandelier Earrings | Nina ‘Holly’ Drop Earrings

For the flower girl:
Frilly may be tempting, but keep the littlest wedding party members on trend with a modern flower girl dress in clean lines, such as this ivory organza dress from Us Angels.

Us Angels Ivory A-Line Dress with Sash

How would you wear this trend? Did you have any other favorites from the Oscars?

See more from Andrea over at her Bridal Favorites Pinterest board, or shop our Wedding Suite online.

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