Bridal 2011: The Trends

Fashion is an organic entity that changes from season to season and, sometimes, moment to moment. Bridal trends for 2011 will see lots of interesting and unique features. Here are the top looks you'll see.

If you're looking for a dress that stands out from the traditional white and ivory, you'll find dresses in soft colors of blush pinks, pale peaches and muted grays. If you're not quite that daring, you'll find many with accents of those colors in the trains, waist sashes or floral details.

If you're looking for a dress that is girly and flirty, choose ones with lace overlays or detailing. Today's lace is a far cry from the traditional type of years gone by. Expect to find elegant and luxurious designs.

Trumpet Gowns
The trumpet gown hugs you in all the right places. The shape offers an instant glamorous look.

Floral & Glitter Accents
You'll find dresses with floral accents ranging from delicate floral appliqu├ęs to oversized blooms. If you need a little sparkle, look for dresses with glitter accents.

Most probably think of tulle as being used under princess-style gowns to give them that dramatic poufy look. However, this season you'll see dresses with delicate tulle overlays for an airy and "fairy-like" effect.

If you're a sassy bride or have great legs that you want to show off, going short (above the knee) might be the way to go.

Look for these and other bridal gown options at these local bridal vendors:
Alfred Angelo Bridal (1230 E. County Line Road, Suite D, Ridgeland, 601-956-1806, http://www.alfredangelo.com);
A Southern Affair (4500 Interstate 55 N., Suite 160, 601-487-6218, http://www.asouthernaffair.net);
Bridal Path (4465 Interstate 55 N., Suite 104, 601-982-8267, http://www.bridalpathinc.com);
Finishing Touch Alterations (4551 Office Park Drive, 601-362-5288);
Jaki's Costumes & Party World (5404 Interstate 55 N., 601-957-2999);
Bridal Boutique (300 E College St., Clinton, 601-924-8345);
Bella Bridesmaid (118 W. Jackson St., Ridgeland, 601-898-0303);
Silver Gallery (6380-B Ridgewood Court Drive, 601-952-0525 and 378 Ridge Way, Flowood, 601-919-3008, http://www.silvergallery.biz)


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