Throughout history, celebrities have been known to shape and influence fashion trends especially in the wedding industry. For instance, Princess Diana’s ivory silk taffeta and antique lace wedding dress that had a 25-foot (7.62 m) train became one of the most famous dresses in the world. The £9000 gown also managed to influence the wedding fashion as people began to order for large puffed sleeves, a full skirt and “soft touch fabrics”.
Kate Middleton wowed the world when she tied the knot to the love of her life, Prince William in a Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen gown. The style featured an ivory lace bodice with long sleeves and a satin skirt that indeed set the stage for bridal as designers tried to offer a similar styles similar to Kate’s. In recent times, Melania Trump, America’s new first lady settled for a white, off-the-shoulder gown designed by Hervé Pierre for the Inaugural Ball. The gown featured a thin red cord at the waist, subtle ruffle detail and thigh-high slit.
Nazira Dalla, a wedding fashion expert who once predicted accurately on what Kate Middleton would wear, foresees that the off-shoulder design, which was worn in the 80’s, will become the latest trend in the wedding industry. According to her, off-the-shoulder gowns are timeless, sensual and stylish. They are suitable for a bride who is looking for a sexy yet demure style. It offers a more conservative wedding-day look, and is flattering to a variety of body types.
To find out more about gowns and the latest trends visit her stand at the Samantha’s bridal Fair from 3rd to 5th March.