2014 Bridal Gown Trend and Vera Wang’s Bold Call to Action

Thanks to the ever so clever, creative & imaginative, goddess of the gown, Ms. Vera Wang, we have a trend for 2014 I am most happy to share. It is officially the year of PINK and tickled we are to highlight it here. Vera has asked us all to experience “pink as sensual, pink as seductive, pink as dreamy, pink as sophisticated, pink as strong, & pink as cool”. Her call to action is simple,”Think Pink!” and we couldn’t agree more.

As you can see we are not talking about blush or even baby pink. It’s not the sort of pink you would find on an adolescent girl skipping giddily off to a birthday party. We are talking about seductive, saturated hues that evoke emotion, scent, & whimsy in the most sophisticated of fashion.

I challenge you this! Think of someone ….anyone that doesn’t look good in some hue of pink. Go ahead. Keep thinking. Ok stop… because you can’t! It’s universally flattering for just about any skin tone and coloring.

Now I would like to say this. There are many brides around the world…especially in the NY metro area who are not 20 something. They are 30 something confidant, professional, chic trend setters that are less than virginal. Yup… I went there. And I went there for a reason. This trend spans that gap. If you are young and innocent…pink can work. If you are  more mature and confident pink can work. If you want something that is as timeless as Grace Kelly but as bold as Gwen Stephanie pink can work. Whether it’s your first marriage , or your third pink can work. If you are having a casual beach wedding or a grand gala affair pink can work. Whether it’s petal pink, rose pink, peony pink, or coral pink.

Yup, you guessed it. Pink can work. So go ahead and think pink!



Short and Sweet

I’ve never been a big fan of short bridal dresses. For me I just figured it’s one of the few occasions you can wear a ground skimming gown and feel like… well like a star! I also don’t quite get the multiple costume changes. Once you find THE dress you should be so madly in love with it that you never want to take it off. Especially after only a couple of hours.

Well, after this years New York Bridal Fashion Week I have to say…I may be converting! I am now an absolute believer in short wedding attire and gown changes! This year many designers featured higher hem lines that were amazing to say the least. I fell in love with the flirty, funky, flare and now can understand why some brides chose the shorter look. As for the multiple wedding ensembles, lets face it, sometimes we just can’t decide. Why should we?? We can’t help it if we fall madly in love with multiple looks. Who says you can’t have your princess gown AND dancing-queen dress?? It’s your big day, have your cake and eat it too!

Here are a few of ABE favorites…

Marchesa / Monique Lhuillier / Rafael Cennamo / Reem Acra