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Dreaming of a wonderful fairytale wedding.

AS little girls we've all indulged in a day-dream or two about our perfect wedding dress, so it's no surprise that when it comes to finding 'the one' brides-to-be are notoriously uncompromising.

The good news is that the 2010/11 bridal trends cater for all types of bride - the return of the big, romantic dress in lavish fabrics will delight those dreaming of a fairytale wedding; whilst brides looking for a slinkier style will love the latest figure-hugging gowns.

Other key bridal trends this year include full, ruffled skirts - which are sure to make you look and feel like every bit like a princess; one-shoulder dresses; beaded bodices; fishtail dresses which are great for accentuating curves; ruching; embellishment and short dresses - which are fabulous for petite brides or summer weddings.

influence from Grecian styling, pleating is another of this year's biggest trends.

Whilst those preferring a more traditional style will love this year's range of demure yet chic dresses which feature simple detailing for an understated yet elegant look. Strapless gowns also continue to dominate many bridal house 2010/11 collections.

The latest collections also provide plenty of choice for brides who want to cover their shoulders, with ballerina-esque sheer wraps, feather shrugs and lace boleros great for those who are keen to cover up during a church ceremony.

Equally, those having a winter wedding can accessorise their gown with a beautiful tailored jacket, a faux-fur shrug or a ruffled jacket.

When it comes to colour, 2010/11 brides can choose between classic whites, ivories, champagnes and creams; striking red for a winter wedding or pale pink for a spring wedding.
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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Dec 14, 2010
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