The upcoming Wedding Dress Trends for 2012 are quite striking with stunning colors that transcend the color palette of 2011. The much anticipated arrival of the latest wedding dress designer trends hit the US with bridal fashion shows that debuted many stunning a line, ball gown and mermaid styles complete with enhanced tulle, organza, and lace.
In addition to more elaborate asymmetrical styles and contrasting lace and tulle embellishments, the latest bridal fashions also promise a hint of glamour that harkens back to softer less dramatic prohibition era elegance.
With sequined empire waist-lines, swarovski crystal bedazzled bodices and gorgeous sweetheart necklines, the latest wedding dress fashion trends for 2012 are truly a welcome breath of fresh air compared to the flashy more dramatic lower cut necklines that show what many brides considered in retrospect to be “too much” cleavage on their wedding day.
With this softer more captivating look, the latest strapless wedding dress styles and gowns offer a newly envisioned “softer” elegance, that is reminiscent of a by-gone era from the 1920’s.
Strapless wedding dresses with illusion net, silk and lace sleeves abound, while other form fitting wedding dress silhouettes like mermaid, Cinderella and trumpet have evolved into higher concept, more passionate designs which showcase more elaborate trim and more conservative and elegant lines.
In addition, romantic glass beadwork, silk modesty panels on corsets and silver lace and swarovski crystal applications are visually intriguing and will make any bride feel truly special on her special day …
The spring 2012 lineup consists of many inspiring wedding dress fashions, but one of the most innovative and compelling is the illusion net neckline that creates a softer more conservative yet sultry look for any bride to be. It’s both a trendy and more elegant way for 2011 and 2012 brides to create a sexy yet classy sophisticated look that revisits the subtle elegance of the past…
When it comes to creating inspiring wedding dress styles and custom one of a kind creations, many brides consider either a custom wedding dress designer or simply re-styling the almost perfect wedding gown they’ve found, and adding the aforementioned 2012 enhancements and flair.
With this in mind, it becomes even more important for busy brides to be to consider all of their options while staying within their budget.
What is certainly most true in 2011 and for at least the near future is that most brides are definitely on a budget! Not every bride can afford a Vera Wang gown.
So where does a busy bride to be… that is on a budget look to save money without compromising style?
One great way 2012 and 2013 brides and beyond can truly create their own special one-of-a-kind wedding dress is by visiting an independent designer and seamstress.
This of course is after they have searched trunk shows, bridal boutiques, national bridal chain stores and bridal shows for ideas.
Once a bride has settled on the silhouette of her gown, the neck line, materials and overall look, the next step is finding a talented local wedding dress designer or seamstress that can put many of the elements that a bride envisions into the dream concept wedding dress.
In major cities like New York and Los Angeles putting together a one-of-a-kind custom wedding dress creation complete with custom neckline, satin, lace or chiffon materials, sheer fabrics, sleeves and victorian inspired corsets, can cost over $5,000
Yet, with careful research many brides can find an elegant wedding dress consisting of the right materials, asymmetrical, or curvy silhouette and then add the necessary sought after applications and enhancements that will make the dress truly inspiring and long remembered.
Touch Of Class Bridal & Alterations specializes in wedding dress design and wedding dress restyling. Brides can change a zipper back to a corset for under $200 for example. Brides can also add illusion net, lace, and organza to their dress neckline, train, and hem.
Many brides opt for custom lace applications around the hem, and french bustle that has many points to enhance their gown, adding fullness without being too poofy…
Again, and expert designer and seamstress can help a bride that has encountered difficulty in creating the look they want… for much less than an expensive bridal salon or wedding dress store.
For example, many wedding dress stores in phoenix AZ offer bridal alterations but the cost of doing multiple alterations on an already expensive wedding dress can add up to over $600 in many cases.
A great way for budget minded brides to save on the overall cost of their wedding gown is to visit an independent designer and seamstress after getting a quote from an expensive bridal boutique.
What many brides are shocked to discover is that they can find more patient and attentive service with faster turnaround times by visiting an independent designer and seamstress in phoenix.
Mari, the owner at Touch Of Class has over 100 reviews online from phoenix area brides that love her work and more importantly, her prices.
When considering the latest 2012 bridal fashion trends brides should always consider getting a second opinion on their alterations needs.
What many brides also discover is that while many busy bridal shops in phoenix and all over the country can perform reasonably well on more elaborate alterations and dress restyling to help a bride get the look she wants, many simply do not have the time or are running too close to deadlines.
This of course can lead to the inevitable trend we have seen over and over again in the bridal industry…
Many brides encounter bridal alterations departments that over-promise and often under-deliver… In fact, there are plenty of reviews online from brides that have endured a wedding dress emergency or bridal horror story due to their wedding dress not being properly altered or even worse, not completed in time for the wedding.
One of the benefits of working with an independent designer and seamstress is more personalized attention, attention to detail and higher quality craftsmanship. After all, an independent seamstress sets her own schedule whereas a busy bridal shop or wedding store often overbooks their seamstress department.
Unfortunately, when a seamstress working in a store is overbooked, brides end up feeling the effects and lack of service.
Many brides report waiting over an hour despite arriving on time for their bridal fitting. Other brides report a seamstress that always seems to steer them away from doing more complex alterations or simply charging way too much to again manipulate a brides decisions.
And of course, many stores do in fact make a higher profit margin on both alterations and accessories, so it is quite common for a seamstress to recommend alterations and accessories that a bride many not feel comfortable with based on price.
Yet, since many busy bridal stores out of necessity schedule bridal fittings too close to the wedding day, many brides feel pressure to purchase and get their alterations done, regardless of the cost…
At Touch Of Class Alterations we feel there is a better way. Brides can come in for alterations 90-120 days before their wedding to get the alterations done for 50-70% less than most bridal stores and wedding boutiques, with the guarantee that they can come back just weeks before their wedding day for a final fitting and adjustment at no additional cost.
Most importantly brides that are looking to create an original, elegant and sophisticated wedding dress for their 2012 or 2013 wedding will absolutely be surprised by how much easier it is to get the look they want for less, by coming in for a free wedding dress consultation and free bridal fitting at Touch Of Class Bridal & Alterations.
Many of the same fashion-forward trends for 2012 can be attained by purchasing a more reasonably priced wedding gown or dress and then adding the sought after elements like a corset back, lace sleeves, illusion net neckline, modesty panel, hem from waist, bead work, sequins and even stunning swarovski crystals for hundreds less than a wedding dress store.
One thing is for certain… 2012 and 2013 brides are looking for romantic lace a-line dresses, silk and organza print and dot patterned gowns, sheer form fitting gowns, halter-top weddig gowns, and bedazzled wedding dresses which feature brilliant, sequined and crystal emblazoned bodices and sweetheart necklines.
What better way is there to create a stunning 2012 bridal fashion style and look for less? Check out the Touch Of Class Bridal & Alterations website for more information on custom wedding dress designs and bridal alterations for less.
Many brides are looking to add color as in pink sashes to match their wedding theme. Another highly anticipated trend for 2012 and 2013 is the addition of elegant lace sleeves, higher necklines and mermaid dress styles that truly flatter curvy brides.
Any and many more of these 2012 wedding dress styles and trends can be customized with a dress restyling from Touch Of Class Bridal & Alterations. Brides that wish to create the look for less will happy to find that Touch Of Class never charges a fitting fee or dress consultation fee.
For reviews and helpful information see Touch Of Class Bridal & Alterations on Wedding Wire and the Knot ( Wedding Channel ) websites under bridal shops and alterations.
To A Fantastic Fall 2011 wedding season and the upcoming 2012 bridal fashion debuts!
Congratulations on your upcoming special day