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Friday
Jan272012

{On Trend} The Back is Back!

First of all, have you see this? I have a hang-over just thinking about it.

Second, it’s been a while since I dove right into the goodies of wedding fashion world, so I thought I’d chat about one of my fave new trends right now – the open/sheer back detail of weddings gowns.

Now, we could all roll our eyes and think of ourselves as lemmings, assuming the trend is hot because of Carolina Herrera’s gown that whatsherface wore in that incredibly stupid Twilight saga movie. Make no mistake, I was in the theater the weekend it came out, but ohmygod was it bad.

But seriously, a trend isn’t going to become one unless people like it and want it. Need proof? Is ANYONE talking about or copying that god awful headpiece that Kardashian wore on her wedding day? No. Why? Because it was stupid and no one wants to wear that shit.

If you look at trends from a spot about 10,000 feet above all the noise, you can see things moving and morphing. Trends start off small and then grow to horrid extremes and then are gone, POOF! Just like that.

So floating above the noise, looking down at the wedding gown world, it seems all we’ve witnessed for years is a variation of strapless. Strapless, strapless, strapless as far as the eye could see. Why? I think it was a knee-jerk reaction to the sleeves of the 1990’s. (Side bar: so many of my girlfriends from college got married in the 90’s and the lamentations I’ve heard over their gown choices now are TOO FUNNY!). The sleeves got carried away and then Vera Wang stepped  into the scene with her gorgeous simplicity and on a dime, the direction changed.

I love that Kate Middleton brought us back to sleeves and her sister made our jaws drop at the stellar simplicity of the backside of her bridesmaid gown. I would pay some money to know whether or not she was rockin’ some Spanx because DAMN GIRL! Nice ass!

Anyway, you can see things trending from afar. Want a tip? In the décor area, we’ve seen French Provincial and it’s iterations for SIX SEASONS. I wouldn't put a lot of investment into that look for too much longer. We've worn ourselves out with it.

So instead of further dissecting trends, let’s just enjoy some eye-candy of this current one, shall we? Love me some back detail!

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Marchesa

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Angel Sanchez

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Claire Pettibone

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Reem Acra

Here are just a few more, jaw dropping inspirations.

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All photos found in and around here.

So what do YOU think? Loving the trend or no? Do tell.

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Reader Comments (5)

100% agree with you, I love this trend! I hope-hope-HOPE that some of my 2012 brides pick up this trend so I can photograph gorgeous backs this year! Soooo pretty. That feather dress upped my pulse for a few minutes :).

January 27, 2012 | Unregistered Commentercharo

Holy crap. I want that second gown (only in a V-neck, please).

January 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

Is it weird that I hate all of them?

January 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJennie

@Jennie - WHAAAA? ALL OF THEM? Dude, that is weird.

January 27, 2012 | Registered CommenterLouise

I so love all the gowns shown except for the first photo. I don't like the ruffled detail on the hips.

January 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTina

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