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Jenny Packham Bridal 2013

The guys on the always wonderful Rock My Wedding had us all in an flurry when they headed off to New York Fashion Week and decided to log their trip from their Instagram feed. Their highlight was the Jenny Packham 2013 show at the St. Regis Hotel off 5th Avenue, and we think it may have been ours too! Charlotte did such an amazing job on her account of the show and descriptions of the dresses that we suggest you head on over to RMW and have a snoop.

But while you’re here, check out five of our Jenny Packham 2013 faves.

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Let’s face it – when most brides choose their bridesmaid colours, they’ll tend to go with colours they love, rather than a colour that’s trendy. Inevitably though, you’ll probably find that you grow fonder of colours that are currently fashionable.

Generally speaking though, the hottest colours for the next season seem to fall into two categories:

1. Jewel tones
Orangey reds, rich blues, mustardy yellows, lush teal blues, rich purples, deep greens – jewel colours are very in right now. The nice thing about many jewel colours is that they’re toned down enough to be flattering to most skin tones, rather than only suiting a lucky few. And they’re wonderfully cheerful and happy feeling. You can also pair them up with other vibrant colours and end up with a really impactful overall look.

It’s also worth noting that Pantone’s colour of the year for 2012 is tangerine orange. Side note: the weird thing about orange is that it seems to enjoy giddy heights of uber-trendy-dom, or else it’s the world’s most hated colour. With few moments in between. What’s with that?!

2013 bridesmaid trend

2. Neutrals
The other major key note through the next season’s collections are the more neutral colours (though ‘colour’ may not be the right word for some of ’em!) – black, titanium grey, champagne rose, with dabblings into pastel blues, and dusky pale purples. Some of the paler colours will be tougher to wear, and you’ll need to make sure they don’t make your bridesmaids look ill or washed out. You could pair neutral tones with other neutrals for a classy, slightly vintage colour palette, or alternatively with some bright zingy colours to contrast with your base colour.

2013 bridesmaid trends

Whatever colour you choose, make sure you love it. You want to look back and enjoy, rather than wince over your wedding photos.

This season, many of the biggest bridesmaid dress trends looked quite familiar. From peplums to illusion necklines, popular wedding gown details are making their way to ‘maids.

Illusion Necklines
It’s amazing how a piece of sheer fabric can absolutely transform a gown. We first saw illusion necklines hit the bridal runways just before the Royal Wedding, and the trend has grown ever since, now expanding to bridesmaid styles.

2013 Spring Bridesmaid Dresses Trend

While we wouldn’t necessarily call lace a wedding dress trend (by now, it’s certainly a mainstay), it’s a fabric that was rarely used on bridesmaid dresses – until now. From a little touch of contrasting lace to full-on lace dresses, we’re happy to see this feminine fabrication move into the bridesmaid world.

2013 Spring Bridesmaid Dresses Trend

One-Shoulder Styles
We’ve always been fans of one-shoulder wedding dresses – they’re flattering and modern. One-shoulder styles have been shown en masse for wedding dresses, but only recently have they hit it big in bridesmaids.

2013 Spring Bridesmaid Dresses Trend

Peplums were the trend of the Spring 2013 bridal runways, so we were glad to see them on bridesmaid dresses at the same time.

2013 Spring Bridesmaid Dresses Trend

Ever since Pippa Middleton made her grand entrance to the Royal Wedding, white bridesmaid dresses have transformed from taboo to trend. We like how designers are adding black details to white bridesmaid dresses for some modern contrast.

2013 Spring Bridesmaid Dresses Trend

Taffeta V-Neckline with Pleated Gown 2012 Fuchsia Sheath Bridesmaid Dress
Taffeta Strapless Softly Curved Neckline with Asymmetrical Pleated Bodice 2012 Red Mermaid Bridesmaid Dress
 Taffeta Strapless Sweetheart Neckline with Pleated Gown 2012 Yellow Sheath Bridesmaid Dress
Taffeta Softly Curved Neckline Cap Sleeves with Asymmetrical Pleated Bodice 2012 Plum Mermaid Bridesmaid Dress
Taffeta One-Shoulder Strap with Asymmetrical Pleated Gown 2012 Blue Sheath Bridesmaid Dress
Taffeta Strapless Sweetheart Neckline with Rouched Bodice 2012 Black Mermaid Bridesmaid Dress
Chiffon Strapless Straight Neckline with Delicate Ruffle Accents 2012 Plum Column Bridesmaid Dress
Satin Strapless Sweetheart Neckline with Pleated Bodice 2012 Plum Column Bridesmaid Dress
Taffeta Strapless Straight Neckline with Bow Accents 2012 Brown A-Line Bridesmaid Dress
 Chiffon One-Shoulder Strap with Hand-Made Flower Accents 2012 Green A-Line Bridesmaid Dress

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