Wedding Gown Trends

5 Wedding Gown Trends for a Summer Wedding in 2013

Are you all set to become a summer bride in 2013? Well that means you have barely a few more months before you tie the knot. And I am sure, right now, you must be very busy planning the details of your wedding.

But have you finalized you own look for the big day? After all, your wedding day is all about you. And with all eyes on you, you don’t want to make any fashion faux pas in choosing your wedding gown.

Prominent fashion designers across the world have revealed their summer 2013 bridal gowns. And it is safe to say that romance is in the air.

Wedding gown trends for summer 2013 are soft, feminine and incredibly alluring.


Don’t the miss the focus of beads and sequins that create a ‘dazzling’ effect to brighten up D-Day for you.

Top 5 Wedding Gown Trends for a Summer Wedding in 2013

1.  The Back is Back Trend 2013

2013 is where your back gets some well deserved attention. Wedding gowns with statement backs are very trendy in 2013. Unique cut-outs revealing peek-a-boo backs (Carol Hannah and Rosa Clara) and sexy sheer covered backs (Jesus Peiro and Claire Pettibone) were the order of the day on the runways.  If you want to rock this trend for your summer 2013 wedding, you had better start booking those back massage appointments at the spa right now.

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 2. Floral Wedding Gown Trends for Summer 2013

Nothing defines feminine as aptly as florals, and particularly so in summer. So it is hardly surprising that the floral motif was seen predominantly in summer 2013 wedding gown trends. From floral appliqués to full floral designs and barely there floral elements in the dress,  designers like Jenny Packham, Alvina Valenta and others experimented with this trend to create versatile looks, each one prettier than the other.

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3. Sheer Lace Sleeves for Summer 2013 Wedding Gowns

You can choose to cover up your arms in style in 2013. Exquisite long lace sleeves enhance the beauty of your wedding gown. In practically all of the designs, we saw lace element extend from the neck right upto the sleeves, creating a very stylish look. Marchesa and Oscar de la Renta were of some of the biggies who showcased this trend.

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 4. Peplum Wedding Gown Trends for Summer 2013

OK, now this one is for you if you are alright with not conforming to traditions. Far removed from the traditional wedding gown looks, peplums present a contemporary and modern look that is extremely chic and glamorous. Most of the designers kept the gown bare armed and strapless to further enhance the oomph appeal of this gown style.

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5. One-Shoulder Wedding Gowns for Summer 2013

Sexy one shoulder wedding gowns took centre stage on the runways at the Summer 2013 bridal collections. The shoulder strap detailing ranged from sheer to satin. And some of the shoulder straps exhibited embellishments and bows to reiterate focus on the shoulder. A smart design move. All the gowns, designed as form fitting outfits, emphasized the silhouettes and (tiny) waistlines.

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Designers Carolina Herrera, Amsale and others showcased this trend.

Some other popular wedding gown trends for summer wedding 2013 included the little white dress and wedding gowns in pastel shades. Though there were some designs in darker colors like red and orange, the overwhelming wedding gown designs were in white.

Overall wedding gown design trends in summer 2013 stick to traditional white, but the execution is mind bogglingly creative. Think peplums, statement backs and sexy one shoulder designs.

Which one of these is your favorite look? And what would you don as a summer bride in 2013?