Post # 1
Say Yes to the Dress first aired in 2007. I recently watched Season 1 and was struck by how many dress styles have simply faded out over the last 9 years. The vast majority of gowns featured in the early seasons involved some sort of embroidery – which you’d be hard-pressed to find in a any bridal shop today. Pick-ups and sequins seem to have disappeared entirely as well. Monique Lhullier’s Sunday Rose was considered the epitome of high fashion by the staff one season, and “dated” the next. My question is, what are the styles you have seen fade in and out of fashion very quickly? And which of today’s style elements do you think will vanish (or persist) over the next decade?
Post # 2
Over time, almost every element goes in and out of style. The only constant is White or Ivory.
What I *WISH* would go out of style are sexy or revealing or ‘underwear as bridal wear’ dresses. I will never be convinced that wearing a dress that screams “LOOK HOW HOT I AM” is appropriate for a wedding.
Post # 3
Wow is it really almost ten years old!? Crazy.
I suppose mine will date me. It’s very boho/70s/alternative. I don’t mind though, I wasnt going for a classic style on purpose. I could see mermaids being dated as well.
Post # 4
I am not a fashionable person so my guesses could easily be completely wrong but I would guess the most popular/common styles are the ones that will go out of style, maybe not in 10 years but eventually. The most popular shape currently seems to be mermaid so I would guess that. Also perhaps strapless? I know it has been popular for more than 10 years but recently the designers seem to be coming out with a lot of interesting necklines and backs of dresses which means having sleeves.
It all just just makes me think back to the 80’s when long sleeves, puffy shoulders and that little v shaped headpiece going brown to your forehead was in. I’m not sure any bridal era is quite as defined as the 80’s.
Post # 5
I’m pretty sure the illusion-back lace mermaid is the fad that will leave soon, and the mermaids with a lot of ruffles/texture at the bottom. But also, what the crap is up with this from the new Maggie Sottero collection?? Are we bringing it back?
Post # 6
these are what I think of as dated
boho is somewhat timeless and runs through decades realitively unchanged (my mother and grandmother had boho dress style, one in the 60s similar to this and one in the 80s similar to this and im still seeing similar dresses in blogs now)
I think the ‘styles’ of the ‘tweens’ will be mermaid cut, lace sleeves and back detail like this or this
Post # 7
I’ve watched some episodes from each season of the show too, and I agree that bridal styles do change rather quickly. I’m seeing slimmer, cleaner, more sleek designs nowadays. The silhouettes used to be much bigger, trumpet/fit-flare dresses have lots more poof in the flare part and a lot more beading, flower appliques and detailing, and the A-lines are much fuller and detailed. Nowadays A-lines tend to be slimmer too, and over-the-top detailing is seen as “tacky”/”princessy”/”dress-up”/”prom” and plain/clean dresses are more favored.
Also ruching and pickups are not as dramatic as before, and they appear on their own more than with other details. Trending now are bridal separates (corset and skirt separately) and horsehair skirts which I personally love as they’re so light and airy 🙂 boho styles seem to be more in trend than poofy castle-worthy ballgowns. Also semi-see through corsets are so “now” but I think they will fade over time as it’s not a look that the majority likes.
However lace designs will always be there, and there will always be lots of white and ivory, as PP said. I sometimes think that the trends now are much more conservative than before, I remembered browsing through bridal magazines for fun 6 or 7 years ago and they were full of crazy unique details.
Post # 8
It’s amazing how quickly things change. My first wedding was a family friend’s daughter in 1994? or so, and I remember thinking her puffy ballgown with spaghetti straps and countless pick-ups was so cool. When I was Maid/Matron of Honor for my bff in 2009 and went to all of her shopping appointments, everything was either embroidered satin or sheaths with keyhole backs (SO! MANY! KEYHOLES!!!) Next time I was Maid/Matron of Honor (2011), lots of piles of extravagent ruffles on either a fit-n-flare or ballgown shape. Now, people seem to be unable to get enough of illusion necks/backs and lace mermaids. (Seriously, I’ve seen so many lace mermaids on my social media, they literally all just look the same to me at this point.)
I would say “everything but ivory is dated,” but even THAT is moving out of fashion. Almost all designers have at least a couple colored gowns, and champagne or pale pink seem to pop up almost as often in my friend group as traditional white does. So I think every trend, no matter how beautiful, will some day look as dated to us as the Princess Di sleeves of the 1980s. When I dress shop, I won’t worry about that (because it’s going to happen anyway), I’ll worry about how I look and feel on that day. Go for what makes you happy now and don’t worry about tomorrow 🙂
Post # 9
mine looks like your mom’s! Maybe it’s not as trendy as I thought 🙂
Post # 10
I feel like mermaid/trumpet/fit-and-flare/etc silhouettes are dominant and lace is absolutely everywhere, and lots of dresses have some form of diaphanous tulle skirt. I personally like the clean lines and texture of satins and silks and I wonder if we’ll see more of those in the next few years, since other aspects of dress design seemed to be getting streamlined as a PP mentioned.
I think it might be damn near impossible to find a dress made in 2016 (including mine!) that isn’t backless, low back, keyhole, backless with illusion fabric etc and I bet that will look very dated in a few years. No hate, I think it’s a perfect way to show some skin without entering blatantly ‘sexy’ territory that can happen with low necklines or lots of leg.
Post # 11
I think something like Grace Kelly’s dress is never going to go out of style. I catch myself still admiring it once in a while even though I wouldn’t wear it.
Post # 12
Mine will totally be out of style, it may have just gone out of style. It’s blue, strapless, a light mermaid, lace and has pearls and sequins. I don’t know how it happened I’m a classic girl but I don’t know I saw the blue and that was it.