Trends: Fine Lines

What’s the aisle if not a runway? Look to this year’s designer shows to find your own big-day style.

PUT A BLOOM ON IT Designers had avant-garde garden parties on the mind this season, fashioning floral frocks that were anything but wallflowers. Get the look with (from left) Jim Hjelm Blush’s oversize shoulder petals, Wtoo Brides’ metallic rose skirt, and Oscar de la Renta’s perky print. Find it: Cynderellie’s Closet and La Belle Rêve carry Wtoo Brides.



A CUT ABOVE The femme fatale is alive and well. Just ask designers like Hayley Page (left) and Monique Lhuillier (middle), who turned out sexy, Angelina Jolie–esque silhouettes featuring thigh-high, slit-to-there styles. Find it: Luly Yang’s (right) recent Monarch’s Tale runway show also featured devastatingly gorgeous skirt slits.


MODERN VINTAGE  What’s old seems to find a way of becoming new again, especially with fashion. Carolina Herrera’s bodice (from left), Elizabeth Fillmore’s delicate sleeves, and Ivy & Aster’s hemline put a fresh spin on tradition. Find it: Shop Belltown Bride’s wide range of similar styles and top designers.


DRAMA QUEENS  Pale blush tones are perennially popular, but this season sophisticated hues like blue, black, and gray stole the spotlight at shows for (from left) Claire Pettibone, Vera Wang, and Enzoani. Find it: Seattle’s newest bridal boutique, the Dress Theory (open in August), features Claire Pettibone and other colorful lines.