2013 Wedding Dress Trends

Top 5 trends for Spring 2013 Bridal Gowns

Brought to you by the experts at The Wedding Suite at Nordstrom


From alencon to chantilly and full to borders to appliqué, lace was the #1 trend in gowns, veils, jackets and reception dresses. Lace was an important part of every designer’s assortment and we loved what Reem Acra and AMSALE did with it.

Amsale Wedding Gowns Spring 2013


We noted a trend of featherweight skirts during October market and were thrilled to see it persist in a bigger way over the weekend. We saw it on bodices, skirts and exaggerated veils, and often layered with lace or sequins.

Heidi Elnora’s use of English netting as a tulle alternative was incredible for its airy nature.

Heidi Elnora Wedding Gown 2013Vera Wang’s use of layers and layers of draped tulle wowed us in shades of red.

Vera Wang Red Wedding Gown 2013Bar & Bat Mitzvah, Wedding Venues & Vendors#3 TREND – ILLUSION

More than ever before, we noticed sheer necklines, sleeves and low-cut backs that featured lace or appliqué. Lela Rose added to the drama with her exquisite hand-beading in organic shapes that were inspired by the landscape of NYC parks.

Lela Rose Spring 2013 Illusion Neckline#4 TREND – PEPLUM

We know this isn’t for every bride, but in a nod to the couture and RTW shapes of the season, we saw designers such as Christos interpreting it in ways that were wearable and timeless. Lengths, shape, structure and fabrication varied, but everyone registered the importance of this ladylike look.

Christos Bridal Spring 2013 Peplum#5 TREND – BOWS

We saw a feminine bow detail up-trending and will look for more of it next season. We’ve always loved the way AMSALE adds excitement to the back of her gowns in this way, and also took note of some sweet tiny bows at Reem Acra and Rosa Clara.Amsale Wedding Gown Back Bow

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Trends in Bridesmaids Dresses

Brides love convertible styles, allowing each bridesmaid to buy the same dress but tie it a different way lends a look of consistency across the bridal party but still allows each friend to feel flattered and comfortable.  Grays, blues and pinks continue to be popular, but we’re seeing more brides mixing shades within their bridal party.  A range of pinks and peaches is beautiful!  Chiffon is our brides’ favorite fabric, as it’s easy to wear — and also easy to wear again!

Convertible Bridesmaid Dresses twobirdsView twobirds Convertible Bridesmaid Gown at Nordstrom’s

About the Wedding Suite at Nordstrom

A bride’s Nordstrom Wedding Stylists is like her wedding fashion planner – be prepared to share everything!  We do a quick consultation with brides before their first appointment.  Whether in person, by phone or via e-mail, you’ll get the most out of your appointment if you tell your Wedding Stylist about your dream event, fiance, mom, and even your favorite everyday looks.  Bring anyone you think will be supportive and will help make your experience fun!  Just let your Wedding Stylist know who that will be so we can be sure we’ll have room for everyone.  And no need to bring anything except yourself, your imagination and the people you love — we’ve got your entire look covered from head to toe and skin to coat!

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Andrea Wasserman


Thank you to Andrea Wasserman, National Bridal Director – Wedding Suite at Nordstrom, for sharing these top trends in wedding fashion!


Photo Credits: OneWed, Weddings Unveiled, Vera Wang, Martha Stewart, Viva Bella

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