Look Likely Trends in Bridal Fashions in 2012

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With so many celebrity weddings planned for 2012, Eva’s Bridal of Oak Lawn Offers a Look at this year’s hottest Bridal Fashion Trends

Ronia Ghusein, owner, Eva's Bridal of Oak Lawn has traveled throughout the world to attend bridal fashion shows and meet with notable designers. “While the bridal fashion world has become global,” Ghusein explains, “it still is heavily influenced by icons of the day, and today is no exception.” Ghusein went on to say that every generation's brides are inspired by a handful of style icons. Our grandmothers had Grace Kelly. Our mothers had Diana. And today’s brides, according to Ghusein, they have Duchess Kate and soon the influence of Brittney Spears, Jessica Biel, Jennifer Hudson, Halle Berry, and even Aretha Franklin. Among the 2012 trends that Ghusein expects brides to wear include:

Color: Vibrant color is in. We’re seeing a lot of plum and violet for example. You’ll see this in the fashions and in the flowers – hydrangeas, roses and orchids are among the most popular flowers for weddings.

Illusion Neckline. The illusion style is created when a sheer, delicate and often embellished layer of fabric is added to cover all or part of the space that is otherwise exposed in a strapless gown. It transforms the look into one that is soft, elegant and romantic.

Veil-less. Instead, today’s bride is opting for hats, headbands, and head pieces. Many of these accessories are made with feathers and flowers. “Features will fly in 2012,” Ronia says. They are a hot accessory.

Themed Dresses: Disney, Kathy Hilton (Paris Hilton’s mother), even supermodel Kathy Ireland are designing gowns based on various themes. Eva’s Bridal of Oak Lawn is the only retailer in Chicagoland that carries the Disney Collection. Brides can choose from gowns inspired by Belle of Beauty & The Beast, Sleeping Beauty, The Little Mermaid’s Ariel, and so many others.

Tiers. Designers seem to be focused on ruffles and tiers. “The top tier is a genius way to camouflage wider hips,” Ghusein opined.

Lace Sleeves. With all the buzz around last spring’s Royal wedding and the wedding in the recent “Twilight” saga, Ghusein says the “iconic lace sleeves are back and bigger than ever.”

Accesssories. Crsytals are everywhere, from the dress to the centerpieces.

About Eva’s Bridals of Oak Lawn

47 year old Eva's Bridal is now located at 5269 W. 95th Street (near 95th & Cook Ave). The new store enjoys hometown-style architecture and design, inspired to offer customers a one-stop, memorable, shopping experience. The new store is easy to get to from major expressways, has free parking, and is within walking distance to many other notable Oak Lawn retailers and Oak Lawn Village Hall. http://www.evasbridalofoaklawn.com| 708-422-5599.

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