ON-TREND: ILLUSION NECKLINE WEDDING GOWNS
Strapless wedding dresses have been the most popular style of wedding dress for the last decade. Not since the “big sleeves” of the 1980’s has a single design style so completely dominated the wedding dress industry! But bare arms and shoulders – and the ubiquitous sweetheart neckline – are no longer your only option for an on-trend wedding gown.
On this year’s fashion runways a number of stunning “illusion neckline” wedding dresses stole the show! Featuring a more modest (and supportive) neckline, illusion gowns utilize a sheer fabric to cover the décolletage. The “illusion” panel can be combined with virtually any style of neckline – including popular sweetheart, sexy halter, or even off-the-shoulder “Sabrina” styles – to add coverage and support without sacrificing glamour and sex appeal.
Illusion necklines were being shown by top designers at Bridal Fashion Week this year on both slim silhouettes (such as mermaids and trumpets)as well as on ball gowns and princess dresses.
Versatile illusion necklines can be embellished with beading, lace or embroidery – or left unadorned for a sleek and modern haute couture look. Illusion necklines can also be paired with long, short or cap sleeves – or with no sleeves at all, as in the trending halter-style illusion neckline.
The increased coverage provided by illusion necklines make them an appropriate – yet glamorous – wedding dress option for fashion-forward brides who wish to respect certain religious protocols and/or who want to avoid offending conservative family members. Even the most old fashioned grandmother is sure to approve of an illusion neckline.
In addition to showing a little less skin, the illusion neckline supports full figured and “well endowed” women’s “assets” without the worry of risking a wedding wardrobe malfunction. You can get down on the dance floor – without worrying that your top will “get down” too. And, illusion necklines can add desirable coverage to tattoos, scars, or those wiggly jiggly areas you may want to conceal.
Take a peek at some of our favorite illusion necklines below, to see all of the reasons we love this trend in 2018 wedding gowns!