From "Gatsby" chic to embellished everything, the Columbus wedding experts share what's hot in bridal for fall/winter 2013

From “Gatsby” chic to embellished everything, the Columbus wedding experts share what’s hot in bridal for fall/winter 2013


The classic bridal look isn’t going anywhere—in fact, it’s now popping up in bridesmaid dresses, too. To keep things interesting, the staff at Big Rock Little Rooster recommends an embroidered or metallic lace. Jessica Trucco, owner of IVY Bridal Studio in Dublin, suggests a lace back.



As for the back of your dress—it’s going to be gorgeous. “We saw a lot of attention paid to the back of the gowns this season,” Trucco says. “From keyholes to embellishments, detailed backs are going to be huge.”


Especially for late-fall and winter weddings, embellished (think faux gems and crystals) boleros and cropped jackets offer an on-trend way to keep warm while looking chic. Lisa Sullivan of Big Rock Little Rooster recommends thinking outside the box when choosing a keep-warm piece. “A sequin jacket or a black, fitted tuxedo jacket over a big ball gown would be amazing,” she says. “What would you wear for the best New Year’s Eve party? Put that over your dress and you’ll make a real statement.”

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What’s been big in fashion—peplums, unexpected pops of color and embellished necklines—is now big in bridal, too. Trucco notes that the peplum is a great way to make a simple gown instantly modern, while crystal-studded necklines, illusion necklines and collars are, depending on the gown, charming or sexy ways to make a statement.

the roaring 20s

Thanks to our friends at “Downton Abbey” and Carey Mulligan’s turn as Daisy Buchanan, the 1920s are here to stay, as are drop-waist gowns and bead-and-pearl-adorned everything, from hems to necklines. But Sullivan notes that you can achieve this look just as easily with accessories, hair styling and makeup. Go for a bold red lip, Art Deco baubles and a pin curl to avoid looking like you stepped off the movie set (unless, of course, that’s the goal).


While blush tones were huge in 2012 and early 2013, you’ll see a lot of gold-toned gowns for fall and winter. As for bridesmaid dresses, Abby Winland, store manager of Girls in White Dresses, recommends pastels and blush candlelight tones for winter.