The Knot  Spring Issue is on stands now and Fashion & Beauty Editor, Jennie Ma, is giving us her top picks "Straight From The Runway". I am very happy to announce many of our COUTURE alumni have been chosen! Will we be seeing these trends in April or do you have guys more tricks up your sleeve? Comment below and give us a sneak peak on what's hot and what's not! For more runway reports check out pg 67 in the current issue! See you all in a few months!

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3D FLORAL

photo: Allan Zepeda

photo: Allan Zepeda

LEFT: Pronovias   |   RIGHT: Victoria Nicole

Florals are a spring staple due to their seasonal allure and feminine appeal. This spring, designers took a more realistic approach by making the flowers come to life 3-dimensionally!  This unexpected texture provides a truly stimulating experience for both the bride and her guests.

 

CORSETS

photo: Allan Zepeda (left); Kurt Wilberding (right)

photo: Allan Zepeda (left); Kurt Wilberding (right)

LEFT: Victor Harper   |   RIGHT: Eve of Milady

This particular trend is extremely flattering for the female figure. It flattens the mid-section while enhancing the hips and chest. Corsets also provide a romantic and sensual allure reminiscent of the glamorous yet repressed Victorian era.

 

LACE SLEEVES

photo: Kurt Wilberding; Allan Zepeda

photo: Kurt Wilberding; Allan Zepeda

LEFT: Jesus Peiro   |   CENTER: Augusta Jones   |   RIGHT: Maggie Sottero

Lace is an essential bridal element due to its romantic appeal; however it is up to the designers to create fresh ways to evolve it for modern brides.  Adding a lace sleeve provides tasteful elegance that appears conservative while still remaining sexy.

 

RUFFLE SKIRTS

photo: MCV Photo (left) ; Kurt Wilberding (right)

photo: MCV Photo (left) ; Kurt Wilberding (right)

LEFT: Yumi Katsura   |   RIGHT: Matthew Christopher

Bring in the drama! Ruffle skirts add luxurious texture, volume and movement for the bride who wants all eyes on her.

 

GOLD

photo: Kurt Wilberding (left); Allan Zepeda (right)

photo: Kurt Wilberding (left); Allan Zepeda (right)

LEFT: Ian Stuart   |   RIGHT: Katerina Bocci

Soft touches of gold are extravagant and luxe.  The subtle sheen is a perfect way for a bride to explore color while remaining true to her traditional roots.

 

SUBTLE PEPLUM

photo: Kurt Wilberding

photo: Kurt Wilberding

LEFT: Jorge Manuel   |   RIGHT: Cymbeline

Bridal silhouettes are often timeless but fashionistas crave that extra edge. This trend adds that level of fashion she lusts for without being too extreme. It is also great for those brides who want to mask their troublesome mid-section!