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April 29, 2013  | by: Aanchal Jiwrajka
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With the recent Bridal fashion week making its mark and the ongoing wedding season, bridal trends are hot right now. But for most of us who aren’t getting married anytime soon and still love the wedding couture, there is only one way to wear this trend- at a summer wedding.

Although most of the designs at the recent Bridal fashion week were targeting the bride, there were lots of styles showcased which could be worn as a maid of honor, bridesmaid or even as a guest.

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The collections showcased a couple of cocktail dresses that were beautiful and feminine and make any girl look like a princess. Covered in beautiful lace details, layers of tulle and corseted bodices, the dresses covered the bridal trends without making it extremely traditional.

Amongst the numerous styles, my favorites were the structured shift dresses at Monique  Lhuillier, and lace peplum jacket with strapless dress from Marchesa.  These dresses, although from the bridal couture, are more muted compared to others with cascades and ruffles. With such styles, you can always wear silver embroidery and intricate lace without looking like the bride.

Many  believe that one shouldn’t wear white to a wedding as it is the bride’s color. So if you think you’d be stealing the show from the bride by wearing white, the Spring 14 show gave us many more options in terms of color and style.

The structured and unembellished draped gowns seen at Amsale really caught my eye, especially the champagne colored one shouldered piece. And if white or similar pastels is really not what you were eyeing, the Romona Keveza collection sent out a color, and drama-infused lineup of gowns, calf length cocktail dresses and fitted elegant strapless ones.

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While wearing tulle cascading gowns and full skirts might not be the options this time (unless  and until you get married), you can wear silver embroideries and look like a princess of a fairy tale with  versions of cocktail dresses or unembellished draped gowns for the next spring wedding!

So how are you going to wear bridal couture without looking like a bride? White or dyed?

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