Our first Resort 2013 Roundup highlighted just some of our favorite trends from summer’s debut of the Resort 2013 season. The designers who offered up covetable collections to appease our fashion appetites in between major seasons seemed to have all been on the same page when it came to energizing prints and jet-set-worthy frocks. To sum up part one of our trend roundup, stripes and florals covered everything from mini skirts to wide-leg pajama pants. However, the pre-season Resort collections were just too good not to take notice—there’s still more great fashion we can’t help but talk about.
So, your beloved popped the question, and suddenly you're in all out wedding planning mode? Congratulations! Now; please allow us to offer you these two nuggets of bridal wisdom:
1. Chocolate fountains are unsanitary
2. Get thee to the Monique Lhuillier Bridal Sample Sale
That's right, the other name in bridal fashion is having a sample sale, where you can get the dress of your dreams for 40% --- 90% off. And, here's some good news for the horde of bridesmaids you'll be bringing: there's a slew of slashed-price Ready to Wear, too.
From the runway:
The LWD dominated the spring 2011 ready-to-wear runway shows, most notably Dolce & Gabbana's. Jill Stuart’s take on the LWD included structured silhouettes mixed with ruffles and frills. Azzaro’s show-stopping LWD encompassed a crystal bodice and a tired white silk skirt both united by a large black bow. Monique Lhuillier’s LWD designs were just angelic. Some other LWD designers included Derek Lam, Chanel, and Alexander McQueen (which is in the hands of the deserving Sarah Burton who took over for the late McQueen).
2. For the "everyday" girl: Abercrombie, ‘Kylie’ dress ($68 at Abercrombie)
Fashion moves fast; do not get left behind. The LWD is the season's hottest trend, but it may become your fierce new closet staple.