Wedding-Season Style and Gifts
February 24, 2016
As wedding season approaches, smart shoppers turn to Pantone. The color maestros’ colors of the year, and their Spring Color Reports based on the fall shows, set the tone for the season’s wedding themes, whether in dresses or flowers or favors.
And this year, the colors couldn’t be more wedding-perfect. For the first time, Pantone has chosen a blend of two shades as color of the year: dusty pink Rose Quartz and soft blue Serenity. As refreshing as a spring breeze, these muted pastels open up the whole palette of soft pastel shades, from grays to florals. With that in mind, here’s your pick of the season’s best dresses for weddings, courtesy of your favorite shopping spot.
Weddings are the perfect time to play with summer patterns, and this year several designers have dresses in joyous, wedding-appropriate pastel prints. Tory Burch’s Wisteria cocktail dress features hand-drawn cactus plants and flowers in the season’s blue. A scoopneck bodice flows into a pretty, rippling skirt, for an elegant, feminine look.
Also on style editors’ wedding radars this summer is Ralph Lauren’s Raquel linen racerback dress. This dress hits a dreamy balance between modern and classic femme, with its rustic linen, geometric floral pattern, and racerback cut. Pick it up at Neiman Marcus, here at The Mall at Millenia.
If you’re more of a colorblock gal, BCBG Max Azria’s wedding store has some treats in store for you. The season’s wedding pink couldn’t look prettier than in the Benett cutout one-shoulder dress in figure-skimming satin—a dress that nails the rare and beautiful combination of edgy and cute. Also at BCBG Max Azria you’ll find Lynzie, a classic pleated shift in lavender mist, with a relaxed shift silhouette offset by a sexy thigh-skimming cut, for understated sex appeal.
Ann Taylor offers a more demure take on wedding style with her long-sleeve shirtdress in femme rose. The slinky-soft, warm pink fabric drapes beautifully, for a look that will put you right on the crossroads of sexy and sophisticated.
Looking for wedding gifts? We can help with that, too. For the couple that loves trips to exotic locations, Anthropologie’s Forbury plates bring tones of Turkish and Moroccan tile to the dinner table. More classic tastes will swoon to Tiffany’s berry basket with sugar bowl and creamer, in Parisian bone china adorned with a Celtic basket weave pattern. And for the ultimate luxury outside of the kitchen, give a Burberry cashmere blanket, woven in a 200-year-old mill in the Scottish countryside.
Come write your own love story for this wedding season.