After gawking at all the gorgeous dresses at Bridal University, we spent some time talking to Lynne Rustad, owner of Ellynne Bridal, about the dresses coming in this season.
Lynne recalled that for the past couple of years, dresses have come in with that red carpet look. Now, we are seeing trends going back to the classic elements of the 1950s with demure lace, intricate beadwork and modeled after the style of Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn — pretty and dramatic.
“It’s sexy, yet classy,” Lynne said. “These dresses look classy in front but then there is a very dramatic back.”
But if there’s one thing we enjoyed about talking with Lynne, it’s that her goal is to ultimately have people say, “Oh, what a beautiful bride,” at weddings, not “Oh, what a beautiful dress.”
“The dress is just an accessory,” Lynne said. “I want people to see how beautiful the bride is, not just the dress.”