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2011 Wedding Dresses

2011 Wedding Dress Styles

While wedding gown styles tend to remain within the same general categories from year to year, each season offers a fresh twist on classic styles. 2011’s wedding gown styles combine classic princess, ball gown and sheath styles with romantic features such as soft, flowing skirt fabrics, textured lace and prints.

We’ve put together a few of 2011’s key wedding dress styles and twists on classic styles.

The Romantic Look

Romantic is one of the most common themes for 2011 weddings. From frothy, flowing organza, chiffon and tulle skirts to vintage lace sheath overlays, 2011 wedding gown styles are all about romance. Brides have many ways to express their romantic side; floral prints, lace and embroidery are one way to incorporate a romantic look into your wedding gown. If you prefer a simpler look, classic satin pulled into floral bunches, layers of organza and tulle or lace trim are a great way to pull together simple, romantic elegance.

Princess Gowns

Princess gowns – or ball gowns with full, frothy skirts – are more popular in 2011 than ever. Full, light, airy skirts are romantic and elegant while being fun and flirty. 2011 princess gown styles favor layers of sheer fabrics like organza, chiffon and silk tulle. Topped with a classic strapless bodice and a silk belt, a your 2011 princess look is complete!

Ball Gowns with Pick Up Skirts

Ball gowns have always been one of the most classic wedding gown styles, but the pick up skirt adds a unique, modern twist. Fresh 2011 wedding ball gown styles feature full satin skirts with bunched pick up sections; some skirts only feature one or two pick ups, while more dramatic styles incorporate a sea of pick ups and floral-like bunches.

Texture & Floral Prints

One of the best ways to make a simple wedding gown style more romantic is to add texture, whether it be in the form of detailing, lace overlays or subtly incorporated print patterns. Rose patterns such as cabbage rose prints and rose lace sheath overlays are a popular feature of 2011 wedding gowns. Floral embroidery and beading on skirts and bodices also add a flair of texture.