This Friday we are showcasing a rising trend that has been given a rebirth in the form of bridal wear. Oftentimes in the fashion world, a specific trend will exist in a particular style without changing for many years. All it takes is one creative mind to try something new, and the result can be revolutionary. This was such the case with the bandeau-style bodice. Bandeau-styled tops were depicted back in the glory days of Pompeii as feminine athletic wear. In more recent years, bandeau straps were added to bikini tops for more support and comfort. Only now has this style moved into the realm of formal and bridal wear.
What we love about bandeau straps is that they are a sweet mixture of playfulness and class. Perfect for a bride who wants the look of straps with a barely-there feel, bandeau straps are a flirty addition to any style of bridal gown. This trend is often seen in spaghetti-strap style and can be accompanied by lace, bows, or even tulle. The possibilities are truly endless! Check out these local Arizona bridal boutiques below to see some of these gorgeous dresses featuring this trend.
Featured designers and where to find them:
Gown 1, 2: Ti Adora – Grace Style & Bridal; Schaffer’s
Gown 3: Willowby by Watters – Bridal Boutique of Arizona
Gown 4: Stella York – Uptown Bridal & Boutique
Gown 5: Pronovias –Grace Style & Bridal; Bridal Boutique of Arizona; Schaffer’s
Gown 6: Mikaella – Schaffer’s, Bridal Boutique of Arizona
Gown 7, 8: Cristiano Lucci – Bridal Boutique of Arizona
Gown 9: Blush by Hayley Paige – Schaffer’s
Gown 10: Blue by Enzoani – Uptown Bridal & Boutique
Gown 11, 12: Amsale – Schaffer’s
Gown 13, 14, 15: Alvina Valenta – Schaffer’s
Gown 16: Aire Barcelona – Bridal Boutique of Arizona
Photo 6: Rachel Solomon Photography