Absolutely no surprise, the Oscar de la Renta Bridal 2013 Collection (which you can check out at Wedding Chicks) is positively awe inspiring.
The last time I saw pastel colors used for a formal dress was my mother's prom dress from 1976. A periwinkle, floor length, haltered chiffon dress, trimmed with delicate lace daisies. Certainly dated, but demurely feminine and lovely.
Oscar de la Renta manages to fold the classic, pale femininity of yester year fashion perfectly into modern silhouettes. It's hard to pick favorites, but we especially love these dresses, which lend themselves so nicely to elegant embellishment:
Absolutely stunning detailing with the flower embroidery and attention demanding veil, we cannot take our eyes off this!
A dress this exceptionally beautiful deserves can only be made better by amazing accessories. Here are some that we think would complement it fabulously:
These pumps bring it all together with this tulle wrapped heel and feminine bow.
Not only are these shoes show-stopping, you can dye them after the wedding for future use.
Opting for comfort doesn't mean you have to settle for looking too casual. These flats have lovely beading while keeping you on the ground--something to keep in mind if your wedding is outdoors.
Big and bold, these remind us of vintage Gatsby glamor, perfect for channeling your inner Daisy Buchanan.
At 2-3/4 inches long, these contemporary earrings are practically dripping elegance.
Vintage inspired and chic, there is something poetically fitting about leaf earrings and a flowered dress.
If you are the kind of bride that doesn't identify with the traditional white gown, there's good news: color on the bride is totally in. From Vera Wang's rich reds to de la Renta's pastels, you are no longer confined to various shades of white.
Perhaps the natural response to fashion's recently beloved extra-bold colors, pastels have been popping up all over the runways, and lend themselves so well to this jaw dropping gown. We love these trend-forward pieces:
Carrie Bradshaw's wedding shoe, now in this lovely pink, available from Neiman Marcus. Stunning!
Branding expert Martin Lindstrom claims that a woman's heart rate increases 22% when she sees the signature "Tiffany Blue" color. Set your heart aflutter with these Tiffany Blue pumps.
Attention grabbing blush pink bows that aren't too girly.
Sorrelli Running Water Collection has some great pieces for this trend, one of our best sellers pictured above.
These crystals almost look like bottomless pools of Caribbean water, it's hard to take your eyes away.
Pearls make lovely accessories for pastels -- they really complement pastel's softness.
These can be dyed pastel for the perfect final touch for the bride or bridesmaids.
Be sure to check out the other head turning dresses in de la Renta's collection. We'd wager that these dresses are not a flash in the pan trend. Such a fresh, beautiful take on vintage fashion, how could they be?
Need more advice on how to pull your look together? Contact our resident stylist Rachel Howard and she'll help you stay tastefully fashion forward on your special day.