NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Feb 27, 2013) - A new article from Cleveland.com gives an in-depth look at some of the choices that modern brides are favoring as they tie the knot. JKM Ribbon, a company that offers ribbon, trim, and specialty items to individuals as well as businesses, comments on these new trends.
The article notes that modern brides are often ditching stark white gowns in favor of dresses with more color. Blush colored choices are becoming increasingly popular, partially due to the influence of celebrities such as Jessica Biel, Anne Hathaway, Gwen Stefani, and Reese Witherspoon, all who tied the knot in pink dresses. Shades range from soft pink to flamingo pink, depending on how bold a statement the bride is hoping to make.
For years, strapless gowns were the go-to for brides, however new necklines are emerging in modern weddings. Halters, off the shoulder, one-shoulder, and cap sleeves are becoming popular choices for brides who are looking for a unique dress for their ceremony. While the cut of the dress is important, the back is also becoming the focus for many gowns. Many wedding dresses are now embellished, or feature cutouts, thus giving guests something to feast their eyes upon as the bride heads down the aisle.
Eye-catching details are also popular touches for today's wedding gowns. Some brides are opting for jeweled appliqués, while others are choosing belts or crystal-lined straps. For brides who are looking for other ways to stand out, gowns are now available in unexpected fabrics that offer a classic look with a modern twist.
Grooms are also joining in on these modern updates. Many men are straying from traditional black tuxedos for their nuptials, instead opting for charcoal or tan attire. In years past, many grooms selected colored vests, whereas grooms now frequently choose vests that match their tuxedo jackets, but use colorful pocket squares to add brightness to the look.
It appears as though bridesmaids no longer have to worry about ugly dresses, since many bridesmaids are now dressed in subtle colors, such as navy, gray and taupe. These neutral shades make it easier for a woman to wear her dress again for another occasion. In order to complete the look, many bridesmaids are wearing bright flowers, shoes, or jewelry. Others are donning subtle accents, such as ribbon, on their gowns. JKM Ribbon comments on this trend, "Ribbons are the perfect accent for your bridesmaid dresses. JKM Ribbon & Trims' 4" wide Swiss Double Face Satin is ideal for the sash or bow and tails on the back of the dress. The color pallet is amazing in assorted ribbon widths to provide that accent or contrast color to make these dresses pop. Unique ribbons like our fabric velvet and polka dot ribbons will add to the beauty of your unique fabric choice or your printed bridesmaid dress."
JKM Ribbon provides a wide assortment of trim, ribbon, and decorative items for individuals and businesses. The easy-to-use online shop, low wholesale prices and low minimum orders make it possible for anyone to get the materials they need to create a scrapbook, decorate a project, or make a special event look festive and beautiful.