Roma Sposa Bridal Evening Atelier hosted A Night of Wedding Style at The Townsend in Birmingham. The event brought together the powerhouses of the bridal industry, and included fashion designer Ines Di Santo and Grace Ormonde, editor-in-chief of Grace Ormonde Wedding Style Magazine. The leading ladies, along with Anna Roselli, owner of Roma Sposa, shared with Hour Detroit everything you need to know about bridal fashion for the upcoming season.
As metro Detroit prepares for wedding season, what fashion advice can you provide for the mothers of the wedding?
GO: Women should pick a dress [and] make sure it fits their body. It doesn’t matter [the] size; just make sure it fits.
ID: A very sophisticated evening gown [that says] this is my party, too. This is my daughter [son], and I am going to look [my] best.
AR: They should go with a style that fits their personality, and coordinates with the fabric of the bride.
What should guests wear to a summer wedding?
ID: I like very soft and elegant colors. In the summer, you can wear any color you want. There are a lot of flowers and gardens around, [look at them to be] inspired. Also, you can wear black; it’s fantastic. Remember I am Italian; [black] is class and elegance.
GO: I love Marchesa eveningwear.
Trends one should avoid?
GO: A lot of short numbers are in, but if you have the kind of body [where short won’t work] you shouldn’t be wearing it.
AR: Brides make the mistake and they [tend to] go with the trends. Trends are important to follow in [fashion] magazines, but every bride should respect who they are, and find a dress that reflects their own personality.
What are the trends for this season?
ID: Very soft, and very elegant gowns. Flowy, and lots of organza, [also] floral [accents], and [gowns with] a lot of detail.
AR: A lot of flowers, pretty floral details, and the corsets are back again. Also, [for brides] it’s a really big trend to change into a different dress after the ceremony.
Long or short?
ID: You can do both. If you’re young and want to be fun, wear short. It also depends on where the wedding is; even if it’s black tie, you can still wear short, and be beautiful.
For a bride, if the church doesn’t allow, “skin,” what kind of cover-up would you suggest?
ID: A beautiful wrap, or cover themselves with their veil. In fashion there aren’t any rules — it’s how you put something together.