Trends: Haute Off the Runway

By Tessa Woolf July 18, 2014 Published in the Summer/Fall 2014 issue of Park City Magazine

Necklace Necklines

No need to buy jewelry for the big day when your dress features built-in bling. Shine bright in Romona Keveza’s intricate lace collar (clockwise from top), Hayley Paige’s bejeweled bolero, or Amsale’s glittering halter-neck. Find Hayley Paige at Alta Moda Bridal and her Blush by Hayley Paige line at Avenía Bridal, or commission Utah’s Chantel Lauren Designs to create a glamorous jewel-encrusted gown.

Bold Shoulders

Why go strapless when there are so many gowns with chic shoulder accents? We love Anna Maier Ulla-Maija’s lace portrait-collar jacket, Delphine Manivet’s whimsical ruffled sleeves, and Lela Rose’s off-the-shoulder embellished illusion bodice. Shop a variety of ruffled, lacy shrugs at Lily & Iris, The Brides’ Shop, and The Perfect Dress.


Sherbet-like tones of violet, blue, and apricot are refreshing alternatives to white and ivory. Color your day with Vera Wang’s vibrant petal-inspired dress, Lazaro’s tulle high-low hem ball gown, or Jenny Packham’s off-the-shoulder tea-length style. Find Jenny Packham at Alta Moda Bridal, or work with Penelope’s to create a frock in a custom hue.

Bridal Separates

Dressing up for the big day doesn’t have to involve a dress. If a gown isn’t really your thing, wear two pieces instead of one for a cutting-edge look. Consider Angel Sanchez’s floral applique tank and ball gown skirt, Houghton’s lace crop top and coordinating skirt, or Theia’s cozy sweater and silky pants combo. Find Theia at Alta Moda Bridal.