Let’s talk weddings, babes. You know what that means? Cute couples! Happiness! Eternity! Sacred vows! Not crying about being single, if that’s what you thought. *twitch*
Whether the thought of weddings makes you want to cry out of excitement or despair, we can all admit we are dying to see what brides are wearing. Not everyone is a sucker for love, but we are all suckers for fashion.
GO had the pleasure of talking to couture wedding stylist and founder of Through The Veil, Ani Hovhannisyan, about the trends we will be seeing this season.
GO Magazine: Who are you and what do you do?
Ani Hovhannisyan: My name is Ani Hovhannisyan and I’m a fashion stylist and the founder of Through the Veil, a couture bridal styling agency in New York City.
GO: What is the biggest wedding trend you are seeing right now?
AH: A major trend I’m seeing on wedding dresses are shoulder details. It’s all about the décolletage – from lace or floral appliqués to sheer silk with detailed embroidery, it seems to be a style popping up everywhere! I think it’s super romantic and daring and has a tendency to draw the eyes up towards a bride’s face and neck area. With a soft highlight added to your collarbone and neck area, you’ll be sure to glow down the aisle.
GO: Have you noticed any specific wedding trends for queer ladies?
AH: Letting go of the traditional white wedding dress for something that better reflects their personality. I’ve seen all types of women opt for a pantsuit opposed to the typical A-line wedding gown. It’s bold. It’s occasion-appropriate. It’s a way to create your own customs and traditions.
GO: What dress would you recommend for an extra AF femme like me?
AH: It’s really fun to dress someone who’s really open to playing with the shape of the dress. I love an empire waist with floral appliqués running down the skirt of the dress, or a long train on a mermaid or floor-length gown. I also love choosing a cape as a substitute for the train and veil. Adding a diamond choker can really bring everything together – especially if you’re working with a deep neckline and simple dress.
Can someone please propose to me so I can wear this? Thanks.
GO: Can you recommend an androgynous wedding look?
AH: White trousers, a crisp white button-down or sweater, and some fancy brogues will definitely do the trick.
GO: What is your favorite part of your job?
AH: Seeing the bride’s reaction when I find her the perfect garments and she realizes she’s draped in the most important outfit of her life!
Ani wants more queer clients! Are you planning a wedding? Lez her know.
Have you recently gotten married? Did you and your bae look fly as hell? I bet you did, and I want to see!