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Estess discusses bridal fashion as wedding industry expert

Melissa Estess, MaeMe owner and founder, was published this week in the Gambit’s recent article as a contributing expert in the bridal industry to discuss fashion and trends. Suzanne Tafur of the Gambit interviewed New Orleans bridal boutique owners to find out the latest fashion and trends in the wedding industry for her article Bridal experts give the scoop on trending fashions in wedding gowns published by The Advocate on September 16, 2019.

Check out the full article here.

Estess was quoted saying, “The back of a wedding gown has become just as important as the front.” Estess also says, “show-stopping trains and back details have become a staple in this season’s wedding dress lineup.” Designers realize how important the backs of the wedding dresses are to brides, so they are now placing advertisements in print and online highlighting the backs of the dresses as seen below.

Estess is also quoted in the article saying, “brides have shown interest in the bohemian trend, but usually select more traditional gowns and add a touch of whimsy…fit and flare gowns still remain the most popular silhouette for our Southern brides, with ballgowns making a comeback.” Estess shares that “sleek gowns grace the runway, but often they’re paired with a dramatic veil, cape or detachable train… gowns with romantic details and floral lace patterns are in, along with sheer fabrics placed on plunging necklines, side cutouts and low-cut backs of dresses.”

“Brides who want some color lean toward ivory, and many current wedding fashions feature a warmer or slightly darker lining that showcases an overlay of ivory lace and delicate beaded details,” Estess says. Unconventional dress colors on the market include champagne, blush, almond and milky latte tones.

Read the full Gambit article here.

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