Head & Shoulders

Head & Shoulders | Some call this off-shoulder look an evolution of the strapless silhouette that brides have fancied for seasons

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Modern Trousseau, Romona Keveza Couture Collection (www.RomonaKeveza.com), Hayley Paige (White on Daniel Island), Jim Hjelm (Gown Boutique of Charleston), Justin Alexander (Bridal House of Charleston), Marchesa (White on Daniel Island), Watters (Bridals by Jodi, Jean’s Bridal, White on Daniel Island), Augusta Jones (Gown Boutique of Charleston), and Monique Lhuillier (Maddison Row). Photographs (9) courtesy of the designers

Trend  Report
While strapless gowns have reigned for years, one-shoulder, and even more off-shoulder and cap sleeves are taking over. “Our brides are not as interested in strapless gowns and are requesting some type of arm and shoulder coverage,” confirms Yvonne Chadwick of Bridal House of Charleston. “Brides are moving toward showing less skin and more conservative, classic styles paired with illusion backs.”