Getting Married? Here's 5 Bridal Gown Trends You Should Know
Finding the perfect wedding dress is like finding your husband — it should be one you'll love forever.
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But let’s face it, just like with your future spouse, the search can be a tough one. Luckily, this year the options are endless (at least in the dress department).
Whether you're outgoing or reserved, or minimalist or more dramatic, there's a look out there that works for every bride. And this year, the runways feature more fluid gowns, making effortless elegance that much easier for brides to achieve. And while certain trends — like classic lace — are timeless, couture designers are definitely delivering some surprises, including capes, feathers, the Hollywood leg slit, hot pants, crop-tops, turtlenecks, sheer skirts, embellished collars, and extra bold colors.
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In other words, it's all about reinventing classic traditions.
Here, we’ve highlighted five of the top 2015 wedding dress trends that’ll make every bride stand out on her big day:
Feathers for the Glam Bride
Historically, feathers were a sign of social status. This year, they're making a stylish revival. This feminine touch was quite the trend on the runway, where it oozed modernism, glamour, drama and seduction. Its weightlessness and texture make it the perfect embellishment for the big day.
Pictured: ‘Carmit’ by Pronovias, $5000–$5999
Cape for the Edgy Bride
Looking for something more unique than a veil or a train? Try a cape. This unexpected trend took the runway by storm, offering style and coverage in an edgy way.
Pictured: Sandrine Gown by Monique Lhuillier, $7000–$7999
Deep V Neckline for the Seductive Bride
For a sensual look that also elongates the upper body for a slimmer frame, the deep V neckline can't be beat. Flattering on most body types — as well as dramatic — this look adds a more powerful head-turning element to any gown.
Pictured: ‘Fabienne’ by Maggie Sottero, $1500–$1999
Crop-Top for the Unconventional Bride
Crop-top wedding dresses? If you are looking for something different, this may be the perfect year for you. While crop-tops are nothing new among celebs, they sure did trickle down to the bridal runway this year, adding an unexpected modern element to a classic look. Crop tops can come in many styles, giving the picky bride plenty of options. And if the big day is taking place during the balmy months of summer, you can't go wrong with this weather-appropriate style.
Pictured: ‘Caterina’ by Daughters of Simone, $1,670
Off-the-Shoulder for the Bombshell Bride
Want a sleeve without looking too covered? Try an off-the-shoulder dress! Timeless, feminine and romantic, this look will add an old Hollywood flair to any bride seeking to enhance her curves without being too revealing.
Pictured: ‘Magnolia’ by Sophia Tolli, $750–$999