So the hunt is on for the 'one' and believe me there is no shortage of beautiful and romantic princess gown options out there. Are you finding though that maybe you are not quite the princess type bride but looking for more of a way to express that inner cool girl style? Make a statement? Do something a little different or fresher? Great news! We are beyond thrilled to see the bridal industry has been branching out a bit from tradition and sending some serious bridal style down the runways. We have picked out some gowns and designers we love that are both on trend and will wow your guests with killer bride style and originality all while still making you feel like a bride.
So what are the trend reports saying will be hot in the coming seasons: Beautiful flowy tulle A line skirts, and sheath silhouettes; bell sleeves, flowy sleeves, long sleeves and thin spaghetti straps; deep plunging V neck and high neck lines; ruffles, illusion/lacey tops, off the shoulder tops & bridal pant suits.
One of the most flattering dresses for all body types is a gown with an A line skirt. You really can't go wrong with this look. Choose a flowy tulle skirt or dimensional floral details for an on trend look. For a more glamorous vibe choose a gown with an all over beaded design.
Floral tulle A-line wedding dress by Costarellos
Beaded A-line wedding dress by Elie Saab
Flowy tulle A-line wedding dress by Costarellos
Gowns with a sheath silhouette have a more narrow fitting skirt with a little bit of leg room. This style is a perfect choice for a bride who is looking for a sleek and simple gown for their special day. The sheath skirt is best for petite women.
Cap sleeve sheath silhouette wedding dress by Laure de Sagazan
Illusion top sheath skirt wedding dress by Rime Arodaky
Flowy sleeves with an all over lace wedding gown by Sachin & Babi
Lace top wedding dress with bell sleeves by Rime Arodaky
Garden lace skirt with bell sleeves by Costarellos
This trend is still going strong and will likely not be going anywhere soon. More brides are opting to marry in the fall and winter months to save on venue costs and have better availability. So long sleeves are an excellent choice for these chillier months. Long sleeves can also be slimming assuming the sleeve fits the arm nicely.
Long sleeve lace wedding dress by Rime Arodaky
All over lace long sleeve wedding dress by Costarellos
All over lace long sleeve wedding gown by Sachin & Babi
These cute little straps were super HOT in the 90's and now they are back and still as sexy as ever. If your favorite features are your neck and shoulders then you should try on a gown with simple thin straps. We are head over heels for these two designs by Sarah Seven.
Flowy tulle skirt 'Whitman' by Sarah Seven
Spaghetti strap v-neck 2 pc by Sarah Seven
'Dickinson' top with the 'Utopia' skirt
Looking for something super sexy for your wedding day nuptials? Go for a wedding dress with a plunging V neck. This style has been all over the runways and red carpets. Celebrities like Kristen Bell, Emma Stone and Blake Lively have been showing off their hot little bodies in this bewitching style.
Mouvement by Donatelle Godart
V neck illusion top wedding dress by Sachin & Babi
'Certitude' by Donatelle Godart
The high neck dress is a beautiful way to emphasize a tall, and slender figure. We love the diversity of options that are available for brides making it easier to pull of this cool girl style.
All over lace high neck wedding gown by Costarellos
High neck wedding gown by Elie Saab
Sheer overlay high neck wedding gown by Sachin & Babi
Ruffles are a detail that so many of us loved from childhood. We just adore the ultra feminine vibe that ruffles bring to the design of wedding gowns. Here are a few of our favs from recent runways.
Lacey ruffled wedding dress by Sachin & Babi
Lacey off the shoulder ruffled wedding dress by Costarellos
Lacey Illusion top 'Carlisle' by Sarah Seven
Sheer lacey two piece wedding dress by Laure de Sagazan
Lacey illusion midi wedding dress by Rime Arodaky
3/4 sleeve illusion wedding gown by Costarellos
Thinking of walking down the aisle with this look will surely make you center stage. Off the shoulders is the new strapless look that all the brides are raving over. If you are looking to be on trend this season this will be your 'one'.
Lacey off the shoulders wedding gown 'Promenade' by Donatelle Godart
Off the shoulders wedding dress 'Bronte' by Sarah Seven
Off the shoulders sheer wedding dress by Costarellos
Seriously!!! Who doesn't absolutely love this trend. Straight out of the 70's. If you are looking for a way to really step out of the box then this style will be your best friend. Wear one of these for the ceremony or just for the reception so you can easily dance the night away.
Lace top bridal pant suit by Elie Saab
French lacey top bridal pant suit by Laure de Sagazan
High neck bridal pant suit 'Fairfax' by Sarah Seven
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