Most brides-to-be consider their upcoming wedding day the most important day of their lives. Its preparation usually takes months and entails meticulous planning and organizing. From the families and friends of the bride and groom, to the suppliers, it really does take a village to get ready for that once-in-a-lifetime event.
For the future Mrs. who’s probably been looking for bridal dress ideas since she was a little girl, finding the perfect one can be overwhelming. Let this article make it a bit easier for you. Go ahead and indulge your inner bridezilla and scroll down to check out the bridal trends that have been dominating this year.
1. Keep it short
Short hemlines have been quite popular these days because they transition easily from wedding ceremony to reception. If you think your legs are one of your best assets, this style also gives you a chance to highlight them. It also lets you showcase that pretty pair of heels that would be a shame to be hidden under a long gown.
2. Off to the countryside
For brides who want to go for the bohemian chic look, cottagecore frocks are your best bet. This trend that screams romance is all about vintage patterns and loose-fitting silhouettes that lend you an ultra-dainty yet laid-back vibe. If you’re a short-haired lady who is eyeing this style, you might want to think about growing your hair out. Long flowy locks would compliment this genre beautifully.
3. The understated slip
This iconic style staple from the 90s has been making a comeback on and off the runway. We have been seeing more of this no-nonsense piece everywhere–even at formal celebrations. If you want a minimalist option that exudes effortless elegance and subtle sexiness, channel your inner Kate Moss and go for the slip dress.
4. Bringing sexy back
When your big day comes, there’s no turning back–not unless you want to flaunt your gown’s glorious details. For those blessed with flawless skin who don’t want to show too much cleavage, you may opt for a cut that bares your back. This style almost always features something to make the gown pop–be it an oversized bow, a long lace train, or diamond-encrusted applique.
5. All about the shoulders
Since time immemorial, off-the-shoulder dresses have been popular with countless brides. This elegant and romantic design is an alluring choice for both laid-back chic and all-out glam. In recent years, many brides have been going for detachable sleeves that provide a modern spin to this lovely classic.
6. Feather it up
Pay homage to the razzle-dazzle of the roaring 20s with an abundance of feathers and fringe. This opulent dress style is perfect for brides who want to throw a wedding inspired by the Great Gatsby in all its extravagant glory. They sure didn’t hold back on the luxuriousness during that decade, and if you want to make your wedding day an affair to remember for everyone invited, neither should you.
7. Wear the pants
You can bet on a crisp all-white pantsuit if you want to make a major fashion statement on the day you tie the knot. For ladies who want to steer clear of the traditional wedding dress, donning a pantsuit does the trick. It also allows you to go about your special day with more ease as compared to skirts or dresses. Go for a suit with a deeper lapel for a subtly sexy vibe that isn’t too feminine.
8. Legs for days
High slits wedding dresses are a go-to option for women who want a gown that would elongate their gams. Blame it on Angelina Jolie and her iconic Oscars 2012 dress, thigh-high slits have never gone out of style since then. But they aren’t for the faint of heart. It takes an uber-confident bride to pull off this look that teeters on the edge of risqué on her wedding day.
9. More is more
Go big or go home. This trend is for the bride who’s not afraid of basking in the spotlight. She takes pride in showcasing her larger-than-life fashion sense which often matches her vibrant personality. She doesn’t shy away from bold details and eye-catching accessories.
10. Floral fancy
Dreamy fabrics and delicate accents complement an ethereal wedding motif. Soft pastel colors and feminine florals are an excellent match for brides who are made of sugar and spice. For those who want an unexpected twist to this well-loved look, you might want to consider watercolor-style floral prints which also have been gaining popularity recently.
11. Sprinkle some sparkle
Glamorous gowns with just the right amount of sparkle have been taking the reins in the wedding dress industry for quite some time now. Subtle glitz and glam has been a well-loved style across the globe, and it’s not hard to see why. Delicate embellishments like sequins, rhinestones, and crystals are strategically placed to create a sophisticated and feminine masterpiece fit for modern-day royalty.