Wedding Fashion Trends Every Bride Should Know About

From opulent embellishments to dramatic new necklines, brides-to-be should keep an eye out for these seven gorgeous new styles.

1

3D Florals

3d-floral-wedding-gown
Photo by carolinaherrera.com

Want all of the glamour, but none of the glitz? Rendered in silk, these beautiful “blooms” add dimension and visual interest to a dress without adding too much bling.


2

Sleeves

sleeves-jenny-packham-wedding-gown
Photo by jennypackham.com

Sleeves are officially in! Whether cap- or bracelet-length, sheer, opaque, or beaded, there are a multitude of pretty options out there (but don’t worry—not an 80s “princess puff” in sight).


3

Deep V-Necks

deep-v-oscar-de-la-renta-wedding-gown
Photo by oscardelarenta.com

Ready to take, ahem, the plunge? Deep v-necks were on nearly every bridal runway. Especially flattering on small-busted brides, balance the modern cut by keeping the rest of the silhouette traditional, like this classic A-line.



4

Illusion Trim

illusion-trim-sachin-babi-wedding-gown
Photo by sachinandbabi.com

A great option for those who dare to bare (but not too much), embellished illusion trim, whether at the neckline, on the sleeves, or in the back, is a beautiful way to show just a little skin.


5

Capes

cape-monique-lhuillier-bridal-wedding-gown
Photo by moniquelhuillier.com

Push that pashmina aside—plenty of gowns now come with a layer already built in. Whether it’s a removable option or part of the dress, this unexpected new trend feels very au courant.


6

Pretty Pastels

pretty-pastels-alyne-rita-vinieris-wedding-gown
Photo by brides.com

Definitely a daring option in a sea of white dresses, a wider array of soft colors are making an appearance on the runways and in bridal ateliers each season, with the most popular being pink and blue. The trick to pulling off this trend? Find the palest shade possible. Just a whisper of color—like this barely-there rose hue—is enough to make a statement.



7

Pants

pants-lela-rose-bridal-wedding
Photo by lelarose.com

Talk about a “power suit.” No longer reserved for ultra alternative brides or City Hall ceremonies, tailored trousers are popping up on more and more mainstream aisles. Thanks to luxe fabrics and beautiful details, these looks easily rival more traditional dresses.