Top 5 Bridal Fashion Trends

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Last Updated on May 9, 2024 by Steal the Style

Some brides have their heart set on a classic look or a princess gown, while others are willing to don the same dress that their mother and grandmother before them wore. But most women want to make their own statement when they waltz down the aisle, and this means perusing a selection of modern gowns that will make them feel like a million bucks on their special day. And if you want to be at the height of fashion when you say “I do”, here are just a few trends for this year that are sure to hit the mark.

1. Lace

This year’s news of William and Kate’s baby may be dominating headlines where the royal family is concerned, but the repercussions of their wedding more than two years ago are still being felt in the arena of bridal fashions, with lace-covered numbers enjoying unbridled popularity, so to speak. The dress Kate wore was reminiscent of another princess (Grace of Monaco), but that didn’t stop her from sparking a trend that has continued on well after her own bouquet was thrown. Of course, 2013 has brought some variations on the look, including short sleeves, mermaid silhouettes, keyhole cutouts, and more. But Kate definitely made lace a look worth considering rather than something women associate with their grandmothers.

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When Anne Hathaway donned a wide headband, reminiscent of the 1920s, for her wedding last year, she probably had no idea she’d be sparking off a trend. In truth, it’s likely she made this fashion choice because of her extremely short haircut leftover from her role as Fantine in ‘Les Miserables’. But thanks to the “everything old is new” mentality, the use of such headpieces has skyrocketed in the wake of her seemingly trendsetting fashion choice.

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It seems that these cropped-in-front, long-in-back styles are not just for teens looking for a way to show some midriff and cover their thong in one fell swoop. The trend has also become a popular look amongst bridal gowns. That said, this type of dress is not for the faint of heart and it certainly won’t work for those attempting any kind of traditional wedding. But for the woman that wants to show a little leg and still have a swirling train, this hemline could be the best of both worlds.

4. Peekaboo Back Panels

A plunging back is generally best left for red carpets and evening wear, but brides today have another option if they want to show a little skin. With peekaboo options like lacy back panels and keyhole cutouts, the daring bride-to-be can keep her ensemble covered enough for church while showing off the toned and tightened body she’s been working on for months.

5. The Modern Corsage

Although you might think that these floral wristbands are a throwback to the sock-hop era, the truth is that a modern twist on this classic has become a popular alternative to jewelry for brides. With options for wristbands that include flowers made from stiff lace, faux petals made of silk, and even bejeweled flower patterns, these fashionable accessories can make for a fun addition to any Vera Wang or Winnie Couture gown.

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