This Fall’s Top Wedding Dress Trends
This Fall’s Top Wedding Dress Trends Wedding season is here, which means that it’s time to say ‘I do’ to the fall lineup of bridal gown trends. Taking a cue from top designers, A-list celebrities, and fashion insiders, you can showcase your high fashion taste when you say ‘Yes!’ to this season’s hottest styles.
Off-the-shoulder Ball Gowns
In today’s media-obsessed world, it seems like no one can escape the influence of Meghan Markle’s gown on every bride to be. We’re referring to the most talked about dress of the decade—-the off-the-shoulder bridal gown worn by Duchess Meghan! The fashion editors at Glamour Magazine also spotted this classic neckline at fall bridal fashion shows: “All of those off-the-shoulder dresses we saw during awards season left a lasting impression on bridal designers: There were shoulder-bearing wedding dresses at every turn this season.”
The magic of off-the-shoulder gowns is the way it accentuates the neck and collarbone while still providing a comfortable yet elegant amount of coverage. The shoulder-bearing neckline is also versatile enough to complement a variety of silhouettes. Go for a full-on princess look in an off-the-shoulder ball gown with a dreamy empire waistline. Or, try a mix of sexy and sophisticated with the classic mermaid cut, which accents a curvy hourglass silhouette and offers a touch of elegance with a floor sweeping ruffle on the hemline.
Slits This season, bridal designers are obsessed with classic looks, but with an elegant twist. Carrie Goldberg, a fashion editor at Harper’s Bazaar, noticed a shift from the too-sexy gowns of the previous seasons towards a more sophisticated, fashion-forward bride: “For the bride who isn’t looking to tap into her inner princess, over-the-top, revealing silhouettes have been traded up for something more sophisticated and strong—like thigh-high slits…that feel alluring rather than attention-craving,” she says.
For today’s bride, it’s all about confidence and feminine strength, and a sexy slit is the perfect detail for giving your look a subtle touch of modern glam. As Gold-berg explains, “A simple ball gown just won’t cut it for the forward thinking fashionista bride, and designers are giving women what they want.” For a double dose of sexy, get ready to be an adventurous bride when you walk down the aisle in a sleek gown accented with a leg-baring slit.
Referred to as the naked wedding dress, gowns with all-over sheer lace and nude underlays were a big hit at the 2018 bridal shows. Whether you wear see-through lace from head to toe or a gown highlighted with panels on the sides and center back, it makes for a daring skin reveal that is sure to turn some heads! Ac-cording to Natalie Gil, a fashion blogger at Refinery29, the ‘naked’ trend for bridal gowns is relatively new but it’s a classic go-to on the red carpet: “Who could for-get Beyoncé at the Met Gala in 2015, Rihanna’s eye-popping 2014 CFDA awards dress, Bella Hadid’s post-breakup sheer jumpsuit or, of course, Britney’s iconic Toxic bodysuit?”
For the woman who sees herself as a natural showstopper, the ‘naked’ wedding dress with sheer lace could be her chance to dare to be bare. Thin layers of pretty floral lace and nude fabric look like nude skin, so get ready to cause a stir when you walk down the aisle! When you try on one of these heart-stopping bridal gowns, be prepared to say yes to the dress and feel absolutely gorgeous in these styles
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