The 10 Must-Know Wedding Dress Trends

Five whirlwind days later, another Bridal Fashion Week has come and gone. After 37 Facebook posts, 135 Instagrams, 74 tweets, 274 WedStyle images uploaded (click here for the most popular of the lot), and 55 complete collections posted, there’s more new wedding dress inspo now on WeddingWire than even we know what to do with. Want to get right to the need-to-know details? This short and simple slideshow will fill you in on the 10 trends worth knowing.

 

Heavily Beaded Bodices

Yes, it’s true—beaded bodices never really went out of style, but the ones we saw at the most recent Market absolutely kicked things up a notch. Encrusted all-over and dripping with ice, these new styles leave no visible space for fabric—and render extra jewelry almost completely unnecessary.

Also seen at: 

• Val Stefani
• Naeem Khan
• Yumi Katsura
• Victor Harper
• Maggie Sottero

Gown by Anne Barge 


Skirts With Movement 

Volume on bottom without the full-on cupcake look? Sign. Us. Up. We love that designer after designer replaced massive ball gowns with full skirts filled with lighter layers of fabric. They float when you walk, twirl when you dance, and are just all around more manageable for a real, live wedding day.

Also seen at:

• Modern Trousseau
• Alyne
• Kenneth Pool
• Leanne Marshall

Gown by Jenny Packham 


 

Oversized Ivy 

Flora and fauna are very familiar faces in the bridal world, and we love that designers this season looked directly to the vine for inspiration.  Little leaf patterns made multiple appearances on the Spring 2015 runways, and we think they’re the perfect accent alternative for girls who want a bit a pattern but don’t want to go down the rosette route.

Also seen at:

• Reem Acra
• Oleg Cassini

Gown by Rivini 


The Sporting Life 

We were delighted to see multiple ease of ware gowns on this season’s runways. The clean lines and fluid shapes of these throw-and-go styles are perfect for the sporty bride who isn’t quite ready to jump into pantsuit territory.

Also seen at: 

• Reem Acra
• Maggie Sottero
• Carolina Herrera
• Angel Sanchez
• Pronovias

Gown by Anna Maier 


 

Barely There 

The Spring 2015 collections offered up an ingenious solution for brides who love the look of strapless but can’t sacrifice support—illusion straps! Less adorned than last season, these toppers are more purposefully made to blend in.

Also seen at:

• Amsale
• Christos

Gown by Watters


Layered Over Nude

Taking a page from the Beyonce and J. Lo books, perhaps? The barely there looks we’re used to seeing at concerts aren’t nude at all—substantial layers of flesh-colored fabric create the illusion. Done in full-coverage styles and topped with classic accents like lace, the look is actually very pretty on a wedding dress.

Also seen at:

• Rivini
• Anna Maier
• Watters

Gown by Reem Acra 

 


 

Buttons Down the Back 

This vintage-inspired style feels daringly stylish as the only focal point of the back—perfect for the modern day bride who still craves a bit of old school romance.

Also seen at: 

• Amsale
• Tara Keely

Gown by Victoria Kyriakides


Asymmetrical Mermaid Gowns 

The fit and flare silhouette has long been a staple of the wedding dress world (and with good reason—helloo, bombshell bride), but the asymmetrical styles of this season are actually much more figure friendly. Rather than cut off abruptly at the knees, this “S” shape follows a woman’s curves from top to bottom, thereby elongating and slimming the figure.

Also seen at:

• Isabelle Armstrong 
• Martina Liana
• Oleg Cassini
• Victor Harper

Gown by Yumi Katsura 


 

Slimmer Silhouettes 

Done in lighter fabrics and with less layers, close-to-the-body cuts were everywhere this season.

Also seen at: 

• David’s Bridal
• Sottero & Midgley
• Ines Di Santo

Gown by Christos 


Fun ‘n’ Flirty Reception Frocks 

With a kiss and a wink, she’s off! Personality-packed LWD’s appeared in multiple collections, and we’re having a tough time picking just one favorite.

Also seen at: 

• Isabelle Armstrong
• Oscar de la Renta
• Angel Sanchez
• Theia

Gown by Antonio Gual for Tulle New York 

Re-blogged by permission of WeddingWire

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