Bridal Fashion: Latest Trends in Wedding Dresses

Bridal Fashion: What’s in?

  • The dresses are still feminine and romantic. But the details in the latest collections of bridal gowns look new.
  • More ethereal Grecian silhouettes, slender waist lines, bubble hems, mermaid hems, metallic and Chantilly lace.
  • Dresses used to be more similar from season to season, but now they're taking inspirations from ready-to-wear.
  • The metallic accents, along with attention to the waistline are straight from the high-fashion runways.

Bridal Fashion: What Designers are offering?

Designers know that brides are in great shape, whether they're 20 or 40, so all the silhouettes aimed to show that off. Mermaid hems, trumpets, fluted gowns - they all have elongated waists and there were not nearly as many ball gowns.

Leading designers are designed something for every kind of bride. Flowing silk chiffon draped gowns for an island destination wedding, silk brocade cocktail dresses for the fashion-forward city bride, to romantic embroidered ball gowns for a classic countryside wedding.

Sequins were more popular for cocktail-length dresses, which plays into another trend - two wedding dresses. One is grand and traditional for the ceremony; the other is shorter for the reception and after-party.

At one time, a woman did her best to hide the fact that she was pregnant at the altar. That's changed, but what hasn't is the lack of wedding gowns for expectant brides. Many women today live with their partners before they marry and they feel the clock ticking. They are planning a family anyway, so they aren't as careful as they otherwise might be. Nearly one in five women is now pregnant on her wedding day.

Keeping this in view the designers offer expectant brides the same fabrics and details in couture bridal gowns – silk chiffon or charmeuse, Swarovski crystal beading, handmade flowers and covered or pearl buttons. Styles emphasize the bodice, rather than the bump.

See what great designers are offering, you will have an understanding about the latest trends.


Appliquéd Silk-Organza Gown by Valentino


Ivory silk-organza gown with all-over ruffled floral appliqués.Valentino gown has bow-detailed spaghetti straps, a fitted bodice, soft pleats through skirt, a concealed zip fastening at back and is fully lined. 100% silk. Dry clean.

Ruffled floral appliqués and dainty spaghetti straps make Valentino's ivory silk-organza gown an exquisitely feminine bridal piece. Keep this beautifully detailed style the focus of your wedding look by adding simple sandals and a single gold bracelet.

Price: $15000 (approx.)


Daisy-Print Silk Gown by Valentino


Nude silk daisy-print gown with embroidered white leather flower-embellished shoulder straps. Valentino gown has an empire waist, an open back, long double-layered ruffles from back through sides, a concealed zip fastening at back and is fully lined. 100% silk. Dry clean. Designer color: Grano

With delicate leather flower-embellished straps, Valentino's daisy-bedecked nude silk gown is the definition of bohemian glamour. To complete a sensational red carpet look, team this softly tailored piece with shimmering sandals and a mirrored box clutch.

Price: $7800 (approx.)

Silk-Radzmir Strapless Gown by Alberta Ferretti

Off-white silk-radzmir strapless gown with exaggerated folded pleats. Alberta Ferretti gown has a zip-fastening internal boned bodice and a split at side that exposes tiered tulle underskirt; underskirt has a grosgrain waistband, a side zip fastening and is fully lined in satin. Fabric1: 100% silk; fabric2: 82% polyamide, 18% elastane; fabric3: 100% polyamide. Specialist clean.

With exaggerated folded pleats and a tiered tulle underskirt, Alberta Ferretti's off-white silk-radzmir strapless gown is a sensational bridal piece. Add opulent jewelry and white satin heels to finish off this statement style.

Price: $9000 (approx.)

Embroidered Lace Gown by Temperley London

Ivory lace gown with floral embroidery and silver crystal embellishments. Temperley London gown has a silk-satin lining, cropped sheer sleeves with button-fastening cuffs, a V-neck and back with a raw-edged lace trim, an empire waist, a concealed hook and zip fastening at back and a puddle train. 75% cotton, 25% polyamide; lining: 100% silk. Specialist clean.

Delicate floral embroidery and a shower of silver crystals adorn Temperley London's ivory lace bridal gown. This beautifully romantic style has a draped empire line that skims the body creating a flattering shape. The deep V-neck and cropped floral appliqué sleeves make this the perfect silhouette for traditional nuptials. Step into silver heels to allow the puddle train to drape to full effect and add a flash of metallic to this classic look.

Price: $9500 (approx.)


Silk-Chiffon Strapless Gown by Chloé

Vanilla silk-chiffon strapless gown with a taupe-trimmed gold satin bodice. Chloé gown has internal structuring at bodice, a concealed zip and hook fastening at back, and is fully lined. Fabric1: 100% silk; fabric2: 75% polyester, 25% silk; fabric3: 100% cotton. Dry clean.

Chloé's vanilla silk-chiffon gown with a taupe and gold satin bodice exudes the label's effortlessly glamorous style. Keep your evening look elegantly understated by wearing it with a marbled box clutch and a single gold ring.

Price: $4750 (approx.)



Top 10 Wedding Dresses

Here’s a collection of 10 non-designer, cheap yet highly fashionable wedding dresses. It will give you an idea of the latest trend.


1. Simple Mermaid Trumpet Strapless Sweetheart Taffeta Bridal Gown


Fabric : Taffeta

Length : Sweep

Neckline : Sweetheart + Strapless

Silhouette : Mermaid Trumpet

Color : Ivory


This kind of bridal wedding gown features its mermaid trumpet silhouette. Simple design with pleated bodice and a flower decorated on the side waist.

Price Range: $125 - $175

2. Princess Sweep Ball Gown Strapless Sweetheart Beading Embroidery Organza Satin Bridal Dress


Fabric : Satin

Length : Sweep

Neckline : Sweetheart + Strapless

Silhouette : Ball Gown

Color : White


One piece, strapless and sweetheart, sweep ball gown with corset closure. Utterly romantic in silhouette and fabrication, this full organza skirt is accented with embellished lace appliqué that also create the dropped waist bodice.

Price Range: $150 - $200

3. Pink Strapless Ball Gown Bandage Taffeta Bridal Gown


Fabric : Taffeta

Length : Floor length

Neckline : Strapless

Silhouette : Ball gown

Color : Pink


This wedding dress features its ball gown silhouette and back bandage design.

Price Range: $125 - $200

4. One-Shoulder Mermaid Trumpet Satin Bridal Gown


Fabric : Satin

Length : Sweep

Neckline : One-Shoulder

Silhouette : Mermaid Trumpet

Color : Pink


This wedding dress features its one-shoulder design and mermaid trumpet silhouette. Ruched bottom with balloon hemline, pleated bodice.

Price Range: $125 - $175

5. Champagne Strapless A-line Satin Sweep Appliqué Bridal Gown


Fabric : Satin

Length : Sweep

Neckline : Strapless

Silhouette : A-Line

Color : Champagne


This bridal gown features its strapless design. Appliqué is decorated on the side of waistline.

Price Range: $125 - $175

6. Slim White Halter Chiffon Sweep Train Bridal Gown


Fabric : Chiffon

Length : Sweep

Neckline : Halter

Silhouette : Sheath

Color : White


This bridal gown features its halter neckline design and sweep train style. Made of chiffon.

Price Range: $125 - $175

7. Off-The-Shoulder Beaded Ball Gown Sweep Taffeta Organza Bridal Gown


Fabric : Taffeta + Organza

Length : Sweep

Neckline : Off-the-Shoulder

Silhouette : Ball Gown

Color : White / Champagne


This wedding dress features off-the-shoulder design, beadwork decoration on the bodice and ball gown silhouette.

Price Range: $150 - $200

8. Slim Sheath Spaghetti Sweetheart Bridal Gown


Fabric : Chiffon

Length : Sweep

Neckline: Sweetheart

Silhouette : Sheath

Color : White


White wedding dress with sheath silhouette and sweetheart neckline. Features spaghetti design.

Price Range: $100 - $150

9. White Strapless Embroidered Plus Size Satin Sweep Bridal Gown


Fabric : Satin

Length : Sweep

Neckline : Strapless

Silhouette : Plus Size

Color : White


This bridal gown has a plus size. Embroidery embellishes both on the bodice and hemline of skirt. An inverted v is under the bustline as decoration.

Price Range: $150 - $200

10. White Halter Embroidered Sheath Floor Length Bridal Gown


Fabric : Satin

Length : Floor Length

Neckline : Halter

Silhouette : Sheath

Color : White


This bridal gown features its halter and sheath silhouette design. The dress is embroidered allover.

Price Range: $150 - $225

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Reynold Jay 5 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan

You have some very top of the line sitems here. I was in the bridal business for 2 decades. Gorgeous! I enjoyed this very much. You have this laid out beautifully and it is easy to understand. Keep up the great HUBS. Up one and Useful. Hey! I'm now your fan! RJ


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andycool 5 years ago from the U.S. Author

Thanks a lot Mr. Reynold Jay for your compliment! I really appreciate it.

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