After 58 runway shows, 331 Instagram shots, and more espressos than we care to admit, we've compiled the standout trends from Bridal Fashion Week. Let the wedding dress search begin!
1. A Cut Above
Showing a peek of midriff down the aisle has never been chicer! Although they may sound daring, cut-outs and crop tops have trended at Bridal Fashion Week for two seasons running. The newest iterations from Reem Acra, THEIA, Robert Bullock Bride and more, cater to every style M.O. from boho to modern and subtle to look-at-me.
2. Boho Influence
We're in a bohemian rhapsody this season thanks to streamlined silhouettes and whimsical details. Bell sleeves, off-the-shoulder wisps of fabric and peekaboo lace added to the fairy woodland vibe at Love Marley by Watters, Desiree Hartsock with Maggie Sottero, Claire Pettibone and more. Complete your bridal ensemble with a floral crown.
3. Beautiful Corsets
Marie Antoinette's got nothing on you in these breathtaking waist-cinchers that paraded down the runway! Flaunt your feminine curves in a glamorous, Old World-style creation by Inbal Dror, Monique Lhuillier, Lazaro and more.
4. Rose Gold Accents
All that glitters is rose gold! This lovely hue has long been a popular choice for engagement rings and décor details; now we're thrilled to report that it's having a moment with wedding gowns, too. We've rounded up some of our favorite styles from Casablanca Bridal, Enzoani, Pronovias and more.
5. Wedding Overskirts and Capes
For a unique alternative to a veil, consider a wow-worthy overskirt or cape from Ines Di Santo, Marchesa, Temperley London and more. Designers used them to make a dramatic statement at Bridal Fashion Week, but we think they'd also work well for brides who want to switch up their look from ceremony to reception.
6. Graphic Lace
Love lace wedding dresses? Then you're in luck: There were more covetable styles than ever before at Bridal Fashion Week from Legends by Romona Keveza, Oleg Cassini at David's Bridal, Naeem Khan and more! Graphic prints ensure all eyes are on you while timeless silhouettes retain Grace Kelly and Kate Middleton charm.
7. Sultry Styles
Ooh la la! Alvina Valenta, Pnina Tornai, Dennis Basso and more designers upped the ante at Bridal Fashion Week with seductive, skin-hugging designs featuring plunging necklines or sky-high slits. Check out some of the most memorable gowns ranging from subtle to the more risqué.
8. Megawatt Sparkle
Brides have always wanted to shine bright on their big day, but the latest batch of dresses may require some shades (and that's a good thing). These glitzed-out beauties bring new meaning to the motto "diamonds are forever."
9. Wedding-Worthy Fringe and Feathers
This season, Bridal Fashion Week told a tale of two textures: feathered skirts conjured images of beautiful Swan Lake ballerinas while fringe-fest necklines evoked the music festival scene. No matter which category you fall into, these looks from Jim Hjelm, Badgley Mischka Bride, Mark Zunino and more, will take you on a fashionable journey.
10. Champagne Stunners
Nude underlays were everywhere this season, from Enzoani to Legends by Romona Keveza to Inbal Dror and more. If you don't want to commit to a color but can't envision yourself in a traditional white wedding dress, strike a compromise with these stunning options.
Tell us: Which trend is your favorite?