Top Ten Wedding Dress Trends for 2012

Top Ten Wedding Dress Trends for 2012

Ball gowns are bigger than ever, ruffles are more elaborate, and covering up — it’s never been more chic. Here, bridal fashion’s most exciting trends.

Trend 1: Hi-Low Hemlines Bridal Gown


Oscar-de-la-Renta-Hi-Low-Hemlines-Bridal-Gown.jpgThese peekaboo hemlines are ultra-fashionable. Plus, they’re the chicest way to show off amazing wedding shoes.

Wedding dress by Oscar de la Renta

Trend 2: Off-the-Shoulder Necklines Wedding Gown


Pairing this shoulder-baring style with wispy tulle skirts instead of satin ones gives a traditionally old-fashioned neckline new life.

Wedding Gown by Marchesa

Trend 3: Voluminous Ball Gowns

This season, there was certainly no shortage of full, dramatic skirts. So many, in fact, that we’re guessing wider aisles might become a trend too.

Wedding dress by Maggie Sottero

Trend 4: Embellished Illusion Necklines Wedding Dress

Embellished-Illusion-Necklines-Bridal-Dress.jpgSheer bateau necklines continue to be all the rage on the bridal runways, and this season, crystal and pearl appliques give these see-through styles a more glamorous vibe.

Wedding dress by Ines Di Santo

Trend 5: S.exy Slits Wedding Gown

Formfitting gowns have always been an aisle favorite, and now with leg-flaunting slits, they’re more daring than ever. Better warn Grandma!
Wedding dress by Monique Lhuillier

Trend 6: Cap Sleeves Wedding dress

Right now, we’re in love with dainty sleeves that make even the most glitzy, body-hugging gowns feel statuesque.

Wedding dress by Reem Acra

Trend 7: Beaded Bodices Bridal Dress

What’s hot now? Decked out decolletages mixed with minimalist skirts.

Wedding dress by Anne Bowen

Trend 8: Frothy Ruffles Bridal Dress

Flattering and fun, these swirled layers are certainly having a moment.

Wedding dress by Pronovias

Trend 9: Sheer Lace Capes Wedding dress

Designers keep coming up with new ways to cover up. Last season, it was all about long sleeves, but the latest craze is gracefully draped capes.

Wedding dress by Alfred Angelo

Trend 10: Purple Bridal Dress

After a year of reigning as the favorite hue for bridesmaid dresses, purple is taking center stage — both head-to-toe and as an accent — as the hottest wedding gown shade to hit the bridal runways.

Wedding dress by Rivini


Source: Top Wedding Dress Trends for 2012


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