Top 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: 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 2: Off-the-Shoulder Necklines Wedding Gown
Wedding Gown by Marchesa
Trend 3: Beaded Bodices Bridal Dress
What’s hot now? Decked out decolletages mixed with minimalist skirts.
Wedding dress by Anne Bowen
Trend 4: Embellished Illusion Necklines Wedding Dress
Sheer 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: Frothy Ruffles Bridal Dress
Flattering and fun, these swirled layers are certainly having a moment.
Wedding dress by Pronovias
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: 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 8: Hi-Low Hemlines Bridal Gown
These 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 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
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