Wedding Dress Trends

So he’s finally gotten down on one knee and asked to apply for a BTO together. But unless you’re the type of girl who’s been planning her wedding since forever, you’re probably facing your biggest wardrobe dilemma yet—what do you wear on your wedding day?

With countless bridal dress options, it can feel a tad stressful and overwhelming when you don’t know where to start. For the bride-to-be still looking for some wedding dress inspiration, here are 9 wedding dress trends and where you can buy them.

1. Oversized statement bows

Left to Right: Carolina Herrera, Oscar De La Renta, Carolina Herrera

Who said bows are just for little girls? The updated bow serves as an oversized statement piece, adding a feminine touch to an otherwise clean, simple silhouette.

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Dress (Left): Oscar De La Renta from Trinity Gallery | Dress (Right): Bridal Veil by Michelle HuiMin

2. 3D embellishments

Left to Right: Viktor and Rolf, Lela Rose, Suzanne Neville

For brides who love intricate detail but want an alternative to the usual beaded dress, try 3D embellishments. Meticulously applied, the embellishments add depth and dimension for a dainty, floaty look.

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Dress (Left): Zuhair Murad from Belle and Tulle | Dress (Right): Elie Saab from Trinity Gallery

3. Flowy capes

Left to Right: Temperley London, Lela Rose, Delphine Manivet

Capes aren’t just for superheroes. Whether you choose a theatrical, sweeping cloak or a sheer, delicate throw-on, capes are the perfect cover-up for demure brides.

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Dress (Left): Naeem Khan from Belle and Tulle | Dress (Right): The Louvre Bridal

4. Off-shoulder

Left to Right: Carolina Herrera, Lela Rose, Suzanne Neville

Hit the sweet spot between sexy and tasteful by letting slip a hint of collarbone. Even the most conservative mother-in-law would approve of these classy off-shoulder dresses.

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Dress (Left): Jenny Packham from Trinity Gallery | Dress (Right): The Gown Warehouse

5. High necklines

Left to Right: Berta, Suzanne Neville, Lela Rose

If you want to look like royalty on your wedding day, consider a high-necked dress. Especially for women with broad shoulders, this beautiful cut will ensure a flattering, regal look.

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Dress (Left): The Gown Warehouse | Dress (Right): Digio Bridal

6. Minimal flounce

Left to Right: Oscar De La Renta, Lela Rose, Marchesa

If you grew up watching Disney princess movies, you’d probably imagine wedding dresses to be big and voluminous. However, a more subtle skirt can be equally beautiful and are much easier to dance in.

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Dress (Left): Digio Bridal | Dress (Right): MUSE by Berta from Belle and Tulle

7. Two-piece separates

Left to Right: Romona Keveza, Christos Costarell, Christian Siriano

Sometimes two is better than one, as in the case of the two-piece wedding dress trend. Show off your abs with a crop top and high-waisted skirt combo or go flirty with a lace-on-lace piece.

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Dress (Left): Digio Bridal | Dress (Right): Amanda Lee Weddings

8. Pretty in pastel

Left to Right: Hayley Paige, Hayley Paige, Houghton

For brides who aren’t keen on white or cream dresses, break tradition by going pastel. Add a pop of colour and stand out from the crowd when you don these Pantone shades.

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Dress (Left): Amanda Lee Weddings | Dress (Right): Amanda Lee Weddings

9. Pants and suits

Left to Right: Oscar De La Renta, Naeem Khan, Monique Lhuillier

Men aren’t the only ones who are allowed to wear trousers at a wedding. If you’re a tomboy at heart (or wear the pants in the relationship), opt for a wedding suit to channel unabashedly strong and confident vibes.

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Blazer: Topshop | Pants (Right): Topshop


Choosing A Wedding Dress

While it’s fashionable to keep up with the latest trends, it’s more important to love the gown you’ll be wearing on your big day. Wear the dress, and don’t let the dress wear you!