7 Hot Wedding Dress Trends Reinvented

Some of the prettiest fads of the past are showing up in this year's wedding dresses.
by Heather Levine
  1. The Bustier

    photo by Candace Meyer / The Knot

    In the '80s, Madonna gave this risqué lingerie look rock-and-roll glamour. Today, with a billowy tulle skirt, it's the picture of elegance.

    Wedding Dress by Reem Acra, $5,500; white stone earrings by Marcia Moran, $210; pavé cuff by Melinda Maria, $175; gold cocktail ring by Marco Bicego, $4,300; diamond wedding band by Penny Preville, $1,895

  2. The Bustle

    photo by Candace Meyer / The Knot

    A single asymmetrical bouffant, instead of multiple poufs, updates this 19th-century type of train.

    Wedding dress by Romona Keveza Collection, $6,250; white topaz drop earrings by Joan Hornig Jewelry, $1,095; engagement ring by Sholdt, $1,465 (not including center stone)

  3. The Plunging Halter

    photo by Candace Meyer / The Knot

    A little disco sparkle, barely there straps and a low décolletage are surprisingly bridal thanks to flowy chiffon fabric.

    Wedding dress by Bari Jay, $270

  4. The Flapper Dress

    photo by Candace Meyer / The Knot

    Reminiscent of the 1920s, this lavishly beaded, straight-hanging sheath (sans layered ropes of pearls) is perfect for a swanky celebration.

    Wedding dress by Rosa Clará, $13,540; white topaz and gold earrings by Scott Mikolay, $2,950; diamond and white gold bracelet by Roberto Coin, $22,000

  5. The Petticoat

    photo by Candace Meyer / The Knot

    Brides will love the cinched-waist, full-skirt style of the late '50s.

    Wedding dress by Justin Alexander, from $1,000; crystal quartz earrings by Sophia & Chloé, $74; Swarovski crystal sandals by Giuseppe Zanotti Design, $1,045

  6. The Shift Dress

    photo by Candace Meyer / The Knot

    This straight-lined '60s staple is the perfect fit for courthouse nuptials or a stylish send-off.

    Wedding dress by Amsale, $990; drop earrings, $2,350, and amethyst bracelet, $8,000, both by Jemma Wynne

  7. The Keyhole Back

    photo by Candace Meyer / The Knot

    Making your exit is almost as important as your entrance. The classic '70s keyhole back is subtle but chic.

    Wedding Dress by Nicole Miller, $2,995

    Market Editor: Maria Ioannidis
    Hair: Noah Hatton For KRAMER+KRAMER
    Makeup: Anthea King for Timeless Glow Bridal
    Flowers: L'Atelier Rouge

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