7 Hot Wedding Dress Trends Reinvented

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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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