Trend Report! Hot New Wedding Dress Trends For Fall 2014 and Spring 2015

Naked lace, dresses with embellished backs, fashion-forward crop tops and so much more. See what's hot.
by Jennie Ma
  1. Naked Lace Details

    Naked lace wedding dress trends
    Kurt Wilberding; Kurt Wilberding; Maria Valentino / MCV Photo
    Utterly romantic and soft, lace set on a nude underlay made a big appearance in bridal this season. Rivini, Reem Acra and Watters all included this pretty lace treatment in their collections.
  2. Crop Top Wedding Dresses

    Crop top wedding dress trend
    Left: Maria Valentino / MCV Photo; Right: Maria Valentino / MCV Photo
    Daring as they might sound, ball gowns with a hint of the midriff were all over the bridal fashion runways. Theia, Elizabeth Stuart and Houghton showed off some serious stunners.
  3. Lattice Details

    Lattice netting and basket-weave wedding dress design
    Maria Valentino / MCV Photo
    Designers are adding a look of netting or a basket-weave design into wedding dresses for a style that's unexpected yet timeless. Angel Sanchez, Monique Lhuillier and Inbal Dror designed dresses this season with lattice details, both large and small.
  4. Light-as-Air Skirts

    Tulle and silk light-as-air wedding dress skirts
    MCV Photo; Kurt Wilberding; Kurt Wilberding
    The classic wedding gown gets an ethereal upgrade with added layers of tulle and silk. Reem Acra, Christos and Marchesa each highlighted this skirt style.
  5. Dresses With Capes

    Wedding dress cape accessories
    Kurt Wilberding; Kurt Wilberding; MCV Photo
    Coverage with a serious fashion upgrade hit the runways this season. Angel Sanchez, Mira Zwillinger and Watters included pretty cover-ups in their collections.
  6. Silvery Gray Wedding Dresses

    Silver gray wedding dress color trend
    Maria Valentino / MCV Photo
    Painterly pastels and metallics are hot for wedding reception décor, and bridal fashion designers are using them too. Look to Theia's, Monique Lhuillier's and Inbal Dror’s new lines for ideas.
  7. Column Beadwork

    Wedding dress trend - vertical column beadwork
    Kurt Wilberding; Kurt Wilberding; Maria Valentino / MCV Photo
    Think layers and rows of beading -- done vertically. Bonus: The result elongates the body and has a slimming effect. Jenny Packham, Ines Di Santo and Peter Langner all layered on the embellishments in their collections this season.
  8. Dropped-Waist Wedding Dresses

    Dropped-waist wedding dress trend
    Kurt Wilberding; Kurt Wilberding; Maria Valentino / MCV Photo
    A lower waistline gives you the best of both worlds: You can show off your curves and wear a full skirt. Kelly Faetanini, Zac Posen and Amsale are just a few of the designers who showed off the trend this season.
  9. Embellished Backs

    Wedding dress trend of embellished backs
    Kurt Wilberding; Maria Valentino / MCV Photo; Maria Valentino / MCV Photo
    We're totally obsessed with the idea of highlighting the back of the dress; it’s both unique and utterly romantic. Designers Christos, Alberta Ferretti and Naeem Khan featured pretty wedding dresses with beautiful embroidered or lace applique backs.
  10. Plunging V-Neck Wedding Dresses

    Deep v-neck wedding dress trend
    Maria Valentino / MCV Photo
    Sexy made a comeback this season with the deep V-neck wedding dress design. Check out Ines Di Santo's, Houghton's and Carolina Herrera’s latest lines for some stunning gowns with plunging necklines.
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