Top 10 Wedding Gown Trends from Bridal Fashion Week

This season, bridal designers showcased wedding gowns with just a dash of uniqueness, but overall they kept the look on the classic side. Here's a peek at the trends from the spring 2008 bridal collections sure to make your wedding dress a standout.
by The Knot

1. Tiers

Whether it's a ball gown or an A-line, tiers of tulle and soft lace offered volume and texture to this season's gowns.

2. Short Hemlines

This season, just about every designer sent a short dress down the runway. If you've got great gams -- and want to show them off on your wedding day -- embrace the newest high-hemline styles.

3. High Necklines

Bridal designers must have had Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn on the brain when creating their collections, seen in dresses with high necklines that are loaded with playful sophistication.

4. Sheer Overlays

Channel your inner goddess on your wedding day with a flowing overlay. From organza overskirts to layers of soft tulle, designers sent light-as-air creations down the runway.

5. Crumb-Catcher Bodices

To really stand out from the rest, choose a strapless dress with this origami-like treatment on the bodice, which is great for framing the face.

6. Embellished Belts

Dresses with sashes are everywhere, but to really define your waist and add a little sparkle, try an embellished belt.

7. One-Shoulder Gowns

The asymmetrical neckline made a comeback this season -- perfect for making an undeniably chic statement.

8. Dropped Waists

Nothing elongates the torso like a gown with a dropped waist, and designers made this a prominent style fixture on the bridal runways.

9. Trend: Twisted Fabrics

From straps to waistlines, bridal designers added interest to simple dresses with twists of fabric, proving that just a little detail can make a big statement.

10. Trumpet Skirts

Dresses that hug the body in all the right places graced the runways, with big, flared skirts and beautiful, flowing fabrics.

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