Top 10 Bridal Fashion Trends for Fall 2012!

Peplum skirts are all the rage, embellished sheer backs are hot and sparkly details -- they've never been more fun. Here, bridal fashion's most exciting trends.
by The Knot
  1. Peplum Skirts

    photo by MCV Photo / The Knot

    An added ruffle at the waist gives this season's gowns a sophisticated, modern vibe.

    Gown: Amsale

    See all peplum skirt photos

  2. Tiers

    photo by MCV Photo / The Knot

    There was certainly no shortage of layered skirts this season. And it's no wonder: The look is unique without going too over-the-top.

    Gown: Maggie Sottero

    See all tiered wedding dress photos

  3. Black-and-White Details

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    Forget white versus ivory -- black-and-white dresses were all over the runways.

    Gown: Carolina Herrera

    See all black-and-white wedding dress photos

  4. Embellished Sheer Backs

    photo by MCV Photo / The Knot

    This season, the focus was on the back of the dress. With added buttons up the back or vine-like sequins accents, the trend is a total head-turner.

    Gown: Reem Acra

    > See all dress photos with embellished backs

  5. Lace

    photo by Allan Zepeda / The Knot

    It's arguably one of the most romantic fabrics and gown designers couldn't get enough of it: We're talking delicate Chantilly lace, Alencon lace and even 70s-style Macrame lace.

    Gown: Alfred Angelo

    See all lace wedding dress photos

  6. Mermaid Silhouettes

    photo by Courtesy of the Designer / The Knot

    If you're looking for a style that will really accentuate your curves, there's no shortage of this flared skirt silhouette.

    Gown by Monique Lhuillier

    See all mermaid wedding dress photos

  7. Boat Necklines

    photo by Kurt Wilberding / The Knot

    A neckline like this one provides that level of coverage that's so popular right now, while highlighting the neck and decollete.

    Gown: Ines Di Santo

    See all dresses with boat necklines

  8. Big Bows

    photo by Kurt Wilberding / The Knot

    Bows were everywhere -- but instead of dainty, girly style you'd expect, they're oversized, dramatic and exaggerated.

    Gown: Rivini

    See all dresses with bows

  9. Sparkly Straps

    photo by Allan Zepeda / The Knot

    It's your day to sparkle, so why shouldn't your wedding dress embody that idea? We love the way designers focused on adding sparkly crystals and beaded sequins to straps this season.

    Gown: Badgley Mischka

    See all dresses with sparkly straps

  10. Corsette Bodices

    photo by MCV Photo / The Knot

    This sexy style -- with all that added boning -- offers serious structure and sophistication.

    Gown: Kenneth Pool

    See all corsette bodice wedding dress photos

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