33 Dresses Fashion Forward Brides Will Be Wearing

From slinky open backs and fancy jeweled necklines to short silhouettes and pantsuits, the season is about statement makers. Here, our top 11 shoppable trends.
by The Knot
  1. Barely There Color

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    Who says you have to wear white? Muted tones of ombre blush, gray and taupe make for a feminine alternative to white, like these by Kelly Faetanini, Jim Hjelm and Lazaro.

  2. Halters

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    These sexy necklines put all the focus on your shoulders and décolleté. Here are some of the best examples from Theia, Christos and Hayley Paige.

  3. Jeweled Yokes

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    When you want a bit of bling without going over-the-top, sheer illusion necklines with crystals and embroidery like these from Hayley Paige, Yumi Katsura and Reem Acra are tasteful and classic.

  4. Mini Florals

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    Temperley, Reem Acra and Marchesa go dainty with floral appliques for the ultimate feminine touch.

  5. Off the Shoulder

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    If you’re looking for a style that’s sexy yet classic, these shoulder-bearing beauties from Romona Keveza Legends, Anne Barge and Marchesa are perfect options.

  6. Low Open Backs

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    Got back? Show it off in a sultry gown like these from Cristiano Lucci, Simone Carvalli and Anne Barge that put all the sexy behind you.

  7. Pant Suits

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    These days, brides aren’t limited to dresses. A sophisticated suit is ideal if you want to make a fashion-forward statement at the altar. Aria, Temperley and Lazaro have some of the best styles.

  8. Serious Sparkle

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    Nothing says opulence or glitz like a whole lot of bling. Standouts this season include gowns by Badgley Mischka, Kenneth Pool and Lazaro.

  9. Short Dresses

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    If you’re getting married on the beach or in a garden, consider a short-and-sweet style like one of these from Encore, Dennis Basso and Marchesa.

  10. Crop Tops

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    When you want to show off a little skin in a daring way, these Elizabeth Stuart, Theia and Houghton crop tops are right on trend.

  11. Unique Fabrics

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    One of the best ways to showcase your personality up the aisle is to go for a nontraditional fabrication. These styles from Romona Keveza, Temperley and Reem Acra are all off the grid.

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