10 Gorgeous Wedding Dress Trends That Will Take Your Breath Away

Wedding things in all their pretty glory.

1. Body Veils

Who says a veil has to be on your head? Designers including Claire Pettibone, Ines Di Santo, and Badgley Mischka had fun with veil placements, attaching them across the back (which, yes, you could argue is a cape) or on the tush.

2. Capes

Body veils have a soft, wispy, romantic quality. With a cape, like the kind presented at Pronovias, Galia Lahav, and Naeem Khan, you get more drama. Sometimes people need to be reminded that you're a bride superhero.

3. Feathers

Tactile and fluttery, feathers made their way onto skirts (and even sleeves) at Alon Livne, Vera Wang, Monique Lhuillier, and Naeem Khan. What else is a wedding day other than an opportunity to swannnnn, anyway?

4. Off-the-Shoulder Gowns

This season brought a resurgence of the classic princess ball gown with loads of satin, big skirts, and off-the-shoulder necklines. As seen at Lela Rose and Anne Barge. 

5. Cap-Sleeve Dresses

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Because it can't always be a sweetheart neckline, you know? Sometimes, a cap sleeve can be a beautiful thing. As seen at Watters Wtoo, Temperley, Mira Zwillinger, and Alon Livne.

6. Oversize and Super-Fluffy Flower Embellishments

Small floral appliqués that were densely dotted over sleeves, bodices, and skirts were everywhere, but the big beauties were all over too. They reminded me of that episode of ​I Love Lucy ​where Lucy and Ethel buy the same dress and almost murder each other. 

7. Slits Up to There

Angelina Jolie opened the gates, and bridal fashion is right in the middle of a thigh-slit flood. I'd imagine they wouldn't be quite as va-va-voom at a real-life wedding, where you're taking smaller steps and walking a lot more slowly than a model would be on a runway.

8. Hair Jewelry

You're a queen—embrace it with a lot of pretty sparkly things all over your hair. As seen at Anna Campbell, Anne Barge, and Marchesa.

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9. Fringe

Just think of the swishing you can do with all this fringe. As seen at Francesca Miranda and Naeem Khan.

10. Asymmetrical Hemlines

It goes without saying that the overwhelming number of skirts at Bridal Fashion Week spilled onto the floor, like very many wedding dresses do. But, there were also some memorable instances of hemlines that went short-then-long. If you're spunky and have the bridal balls to go asymmetrical, why not? As seen at Indes Di Santo, Anne Barge, and Monique Lhuillier.


This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.

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