Wedding Dress Hot Trends

From simple to extravagant, short to long, and sheer white to palest blue, all oozing sexiness, romance, and so much more!

#1: Off-the-Shoulder Necklines

This one is among the favorite trends for wedding dresses this season – ultra-feminine and classic. The idea is for the bride to come off as both playful and regal. The fact that the hottest neckline is considered timeless just adds to its appeal. For brides who love the idea of a little V-neck wedding dress, there’s a plethora of figure-flattering design options, including the illusion high neckline and cap sleeves as well as adding a slightly bohemian touch with fabric shoulder streamers.

Designers to look out for: Christos Costarellos, Victoria Kyriakides, Jenny Packham, Oscar de la Renta, Kelly Faetanini, and Carolina Herrera.

#2: Colors

No longer restricted to the traditional white, wedding dresses now embrace colors while owning up a sophisticated and pretty look. Seen on the runway were exciting shades of gray, gold, pink, blue, and even mint green. While they won’t one up the classic white, they nevertheless prove you don’t have to wear white to your wedding. Seriously, you have our verdict: totally romantic and fresh transformations. In fact, they can even be treated as a wedding centerpiece and dictate the color palette and style of your entire wedding!

If you crave a bridal dress that emphasizes your personality and is essentially unique, you’ll fall in love with the trend following these designers: Hayley Paige, Monique Lhuilier, Naeem Khan, Sarah Nouri, Jenny Packham, Alvina Valenta, Kelly Faetanini, Houghton, and Theia.

#3: Crop Tops and Cutouts

It’s not just a plunging neckline that makes a statement and steals the show for modern designers. For an equally racy and cool look, 2015 fashion trends give us jumpsuits, belted shirtdress, crop tops, fun jackets, miniskirts, and…pants! Again, this is exactly the alternative you need to stand out from the rest who are wearing the conventional or tested ball gown of yesteryears. Quirky pumps or slip-on sneakers are completely your choice.

Two-piece wedding dresses are effortless and comfortable to dress with, giving the girl the sexy and delicate appearance she wants on her big day, while making it easy to “change” from the wedding look to the reception host in a moment. Designers of interest include Tara LaTour, Monique Lhuillier, Vera Wang, and JJ Mende.

Some like Anne Bowen, Delphine Manivet, and Houghton get serious with pretty, cozy sweaters, cropped coats, and winter outerwear to layer their collection. Plenty more like Rivini, Leanne Marshall, Anne Barge, Alvina Valenta, Chistos Coastarellos, and Kenneth Pool have their collections sport geometric cuts waist, under the neckline, along the silhouette’s sides, or on skirt with or without a lace insert.

#4: Capes and Capelets

What’s a wedding without some drama? Well, you can have one, but on your own terms this time! This year's wedding dress trends include wearing capes while walking down the aisle. It’s a good option too for brides who want or have to cover up but not by committing themselves to sleeves or veils. Whether you’re a fan of superhero-styled ones or the classic coatlike, this 2015 fashion trend has got your back.

Some of the designers to ace up floor-length capes in a major way are Jean-Ralph Thurin, Badgley Mischka, Theia, Mira Zwillinger, Naeem Khan, Alberta Ferretti, Watters, and Angel Sanchez.

#5: Exclusive Fabrics

Another  of this year's wedding dress hot trends is the use of unique fabrics like stardust lace, leather, cotton pique, or puckered jacquard, to make up for mesmerizing nuptials. Others still opt for breezy fabrics while some use see-through and revealing creations with sheer sleeves, open backs, and couple of single layers of tulle – strategically placed of course – on the catwalk.

Show some skin and set the town abuzz wearing sensual dresses from Romona Keveza, Hayley Paige, Judd Waddell, Amsale, Marchesa, Vera Wang, and Reem Acra who believe in brides more interested in highlighting their sexuality than a demure style.

#6: Party Fringe

Need something playful enough to dance at your reception in style? You may want to check out the latest wedding dresses coming from Hayley Paige and Naeem Khan. Feminine embellishment, whether they’re the tuft at sleeve or waist, or dusting lightly on the skirt, are a delight to sore eyes with the movement and shimmer they bring to any dress. Other designers of note include Jim Hjelm, Aria, and Sassi Holdord.

#7: Turtlenecks and Collars

Women who’d be saying ‘I do’ this fall and winter will applaud the creativity of designers in coming up with this form of high necks and majestic sophistication as part of the traditional wedding gown.

Favorite designers include Oleg Cassini, Marchesa, Pronovias, Delphine Manivet, Houghton, Claire Pettibone, Gemy Maalouf, and Maggie Sottero.

#8: Reimagining Florals

This isn’t your average flower pattern on a wedding dress. This time around, fashion trends celebrate oversized floral embellishments, adding another dimension and literally jumping off the fabric for a futuristic wedding look.

Some of the best looks for this dress are from Mira Zwillinger, Jim Hjlem, Marchesa, and Elizabeth Fillmore.

#9: Deep V

Finally, the one that ruled above the rest - the deep V. We had a dress that can easily be transformed into a red carpet winner for how the iconic neckline plunged all the way down to the waist.

Whether it were Inabal Dror’s longe-sleeve lace with a high front slit, Carol Hannah’s layered dress, Houghtons’ silk long-sleeve and floor-length dress, Angel Sanchez’s sleeveless crepe sheath and embroidered lace, or Mark Zunino’s beaded A-line tulle with nude details, style divas have a lot to catch up with this season.