Dazzling Designs

FOUR TRENDS THAT HAVE WALKED THE RUNWAYS RECENTLY ARE SHOWN HERE IN DRESSES FOR BOTH THE BRIDE AND HER ATTENDANTS.

LONG SLEEVES
This look is a natural fit for the colder months, and we love how the extra fabric— embellished or not—lengthens the lines of a dress or may provide a modest counterpoint to a daring bare back.

Top: Nantes,a crepe Georgette column silhouette from Rosa Clará, through Miro Bridal
Bottom: Posey, a three-quarter-sleeve lace overlay from Watters, through Bella Bridesmaid, Donna Beth Creations and d’Anelli Bridal

Real Weddings: Jill and Ryan Kronberg
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MINIMALISM
Understated styles can make a big impact, and the less-is-more approach is absolutely au courant, embodied in styles from unassuming sheaths to satin ballgowns without ornamentation.

Top: Jill, a strapless ball gown with subtle pleats from Kelly Faetanini, through Emma & Grace Bridal Studio
Bottom: Style D697, a sateen twill sleeveless dress with a bateau neckline and a high-low skirt, from Alfred Sung, through Donna Beth Creations, Bella Bridesmaid, Amanda’s Bridal & Tux and The Green Bride

3-D FLORALS
Flower details in three dimensions continue to provide wonderful texture to this season’s gowns. Soft, elegant decorations exhibit beauty—with the occasional addition of crystals or beads—and fragility.

Top: Hero, a strapless straight-cut organza ball gown with flower embellishments and a touch of beading, from Jenny Packham, through Little White Dress Bridal Shop
Bottom: Style 5606, a one-shoulder top and A-line skirt with ivory florals draped over pale rose chiffon, from Hayley Paige Occasions, through Bella Bridesmaid and The Bridal Collection

Real Weddings: Jill and Ryan Kronberg

SPAGHETTI STRAPS
Nostalgia for the ’90s is popping up everywhere these days, and one mainstay of that decade’s fashion is the spaghetti strap in single or double strands, recently seen on everything from ballgowns to slip dresses.

Top: Marni, an A-line gown with twin straps and a full skirt, adorned with crystal and opal detailing on a snowy tulle, from Hayley Paige, through Anna Bé Bridal Boutique
Bottom: EV126, a flowy chiffon dress with a sparkly back detail, shown in cranberry, from Kelly Faetanini, through kellyfaetanini.com