For the bride who wants to be in style—or even ahead of the curve—on her wedding day, the fall 2014 and spring 2015 runways are a dreamscape of designer duds guaranteed to make any fashion hound swoon. Here’s a brief run-down of some of the most sizzling trends to look out for this fall, as well as a few sneak peeks for next spring.
Fall 2014 will see the return of what some designers are dubbing “naked lace” (don’t worry, despite its racy name, this trend is still wedding appropriate). It refers to a nude underlay of fabric to give the illusion that the intricate, open lacework of the dress is floating on top of the bride’s bare skin. We bet the subtle peek-a-boo effect will have the groom shouting “I do” long before you reach the altar . . .
Crop tops have also made it to the wedding runway, a trend for the toned that will continue into spring 2015. Lattice details like netting or basket-weave as well as a flurry of feathers will up the ante for those brides for whom “wedding white” might as well read “bridal boring.” For those who get weak-kneed just thinking about tripping on a long train, rejoice! Short styles are in—mini, midi and anything in between that lets you show off your awesome wedding shoes. And if the idea of wearing white makes you yawn, unconventional colors were all over the runways: Pink is the go-to hue for fall, while spring 2015 promises even less conventional picks like blue, gray, mint green—even metallic!
If you’re not getting married for a while but still want to be on trend, the spring 2015 runways were rife with twists on tradition: unusual necklines (off-the-shoulder and collars are especially popular) as well as embellished extras like tulle overskirts and capes or coverlets in lace, organza or beads will definitely make sure all eyes are on you.
Check out popsugar.com to see some stunning examples of these styles and remember: your wedding day is all about you and your dress—ahem, your everlasting love—so why not take it up a notch in the fashion department? It’s your wedding and you’ll vogue if you want to.