Wear it Short

By Jo Phillips

Modern Wedding Dress Trends And How To Wear Them

Being faced with choosing your wedding dress is one of the most exciting aspects of wedding planning but also can feel like one of the scariest, especially if you’re unsure where to start. It’s probably one of the things that you will spend a lot of your budget on but it’s important so it needs to be a dress that you fall in love with and that will make you feel amazing on your special day. Looking for your dream dress can be stressful and there are lots of modern wedding trends to consider. We have put together a guide on some of the latest wedding dress trends to help to inspire you on your search.

Do your research on wedding dress styles

The first place to start is by doing research. If you’re not sure where to start with wedding dress shopping then it’s a good idea to start doing some initial research of existing dresses that you like. There are lots of places you can start with this, either visit Pinterest and create yourself a wedding dress board, and pin it with lots of images of dresses that interest you. Alternatively, you could look at wedding magazines and get some inspiration from these as they will feature the latest trends within them.

Don’t be afraid to be different

You might be reading this thinking that none of the current trends suit your style and personality, and that’s okay. You don’t need to follow the crowd and follow the latest trends. If nothing out there takes your fancy, then don’t be afraid to stand out, or opt for a style that is considered out of season. If you are on a tighter budget, choosing a dress from an old season might be a good way to save money if you are looking at designer dresses. You could also look at the length of the wedding dress that you choose and don’t feel like you need to get a long dress. More brides are choosing to have shorter wedding dresses, and there are plenty of options out there when it comes to choosing a shorter style wedding dress.

Statement sleeves

One of the big trends currently is statement sleeves on wedding dresses. This could be just adding more detail to the sleeves, or even incorporating shoulder pads, or puffy sleeves into your dress. This might vary depending on the material that you choose to have your dress made from, as to what is possible, but it’s worth speaking to your dress maker or the shop that you are buying it from.

Statement back pieces or bows

A trend that we really like is interesting back pieces that will be created, and include a sheer, see-through back piece with added detail. This will add a touch of elegance and create something beautiful for people to look at when the bride is taking her walk down the aisle.


Lace has always been used within wedding dresses to create an added bit of elegance and sophistication, but this is currently a big trend again. I mean, let’s face it, lace is timeless and something that will always be a trend for wedding dresses. The trend moving forward will see more of a modern use of lace, rather than vintage looking lace, creating understated elegance.


Unusual necklines are set to become a big trend for wedding dresses with many designers looking at creating unique styles that allow the necklines to be more of a feature. These might include higher necklines, or more dramatic ones. The style of neckline that you choose will depend on your own body type and personal style. Make sure that you choose something that you love and will be happy to wear all day.

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