13 Bridal Gown Trends That Aren't Strapless (#SorryNotSorry)
High necks, crop tops and even a little fringe
Maybe you or your sister or your cousin or your way-too-chatty spin instructor is on the hunt for a wedding gown. (Or maybe you're just on the hunt for pretty things to stare at for four minutes.) Here, gorgeous new dress ideas from New York bridal fashion week.
Move over, sweetheart silhouettes. Long, flattering lines (like on this Lela Rose number) feel much more fresh.
No, cutouts and crop tops are not just for boho brides anymore. Even queen sophisticate Carolina Herrera is getting in the game.
Sleeves: Been there, Kate Middleton-ed that. But designers like Ines di Santo are playing with proportions and making sassier options for the leg-confident.
Deep V Necklines
Without a doubt, the most prevalent trend of this fall's bridal fashion week was the bra-prohibitive deep V. It was seen on nearly every runway, but J. Mendel's modern cut is our personal pick.
Naeem Khan just shut down the after-party dress game. That is all.
OK, OK, this one is technically strapless--but not in the ubiquitous mermaid-skirt style. For a fresher take: Angel Sanchez has designed you a wedding jumpsuit.
And for the traditionalists in the group (no shame), you can still follow convention...with a Monique Lhuillier-approved slit.
Off the Shoulder
Or you can try a little Marchesa tulle action.
Orrr you can go all Solange on this thing and opt for an Oscar de la Renta topper.
For the laid-back ladies, may we present Reem Acra's T-shirt look. (Bedazzled headphones sadly not included.)
For the laid-back ladies, part deux: Temperley. 'Nuff said.
Backyard, beach or barn? Amsale has set the tea-length standard.
White, schmite. Leave it to edgy bridal designer Houghton to come up with the patterned gown of Pinterest dreams.