Eight Important Wedding Gown Trends For 2015

Posted on: 15 January 2015

Are you planning your wedding for some time in 2015 and are still struggling to choose your wedding gown? With so many beautiful wedding dresses everywhere, it's certainly hard to narrow down the options. Following are eight major trends in wedding attire design in 2015 that may help you decide on the gown of your dreams.

Light and Airy

This year's most noticeable wedding dress trend is gowns that are light, airy, and feature an unstructured design that provides a fluid shape reminiscent of the ball gowns of the later 1800s that were designed with dancing in mind. Ethereal fabrics such as tulle and organza are perfect for this romantic look. These effortlessly elegant dresses are so comfortable and graceful that brides will want to dance all night.

Full Skirts

In keeping with the light and airy look, most wedding dresses from places like Moonlight Bridal in 2015 feature full ballerina style skirts -- even the popular tank dresses. Subtly layered ruffles can add extra volume without being too cumbersome. One particularly grace look involves clear, sparkling bead work along the vertical seams.

Off-the-Shoulder Sleeves

Delicate, off-the-shoulder sleeves in lacy, transparent fabrics are perfect for today's relaxed and airy bridal gown silhouettes. Caplet sleeves are another popular design option for today's bride. These are sometimes combined with a lacy, attached piece that fits smoothly over the bride's neck. Shoulder epaulets made from gleaming strands of pearls are a charming variation of this trend that dates back to the Middle Ages. For an edgier, modern look, consider semi-precious stones such as amethyst or even silver or gold chains.

Pale, Translucent Colors

White will always be a classic color choice for those walking down the aisle to join their beloveds as they begin their new lives together -- after all, white is the color of celebration! However, many brides are beginning to move away from traditional white. Blush was last year's color choice, and this year has already seen colors such as silver, pistachio, sunset, and barely-there dusty blue. Another color trend that's sure to make a splash this year is accents on white such as colored embroidery, appliques, and beading.

Chic, Minimalist Tank Dresses

Wedding dress designers are also producing a significant amount of bridal attire that features clean, classic lines. Simple tanks dresses in luxurious fabrics such as silk and charmeuse will be seen at summer wedding ceremonies everywhere this year. Although floor-length tank dresses are the most popular so far, spring and summer brides may prefer shorter lengths.

Dramatic Necklines

This year's most popular neckline so far is a dramatic V-neck with a delicate lace inset. Another popular choice among 2015 brides is a high, Victorian-inspired neckline with lots of lace and no sleeves. This can be an extremely figure-flattering look if the neckline forms an inverted triangle because the triangle will serve to make the waist appear smaller.

Feathered Trains

Feathered trains are another unique design element that has been showing up on wedding gowns in 2015. Some of these feature multicolored, pale pastel feathers flowing from an all-white dress. Feathers on the backs of veils have also been seen at a number of weddings so far this year.

Crop Tops

Two-piece wedding gowns featuring crop-tops are showing up everywhere this year, and the trend shows no sign of tapering off. It's a young, fun look with just the right hint of sassy sexiness. The majority of these dresses seen so far feature long, flowing skirts and simple, form-fitting tops. Spring and summer will undoubtedly bring variations of this look as ceremonies move outdoors. Along with crop-tops, back and side cutouts seem to be popular this year as well.