2012 Wedding Dress Trends

Written by TRB Contributors

This year we see many art deco elements making their way into bridal fashion. Fluttery feathers and higher hemlines evoke a glam, 1920s feel for the retro chic bride.
If you are looking for a fun, flirty gown for your special day, look for styles with contrasting texture. A simple structured, silk bodice is understated and perfectly complements a fuller skirt adorned with appliqué arranged in eye-catching patterns. Lace combined with chiffon creates a romantic look any bride could embrace. See more Contrasting Texture Dresses
Delicate lace and illusion-style necklines graced the bridal fashion runway this year in New York. We love how lace creates a more romantic feel to any dress style. Whether it be sleeve detailing a la Duchess Kate Middleton, or a doily-like overlay atop a cascading ball gown, this look is ideal for the elegant bride.
Sheaths of organza draped over the décolleté create a feminine, subtly sexy appeal brides normally look for in strapless gowns. The illusion neckline refreshes this look with soft, sheer fabrics that cover up without concealing too much. See more Sexy Conservative Dresses
Sleek, streamlined silhouettes sprinkled with bead embellishments evoke starlet status and an elegant touch to really set the tone for a glamorous wedding. Whether they are strategically scattered down a flowing skirt or arranged in a commanding pattern across the bodice, beading definitely adds glam to any bridal look. More Beaded Wedding Dresses