Wedding Belles

Hot off the bridal runways, the latest gowns are exploding with details that brides will adore — from stunning silhouettes and luscious fabrics to textured tiers and fanciful frills. Among the season’s best, we’ve narrowed down a few of our favorite “haute” trends: Gowns with flirty 3D florals, sheer-yet-striking sleeves, and skirts with romantic layers perfect for that princess moment. Check out these enchanting feminine frocks on the next pages.

At right: ‘Cameron’ gown by Sophia Tolli
3D Floral Appliqués

From oversized sheer laser-cut appliqués to tiny, shimmering beaded blooms, these textured, three-dimensional embellishments bring a gown to life.

Left: Maggie Sottero ('Abrianna'); Right: David Tutera for Mon Cheri ('Leia')
Left: Casablanca Bridal (Style 2210); Middle: Alfred Angelo (Style 2508); Right: Mori Lee (Style 2778)

Can’t decide between a sheath dress and a ball gown? The latest overskirts are not only wow-worthy but many of them are detachable, giving you the option to change your look later in the evening!

Alvina Valenta (9552) with overskirt (at left) and without (at right)
Top left: Blue Willow Bride ('Jenny'); Middle: Romona Keveza (Style RK6403); At right: Alvina Valenta (9553)
Sheer Illusion Sleeves

Like delicate arm jewelry, this season’s light-as-air sleeves are eye-catching and sheer gorgeous.

Left: Mori Lee (Style 5362); Middle: Maggie Sottero ('Fatima'); Right: Enchanting by Mon Cheri (Style 215102)
Left: Kenneth Winston (Style 1604); Right: Maggie Sottero ('Cara')
Tiered Skirts

Ready to rock a dramatic style? Taking the full skirt one step further, these fun and flirty tiered skirts are a surefire way to pump up the volume.

Top left: Lazaro (Style LZ3561); Top right: Kenneth Winston (Style 1583)
Left: Mori Lee (Style 5366); Middle: Paloma Blanca (Style 4605); Right: Mikaella Bridal (Style 2002)