This season, designers are expanding from traditional white wedding dresses to include soft and subtle color options like blush, baby blue, pastel purple and pink. Some
designers have started using an understated splash of color, while other are using daring, bold hues such as red and
This blush-colored dress features an illusion sweetheart neckline and embroidered lace. Coskun Turgut
The colorful options, whether bold or bashful, are perfect for a nontraditional bride who wants to make a statement.
From just a little bling to fully crystal-encrusted gowns, adding sparkles to a dress adds plenty of glamour. Perfect
for black-tie weddings and fancy venues, a glittering gown can help a bride feel more special and dressed up on her big
This glittering, sleeveless V-neck gown features floral applique on the bodice and a glamorous tulle skirt. Alexander Lipkin
Adding sleeves to a gown instantly evokes a sweeping, romantic feeling and the options are endless! Sheer illusion
sleeves with lace appliques add a glamorous touch, while cozy, lined sleeves could be perfect for winter
This crepe dress features decorative illusion sleeves and a matching train, along with a simple silhouette and neckline.
Sleeves can also help in religious settings that require a modest covering for the bride's shoulders. Who could forget the former Kate Middleton's wedding gown, which used delicate lace sleeves to meet Westminster Abbey's strict standards?
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, ushered in the long-sleeve bridal trend with her elegant wedding gown in 2011. The trend is still going strong!Martin Meissner / AP
4. Ruffles and tiers
Ruffles are a great way to complete a bridal look and add a real wow factor. Usually made of lightweight tulle or chiffon, they're an easy way to achieve some texture and drama without
adding a lot of weight and discomfort.
Dramatic and voluminous, this ivory organza gown features a scalloped sweetheart neckline and a lace corset bodice.
The simple but stylish trend was seen all over the runway this past New York Bridal Fashion Week.
Minimalists, this is your time to shine! With clean lines and blank canvases, these glamorous and sleek wedding dresses live by the motto
"less is more" and are likely inspired by the former Meghan Markle's gorgeous wedding gown. Simple materials, like
plain silk crepe or satin, create a timeless look.
Buck the trend with simple gowns, like this asymmetrical satin sheath. Alexnder Lipkin
Brides can stick to the simple theme by adding delicate jewellery or an unadorned veil to finish the look or they can personalize it with heirloom jewelry and ornate headpieces.