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The Ultimate Guide to Spring '14 Bridal Trends

May 18 2013 - 7:00am

The bridal trends for Spring 2014 leave room to try something a bit different. While gorgeous white gowns and traditional strapless silhouettes certainly made their customary appearance, it wasn't all run of the mill. Vera Wang [1] surprised with black-and-white looks, finished with dramatic black opera-length gloves. Oscar de la Renta [2] dipped into the color wheel for a true "something blue," Reem Acra turned out cocktail minis topped with veiled umbrellas, and Carolina Herrera [3] debuted a sexier kind of wedding-day ensemble (think deep V-front necklines). For inspiration aplenty — and a closer look at what exactly the Spring '14 bridal forecast means for your own wedding-dress search — click on.

Bridal Trend Breakdown:

Color

For a moment (or two), throw your traditional notions of an all-white wedding [11] out the window. Instead, usher in a new era of powder-blue accents, hems tinged with blush-pink hues, and allover washes of pale yellow. The bride who dares to wear color is a bride who also wants a dress unique unto itself.

Color

Oscar de la Renta [12] Spring 2014

Color

Monique Lhuillier [13] Spring 2014

Color

Vera Wang [14] Spring 2014

Color

Reem Acra Spring 2014

Color

Theia [15] Spring 2014

Color

Oscar de la Renta [16] Spring 2014

Color

Monique Lhuillier [17] Spring 2014

Color

Theia [18] Spring 2014

Long Sleeves

If you think that the warmer seasons rule out the chance of there being long-sleeved wedding [19] dresses at the ready, then you'd be wrong. Thanks to delicate lace and sheer embroidery, the long-sleeved look is totally par for the course come Spring 2014. It doesn't need to appear (or feel) heavy; in fact, these sleeved iterations prove as dainty as ever.

Long Sleeves

Oscar de la Renta [20] Spring 2014

Long Sleeves

Carolina Herrera [21] Spring 2014

Long Sleeves

Monique Lhuillier [22] Spring 2014

Long Sleeves

Oscar de la Renta [23] Spring 2014

Long Sleeves

Carolina Herrera [24] Spring 2014

Long Sleeves

Carolina Herrera [25] Spring 2014

Long Sleeves

Oscar de la Renta [26] Spring 2014

Long Sleeves

Monique Lhuillier [27] Spring 2014

Long Sleeves

Temperley Bridal Spring 2014

Long Sleeves

Marchesa [28] Bridal Spring 2014

Fishtail Hem

Just like we've seen on many a red carpet, the fishtail hem is the go-to silhouette for a dramatic flair and a flattering fit. Because the shape lends itself to a curve-enhancing finish, brides can let the tailoring along the skirt do most of the work. In some of the more exaggerated versions, the fishtail hem can take the place of a very long veil train, too.

Fishtail Hem

Oscar de la Renta [29] Spring 2014

Fishtail Hem

Oscar de la Renta [30] Spring 2014

Fishtail Hem

Reem Acra Spring 2014

Fishtail Hem

Carolina Herrera [31] Spring 2014

Fishtail Hem

Vera Wang [32] Spring 2014

Fishtail Hem

Monique Lhuillier [33] Spring 2014

Fishtail Hem

Carolina Herrera [34] Spring 2014

Fishtail Hem

Monique Lhuillier [35] Spring 2014

Fishtail Hem

Reem Acra Spring 2014

Fishtail Hem

Theia [36] Spring 2014

Gloves

For the bride who wants to cover up, there's more than one way to do it — and it doesn't have to be a conservative affair, either. Instead of modest necklines and long sleeves, designers like Vera Wang [37] and Oscar de la Renta [38] presented a chic gloved option to the bridal set. Whether you prefer the dramatic leather opera-length iterations or the sheer-lined version, gloves certainly add a more theatrical — if not covered-up — element to the finished wedding [39] look.

Gloves

Oscar de la Renta [40] Spring 2014

Gloves

Vera Wang [41] Spring 2014

Gloves

Oscar de la Renta [42] Spring 2014

Minimalism

The minimalist bride has her fair share of Spring '14 collections to choose from. We're talking crisp whites, clean lines, and the most tailored A-line silhouettes to take a runway, er, aisle . . . reinforcing something we already knew. Simple never has to be boring.

Minimalism

Vera Wang [43] Spring 2014

Minimalism

Monique Lhuillier [44] Spring 2014

Minimalism

Carolina Herrera [45] Spring 2014

Minimalism

Vera Wang [46] Spring 2014

Minimalism

Monique Lhuillier [47] Spring 2014

Ruffles

There's no denying the effect a ruffled edge has on a dress — it adds dimension, dynamic, and something altogether dramatic and princess-like. Whether you gravitate toward the frothy, girlier ruffles adorned to a fishtail hem, or you want one lone ruffle down the front of your dress for added flair, let's just say, the sky's the limit on this bridal trend.

Ruffles

Carolina Herrera [48] Spring 2014

Ruffles

Reem Acra Spring 2014

Ruffles

Monique Lhuillier [49] Spring 2014

Ruffles

Oscar de la Renta [50] Spring 2014

The Plunge

Walking down the aisle isn't the only plunge you'll be taking with this silhouette. In a more literal sense, the Spring 2014 collections showed off a flurry of daring deep-V dress fronts, drawing attention to ornate waist-belt details, embellished bodices, and, of course, just the right amount of décolletage.

The Plunge

Carolina Herrera [51] Spring 2014

The Plunge

Carolina Herrera [52] Spring 2014

The Plunge

Houghton Spring 2014

The Plunge

Reem Acra Spring 2014

The Plunge

Temperley Bridal Spring 2014

The Plunge

Oscar de la Renta [53] Spring 2014

The Plunge

Vera Wang [54] Spring 2014


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