Wedding Dress Trends for 2014

Spring 2014 wedding dress trends criss cross back

The wedding dress is perhaps the most important detail to a bride’s big day, and there are so many more options than just the traditional white floor-length princess dress with a long train and a veil. 2014 will see the rise of more modern and contemporary looks, such as pantsuits and shorter hemlines, while also keeping timeless details such as lace and beading in the mix. Here are some of the hottest trends in the bridal gown industry for this year.

1. Wedding jumpsuit

Breaking away from the traditional wedding dress, an up-and-coming trend in 2014 is the wedding jumpsuit or pantsuit. This look is very flattering for ladies of all figures, and is very affordable as well. The wedding jumpsuit is popular amongst brides getting married for the second time. You can dress up the pants as much as you want, either wearing a standalone jumpsuit or wearing pants underneath a train as part of an ensemble. The wedding jumpsuit is a fun alternative to the more traditional bridal look and can be worn again to both casual and formal events after your big day.

 Spring 2014 wedding dress trends lace jumpsuit

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Spring 2014 wedding dress trends pants ensemble

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2. Lace sleeves

Lace has been, and always will be, a popular material in wedding dresses. It is delicate, romantic and feminine – traits that are sought after in the perfect wedding gown. Lace sleeves are pretty and are a more modest look, making them appropriate for church ceremonies. Whether you choose to go full length or 3/4 sleeves, lace sleeves are beautiful and are here to stay.

 Spring 2014 wedding dress trends lace sleeves

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 Lace sleeves wedding dress trends 2014

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3. Cap sleeves

The cap sleeve is another staple in the wedding dress world, but this year’s trends bring it to a new level. Feminine fabrics and glitzy accents give the traditional cap sleeve a more modern look. Lace, beads, sequins and tulle are all trendy choices for the beautifully flattering cap sleeve.

 Wedding dress trends 2014 cap sleeve

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Cap sleeve lace wedding dress trends 2014

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4. Criss cross low cut back

Backless dresses were extremely popular last year, and this year they’re taking on more details. Criss cross backs are a good way to cover up a bit but still look very sexy. This trend is very versatile and can be achieved using a variety of materials, fabrics and colors. Lace and ribbon are both popular choices. This look can be as revealing or as modest as you’d like.

Spring 2014 wedding dress trends criss cross back

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 Wedding dress trends criss cross back 2014

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5. Shorter hemlines

Brides who want to show off their gorgeous legs and shoes are shying away from the traditional floor-length princess dresses and opting for shorter hemlines. Whether you’re ready to take on this trend full on with an above the knee dress, or if you just want to show off your fabulous shoes with an ankle length gown, or you want to meet somewhere halfway with a hi-lo dress, this trend is highly adaptable and can be as formal or informal as you’d like.

 Short hemline wedding dress trends 2014

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 Wedding dress trends ankle length dress 2014

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 Hi Lo dress wedding trends 2014

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6. Shades of pink

Bringing a new meaning to the term ‘blushing bride,’ pink wedding dresses are in this year. Popular choices are generally lighter and pastel shades. It’s a great way to use radiant orchid, Pantone’s Color of the Year, in your wedding. Brides who want to try out this look but aren’t ready to commit to a fully pink dress can incorporate pink with an ombre dress. This trend is feminine and romantic and puts a fun twist on the traditional wedding gown.

 Wedding dress trends 2014 pink ombre

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 Wedding dress trends 2014 strapless pink

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7. Black and white

Another color trend in for 2014 is black and white dresses. Color blocking, lace details, ribbons and bows are all pretty ways to incorporate this trend into your wedding gown. This bridal look is elegant and formal and also extremely flattering. It’s a well known fact that black is a slimming color, and could be the perfect option for your big day.

 Spring 2014 wedding dress trends black white Vera Wang

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 Wedding dress trends black white 2014

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8. Beaded wedding dresses

Beautiful and glamorous, beaded and sequined gowns are a fantastic way to add a little bit of sparkle to your wedding dress. Beaded flapper-style dresses and headpieces can be worn to pay tribute to the roaring twenties and The Great Gatsby, or just simple embellishments and details to add a touch of romance are both trendy ways to include beading. It’s your big day and you deserve to shine.

 Beaded wedding dress trends 2014 Great Gatsby

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 Beaded wedding dress trends 2014

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