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Wedding Gown Trends

Wedding Gown Trends

Most people think wedding gowns are only white. But wedding gown trends and styles are pretty distinct and they change every year. Remember puffy sleeves from the 1980s? Well, we don’t see a lot of those designs these days in Niagara Falls or Niagara-on-the-Lake, but that’s not to say the trend will never return. If you’re getting married in 2015, the latest gowns for next spring were recently unveiled on the runways in New York. There are a few clear trends that have emerged, from pale hues to lace sleeves, but the overall sense is gorgeous.


The off-the-shoulder neckline is a truly romantic style and it’s a great option for brides who want the feel of a sleeve, but not an overpowering one.

Got Your Back

During your ceremony, you will spend the majority of your time facing away from your guests and designers have, for the past few years, been focusing a lot of attention on the back of a gown. We’re seeing the trend of striking illusion backs continue, but this year, bare backs are also gaining in popularity, from open, draped and scooped cowls. Some designers are also adding delicate crystals and lace to accentuate that plunging backline.

Pale Hues

While we’ve seen bold colours emerge through reds and blacks for years, non-traditional romantic pale blues, greys, peach, pink and mint gowns are now floating down the runways.

Detailed and Exquisite

Just like with most things in life, it’s the details that count. The same goes for wedding gowns. This season, gowns are resplendent with sparking appliqué, pearl detail and oversized bows.

Lace Sleeves

This trend began after Kate Middleton walked down the aisle several years ago and it looks as though there’s no stopping it – Kim Kardashian also walked down the aisle in a lace sleeve gown at her recent wedding. Whether it’s a three-quarter length, cap or long sleeve, lace is hot!

Of Note

Noted L.A. designer Claire Pettibone (Facebook founder Mark Zuckerber wed Priscilla Chan in a Claire Pettibone gown) has unveiled a more affordable collection entitled Romantique. Gowns are priced from $1,500 to $2,800 US and began arriving in stores for Spring 2015 weddings.

Patti Wallington is the premiere wedding planner in Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake. Please enjoy reading this blog and the others we have listed. We offer a full slate of wedding services for Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake to both Niagara couples and those who live out of town.

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