The 5 biggest wedding dress trends of 2015
Your wedding gown is about more than just fashion. It expresses your personality, and is the manifestation of the childhood dreams you had about your wedding day. Dresses in relatively classic styles are the most likely to stand the test of time, yielding gorgeous pictures that will never look outdated. This doesn't mean you can't incorporate a few recent trends, though. For a look that's both on-trend and an homage to classic wedding elegance, try some of these low-key wedding trends.
Pops of color
If white's never been your color, you're in luck, because brides are slowly moving away from the monochromatic dress palette. Try shades of beige or ivory instead. And for the truly daring bride, add in a splash of color. Red trains, pink sashes, and even blue veils can add life to an otherwise sedate look. As long as the rest of your look is classic and understated, you won't look dated in your photos.
If you can't decide between going with tradition and opting for all-out trendiness, there's good news: you don't have to. Contemporary brides are increasingly opting for two dresses – a formal one for the ceremony and a more casual one for the reception. Try picking dresses in two completely different styles to get the most out of your look – and the biggest variety of photos.
Lace never goes out of style, making it the perfect choice for elegant photos that will stand the test of time. This season's brides are opting for all-out glamour by covering themselves in lace from head to toe. If that's a bit too girly for your tastes, try lace edging on your veil or a pop of lace at your neckline instead.
It's not just your dress's silhouette that matters; it's also the neckline. The right neckline can mean the difference between a glamorous wedding photo and hum-drum shots, so be sure to find something that complements your body and face. The most fashionable brides are opting for illusion necklines – dresses with relatively high necks covered in a sheer fabric. Capitalize on the embellishment trend by adding in some embellishments over your illusion neckline. If you prefer something a little less dramatic, try sweetheart, square or V-neck dresses. The strapless dress trend is steadily waning, so steer clear of it.
For the most glamorous look, channel the glitterati of Hollywood and go for a dress embellished with rhinestones, crystals or pearls. Keep the long understated by limiting the embellishments to a single location, or go over-the-top for a black-tie shindig by selecting a dress that's embellished all over. The latter option will elegantly sparkle in even your darkest photographs.
Remember not to go overboard with trends! No matter how much you love a look, if it's extremely dramatic it will likely be outdated within a year or two. Instead, aim for classic elegance and you can't possibly go wrong – no matter how frazzled you are on the big day!