Wedding Gown Trends I am Loving

I got married in a strapless, ruched gown, full of delicate beading with a unique split train. It was perfectly me. It was also fairly typical of wedding gown styles for the mid to late 2000s. If I were to get married in 2010, on the cusp of the next decade, I would look to one of these delectable trends for inspiration.

Colorful Dresses

In a recent post about bridesmaids dresses, I invoked the words of the great Anti-Bride Carolyn Gerin who said, "wearing white is a choice." Well, check out the unique choices these brides made for their dresses. After all, not everyone looks fantastic in white. I for one look better in turquoise. And of course, these would make fine bridesmaids dresses as well.

Hot pink wedding dress
Photo from from joeholt on Flickr


vintage pink ruffled wedding gown
Photo from Ruffled Blog


handmade colored wedding gown
Photo by Vintage Indie Blog

Gowns with Sleeves

Sleeves are back, and I love it. Combined with lace, they lend a whimsically vintage feel to weddings. They are also a touch warmer than strapless gowns, can offer the girls more support, and, if you have upper arm issues, well, nuff said…

Photo from Darling Dexter


Vintage inspired bird wedding Bride and groom embrace
Photo from Once Wed


Wedding own with sleeves
Photo from Darling Dexter

Short Wedding Dresses

As sleeves get longer, gowns get shorter. Fifties-style dresses the fall just below the knee as well as tea-length dresses (dresses that hit between the knee and ankle) are a flattering alternative to full-length A-line gowns.

fifties style wedding dress
Photo from Once Upon a Time


short wedding gowns
Photo from Once Wed


short wedding gown

Photo from Style Me Pretty


Remember the splash of color in wedding gowns (especially in crinoline and sashes) a few years back? Well, color is still big, but now we are seeing more color in cardigans. Cardigans are also lovely for creating a retro or vintage look and feel to your wedding. They are great for any season. You never know if the nights will be chilly, or if a cool rain will come. Cardigans can easily be paired with a short dress or a longer gown.

colorful cardigan over wedding gown
Photo from Ruffled Blog


sweet sweaters and cardigans for wedding gowns
Photo from Green Wedding Shoes


blue cardigan with full length wedding gown

Photo from Green Wedding Shoes