Trend Alert: 10 Hot Wedding Looks

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Trend Alert: 10 Hot Wedding Looks
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As every bride-to-be knows, picking the dress is one of the hardest parts of wedding planning. After all, you want to look dazzling in front of your friends, family and soon-to-be hubby! To help make you one of the most buzzed-about brides of the season, we talked to the David’s Bridal team about this year’s 10 biggest bridal trends.

Bridal Trend #1: Mermaid Bodice
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Bridal Trend #1: Mermaid Bodice

If you live by the motto “if you got it, flaunt it,” the mermaid silhouette might be the right look for you. The curve-hugging bodice elongates the body and can give girls without curves the illusion of an hourglass figure. But beware – this show-stopping style is not always forgiving in the stomach region.

Bridal Trend #2: Metallic Embroidery
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Bridal Trend #2: Metallic Embroidery

If you’re looking for a more romantic look, a frothy, metallic embroidered frock may be the way to go. The detail in the lace applique and metallic thread embroidery gives this look a regal feel. To ensure the lacy look doesn’t come off as old-fashioned and frumpy, avoid gowns with sleeves and high-necklines.

Bridal Trend #3: Ruched Gown with Tiering and a Pop of Color
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Bridal Trend #3: Ruched Gown with Tiering and a Pop of Color

Volume is big this season, and combining it with a colored sash makes your dress one-of-a-kind. A ruched bodice is slimming and flattering on almost every body type, while the structured charmeuse skirt adds a dramatic flourish.

Bridal Trend #4: Illusion Neckline
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Bridal Trend #4: Illusion Neckline

Illusion necklines are storming the runway this season, and they’re the perfect way to “cover up” (read: conservative in-laws) without actually having to cover up. You’ll feel retro and glamorous in a lacey gown with flattering cap sleeves that exude Old Hollywood glamour. Take a look at Ivanka Trump’s wedding gown for some inspiration.

Bridal Trend #5: Peplum
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Bridal Trend #5: Peplum

Peplum has dominated the red carpet for months now, and stars like Charlize Theron, Kim Kardashian, and Emma Stone have all been spotted sporting this trendy overskirt. While this style accentuates your waist and adds instant glamour to even the simplest of gowns, it can be tricky to pull off if you’re a curvy girl, as it adds extra volume to the hip area.

Bridal Trend #6: High-Low
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Bridal Trend #6: High-Low

If you’re more excited about buying your wedding shoes than your gown, the high-low trend is tailor-made for you. This latest crop of asymmetrical hems is nothing like your ‘80s prom dress: It’s sassy yet subtle -- rather than overly poofy.

Bridal Trend #7: Short Dress
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Bridal Trend #7: Short Dress

Does the idea of wearing a full-on ball gown give you heart palpitations? If so, a short frock might be just your thing. Higher hemlines work well for the low-maintenance bride, as well as for brides who are looking for a second reception dress or even a rehearsal dinner ensemble. And hey, if it’s good enough for Natalie Portman (who rocked a tea-length dress when she wed hubby Benjamin Millepied this past August), it’s good enough for us.

Bridal Trend #8: Fascinator
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Bridal Trend #8: Fascinator

For brides craving a little edginess, a fascinator is a great alternative to a traditional long veil. Or, if you want a traditional veil for your ceremony, you can also swap it out for a unique little headpiece like this one for the reception. Worried about pulling off this daring accessory without looking silly? Steer clear of headpieces with oversized flowers or feathers.

Bridal Trend #9: Something Blue
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Bridal Trend #9: Something Blue

Still hunting for that perfect “something blue”? Look no further than this stunning silver rhinestone cuff sprinkled with glittering blue stones. The best part is that this sparkler is something you can wear after your big day — maybe for a night out on the town with your new hubby!

Bridal Trend #10: Gold Jewelry
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Bridal Trend #10: Gold Jewelry

While in the past, silver has been the go-to metal for bridal accessories, this year it’s all about gold! Gold jewels, gold embroidery, gold shoes — many items look good in this classic metallic hue. Try an elaborate cuff to make a trendy statement — or gift your bridesmaids with matching gold jewelry.

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