Top 5 Wedding Dress Trends for 2008

A wedding dress, in my opinion, should be timeless, elegant, flattering, and stunningly gorgeous. That said, sometimes you find the perfect dress that also happens to be a look hot off fashion’s runway. Here are today’s top 5 wedding gown trends!

1. Sassy Silhouettes

It’s all about the “modified A-line,” mermaid gowns, and dropped waists with fluted skirts.


2. Lovely Color

Designers are “hue happy” right now, creating gowns with colorful trimming and sashes, flowers and accessories. You can find gowns in pastel shades of blue, pink, lavender and green, and shimmery dresses of silver and gold. You can sizzle in red or really make a statement in black!

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3. Shorter skirts

Hemlines are on the rise and the designers are loving it! For brides who are planning a less-formal wedding, a tea-length dress is perfect for brunch, and a mini is just right for a beach wedding.

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4. Beautiful blooms

Dressing up a simple gown in silk flowers is all the rage. Blossoms in bold colors can be placed at the waist, the shoulder, or the small of the back. You can also sprinkle dainty floral designs across a skirt or bodice to make a real fashion statement out of a streamlined dress.


5. Unique Necklines

Strapless gowns will always be popular, but now brides who don’t want bare shoulders have a myriad of chic, sophisticated options. Spaghetti straps or wide lace straps, sleeves that are short puffy or long, slim lace, off-the-shoulder, halters, cover-ups, and bolero jackets are just some of the many interesting options.