2013 Wedding Dress Trends

We’ve all followed some fashion trends we would prefer to forget (high-waisted jean or jeggings, anyone?), which helps underscore the benefits of having your own, unwavering, sense of style.

Yet no matter how confidently you carry yourself, with so many wedding dress designs to choose from, it can help to know what was a hit on the runways…and more importantly, in real life.

As you embark on an exciting dress decision (in affordable PreOwned style of course!), we rounded up the fashion standouts we’re seeing in bridal wear.

On The Shoulder
Strapless isn’t the only option anymore. So while working on a six-pack stomach for the honeymoon is a worthy goal, don’t forget a few reps for the arms, so you’ll be well…er…armed as you walk down the aisle.

Jenny Packham Dentelle (left), Allure C155 (right)

Behind every bride’s beautiful smile, is the back of her dress. Unexpected detailing, or a low cut approach to the back of a  gown adds a surprise element for everyone – including the groom who, for the first little while, typically only gets to see the front.

Claire Pettibone Mystere (left), Casablanca 2004 (right)

Although this might seem like a challenging design to don (think a short, often asymmetrical, strip of fabric attached at the waist of the dress), it can be a stunning addition- and this season’s most high-fashion accent- to an otherwise ordinary gown.

Monique Lhuillier Pauline (left), Vera Wang White VW351112 (right)

Having made a big resurgence since the royal wedding, lace can add that timeless touch of romance to even the most modern gown. We love that.

Monique Lhuillier Aspen (left), Watters Pasadena (right)