Hey, loyal blog followers! How are you? We’re coming off of an awesome wedding up at Saratoga National this past Saturday. So. Much. Fun. I have the best clients, I tell you! I hope you were out enjoying the awesome weather this past weekend. It was perfect wedding weather!

Back to the blog, I have a fun post for you today looking at what’s trending in wedding fashion this fall. Lots of great styles and a real shift in look and feel for wedding gowns.

From what I’m seeing on the runways, Kate Middleton is still heavily influencing bridal gown designers after her 2011 wedding to Prince William in lace and long sleeves. In fact, I’m seeing a LOT of bridal gowns with sleeves…such a shift from the years of strapless gowns that so many brides favored.

Here’s a gorgeous example from French designer, Cymbeline. This dress, “Havava,” is from their 2014 collection. The lace, the 3/4 length sleeves and the sexy leg slit are all so perfect. Love. Also, if anyone wants to get married in Paris I’m totally there!


Here’s another fabulous gown with lace and sleeves from Romona Keveza’s Spring 2014 collection. This dress is to die for! The silhouette is absoultely stunning and this is a modern update on a timeless gown.

Wedding Dress Romona Keveza 2014 03 RK526 01 Front High Res2

Illusion necklines are also a huge trend in bridal designs right now. This neckline is very demure, but not uptight. I really love this Jenny Yoo dress–Bella–especially the asymmetrical layers of lace and organza. It seems to float!

Bella Xl

Amy Kuschel is an American designer based out of San Francisco who prides herself not only on her creative designs, but on the fact that her gowns are made here in the USA. How awesome is that? Blush or nude colors are very on-point right now for bridal gowns and the “Hope” gown combines that with an ethereal quality that lends lightness to this gown. I also love that a percentage of every sale of the “Hope” gown goes towards Breast Cancer research. Win-win.


Last, this Claire Pettibone beauty combines lace, sleeves, and an illusion neckline–three out of four trends! Boom. This dress has a very 1920s feel to me–a little Downton Abby like, I would say!

Wedding Gowns Inspired By Downton Abbey Claire Pettibone Mademoiselle

I hope you enjoyed this peek into the top trends in bridal fashion! What did you wear to your wedding? What dress style are you leaning towards–something classic or will you embrace the trends? Let me know in the comments!

Keep sparkling–