Wedding Dress Fashion Trends, From the Runway to the Aisle

At bridal market, Bratten saw two-in-one dresses that work for all body types. This dress is great for a bride with great legs. It has an ivory strapless tulle ball gown has a sweetheart neckline, embroidered bodice and detachable skirt that reveals a mini bubble skirt. With this dress, the long version is for the ceremony, and then you remove the skirt for your reception. It's perfect for a wedding in a hotel ballroom or if you're having a church wedding and a more club-like vibe at the reception.

The skirt is attached with snaps and hooks. Panels of lace cover the attachment, so you can't even see it. Removing the skirt before the reception is a great job for your maid of honor, because you'll probably need the help. Bratten advised that when you are shopping for this kind of dress, make sure the attachment is secure.

Trend: Vintage-Inspired
Designer: Lazaro

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Vintage-inspired dresses are a big trend, Bratten said. Lazaro's ivory strapless dress with a curved neckline is a modern take on a vintage look. It has an embroidered net art deco design, a crystal motif at the empire bodice, and a chiffon ruffle tiered, flared skirt and sweep train. There is beautiful detailing to create visual interest. This dress works for a bride who's curvy or who is petite, Bratten said, because the cut elongates the body.

Bratten called it a "beautiful slim dress" with "an amazing shape."

"It's a very, very finely made dress," she said.

You could wear this in a wedding in a library, a winery or a historic home.

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Trend: 3-D Florals
Designer: Monique Lhuillier

3-D florals are in this season, especially in skirts, Bratten said. It's a texture that works well for white wedding dresses. This Monique Lhuillier ivory silk organza strapless sweetheart gown with a draped drop-waist bodice has a cascading, full a-line ruffle flower skirt and tulle wrap. The draping at the waist creates a flattering shape, making it a good choice for a pear-shaped bride.

Bratten said the dress has "wonderful, big overblown flowers … it's really very, very special."

She said it would be "beautiful for a garden wedding in the afternoon."

CLICK HERE to follow the 30-Day Wedding Countdown: one bride-to-be's journey to the altar with advice from a celebrity wedding planner.

Hair accessories by Jennifer Behr, jewelry by Kenneth Jay Lane, bouquets by Zeze Flowers.

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