-- With everything from crop tops to shorts to pink gowns taking the place of the traditional white wedding gown, it seems that bridal fashion is now taking its cues from Hollywood’s hottest trends.
One of the major reasons for the change in bridal wear is social media, according to Keija Minor, editor-in-chief of Brides magazine.
Minor said of brides, “They're taking their fashion cues from their favorite celebs."
Minor found a gown by Reem Acra that featured a plunging neckline but with lace, making it feel more wedding appropriate. The $6,500 dress also features a detachable lace skirt, priced separately at $3,995.
“So that you can have that train moment during the ceremony but if you really want to dance during the reception, you can take that off,” Minor said.
“The cape is sort of a modern take on the train really,” said Minor. “It adds a lot of drama to the back.”
“I love when we see it in sort of a pared down modern fabric with just a hint of embellishment,” she said, pointing out a Pronovias gown, priced from $2,500.
Minor found a bridal equivalent of the look in a gown by Hayley Paige that starts at $4,000.
“With the illusion, the clear sleeves, the clear corset, you really have a level of sophistication that you don't necessarily think of when you think of the princess gown,” she said.
Even bridal footwear is getting a whole new look. Some brides are now embracing comfort by wearing sneakers down the aisle, but those shoes aren't your average kicks; they're being bedazzled to suit the occasion.
"What a bride wears on her feet for 10-plus hours on her wedding day, is often a lifestyle choice, not a fashion choice," said Ronnie Rothstein, the co-owner of Kleinfeld Bridal in New York.
Rothstein said Kleinfeld will, upon request, create "custom sneakers using the beading and embroidery from the bride's wedding dress."