2013 Wedding Dress Trends

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Ooooh, to attend Bridal Fashion Week in NYC would be a dream… to ooh and ahh and critique luxurious wedding gowns while bumping elbows with some of the top bloggers, reporters, and photographers in the industry and applauding elite designers.  Wow!  Well, luckily there is the internet.

So I pulled up my chair and curated my very own internet fashion show of sorts to get the skinny on what trends will be hitting the aisle in 2013.  Everything from daring backless styles to softly draped organza toppers seem to be in vogue, so much so that I’m almost inclined to ask what isn’t trending for the new year rather than ask what is.  But no bride wants to look at dresses of old… no, no, we’ve all seen enough of those before.  Let’s take a peek at what’s to come: intricate details, gorgeous beading, tulle, tulle, and more tulle (some may cringe, but I love this), feminine illusion necklines, sleeves, and backs, and big, full skirts!

wedding dress trends for 2013 - intricate details

wedding dress trends 2013 - beading, beaded bodice

wedding dress trends 2013 - tulle

wedding dress trends 2013 - illusion necklines and backs

wedding dress trends 2013 - full skirts

Along with all of the above beauties, high necks with mini skirts, dresses in not only color, but patterned fabric, and slinky long numbers — to name a few — are all in demand this year.  A good rule of thumb: if you love it, that’s all that matters.  Don’t let me, Colin Cowie, or your momma tell you different!

For more wedding gowns to fall in love with, visit my Pinterest board and then scoot back over here for our top wedding dress picks every month (and all the other good stuff in between).

What does your dream dress look like?

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