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7 Modern Wedding Dress Trends You’ll Love

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Coming off our recent fashion week buzz with new modern laces, sleek silks and all things lovely, we’ve set our sights on upcoming collections. From detachable wedding trains to sexy necklines, we’re recounting six of our favorite contemporary wedding dress trends we are loving right now (and know you will too!)

Fresh and adorned in romance, we’re taking our gown inspiration from Moonlight Bridal’s newest collections. The Moonlight Collection & Moonlight Couture collections both embody the feminine spirit with charming laces and sexy details. Each collection offers a couture attitude, whether you’re having a more formal affair or a beachier afternoon bash. These of-the-moment trends add a little bit of something unique for the bride looking to make a statement in her wedding dress.

And when you can’t get enough of Moonlight’s latest wedding dress trends, hop on over to our quiz to find your perfect wedding dress style & read our tips for flawless wedding dress shopping thanks to Moonlight Bridal’s expert help.

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1. Detachable Wedding Trains

This trend is all about celebrating both looks: a formal gown with a decadent train for the ceremony, and the figure-flattering second look for the reception. Sometimes, you really can’t decide between a full-skirted dress or a body-hugging silhouette. By finding a gown with a detachable train, you get photos with two different looks, without having to actually change out of the dress you love! We love that you can walk down the aisle with a dimensional train and remove it later to reveal your shape and dance about more freely into the night.

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2. Romantic Sleeves

Embellished sleeves, whether lace-y or beaded, are the ultimate romantic’s dream! With flirty off-the-shoulder options that highlight your shoulders and neckline, you get all the fun of a sleeve without the full commitment. Even a full sleeve gown in lavish illusion mesh and lace is incredibly whimsical without looking too heavy or dated.

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3. Sexy Necklines

A detailed neckline can seriously highlight and frame a bride’s beauty (seriously, imagine your portraits!) Deep plunging necklines continue to stun on the runway and on real-life brides. Even a plunge that is embellished with cascading laces or this fun lace-up detail adds a unique feel to a gown – not to mention adds some major drama.

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4. Applique Ballgowns

Ballgowns with applique can appear lighter and airier than traditional beaded and ruched gowns. Organically imagined applique allows beautiful laces or beading to stand out without overwhelming a full skirt. We’re charmed by Moonlight Bridal’s unique sparkling details and horsehair accents making them truly stand out in a crowd of beautiful ballgowns. This trend is so soft and effortless – and definitely, the perfect detail for the bride longing to feel feminine.

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5. Shoulder Bows

One of our favorite details floating down the runways this year were shoulder bows! Classically reserved for waistlines, backs and trains, we adore the fresh appeal of bows above the shoulders. This A-line gown features wispy bows that float and flutter much like little wings, giving you a little shoulder detail without sleeves, and isn’t the effect lovely?!

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6. Halter Necklines

I think the whole world agreed Meghan’s second halter wedding gown for her reception was the fashion win from the royal wedding, flattering her oh-so-well thanks to that shoulder-baring high neck. Modern collections have found a way to gift cool brides a high neck without being stuffy thanks to bare shoulders and sexy low backs. This stunning wedding dress does just that with an illusion halter neckline hinting at a sexy v-neck and even offering a detachable train (uh hello, three fabulous trends in one!)

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7. Layered Laces and Tulles

This look is all about dimension and contrast! Whether a layered ballgown or a more fitted style (like this figure-flattering mermaid dress), this trend gives your dress depth and incredible detail. The laces in these collections have a classic but modern feel that is romantic and timeless with layer after dreamy layer. What makes the layered trend extra modern? Nude-toned linings (we’re major fans), which give soft tones to compliment every complexion.

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Essential Info

To shop from all of these collections head to Moonlight Bridal’s website for stockist and trunk show information.

Follow Moonlight Bridal on Facebook, TwitterInstagram, and Pinterest for all the latest wedding dress trends & inspiration.

And check out our collaborative Pinterest board, where we’ve joined forces with Moonlight Bridal to share the most romantic wedding ideas and gowns.

This post was made in partnership with Moonlight Bridal.

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