Beyoncé, Kim Kardashian, and J.Lo all pushed the boundaries in surprising ways at the 2015 Met Gala, and the celebrity fashion trend has officially arrived on the bridal runway. Whether it’s a plunging neckline, sheer panels, or ditching the white gown altogether, this season’s message is clear: expect the unexpected.
Cutouts are a chic way to incorporate a fashion-forward element into a traditional A-line lace dress. Two shapes to try: a large, circular back cutout, or a heart-shaped chest outline.
Make a dramatic statement on the walk down the aisle with a plunging neckline. If you’re afraid grandma won’t love it as much as you do, balance out the daring detail with demure touches, such as long sleeves or a sheer panel to feel a bit more covered up.
Long sleeves have taken over the runway (it is fall, after all). Embellished, lace, and sheer sleeves allow for a number of ways to achieve a classic look. Plus, they’re versatile: sleeves pair well with sweetheart, V, and strapless necklines.
If the big white dress is not for you, we have some good news: Your colorful options are no longer relegated to shades of pink. From midnight blue to sea foam green, there are a variety of hues to set a unique and personalized tone for your big day.