As the weather warms up, we can’t help but look ahead towards summer weddings. Beach weddings, destinations, and the gorgeous outdoor ceremonies have always been some of our favorites, and we love helping brides find the perfect dress for these sunny nuptials. As always, the new year has brought new trends to warmer weather wedding dresses that we are absolutely ecstatic about and can’t wait to see on our brides.
We’ve been loving how understated and chic a lot of new designs are. This Lillian West gown does the trend beautifully, with the simple, off-the-shoulder ruffle making a gorgeous statement on the top. We especially love that the ruffle mimics the flared train, balancing the dress’s silhouette in a fun, bold way that we can not get enough of.
For brides who love a full skirt but prefer a more boho look, this Wtoo by Watters gown is perfect. The skirt is made of layers of tulle, giving it a light, airy quality perfect for summer. Floral applique covers the cap sleeves and cascades down the skirt, giving a natural beauty and adding to the dress’s boho chic look.
If you’re looking for something more form-fitting, look no further than this gorgeous Justin Alexander design. Covered in all-over lace, this dress is romantic and chic. The illusion bodice and beading on the trim give this dress stunning details, but our favorite part is the removable skirt and train. From the back, the train gives the illusion of an elegant slim A-line silhouette, but allows a peak of the gorgeous lace beneath from the front. We love the idea of wearing the skirt for the ceremony and removing it for the reception for an unexpected wardrobe change!
A returning trend that we never saw coming? Big sleeves! Don’t worry—the new designs we see with this trend look nothing like your mother’s. This stunning Martina Liana dress does the trend beautifully: the sleeves are perfectly balanced with the flared skirt, and the strapless neckline with the deep-v meets the drama of the sleeves. From the back, two ruffles flow down the skirt from a sheer mesh panel for added detail. And if you decide that the sleeves are in your way to dance at your reception, don’t worry—they are removable, making this dramatic dress not only stunning, but extremely versatile.