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Weddings5 Wedding Gown Trends That Have Stood The Test Of Time

5 Wedding Gown Trends That Have Stood The Test Of Time

5 Wedding Gown Trends That Have Stood The Test Of Time
By Jessica Liew
March 12, 2018

There's something magical about wedding dresses with age-old charm. Bridal gown trends are constantly evolving, but marriage is that once-in-a-lifetime walk down the aisle, with all eyes fixated on the big reveal. In your mission to dress the part for your big day, it's important to pick a dress that reflects the modern era yet is evergreen enough for your wedding album.

These dresses are a modern update on retro styles that are thoughtfully designed with heirloom value. From regal capes to flapper-style feathers, here are 15 wedding dresses to love for eternity.

Photo: Courtesy of Galia Lahav
Photo: Courtesy of Galia Lahav

Capes

This look goes way back, and was worn by the likes of queens. A little regal touch to your big day will go a long way.

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Photo: Courtesy of Elie Saab
Photo: Courtesy of Elie Saab

Capes

Since you’re royalty for the day, channel your inner queen or superhero by emerging in a sweeping gown that’s effectively a makeover bridal accessory.

Seen at Elie Saab

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Photo: Courtesy of Francesca Miranda
Photo: Courtesy of Francesca Miranda

Capes

Ornate, modern, or mesmerisingly detailed, not only do capes or capelets add more drama than a veil, they make for an impressive march down the aisle, too.

Seen at Francesca Miranda

Photo: Courtesy of Vera Wang
Photo: Courtesy of Vera Wang

Black & White

The graphic black and white look evokes the mono-crazy 60s when monochrome minimalism was so en vogue. Today, the modish black-and-white has been adapted into chic and ritzy wedding dresses.

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Photo: Courtesy of Marchesa
Photo: Courtesy of Marchesa

Black & White

Monochrome endows a sophisticated strength. With the simple combination of black and white, a bride makes a bold statement with a classy yet edgy choice.

Seen at Marchesa

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Photo: Courtesy of Justin Alexander
Photo: Courtesy of Justin Alexander

Black & White

To rock the trend, let your dress retain its white authenticity and play up the focus with a slim black belt or a strategically flattering ribbon.

Seen at Justin Alexander

Photo: Courtesy of Theia
Photo: Courtesy of Theia

Bell sleeves

Sleeves are one easy way to play up a bridal gown, and bell sleeves—with their long and flowing design—are a nod to the free-spirited bride.

Seen at Theia

Photo: Courtesy of Justin Alexander
Photo: Courtesy of Justin Alexander

Bell sleeves

This retro trend has been reincarnated in several variations, from a balloon style to 1930s-inspired, right down to a lacy romantic feel.

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Photo: Courtesy of Francesca Miranda
Photo: Courtesy of Francesca Miranda

Bell sleeves

Bell sleeves accentuate the figure and stand out on slim-fitting dresses, among other styles. Judging by the many illusions this versatile sleeves is capable of, this trend is here to stay.

Seen at Francesca Miranda 

Photo: Courtesy of Mira Zwillinger
Photo: Courtesy of Mira Zwillinger

Ruffles

A super ladylike trend that brings to mind the flapper era, ruffles permeate modern bridal gowns as cascading visions, or textured throughout the dress with feathers.

Seen at Mira Zwillinger

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Photo: Courtesy of Naeem Khan
Photo: Courtesy of Naeem Khan

Ruffles 

Ruffles also add a whimsical essence to the dress. When gathered in the right places, they add dimension to the bride’s frame.

Seen at Naeem Khan

Photo: Courtesy of Reem Acra
Photo: Courtesy of Reem Acra

Ruffles

Ruffles can be used as alternative embellishment when added to sleeves or sparsely through the skirt, complementing floral appliques or lacy embroidery.

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Photo: Courtesy of Theia
Photo: Courtesy of Theia

Pearly white

There’s an unmistakable Victorian feel about the pearlescent embellishment, combined with lace, high collars, and even satin fabric.

Seen at Theia

Photo: Courtesy of Houghton
Photo: Courtesy of Houghton

Pearly white

Beads get a dramatic upgrade, leaving the grandmother jewellery box and put on full display, decorating gowns in all-over beading or clustered to a certain body feature.

Seen at Houghton

Photo: Courtesy of Lela Rose
Photo: Courtesy of Lela Rose

Pearly white 

Additionally, pearly whites add a wedding-worthy touch to any lavish, floor-sweeping gowns.

Seen at Lela Rose

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