Gorgeous wedding gowns from Seattle designers and beyond that are sleek, embellished, frilled and laced.
The flowers! The photos! The dancing! The dress!
Oh, yes, mostly the dress.
Your wedding day is a time to wear the dress of your dreams. So here we break down some of the biggest bridal trends for winter, so you can find just the right gown, whether you’re into frills and flounce or simple and sleek.
Off the shoulder
It’s no surprise that one of fashion’s biggest trends — the off-the shoulder look — has quickly made its way onto the bridal runways.
Look regal in the captivating Anna Maier Couture Gabrielle Off-the-Shoulder Corded Lace Gown ($5,400 at Nordstrom). Intricate, floral-patterned lace brings romantic allure to a scalloped, collarbone-baring neckline.
Allover lace and slivers of sleeves add to the appeal of the Sarah Seven Romanced Gown ($3,000 at The Dress Theory, Green Lake). A leg-baring slit adds dramatic impact.
Embroidered & embellished
If a look-at-me dress is what you’re after, you’re in luck this season as designers continue to add embellishments and embroidery in new and interesting ways.
Detailed with glimmering embellishments over the bodice, the Carolina Herrera Mercedes V-Neck Lace & Tulle Gown ($7,990 at Nordstrom) skims the body before flaring out into a voluminous, layered tulle skirt.
Silk, sparkle and bows come together in the curve-hugging Luly Yang Cosmopolitan Silk Wool and Crystal Fit and Flare Gown ($6,800 at Luly Yang, downtown), designed by Seattle-based designer Yang. A crystal neckline shimmers in front, and an oversized bow adds drama from behind.
Sparkly beading, a cinched waist and cap sleeves give Jenny Packham’s Lilya Gown ($4,720 at The Dress Theory) an old Hollywood feel.
Fit for a modern princess look, consider the Catherine Deane Freya Gown ($2,000 at BHLDN). Beautiful beading on the bodice and straps, plus a dreamy floor-sweeping tulle skirt, is equal parts easy and enchanting.
Proving that covered up doesn’t mean boring, Hayley Paige’s Hayley Embellished English Net & Tulle Long Sleeve Ballgown ($5,060 at Nordstrom) uses illusion materials to balance a demure silhouette. A deep sweetheart neckline and ballgown skirt are stunningly stylish from every angle.
Bridal blooms are trending. Embroidered organza flowers in soft hues add unexpected detail to the Cicada Catherine Gown ($3,295 at Cicada, downtown), sweeping down to a layered tulle and silk organza skirt.
Frills & flounce
All the fun doesn’t have to just be up top, though. Statement-making skirts abound, with frills and flounce.
The Luly Yang Always and Forever Sweetheart Ruffle Skirt Fit and Flare Gown ($1,800 at Luly Yang) has timeless appeal. Delicate guipure lace hugs the figure from the sweetheart neckline to just below the hips, where a burst of flounced organza cascades into a voluminous skirt.
Dreaming of a dress that’s more fun and less fuss? The plunging V-neck and halter neckline cut of the Jill by Jill Stuart Billie Dress ($420 at BHLDN) lends a bohemian touch to the sweeping tiered silhouette. A bow that wraps at the waist offers a flirty touch.
Classic rose-printed chantilly lace elevates the sweetheart bodice of the Cicada Bella Gown ($3,295 at Cicada), while gathered silk organza lends gorgeous movement to a floor-sweeping skirt.
Look like a goddess in the BLISS Monique Lhuillier Beaded Soft Tulle Dress with Tails ($2,200 at Nordstrom). The ethereal, full-length tulle gown is styled with shimmering beaded shoulder straps and a plunging V-neckline.
Beading at the waist and shoulder straps enhance the dreamy, draped allure of the Enzoani Harmony Gown ($2,100 at Luly Yang). A cowl back framing more beading and a sweeping train make for a dramatic exit.
Perfect for chilly winter nuptials, the luxe Annabelle NYC Antoinette Wrap ($220 at BHLDN), made of ethically-sourced marabou feathers, adds a warm touch to bare shoulders.
Repeat the floral theme on your feet with the Sophia Webster Lilico Floral Leather 105mm Sandal ($550 at Neiman Marcus). The standout sandal has a fresh feel thanks to a rose-gold hue and blooming flowers on the foot strap.
Add instant glamour to your look with the Givenchy Silver-Tone Swarovski Element Double Drop Earrings ($48 at Macy’s), which are elegant and understated, but have enough pop to balance a big-time dress.