Fashion Trends

2012 Wedding Dress Trends

Blair Waldorf’s Gossip Girl nuptials is arguably the biggest royal wedding (Hollywood royalty nonwithstanding) on television since Will & Kate tied the knot last spring. Inspired by Blair’s stunning strapless Vera Wang ballgown, we have rounded-up our five favourite bridal gown trends for 2012:

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Illusion Necklines – If you want the illusion of strapless without being so exposed this style is for you. It is still dramatic while staying covered up. You can find gowns with stunning lacework along the neckline for added elegance.

Two-Tiered Skirts – Add volume and a new silhouette on your wedding gown with a two-tiered or peplum style skirt. You can get this style in a variety of different looks from sleek and simple to voluminous. The added layer gives the wedding skirt a new look.

Related: Mimic The Gossip Girl Bridesmaid Dresses

Coloured – If traditional white isn’t your cup of tea, a pastel gown is the next best thing. Those looking to walk down the aisle in something unexpected can swap their white dress for something in a pale hue. Blush is the most popular non-white option, but wedding gowns are being offered in light green, silver and even black.

Lace Sleeves – Kate Middleton and Bella in Twilight both opted for long lace sleeved on their wedding gown last year. Expect 2012 brides to follow their footsteps with more classic long sleeve gowns.

Patterns & Embellishments – If a simple white dress seems too plain spruce up your gown with some youthful and fun patterns and embellishments. Polka dot, feathers and flowers will all be adorning bridal gowns this year.

[All pictured gowns available at House Of Brides]

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