When it comes to wedding dress styles, it doesn't get more classic than lace. Coming in a variety of silhouettes, lace is a lovely fabrication that can be timeless and traditional but also fashion-forward. With the current "naked" dress trend having a moment with bridal style, lace provides the perfect sheer overlays to work the daring look on your big day.
Famous bride: Pernille Teisbaek
Slip wedding dresses are the epitome of effortless elegance. There's something inimitably relaxed about the hanging slinky silhouette and spaghetti straps that give the feel of a laid-back bride without compromising style. They're understated yet statement-making and let the bride's beauty be the star of the show. The look was popularized in the '90s but is just as refreshing today.
Famous brides: Carolyn Bessette Kennedy; Cindy Crawford
For brides who love streamlined, pared-back style, a minimal wedding dress boasting clean lines and a tailored cut is a beautiful choice. The look transcends passing trends and seasonal fashion sensibilities.
Famous bride:Riley Keough
For the boho bride, the wedding dress is the perfect opportunity to showcase their free-spirited style. Be it embroidered detailing, eyelet cutouts, or unconventional silhouettes, bohemian details make for a romantic wedding day look.
Famous brides: Kate Moss; Bar Rafaeli
Jumpsuits are a decidedly modern spin on the traditional wedding dress. Available in a range of styles on their own, jumpsuits never fail to make a statement in a variety of cuts.
Famous bride: Solange Knowles
A tea length dress is a pretty alternative to a full-length gown. They bring a vintage-like quality and daytime appeal befitting garden weddings and other alfresco settings.
Trumpet and mermaid silhouettes have long been popular choices for wedding dresses. With a trumpet gown, the flare begins at the mid-thigh, whereas with the mermaid it flares below the knee.
Bell-sleeve detailing can bring either a bohemian or vintage feel—or both—to a wedding dress. There's something wonderfully retro about the dramatic sleeves, especially if the dress also sports a shorter hemline.
A column wedding dress is a sophisticated silhouette that proves the idea that less is more. The sleek look is a fresh departure from the volume and decadence of some other wedding dress silhouettes.
Brides who prefer a no-fuss approach to their wedding style might find that a midi dress is right for them. In a variety of styles, a midi dress looks just as lovely as a full-length dress while being slightly more relaxed—and certainly more comfortable to move around in.