If you’re getting married in your family’s backyard, in a barn, or in some other casual setting, you’re probably trying to steer clear from the grand beaded ballgown in favor of a wedding dress with more of a relaxed vibe. Fortunately, many wedding dress designers have created dresses that are appropriate for informal weddings, but still feel “special” and “bridal.” Check out a few of our favorite (brand-new!) casual wedding dress styles here.
And now, the moment you’ve all been waiting for: It’s time for our wedding dress trend finals! Since there was a near-tie in the second round of the semifinals, you’ll have three gowns to choose from. And just to be fair, we’re showing both the front and back of each gown. You’ll until Monday evening to vote, and we’ll announce the winner on Tuesday!
So here they are, selected by you, the readers: our three esteemed finalists!
We saw all types of gown silhouettes during bridal market, but most prominent, perhaps, were super-fitted trumpet and mermaid wedding dresses. Whether they were covered in sparkle or completely unadorned, they gave off a real Hollywood glamour girl vibe and truly show off a bride’s curves.
Bright Bridesmaid Dresses: We’ve been seeing a lot of muted and neutral hues for bridesmaids over the past few seasons, so it was refreshing to see jolts of tropical blue, bright pink, and even vibrant orange used for ‘maids. Perfect for those summer beach weddings.
Touches of Black: Alfred Angelo designer Michael Shettel wasn’t shy about using black in his new collection – adding an edgy touch to several dresses. We particularly liked the sheer three-quarter sleeve jacket on this gown. So unique and a great opportunity for a bride to switch up her look.
Sequins! We’ve seen ‘em on bridal gowns, and now they’ve entered the world of bridesmaids! How the LBD shown above, right for a New Year’s Eve wedding bridesmaid dress? It’s sexy and sparkly, but still understated and chic.
To see all of the new Alfred Angelo wedding dresses, click here; the Alfred Angelo bridesmaid dresses are in this slideshow. And let us know in the comments if you’re a fan of these styles!
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