» The Top 5 Wedding Dress Trends from New York Bridal Fashion Week

The WeddingWire Team just returned from New York Bridal Fashion Week, and what a whirlwind it was! The team attended 86 shows and appointments over six days, and all agree that this was one of the strongest showings we’ve seen in a while! We saw lots of new designers, fresh ideas, and some interesting new wedding dress trends. Check out the styles we’re sure brides will be clamoring for in 2015!

Crop Tops

If this season’s Bridal Fashion Week had a theme, it would be “showing skin.” And designers found lots of ways to do just that. We saw two-piece wedding gowns featuring crop tops on many runways. While these styles aren’t for everyone, they’re certainly modern and fresh.

Crop Tops

Gowns (left to right) by Reem Acra and Hayley Paige. Photos by Dan Lecca

Deep V-Necks

How low can you go? Well, when it comes to necklines, pretty low, apparently. Designers were bringing necklines nearly down to the navel in many cases. However, if the rest of gown is kept fairly demure with a classic silhouette and perhaps, sleeves, the overall effect isn’t too scandalous.

Deep V-Necks

Gowns (left to right) by Dennis Basso and Inbal Dror. Photos by Dan Lecca

Oh-So-Sheer

Whether on top or on the bottom, the barely-there look dominated this season. On bodices, we saw strategically-placed lace, beading, or embroidery over sheer fabric.  And for the lower half, a sheer skirt shows off the legs with a peek-a-boo style.

Oh-So-Sheer

Gowns (left to right) by Alyne and Anna Maier. Photos by Dan Lecca

The Frozen Effect

Blame Elsa for this trend! Of course, we saw the Disney Fairy Tale Weddings by Alfred Angelo gown that was a direct interpretation of Frozen, but we also saw styles more loosely inspired by the winter season. This includes a fabulous cable knit number by Theia!

The Frozen Effect

Gowns (left to right) by Disney Fairy Tale Weddings by Alfred Angelo and Theia. Photos by Dan Lecca

Creative Pants

Wedding dresses aren’t for everyone, so we love the variety of alternatives presented at this season’s Bridal Fashion Week. From a unique lace ensemble to a charmeuse jumpsuit to an ivory tuxedo, we saw a variety of styles.

Creative Pants

Ensembles (left to right) by Rivini and Johanna Johnson. Photos by Dan Lecca

What do you think of these trends? To learn more, visit the trend round-up on our Fashion Ideas page!