The 5 stunning 2015 wedding dress trends are the best bridal looks of the year!
by Maria MacNamara

Marchesa illusion neckline wedding dress

Dress by Marchesa

Happy New Year to all you brides-to-be!

Whether you recently got engaged over the holidays (congrats!) or are already in the midst of planning your big day, one task unites you all: dress shopping. And this spring, be prepared to rethink the wedding dress. Dramatic collars and bias-cut satin bring to mind sultry eras of decades past, while edgy crop tops and (gasp) shorts suits were all over the bridal runways. This season is all about reinventing a classic tradition, and I've rounded up the best of Spring 2015 wedding dress trends for your shopping enjoyment.

Drama Queen

Dramatic collars, sweeping necklines, plunging backs - ladies, this is your year to stand out. This is the season to show a little skin, call attention to your best assets, and let's face it, raise a few eyebrows. Make a seductive statement in peekaboo lace or a grand entrance in voluminous tulle fit for queen. You'll be quite the showstopper.

Marchesa illusion neckline wedding dress

Dress by Marchesa

Jenny Packham off shoulder wedding dress

Dress by Jenny Packham

Reem Acra lace back wedding dress

Dress by Reem Acra

Marchesa ruffled skirt wedding dress

Dress by Marchesa

The Roaring 20's (and 30's)

Rosa Clara illusion neckline wedding dress

Dress by Rosa Clara Dress

Figure-skimming satin reminiscent of 20's and 30's screen sirens make a sultry contrast to the dramatic gowns seen above. These slip-like dresses are modern minimalism at its best and strike the perfect balance between sexy and sophisticated. Intricate beading and lace sparkle against silky fabric, while cap sleeves add a modest touch. Glamorous, timeless, and just right for 2015.

Claire Pettibone sleeve wedding dress
BHLDN vintage wedding dress

Dress by BHLDN Dress

Reem Acra sequined wedding gown

Dress by Reem Acra Dress

Caped Crusader

Ines di Santos beaded cape wedding dress

Dress by Ines di Santo Dress

Put a cape on it! Capelets are still a major bridal trend this season and offer style and coverage in one easy piece. In frothy tulle or adorned in shimmering sequins, this vintage-inspired look adds a little drama to the wedding march.

Temperley lace cape wedding dress
Mira Zwillinger sheer cape wedding dress with lace
Delphine Manivet modern cape wedding dress

Dress by Delphine Manivet Dress

Pastel Pretty

Pamela Roland light blue wedding beaded dress

Dress by Pamella Roland Dress

It's official: gone are the days of the white wedding dress. Ivory, eggshell, champagne - all popular contenders for the big day - but what about shades of an Easter egg variety? Brighten up the traditional palette with spring's sweet pastels in blush, peach, lilac, robin's egg, and mint.

Monique Lhuillier ballgown
BHLDN lace vintage wedding dress


Monique Lhuillier lace beaded ballgown

Dress by Monique Lhuillier Dress

Beach Chic

Oscar De La Renta vintage wedding dress

Dress by Oscar de la Renta Dress

Cut-outs, crop tops, and rompers, oh my! We have Olivia Palermo to thank for inspiring the new wedding guard and while you might not be ready to forego a dress on your big day (or bare your abdomen), these make for a great second act at the reception.

Encore By Watters bridal lace romper
Houghton two piece bridal dress
Oscar De La Renta short lace wedding dress
Delphine Manivet lace wedding separates

Dress by Delphine Manivet

What bridal trends are you most excited about this season? Send me a note at the style letters, Twitter (@styleletters), or Facebook, and follow my wedding inspirations on Pinterest.


About Maria: With over ten years’ experience in the fashion industry, Maria MacNamara has styled women all over the world, from Jimmy Choo and Brown Thomas in Ireland to J.Crew and kate spade new york in the United States. An accomplished writer and editor, she has been featured in ELLE, Redbook, and InStyle. As editor of the style letters, she has worked with major brands, as well as local designers and boutiques. Follow Maria's style adventures on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!