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Bride from behind in a long sleeve off-the-shoulder trumpet wedding dress with lace details

Modern and Traditional Wedding Dresses

The best of both bridal worlds

The modern-day bride makes her own rules, from what traditions she follows to what she wears. When it comes to wanting that timeless dress but with all of her favorite on-trend details, enter: modern and traditional wedding dresses. We’ve taken treasured wedding silhouettes and fabrics, and updated them with fresh details (think a pop of color or new neckline) to make a gorgeous new trend. Keep scrolling to see how some of our beautiful real brides have worn some contemporary yet classic gowns.

Bride in strapless ballgown with groom in blue three-piece suit stand near a cactus. Photo by Kelsey Albright

From afar, style WG3861 may look like your average, strapless ball gown, but up close is where the modern-magic happens. The bodice is semi-sheer and lace appliques trail down the airy skirt. Plus, the most exciting cutting-edge detail you can’t see? Pockets.

African American bride and groom standing under an archway covered in greenery. Photo by Emily Antonelli Photography

Style WG3880 is for the traditional bride with a fashion-forward streak! The classic trumpet silhouette is refreshed with a cuffed off-the-shoulder neckline and buttons that trail allll the way down the back. How chic!

Bride in a plunging V-neck ball gown in a garden setting.Photo by Perrywinkle Photography

This dress has all the makings of a traditional wedding dress—from the full bell shape to the lustrous satin fabric to the Ivory hue. What makes V3848 worthy of the modern label? That plunging neckline! Va-voom!

Bride in a long-sleeve lace gown showing off the back details of her dress in a garden setting.

Lace is the quintessential wedding dress fabric, because of its delicate and romantic feel. Four types of lace appliques are used to create the linear motif seen on style MS251173, making this classic fabric feel new.

Bride in a strapless blush colored tulle ball gown Photo by Luminescent Photography

How about a pop of color?! Style CWG767 has everything we love about a traditional wedding gown, from the A-line silhouette to the chapel train, but the blush hue is a trend we hope never goes away.

How do you feel about this new wedding trend?! Browse more modern and traditional wedding dresses or book an appointment to shop!

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