Fall 2012 Wedding Gown Trends

Fall Wedding Trends

Post By Mandy Stephenson

While an airy, ethereal style is often a must-have for summer weddings, this Fall, the bridal trends are all about lots of material, layering, details, and colors!  After scouring around for some of the latest and greatest dresses this season, here are some of our insights into the latest fashion looks for gowns this season.


With the crisp Fall air approaching, having a dress that appears thick without being heavy is crucial to creating the ideal look that every bride wants. This concept can be achieved by utilizing gowns made with tulle, which appears large but it actually very lightweight. However, working with other light linens is a great way to get the effective thickness, such as chiffon, damask, charmeuse, and some types of lace. While there are many brides who love luxurious fabrics like silk, satin, or organza, using lighter over-layers will give the desired body shape without the extra baggage.

Fall Wedding Trends

Photos Courtesy of BHLDN

Photo Courtesy of Monique Lhuillier

Detailed Back Styles:

For brides who want to opt for a more simplistic style in the front, there are a world of opportunities that have opened up for ladies who want to incorporate sexy and stylish back detailing. Opt for incorporating multiple layers of lace and a basic satin front, which is always elegant, but the back detailing gives it a modern look. Don’t be afraid to rock a show-stopping gown that is sure to wow family and friends, and most importantly… the groom!

Fall 2012 Wedding Trends

Fall 2012 Wedding Dresses

Dresses By Claire Pettibone, Photos Courtesy of One Wed

Fall 2012 Wedding Dresses

Dress by Tadashi Shoji, Photos Courtesy of Nordstrom


Many trends have led brides to move away from solid creams or all-white gowns, sashes are once accessory that are everywhere this season. Sashes stop the monotony of any bridal gown look, and provide a gorgeous spark. Black sashes are dramatic and have been popular for brides who want an edgier look, while choosing a simple white gown can still maintain a traditional matrimonial appearance that many want for their special day. For brides who love show-stopping crystals or gems, but don’t want to worry about paying for expensive jewelry, wearing a sash that includes sparkly embellishments can add that perfect finishing touch. Check out Etsy for some great custom pieces!

Fall Wedding Trends

Photo Courtesy of Wed Impression and Pinterest

Photo Courtesy of One Wed

Pastel Shades & Neutral Tones:

While lots of women dream of wearing white on their wedding day, I am definitely in the group that is loving all of the off-white, pastel, and tan shades that are quickly making their way into the mainstream. Take a look at Vera Wang, who’s fall collection does not have a white dress in the bunch! What it does have are plenty of pinks, tans, browns, (and even black!). While these colors are a little too wild for some, they definitely do open a lot of doors as far as personalization is concerned.

Fall Wedding Dress Trends

Photo Courtesy of Fashions Bridal

Fall Wedding Dress Trends

Dresses By Vera Wang, Photos Courtesy of Wedding Inspiras


Fall Wedding Trends

Photo Courtesy of Beach Wedding Dresses


Now that we’ve shown you ours, what are some of YOUR favorite looks for the Fall season?



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