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Look of love: experts track 2018 wedding gown trends

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Taking the plunge
Plunging necklines, floral romance and fine details are among trends in bridal gowns for 2018, says Melissa Estess, owner of The Bridal Boutique by MaeMe. "This gown by Essense of Australia has it all. A plunging V-neckline is the focal point of this sheath silhouette and is accented with plunging side cutouts for a little bit of sexy on either side. The graphic floral lace detail on the bodice extends through the hip, helping to shape the bride's body."


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The new classic
"We love the modern twist on this traditional silhouette and the effortless flow of the skirt. The buttons down the back of the gown give the train a classic finish." —Bridal stylist Kelsey Coste chose a gown from Bliss Bridal's own collection.


PHOTO COURTESY JENNY YOO COLLECTION
  • Photo courtesy Jenny Yoo Collection

Delicate details
"I chose this gown because it illustrates a trend that we love for the classic bride who wants a soft and romantic look but doesn't necessarily want to wear lace. We are seeing many gowns in embroidered or embossed silk organza and tulle fabrics, in addition to non-traditional laces, that offer the opportunity for a modern bride to remain traditional with a slight twist." — Amy Casbarian, owner of Wedding Belles on the "Jackie" gown by Jenny Yoo.


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Lovely in lace
Jessica Schulman at Pearl's Place says this gown by Mori Lee is the epitome of a beautiful wedding dress. "It's a modern classic — off the shoulder, lace and lovely, a perfect fit."

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