Fashion-Forward Wedding Dresses

In the past, choosing a wedding dress was like picking a Halloween costume labeled “Bride.” Tradition was valued over individuality.

Thankfully, the rules don’t apply anymore and there’s no limit on the amount of ways brides can fashionably express themselves.

Here are our favorite current fashion trends and how they can go from runway to church aisle!

For The Boho Girl

If you want a style that’s feminine but not fussy, take a look at 70s boho-inspired designs. Loose, flowing skirts and playful details can create a dress that’s anything but cookie cutter.

One of our favorite designers in this style is the California label Daughters of Simone. They manage to make the long white dress look utterly effortless and free-spirited.

Rue de Seine creates a similar aesthetic with textured fabrics, fringes, and laces. Their fashion-forward wedding dresses manage to be bold, yet delicate.

For the Bridgerton Fan

The regency style is feminine without being weak. And, it’s ethereal without being waifish. High-waist cuts, corset detailing, and a well-placed ruffle can also add a bit of historical drama.

Lela Rose uses these touches in their designs to create gowns that are more Elizabeth Bennett than damsel in distress. They combine the vintage and modern to create designs that are truly timeless.

If you’d like a collection that features more form-fitting dresses, check out Lihi Hod. She’s an Israeli designer who combines fine detailing with hourglass silhouettes for a look that’s simply wow.

For The Bride With Bad Flashbacks From Lockdown

The days of sweatpants and t-shirts are long gone, and we should dress like we mean it! If there’s one throughline for all 2022 trends, it’s that more is more.

Marchesa nails a maximalist fairy tale aesthetic with ruffles, lace, and cutouts. Their styles are dramatic, but never tacky.

If you want the drama in your dress to come from a striking silhouette, try Halfpenny London. They offer vintage-inspired cuts that are both sexy and classy.




Find Your Dream Dress in Nashville

The only rule in today’s bridal wear is to stay true to yourself and wear what you love. If you’re inspired by these fashion-forward wedding dresses, find your wedding dress at Ila Bridal, one of Nashville’s top wedding boutiques.

You deserve to be in love with your dress, which is why Ila offers a wide range of designer, luxury, and ethically-sourced wedding wear. Come shop with us and see the difference.