10 Dress Trends to Steal from the Runway and Wear Down the Aisle


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The Simple, Sophisticated Sheath

Sheaths can be as sexy as they are simple. This slinky backless sheath is thoroughly contemporary.
Sheaths can be as sexy as they are simple. This slinky backless sheath is thoroughly contemporary.
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On the other end of the spectrum is the elegant but simple sheath. Form-fitting and understated, this gown style will make you glad you spent all that time at the gym. This year it's often paired with a strapless bodice and may be reimagined with a layer or two of tulle that still lets the bride's silhouette show through a gauzy cloud.

Traditionally, sheath styling can make a shorter bride look taller.

Be forewarned, if this type of gown is made from very thin fabric and without a substantial interlining, it can crush easily.