March 10, 2015 2015 Wedding Dress Trends

2015 Wedding Dress Trends

The Fall 2015 Ready-to-Wear fashion shows have just ended in New York featuring delicate silks, leather detailing, the finest of bridal laces, flowing skirts and intricate embroidery; leaving couture wedding dress designers with an avalanche of inspiration! The trends seen on these fashion shows are the trends we will begin to see appearing in wedding dresses in 2015, so I have narrowed down the four main trends (as well as inspirational images!) for wedding dresses in 2015.


Since it’s comeback in the early 2000’s, lace has proved year after year to be the most timeless feature on wedding dresses – no matter the style. Whether it be beautifully delicate French Chantilly lace, beaded lace or soft vintage cotton lace. The uses for lace are endless with the option of using it as a small appliqué feature, an illusion neckline, a solid lace gown and more. Illusion necklines are one of the most popular, elegant and classic trends with many designers opting to feature them in their 2015 Fashion Shows.

Illusion Necklines Collage

One of my most popular gowns to date is Sally’s gorgeous custom-made wedding dress, which featured a beautiful hand appliquéd illusion neckline in a stunningly beaded vintage inspired French lace. Using a skin tone fabric beneath the bodice we were able to build in a bra for support and comfort while still maintaining the ‘illusion’ of nothing beneath.

Sally Illusion Necklines Collage

Photographer: Jac and Heath Photography.


Vintage style gowns have once again taken over the catwalks with designers being inspired by 1950’s Dior, 1920’s silhouettes, and delicate vintage laces. Art Deco seems to be the go-to era for inspiration as it is easily adapted to reflect the beauty of Art Deco beading as well as modern tastes.

Vintage Gowns Collage

Faith Hill recently wore a beautifully delicate J. Mendel gown (below, left) to the 2015 Oscars with Art Deco inspired patterns, and a modern cut.

Art Deco Collage

Many brides choose a combination of various vintage inspired features to create their dream gown. Bronwyn chose a beautiful French cotton lace with a modern neckline, and accessorized it with a beautiful Art Deco brooch used on her pure silk waist belt.

Bronwyn Art Deco Collage

Photographer: Cassi Kennedy Photography.


The third trend for wedding dresses in 2015 is colour – bridal and couture catwalks were brightened up with colour this year in blush pinks, shimmering silver and sparkling gold. Modern brides seem to be excited by the unconventionality of steering clear of traditional white by including colour in their gowns – in many ways this is a better reflection of the bride’s personality.

Colour Gowns Collage

Gold and silver are by far the most popular colour choices with brides as they blend nicely with shades of cream, ivory and white without an extreme contrast. Thooha chose to feature a sparkling gold bodice on her wedding dress as well as a delicate Art Deco inspired floral sequin trim on the waist.

Thooha Colour Gowns Collage

Photographer: Island Cupids Photography.


Short wedding dresses have never been so popular, with brides choosing vintage style tea-length gowns in rustic shades of ivory and blush. Perfect for the diminutive bride or those wanting something a little different; short wedding dresses offer a contemporary and modern twist on the traditional floor length gown for the fashion-forward bride.

Short Dress Collage

KIMBERLEY WOODWARD DESIGNS is currently working on the designs for a gorgeous blush pink vintage inspired tea-length gown – stay tuned!

Short Dress Sketch

As always, just because a particular style is popular at this point in time doesn’t mean you must choose it. Try not to be restricted by trends and choose a style of gown that you love, that excites you, and that suits your body and your personality.

KIMBERLEY WOODWARD DESIGNS works with the bride to create unique couture bridal gowns. The KIMBERLEY WOODWARD DESIGNS website also offers a range of vintage inspired accessories including diamante bridal belts, pure silk bridal robes, and delicate lace lingerie.
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– KIMBERLEY WOODWARD DESIGNS was honoured to have a revised version of this blog featured on the Props to You blog; head to their page for gorgeous vintage and rustic decor items for your special day. –