"Trends" and "wedding dresses" don't really seem to go together. After all, you want your nuptials to be an affair that you can reflect on and say, "Look at how much love was in the room that day!" and not, "Oof — remember taffeta shoulder poofs?" Thankfully, there are enough bridal trends out there that you can easily spot the flash-in-the-pan styles from the ones that'll help define the era in a good way. From romantic, raw-edged lace to a matrimonial jumpsuit
for the alternative bride, these are the wedding-gown trends that'll make you feel like you
, whether you're seeing yourself in them the morning of the big day or through photographs 50 years into the future.
Research by Marissa Rosenblum