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Walk the runway, not just the aisle

Unveiling the latest wedding gown trends

By Kerri Pellegrin

Every bride wants to be breathtaking on her big day, which starts with finding the perfect gown. Here are some of the latest, greatest trends to inspire your search.


Trends like ruffle sleeves or tiered layers can be fun and interesting while still feeling bridal. Don’t be afraid to go toward more fashion-forward couture when selecting your gown.


Want the real royal wedding? Choose a structured sleeve, giving your posture Queen Elizabeth-style regality. And yes, go for the tiara and the hoop skirt!


Satin always has been known as a fabric that is forgiving, timeliness and creates sleek lines. but there is a new satin taking over. Texture and pattern added to a beloved bridal gown is making a big statement, and you’ll be glad you wore it.


Want a modern take on princess bride vibes? Choose a flowy lace dress with a bishop sleeve, or chiffon with a poet sleeve. Add the slit skirt for a sexy, yet comfortable and vintage, vibe.


Mixing materials is a trend you’ll see year over year. Full beading with a touch of sparkle tulle makes a sweet-but-sassy statement. If you love fashion, don’t be afraid to choose a gown with different fabrics and textures. Let your inner Barbie shine!


Whether your style is Traditional, boho vintage or modern minimal, you don’t have to be Paris Hilton to be oh-so fabulous and chic wearing a gorgeous high neck. These gowns show off great jawlines and create an elongated silhouette.


Layered lace and bold floral appliques give the traditional bride some drama without losing the timelessness of a lace gown. Ballgown, mermaid or sheath, a larger floral lace shows that you may want to keep the tradition of being a bride while having fun with textures.

Above all, pick the gown that highlights the parts of you that you love. Romantic or modern, remember to choose the gown that you feel best in. You don’t need to find the latest and greatest trend to be fashionable on your big day. Let the fabric and design details of the gown, like baseball stitching, cat-eye neckline, align rouching or high side slit, be what inspires the best gown for you.

Kerri Pellegrin is owner-operator of The Wedding Collection in Bay St. Louis. Reach her at

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