The annual spring bridal show in New York is always a week of innovation, beauty, and outstanding talent. It’s also a sneak peak at the gorgeous trends you can expect to see in bridal fashion.

Instead of just following trends, though, why not look at the ones making the biggest statements regionally? California Wedding Day, a local bridal magazine took a look at the trends making waves off the runway– and in California.
The best news? Diamond Bridal Gallery offers a stunning display of each trend at its best.

  1. Illusion Backs: Illusion backs, or even open back concepts, create a long silhouette and a subtle sultry detail. From very low to modest, it’s an elegant but modern update to any gown. An illusion neckline extends gracefully to a modest illusion back, embroidered with white leaf vine appliques and buttons in this gown from the Blush collection. Adalyn from the Gold Collection offers a more daring take on the trend, with a fitted lace mermaid silhouette with an illusion back that hits below the natural waist and emphasizes natural curves.
  2. Florals: A trend that returns again and again, nothing says romance like the beauty of Spring flowers. And for a region home to 25 native plants, Sacramento wedding gowns are a natural fit for this timeless trend. Ultra feminine peach and blush tones with a full skirt and sweetheart neckline are a match made in Heaven for floral details trailing from the bodice to the train in this gown from the Blush collection. Love the idea but want a subtler touch? Embroidered lace appliques with a scalloped neckline feature small rose florets among a more elaborate pattern in this breathtaking plus size ball gown.
  3. Plunging Neckline: Deemed by some as the ‘hottest trend of 2018’, a plunging neckline is popular on everything from fitted mermaid gowns to classic A-lines. Like a plunging back, it’s an alluring and dramatic look, but best suited for the boldest brides. A fitted chiffon skirt is soft enough to balance the dramatic embroidered detailing of the satin lined, beaded neckline on this gown or this slightly sleeker look.
  4. Off the Shoulder: Retro, modern and in between, off the shoulder gowns are universally flattering and draw attention to the neckline. They’re also great for unpredictable spring temperatures. With fanned lace, delicate fringe, and extra straps for support, this nude and ivory gown is a throwback but still modern and fun. For a more literal take on the trend, check out this innovative Amadea gown: a fitted inner mermaid silhouette is paired with an attachable full tulle skirt, embroidered illusion sleeves that sit just off the collar, and side cut outs. The off the shoulder look is subtle but beautiful compliment to the bodice.


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