Top 10 Trends

Bridal Fashion Week October 2012

From short and sheer to long and lacy, nearly every designer showed dresses that kept arms covered up. Shown here: Hayley Paige, Monique Lhuillier and Dennis Basso.

The Colin Cowie Weddings editors were front row at over 50 runway shows during this season’s Bridal Fashion Week. Some designers showed their Spring 2013 collections while others looked even further to Fall 2013, but all were a gorgeous blur of textures and sparkles gliding down the runways. (Take a look back at our live coverage on Facebook for behind-the-scenes photos)

Here are the Top 10 Trends we saw for wedding dresses in 2013.

1. Sleeves

You’ve been asking for it and the bridal designers heard your prayers. Sleeves came down the runway at nearly every show of this season’s Bridal Fashion Week, but they’re not just for keeping cozy at a winter wedding. We saw super sheer sleeves that were barely visible, long intricate designs that snaked down the arms, and classic all-over lace reminiscent of weddings past.

See our photo gallery of more wedding dresses with sleeves.

Pictured, from left to right:

Illusion t-shirt sleeves from Hayley Paige
Long embellished sleeves from Monique Lhuillier
Grace Kelly lace sleeves from Dennis Basso