The 5 Biggest Wedding Dress Trends to Look For In 2018

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Bridal Trends 2018

We’re in the heart of engagement season, and if you’re one of the women wearing a sparkly new diamond, you are probably already thinking about wedding-dress shopping. It’s one of the best parts of the planning process, but if you aren’t exactly sure what you are looking for, it can also be one of the most overwhelming. So, for those of you who haven’t had your dream dress pinned for years now, we rounded up the top wedding dress trends to make your “yes to the dress” moment a whole lot easier to come by. From chic capes to barely-there details to off-the-shoulder necklines, here are the top bridal trends you need to know for 2018.

Chic Capes and Jackets

If you are looking for something a little less traditional, ditch the veil for a cape or jacket. These were a go for fashion-forward designers like Justin Alexander to Reem Acra.

The 5 Biggest Bridal Trends To Expect In 2018

Photo: Justin Alexander Fall 2018 | Courtesy of Justin Alexander

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Photo: Justin Alexander Fall 2018 | Courtesy of Justin Alexander

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Photo: Inbal Dror Fall 2018 | Courtesy of Inbal Dror

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Photo: Reem Acra Fall 2018 | Courtesy of Reem Acra

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Photo: Ines Di Santo Fall 2018 | Courtesy of Ines Di Santo

Off-the-Shoulder Necklines

Off-the-shoulder has been the season's hottest ready-to-wear neckline, and bridal designers took note. The décolleté-enhancing neckline found its way onto everything from dramatic ballgowns to fit and fare silhouettes.

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Photo: Morilee by Madeline Gardner | Courtesy of Morilee by Madeline Gardner

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Photo: David’s Bridal Fall 2018

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Photo: Mark Zunino Fall 2018 | Courtesy of Mark Zunino

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Photo: Inbal Dror Fall 2018 | Courtesy of Inbal Dror

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Photo: Watters Fall 2018 | Courtesy of Watters

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Photo: Sottero and Midgley Fall 2018

Sheer Details

While sheer details aren’t exactly anything new, designers have taken the sheer trend to a much sexier level. Think totally see-through dresses and skirts, plus pretty plunging necklines (all done tastefully, of course!).

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Photo: Rosa Clará Fall 2018 | Courtesy of Rosa Clará

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Photo: David’s Bridal Fall 2018

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Photo: BERTA Fall 2018 | Courtesy of BERTA

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Photo: Morilee by Madeline Gardner Fall 2018 | Courtesy of Morilee by Madeline Gardner

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Photo: Pronovias Fall 2018 | Courtesy of Pronovias

Back Accents

The detail on the back of your gown is a surprise element that will leave your guests speechless.

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Photo: Rosa Clará Fall 2018 | Courtesy of Rosa Clará

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Photo: Anne Barge Fall 2018 | Courtesy of Anne Barge

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Photo: David’s Bridal Fall 2018

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Photo: Watters | Courtesy of Watters

Nude Dresses

While you can't go wrong with a white wedding gown, designers put a fresh twist on romantic dresses this year with blush and nude hues.

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Photo: Ines Di Santo Fall 2018 | Courtesy of Ines Di Santo

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Photo: Inbal Dror Fall 2018 | Courtesy of Inbal Dror

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Photo: Lazaro Fall 2018 | Courtesy of Lazaro

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Photo: Anne Barge Fall 2018 | Courtesy of Anne Barge

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Photo: Blush by Hayley Paige Fall 2018 | Courtesy of Blush by Hayley Paige