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Ask An Expert – Wedding Dress Trends for 2015

In the start of a new series of Event Experts blogs focusing on weddings, we chat to Kathryn Parsons of Dream Wedding Dress* about some of the most popular looks in bridal wear at the moment. And lucky us, we got to rifle through the rails of her fabulous wedding dress shop in Canning Circus, Nottingham. So what’s hot in bridal wear in the summer of 2015?

  1. The Unstructured Romantic Look

This look is all about soft fabrics, romance and movement. Unstructured dresses give an ethereal, graceful look. It’s a great style for those wanting a bohemian or vintage feel to their day. It’s high on romance and informal glamour.

wedding dress harlem

Blue by Enzoani

wedding dress hollywood

Blue by Enzoani

  1. Delicate Sleeves

After years of the strapless dress ruling the bridal catwalks, sleeves are making a return. From capped to longer, sheer and billowing, blousy and lacy, sleeves are back and this time they’re prettier and more delicate than ever before.

wedding dress cora

‘Cora’ 6365
Lillian West

wedding dress florencia


Louise Bentley Bridalwear

  1. Illusion Backs

Taking off where the backless dress left off, statement backs have been the headline event of 2015. With intricate embroidered lace, buttoned, jewelled, floral and netting ‘illusion’ backs taking centre stage, they’re high on drama, seriously sultry and when you walk down the aisle, you’ll get more oos and arrs than November 5th.

wedding dress illusion back

‘Dannah’ 1584
Kenneth Winston

wedding dress deborah BE253

‘Deborah’ BE253
Ella Rosa

  1. 2 in 1 Dresses

They say it’s a woman’s prerogative to change her mind… well why not apply that to your dress too! Convertible, or two-in-one dresses have been big news in 2015, and it’s easy to see why. With the addition of a detachable overskirt or train, you get a fairytale dress fit for a lavish wedding ceremony, and when you unclip it, a second more sleek and practical look for the evening. The best of both worlds!

Wedding Lillian West 6375

2-in-1 straight lace dress with detachable tulle overskirt

Lillian West 6375

  1. Colours

Champagne and oyster dresses are popular in the shop at the moment, and there’s talk of pale blue, grey and even mint green making a splash in coming months so watch this space.

wedding dress oyster

Oyster wedding dress

‘Dannah’ 1584 

Kenneth Winston

  1. ‘Waltz’ Length

Slightly longer than the tea length dress, the Waltz length dress sits mid calf and is sometimes known as ‘ballet’ length. It’s an extremely elegant and pretty style that suits most body shapes, although it’s particularly flattering to hourglass figures. It’s chic, feminine and great for anyone with a penchant for the vintage style. And the best thing about this style of dress… you’re entitled to have a splurge on your shoes because everyone’s going to see them!

For more advice from Kathryn and Jaime on dress silhouettes that suit different body shapes, visit

All dresses shown above can be found at
Dream Wedding Dress, 142 Derby Road, Nottingham, NG7 1LR
Tel: 0115 978 0113

Dream Wedding Dress are exclusive stockists for Blue by Enzoani, Lillian West, Sweetheart Gowns, Private Label by G: Kenneth Winston & Ella Rosa Collections, and also stock a wide range of bridesmaid dresses.

Thank you Kathryn for the expert advice!

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