Text by Taylor Johnson

The dress. Every genre in the wedding industry continues to become more chic, more detailed and more out-of-the-box creative. But even if a bride has not missed a beat in any part of the planning, we all know that the dress is of utmost importance — it must be perfect and it must make a statement. It’s no surprise then that bridal fashion designers have collections that are more chic and detailed than ever before.

Sheer fabrics like chiffon, tulle and organza are hot on the runway this year, with their light layers that pull together a romantic, ethereal look. But it doesn’t stop there.

This year, designers are taking it to another level with the details of their creations. Delicate floral embroidery adorns bridal gown landscapes in traditional white, various true-to-life colors and metallics, too. Beautiful beadwork in a vast array of designs seems to be limited only by the imagination — which is to say, we see no such boundary lines. And lace. Lace came back on the scene in a big way about a decade ago, but with its soft intricacies and timeless allure, it doesn’t appear to be going anywhere. And we couldn’t be happier about it.