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Choosing your wedding dress has got to be one of the most exciting parts of planning your big day. Let’s face it; you’ve been imagining it since you knew what a wedding was!

This year the bridal catwalks have showcased goose bump-inducing collections of elegant silhouettes, lustrous fabrics and show stopping shades to inspire every bride-to-be. So when you’re searching bridal stores such as Berketex Bride for your perfect gown, from romantic princesses to retro dolls, refer to the hottest 2014 styles and find the one for you.

Lace Sleeves
Ever since the Duchess of Cambridge’s Alexander McQueen wedding dress drew gasps all the way down the aisle, lace has remained one of the foremost bridal trends. Lace sleeves, whether cute cap, three quarter or a more stately full length, 2014’s brides are still coveting Kate’s style of cover up.

Backless Designs
Minimal lines reign supreme this season, so what better way to enhance a clean silhouette than with a sexy, sharp neckline? Showing off your shoulders and baring some skin has never been so easy with the welcome return of the halterneck. Flirtatious, elegant and maintaining that all-important chest support, a halterneck is perfect for those brides fancying a sleek and sophisticated wedding look.

Think Pink
Since Vera Wang’s all pink collection, rosy hues have become increasingly popular with A-list brides Gwen Stefani, Reese Witherspoon and Jessica Biel all choosing to marry in blush hues. Perfect for the bride-to-be looking for something different, pink can prettily lift the complexion. Steal style inspiration from Gwen’s gorgeous ombre Galliano gown, currently on display at the V&A, if head to toe is a blush too much.

Shorter Length Dresses
Short, stylish and fabulous! Don’t go thinking floor sweeping is a must as, along with the temperature this summer, hemlines are rising and a short wedding dress has simply never been so chic. Perfect for a cool city shindig, show off your legs and make your groom weak at the knees with a flirty frock like the Kelly gown by Marc Le Carr.

Champagne Hues
Don’t save bubbles just for the toast, champagne is the colour of choice for trend setting brides. Combine easy elegance with casual cool by adding a subtle shimmer of golden champers. Sinuous fabrics and simple silhouettes show off the shade to its opulent best. The epitome of bridal refinement, the lustrous hue is the perfect setting for an array of decorative accessories for added wedding day glam.

Art Deco
Decadent, glamorous and glitzy, the 2014 bridal runways sparkled with lavish beading and opulent embroidery. Transported to the French Riviera in the 1930s, designers bedazzled with charming Art Deco patterns, fringing and layers of fine chiffon. Romantic brides will love this dreamy look, ideal for a vintage wedding, sashay your way down the aisle before sipping on a mint julep at your summer garden soiree.

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