Wedding Gown and Bridal Dress Trends for 2009

Embroidery on your wedding dress is a must-have for many 2009 brides. (photo courtesy of you are getting married in 2009, or if you are recently engaged and beginning to plan your wedding, congratulations! Surely, shopping for your wedding gown is among the most exciting purchases you will make in the coming months.

In case you are wondering, a number of wedding gown styles and trends have come to the surface, allowing us all to see what the hot styles are for wedding dresses in 2009.

As you prepare to select your wedding gown, consider these wedding dress trends for 2009. You’ll have a wide variety of options and of course, you can always decide to go against the 2009 wedding dress trends, selecting a more traditional wedding gown instead. According to the opinions of countless brides, your wedding dress will be the most important purchase – the most sentimental purchase – of your entire wedding planning experience.

One-shoulder necklines are hot for 2009 wedding dress fashions. (Photo courtesy of Viles, Managing Editor of has kindly shared the latest wedding dress trends for 2009. She recommends the following wedding dress styles as the hot trends for 2009 weddings:

One-Shoulder Neckline
Want to accentuate a natural accessory of yours? This one-bare shoulder style is daring, sexy but delicate all in one. This dress can be without embellishments and still be beautiful.

The Shorter Dress
Tea-length and mini-skirt wedding gowns are a huge hit for 2009. If you’ve got the legs to pull this style off, then go for it! This dress is great for destination wedding too; compact and easier for travel.  Shorter dresses are also perfect for the 2nd that the bride would wear to the reception.

Floral Embroidery
This trend was introduced a few years back, but it has returned with a contemporary twist. You will find ivory, silver or gold dresses, embroidered with subtle, ultra-feminine floral patterns.

Shorter dresses are acceptable wedding dress options for 2009. (photo courtesy of may be the way to go with your wedding gown in 2009. (Photo courtesy of gowns are IN for 2009 weddings. (photo courtesy of

Feathers Galore
This style isn’t for everyone, but never-the-less, a top trend. Feathers are everywhere, come 2009. From veils, to the bodice, to the skirt, feathers are for that funky eclectic bride.

Fairy Gowns
Enchanting is the perfect word to describe this trend. You will find crystal, glass beads, sparkling pearls and shimmery organza draping gowns with colors of silver, grey, and off white.

Color Me Happy
Colors from royal crimson to pastel lavender are all over the wedding gown runway. If you aren’t too crazy about a traditional white or ivory gown, 2009 brings in a trendy collection for the not-so-traditional bride. Be bold and strut down the aisle in your color!

Feathers and color are in, in this Edgardo Bonilla wedding gown. (Photo courtesy of–    The above tips are from Gretchen Viles of

“Our best tip for shopping for your wedding dress in ’09: Whether you fit into one of these styles or you don’t, find a dress that’s comfortable and is beautiful in your eyes,” says Gretchen Viles, Managing Editor of “It’s your big day and your glowing smile will be the most important accessory of all.”

About the Expert:
Gretchen Viles is Managing Editor of, an online wedding planning company that offers assistance for brides in many different regions. Visit online at


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