Picking the perfect dress is one of the most important parts of wedding preparations. You should find a wedding gown that fits your special day’s overall theme and makes you feel comfortable and beautiful. But with such a big choice, it is easy to get conf used. Trends come and go – how can you know which is the best option for you?

To make the right decision, you must do proper research. But don’t worry – we’ve teamed up with the bridal experts in Toronto – Sash + Bustle.

So, let’s dive in and take a look at five wedding dress trends for fall as told by the S+B experts.


At the top of our list and still going strong – pearls. But these ain’t your mama’s pearls; this classic bridal trend is always finding new ways of staying fresh and playful; like a smattering across the bodice or encrusted on a cheeky little bandeau.

Wedding dress pearl trends

Dress #1 – Garance – Watters / Dress #2 – Maeve – Wtoo


Bring it to the runway – we mean aisle. It’s time to strut your very best post in a dramatic thigh hight slit – it’s classic bridal with an old Hollywood feel, and we are in love!

Wedding dress slit trends

Dress #1 – Georgia – Truvelle / Dress #2 Isla – Adi Shlomo


I like big bows and I cannot lie! For real though, we’ve always loved a bow at S+B; and the return of this dainty trend has us real excited! Whether it’s delicate or oversized – we are living for bows this season!

Wedding dress bow trends

Dress #1 – Dove Empire – Rachel Rose / Dress #2 – Keyes – Robert Bullock Bride


Sleeves aren’t going anywhere! Whether it’s a bishop, cap, fitted – elegant and modest sleeves are here to stay. Bonus points if your look comes with detachable or interchangeable sleeves; welove a dress that can pull double duty.

Wedding dress sleeve trends

Dress #1 – Marion – Aisling / Dress #2 – Petunia – Blue by Enzoani

3D Textures

Featuring the richest and most totally touchable laces and embellishments that make every gown feel oh – so luxe and romantic. You’ll be feelin’ yourself in this trend!

Wedding dress 3D texture trends

Dress #1 – Yellow – Tara Lauren / Dress #2 – MRR 366 – Daarlarna Couture

Keeping up with the latest trends is a great way to decide upon a dress that you like, but remember that it is all about how you feel. Don’t choose a dress because it is trendy. Find one that makes you feel confident. Check out more wedding planning tips on our blog and of course check Sash + Bustle. The Toronto boutique carries a small, carefully curated collection by creative bridal designers.