Wedding gowns have come a long way from being long-sleeved, fully-laced white numbers, thank fashion. Though we’re far from walking down the aisles ourselves, a little browsing and research would do us no harm. While looking through the most popular wedding gown trends, we’ve narrowed it down to these four styles to look out for this year. Have a look below and see which one speaks to you the most!

Gowns with overskirts

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Overskirts are a great way of double-tasking your dress, or adding a modern flair to your mother’s gown.

Want to have a dress that’s beautiful on you, but also need to please your mother or grandmother who’d love if you wore their gown? Here’s a solution to your fears — wedding gowns with overskirts. You could be wearing the vintage passed-down gown on the inside, with a gorgeous overskirt that’s more your style. Pictured above (L-R) is a gown by Cristiano Lucci and the Ohio gown by Rosa Clará.

Minimal elegance

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Less is more, more, more in these cases.

If you’ve always been a simple, no-frill kind of girl, these gowns should be catching your attention. On the left is a jumpsuit by Elisabetta Polignano — for the minimal girl with a love for pants. The other gown is called Nevada by Rosa Clará. Who says simple has to be boring? No one.

Beaded backs

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Jazz up your big day’s ensemble with some gorgeous back beading.

Bringing “sexyback” applies here — just look at the beautiful lace detail at the back. The first is called Navar, and the other is Warren, both by Rosa Clará. Just make sure you work your angles so the photos capture the intricate beading, and your sexy back of course.

Blushes and silvers

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For the bride who wants something different.

How romantic are these two non-traditional wedding gowns? The silver spectacle is called Shaila by Elisabetta Polignano while the blush beauty is Susanna by Bellucio. The only downside to going for a wedding gown that’s not white, is that you’ll have far more choices to vet through and ultimately select. Even if you’re not getting hitched anytime soon, keep in mind to budget in a few weeks or months to find your perfect wedding gown. After all, your big day belongs to you and no one else.

All these dresses can be found at The Designer Loft Bridal.