Ready to pop the question? There's just one minor detail to figure out — the perfect ring. With so many styles to choose from, shopping for an engagement ring can be totally overwhelming. To help you out, our friends at Blue Nile pulled together a list of this year's most popular engagement ring styles.
This season, gown designers stepped up their sleeve game with petal-perfect appliqués, glittering chainmail effects, peekaboo illusions with strategically placed lace detailing, and more fresh options. From barely-there cap sleeves to long-sleeved stunners and everything in between, here are some of our favorite new dress styles for brides who don't want to bare arms on their big day.
The ball gown silhouette features a boned bodice and a full skirt supported by crinolines or petticoats. Have your princess moment with bigger-is-better tulle, a crystal-encrusted bodice or ravishing tiers. Here, we've gathered some of the most breathtaking new options!
For the romantic bride: Pair gilded accents with soft blush tones.
An A-line dress is slim on top, fitted through the waist, and it softly flares away from the body, forming an "A" shape. Christian Dior coined the term A-line in 1955, and ever since then, it's been synonymous with femininity and romance (Grace Kelly chose this silhouette when she wed Prince Rainer III of Monaco in 1959, cementing its status).
A-line styles flatter almost any body type; they can add curves, create the illusion of length, emphasize a small waist, and downplay the lower body.
This season, bridal designers spiced up otherwise traditional floor-length wedding gowns with glamorous thigh-high slits. Bonus: They also serve a functional purpose by making dancing a breeze. Show some leg in these new styles from Martina Liana, Mark Zunino, Monique Lhuillier, and more.
Ready to get engaged? Celebrate your love and commitment with a ring that is just as dazzling as your future together. Whether you gravitate towards the simplicity of a solitaire, a blinged-out double halo or brightly-colored stones, we've curated the sparkliest new options for every bride-to-be.