This season’s Bridal Spectacular bridal show displayed all the hottest wedding dress trends for the budding bridal market of 2012. With the grandest collaboration of designers, our January fashion show showcased collections from Bridal Elegant, Las Vegas Bridal Gown, Jos. A. Bank Clothiers, Alfred Angelo Bridal, Men’s Wearhouse, David’s Bridal, Jerry’s Tux Shop, and Dillard’s Department Store.

Las Vegas brides, today we’re bringing you these fashions through photographs and descriptions so you can find the dress of your dreams. View yesterday’s post “Something Old: Unveil the latest twist on traditional fashions” for a look into 2012 designs with vintage inspiration. Then dive into today’s looks, all created with the modern bride in mind.

Find your favorite features and ideal styles from amidst these avant-garde, fashion-forward bridal gown designs.

1. Don’t Be Shy: Blush, Pewter, and Champagne

Modernity meets romanticism, beginning with this season’s blush bridal gowns. For any bride willing to step beyond typical, experiment with gowns in soft hues of pink, pewter, champagne, or lavender to complement your wedding’s whimsical tone.

blush bridal gown
Gowns by Las Vegas Bridal Gown

2. Bold and Beautiful: Halter Neckline

Showcase your sculpted shoulders and sublime neckline. Perfect a sporty bride or just about any strong, self-assured woman, this halter dress shapes the torso and defines the bust with an attractive V-neckline that isn’t too revealing.

halter bodice with V-neck
Gown by David's Bridal; Father-of-the-Bride Tuxedo by Men's Wearhouse

3.  Double the Fun: Two-Tiered Skirts

Rather than try past season’s pick-ups, heighten the dramatic effect with a full two-tiered skirt. Ideal for minimizing any bride’s hips, this style flourishes when paired with a strapless bodice and an accentuated waistline.

two-tiered gown
Gown by Alfred Angelo Bridal

4.  Sparkle and Shine: Beaded Bodice

Embrace your inner diva with a little bling, sparkle, and shine. Ideal with any simple bodice construction, include glamorous crystals and beaded detailing to enhance an alluring appearance.

sparkling beaded bodice
Gown by Bridal Elegant

5. Too Couture: Petal Inspiration

Step into the height of fashion with a bridal gown that echoes couture designs. With petals of organza or fluttering tulle for a full trumpet skirt, coupled with a lightweight one-shoulder strap and a taffeta waist rosette, daring brides who select this style will feel tres tres chic.

organza and tulle_couture style dress
Gown by Alfred Angelo Bridal

Love a Dress? What’s Next?

While these contemporary trends are capturing the hearts of brides nationwide, these fashions are also available locally through Las Vegas wedding dress stores. If one of these bridal gowns from Bridal Spectacular’s fashion show spoke to your bridal style, then schedule an appointment at its featured bridal salon.

You can find contact information and store locations for each of our fashion show participants on Bridal Spectacular’s website. Simply select our “Wedding Services” tab, and view our recommended bridal attire stores for more information.

Lastly, brides, before you step into stores, remember to review Bridal Spectacular’s tips for wedding gown shopping. View our Q&A page: Wedding Dress Shops. With these helpful tips and your own knack for knowing what makes you feel beautiful, you’ll find the perfect wedding dress to define your style and enjoy your experience every step of the way!

Author: Allyson Siwajian  © 2012

Photographs: Allyson Siwajian  © 2012