The 4 Biggest Wedding Dress Trends of the Summer

From ornate embellishments to figure-flattering shapes, we've rounded up four amazing wedding dress trends with staying power.

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Diamonds may be a girl's BFF, but crystals, pearls, and sequins should definitely be part of your inner circle.

Shine on with shoulder-only glitz or radiate with head-to-toe glamour. You'll turn heads in Jenny Packham's empire-waisted "Rapunzel," named for the crystals that trickle beautifully down its back.

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Consider this an ode to a Grecian classic. Gracefully gathered fabric isn't just soft and billowy, it also works magic on any figure, especially during a glide down the aisle.

Alluring and ethereal, this Marchesa off-the-shoulder gown accents an hourglass shape with a crisscross bodice and heavenly lace inserts.

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Ornamental add-ons (think lace, flowers, and paillettes) produce a dazzling 3-D result. Find your embellishment comfort zone, be it simple and striking or over-the-top ornate.

Take advantage of the high-low skirt on Monique Lhuillier's "Magnolia" by stepping into a pair of major heels.

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Welcome to a bold new era of fashionable folding, where volume, fit, and accordion action are making waves-from demure fans to dramatic table pleats.

Here, frothy tulle godet inserts in the skirt of Christos's shapely "Stella" number make it look like you're floating on air. How's that for a natural high?

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