The Trend-Forward Bride


From the rehearsal dinner to the dance floor, a trend-forward bride has a strong sense of what she likes and what works best for her even when it’s outside the norm. We recently spoke with Sharon Wikstrom, Nordstrom Weddings National Buyer, about stunning 2016 bridal looks that trend-forward brides are loving this season. Trend-forward brides tend to choose gowns with unexpected details, such as cutouts and a plunging neckline, or new shapes like high-low separates. These choices are non-traditional but reflect the bride’s personal style, so she feels confident. “Whether a bride’s style is trend-forward or classic, we strive to have an option for every bride with a curated selection of designers that reflect her personal style.”




 For the trend-forward bride, Nordstrom Weddings recommends these amazing designers for the wedding day. “Houghton, Sarah Seven and Show Me Your Mumu are brands that have wonderful styles for trend-forward brides. These brands feel a bit like independent films – they feature details and shapes that are outside the norm but are really gorgeous and feel very fresh.”

2_Show Me Your Mumu_Heather Halter Gown_$168

6_Houghton Cheyne Open Back Long Sleeve Silk Column Gown_$2450

4_Show Me Your Mumu_Texas Kimono_$132
3_Show Me Your Mumu_Soft V Back A Line Gown_$158

“While a classic bride may choose a beautiful organza ball gown, a trend-forward bride has an independent spirit that chooses the path least taken. Her choice might include the Houghton ‘Galina’ Plunging V-Neck Silk Dress with Crystal Buttons, which has a gorgeous plunging neckline; the Show Me Your Mumu ‘Hacienda’ Off-the-Shoulder A-Line Gown, which has a fun convertible shoulder option; or Sarah Seven’s ‘Delancy’ Sequin Crop Top and ‘Utopia’ Crepe Trumpet Skirt. These details feel very new and fresh.”


8_Houghton Grady Sleeveless Gown_$2695 1_Show Me Your Mumu_Hacienda Convertible Gown_$161

“A wedding gown should reflect the bride’s personality to make her the focal point, not the gown. Whether a bride has trend-forward or classic style, what’s most important is that a bride feels confident in what she is wearing – we hope our brides look and feel beautiful on their wedding day.”



Sharon Wikstron, Nordstrom Weddings National Buyer

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