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Forget flower details, this bridal runway season, it was all about leafy embellishments. Taking the oh-so-romantic floral appliqué to the next level, leaf details are an even more ethereal way to decorate your wedding dress. These natural motifs add a bohemian and whimsical air to the whole gown, and look a bit more organic and subdued than a 3D flower embellishment. Whether you want to go for a rustic wide leaf look or a wispy, vine-like creation, visible leaf details are a great way to add a secret garden air to your dream gown.
See how a few of our favorite bridal designers incorporated the romantic trend, below!
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Oscar de la Renta: The long-revered bridal designer always lays on the details with a subtle and sophisticated hand. These tulle leaf appliqués are no exception! Sewn amongst layers and layers of tulles, the taffeta additions make this fairy-like gown even more whimsical with its gradually dispersed embellishments.
Off-the-shoulder tulle A-line wedding dress with taffeta embroidery detail, Oscar de la Renta
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Mira Zwillinger: Mira Zwillinger's entire Spring 2015 collection was quite romantic in a lost-in-the-forest sort of way. And many of the gowns, to our surprise and delight, highlighted leaves more than they did floral motifs for an quietly feminine and bohemian finish.
"Charlie" strapless A-line wedding dress with a sweetheart neckline and applique details, shown with illusion high-neck cape; "Rubi" one-shoulder chiffon A-line wedding dress with an embellished sheer bodice, Mira Zwillinger
Photo: Thomas Iannaccone
Reem Acra: The beloved bridal designer has long been playing with the idea of a different type of floral, and these winding appliqués create the illusion of a densely lush enchanted forest.
Strapless duchess satin sheath wedding dress with a sweetheart neckline and embroidered details, Reem Acra
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Naeem Khan: Last but not least, Naeem Khan often casts natural elements in a glam and modern light. These painted rosettes with sweeping leaves do just that!
"Beverly Hills" strapless threadwork embroidered sheath wedding dress with a sweetheart neckline and detachable tulle train, Naeem Khan