Photos (from left to right): John Aquino and Steve Eichner; Courtesy of Romona Keveza Collection; Thomas Iannaccone
Bridal sashes are a wedding dress standard. And while cinching your waist is a surefire way to flaunt your curves, there are more options than just the classic ribbon-tied sashes. This season, designers took it one step further by showing more structured and statement-making waist-cinchers. Whether it was an ultra-sleek and modern silver metallic belt or just a thicker cut of fabric, these belts are totally fashion forward. Whether you're looking for a figure-flattering accessory, or you want added embellishments, consider trying this fashionable wedding dress trend.
Here, a few looks from recent bridal runways that feature of-the-moment belts!
Romona Keveza Collection: This season, Keveza was the biggest belt proponent, with design after design walking down her Spring 2015 runway featuring a thick metallic band. These mid-waist additions are so eye-catching that they even come off as futuristic! In the best possible way, of course.
Wedding dresses by Romona Keveza Collection
Photo: John Aquino and Steve Eichner
Monique Lhuillier: We've already compared this look to a piece of chic outerwear, so it's no surprise that the tulle overskirt's band is a thick piece of fabric that resembles a belt.
"Fabienne" long sleeve embellished sheath wedding dress with a front slit, tulle overskirt, and keyhole illusion neckline, Monique Lhuillier
Photo: Thomas Iannaccone
Reem Acra: Offsetting the design's inherently ethereal feel, the severity of this thicker white band adds drama and contrast to an otherwise soft and romantic silhouette.
Embroidered chiffon A-line wedding dress with a v-neckline and short sleeves, Reem Acra