At The Knot, our fashion editors are always on the lookout for the most inspiring gowns and the trends that will shape the season. This spring we saw several bold trends emerge on the bridal fashion runways:


· Beaded bodices over simple skirts added sparkle while still looking polished

· Sexy, leg-baring slits added extra spice to simple silhouettes

· Bold black accents showed up on sashes and lace overlays

· Off the shoulder necklines offered a flattering alternative to strapless

· Mermaid skirts were a hit on almost every runway

This fall, brides are going fashion forward with big details, and everyone is head over heels in love with lace. Join me at the Dallas Bridal Market (Sept. 9-11) for two seminars:

Sunday, Sept. 9 at noon to discuss Managing Your Online Reputation

Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 8 a.m. as we unveil the Top 5 Fashion Trends for Fall