For brides, the most important part of the wedding—after the groom, of course—is The Dress. It is the focal point of the ceremony, if not the entire day.

Oh, Royal family, how we look to thee. We can thank Queen Victoria for the enduring preference for white or ivory. More attention is also being paid to how the dress looks from all angles, including the back, and for that we can thank Pippa Middleton. No doubt, Americans are delighted that the newest member to join the Royal family will be U.S. actress Meghan Markle. When she and her attendants walk down the aisle on May 19, new design trends are sure to be unveiled. But in the meantime, the gowns on these pages from NOCO boutiques are sure to inspire.

Capricious Narcissus:
This ethereal soft net gown accented with ivory shimmer seed beads adds the perfect touch of elegance.

 

Luxurious Begoniona: Delicate lace adorns this off-the-shoulder gown with nude mesh bodice and chantilly lace skirt with semi translucent train.

 

Soft, sheer, romantic looks like the one in this Maggie Sottero gown are easy to pull off in any setting. Detachable skirts and trains are also becoming more popular as ways to transform a bridal gown from ceremony to reception.

 

This Stella York gown features two trends stolen from the red carpet: side cutouts and a modified v-neckline. Both provide visual interest and are flattering on many body types.

 

The simplicity of this off-the-shoulder gown is what makes it so glamorous and gorgeous, perfect for the classic bride and one of the current trends of the season.

 

Happy Hyacinth: This gown is the perfect mix of boho and glam. This unique soft petticoat skirt and 3D lace flowers contrast perfectly with the crystal chains dripping across the shoulders and back.