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The Weddings Issue

6 fresh wedding gown trends with sleek silhouettes, simple touches

Meghan Markle’s influence is being felt in the latest dress designs.

Meghan Markle’s influence extends far beyond the tabloid headlines. Embellished gowns and fitted lace always have a place, but the freshest bridal fashions are unadorned dresses with sleek silhouettes.

1. Crop Tops

Campbell top, $250, and skirt, $550, by Tadashi Shoji, at BHLDN at Anthropologie, Chestnut Hill Square, Chestnut Hill, 617-527-3081, bhldn.com

2. Party Frocks

Tiered dress by White by Vera Wang, $398 at David’s Bridal, Sherwood Plaza, Natick, 508-655-6464, and University Station, Westwood, 781-251-9100; davidsbridal.com

3. Square Necklines

Colette gown by Alexandra Grecco, $2,700 at Ceremony, 53 River Street, Boston, 857-277-1669, ceremony-boston.com

Alexandra Grecco by Rebecca Miller

4. Detached Sleeves

Gypsy gown, $4,280, and sleeves, $600, by Jane Hill, at Everthine Bride, 34 Church Street, Burlington, Vermont, 802-399-2630, and 91 Wall Street, Madison, Connecticut, 203-421-6222; shopeverthine.com


5. The Markle Effect

A-line gown with shoulder pleats by Justin Alexander, $2,520 at Mariella Creations, 2192 Silas Deane Highway, Rocky Hill, Connecticut, 860-529-8558, mariellacreations.com


6. Lace Jumpsuits

Milan jumpsuit, $1,298, and detachable overskirt, $336, by Maggie Sottero, at Blushing Bride, 215 Newbury Street, Peabody, 978-535-4141, blushingbride.me

Marni Elyse Katz is a regular contributor to the Boston Globe Magazine. Send comments to magazine@globe.com. Follow us on Instagram @bostonglobemag.