And the Bride Wore White (Mesh)

And the Bride Wore White (Mesh)

The latest dress trend? A little show-and-tell for the altar.

Brides these days have grown tired with the fairy-tale wedding—from a fashion standpoint, at least. They’d rather feel, “sexy,” “hot,” and even “dangerous,” according to a recent New York Times article.

Says the article:
“‘Brides today absolutely want to look sexy and glamorous,’ said Mara Urshel, an owner and the president of Kleinfeld, the venerable Manhattan bridal salon. In recent months, the store has seen a spike in demand for plunging necklines and negligee looks, one that has only intensified since the spring bridal collections began arriving in stores.

Fewer church services, more black-tie and evening weddings, and a nod to the fashion world have brought an onslaught of dresses that are indeed traditional—they are white—but also happen to be backless, thigh-baring, short, even sheer (as shown here, a dress by Pnina Tornai for Kleinfeld). Or all of the above.

What do you think? Is less really more? What did you wear on your big day?