"The new trends are more of a couture look and the gowns have lot of sculpture like three-dimensional flowers," said Joy Gooch, owner of Joy's Bridal and Formal Wear in Sikeston.
Full skirts as well as mermaid-style gowns featuring taffeta or sculptured organza are among style trends this year.
"The material is actually a pattern of ruffled flowers sewn on the gown and somewhat of a retro, 1950s look," Gooch said.
One-shoulder strap dresses with flowers on the shoulder are also very visible this year, Gooch said.
"They're still a lot of asymmetrical ruching which is real slenderizing, but ruffles are pretty popular this year which we haven't seen in a long time," Gooch said.
And the ruffles are different type than those from the 1960s or 1970s, she For the complete article and more stories from the Standard Democrat, click here to log on to the electronic edition.