Wedding season is almost here. Anne Barge reveals the most in-demand bridal trends.

These three trends have a ring to them

Anne Barge has been a top name in bridal for nearly 20 years. Her eponymous Atlanta-based company, now with Shawne Jacobs at the helm, just opened an appointment-only atelier. Known for her feminine, classic style, Barge reveals this season’s most in-demand bridal trends:

Anne Barge bows
Wedding dress bows

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“Think Dior bows,” Barge says. “Very couture, sophisticated, and strategically placed. There’s nothing ‘little girl’ about them.”

Anne Barge overskirts

Photograph courtesy of Anne Barge

“Overskirts have always been a glamorous accessory, but they are definitely on-trend now­—especially when they’re removable, so they provide an easy 2-in-1 to go from the ceremony to dancing at the reception,” Barge says.

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Long sleeve wedding dresses

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Long sleeves
“The red carpet influences bridal so directly, and we’re seeing that in a very sophisticated and confident way with longer sleeves. We call it ‘modern modesty,’” Barge says. 120 Interstate N. Parkway, Suite 404, 404-873-8070,

This article appears in our April 2018 issue.