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Best and worst wedding gowns for 2014

This fitted sheath gown from the 2014 Christos collection is simple in shape, but the stunning lace overlay adds a touch of romance – perfect for showing off your curves in a subtle, girlish way.

Best and worst runway wedding gowns for 2014

Shine from Yahoo Canada

Engagement season – that period between Christmas and New Year’s where couples everywhere are putting a ring on it – may have come to an end for this year, but the excitement has only just begun for new brides-to-be!

Experts say brides should lock down their dress at least six to nine months ahead of the big day, so if you’re dreaming of a romantic summer or cozy fall occasion, the time to start looking is now.

The good news is that designers have just released their new gowns for 2014, so the hottest styles of the year are freshly stocked in bridal shops across the country. Here, we take a look at the highlights (and lowlights!) of the year’s trends.

- by Gilean Watts