If your plans for the new year include getting hitched, Maggie Burns would make a sage guide for gown shopping. The designer has been awing Denver brides with her custom wedding dresses since she opened Marie Margot Couture in 2010 “on a whisper from the universe,” as she says. The world has taken notice, too: A year after she debuted her Platt Park shop, Burns won the Fashion Group International’s Rising Star Award for bridal. So we asked Burns to employ her impeccable taste to highlight the trends that are taking over nuptials in 2019—to help you find the perfect dress (or jumpsuit) to say yes to.

Trend: Separates

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“These are for brides who want to have some flexibility—literally—at their wedding.”
Naeem Khan crop top, $3,995, and jumpsuit with attached overskirt, $5,995, Little White Dress Bridal Shop, 303-814-8972

Trend: Capes

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“People get tired of long veils. I think the capes, though, have sprung from Game of Thrones.”

Bo & Luca dress with capelet, $3,600, Emma & Grace Bridal Studio, 720-383-8091

Trend: Color

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“It isn’t necessarily that people want to be goth in a black dress. They just want to stand out.”

Maggie Burns gown, $2,495, Marie Margot Couture, 303-748-3562

Trend: Jumpsuits

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“They’re perfect for destination weddings. People getting married on an island don’t want to haul a gown with layers of crinoline.”
Liancarlo jumpsuit, $2,190, Little White Dress Bridal Shop