After many years of popularity at modern weddings, strapless may be on its way out. Kate Middleton's long-sleeved gown is still inspiring brides three years after the royal wedding, says bridal dress designer Jin Wang. Modesty done in a classic, beautiful way is popular. "It can stil be sensual; this is not your grandmother's gown," she said. Another perk to straps and V necks coming back into fashion? They add visual interest in close-up photos compared to the bare look brides tend to get in strapless gowns.