A bride is often a bundle of emotions on her Big Day. Two Canadian designers have created a wedding gown that incorporates those intense emotions into the fabric of her dress.

Earlier this month, Wynnie Chung, a student at Simon Fraser University, and Emily Ip, a SFU grad, designed a dress called Wo.Defy that measures the wearer's breathing, heart rate and movement. These measurements activate LED lights and pulsating fabric flowers built into the dress, resulting in a gown that moves and glows depending on the wearer's emotional state (watch the video above for more details).

Chung and Ip were inspired by 20th century Chinese suffragettes called the Self-Combing sisters who rejected traditional roles for women, they told the Vancouver Sun. The dress can express emotions like apprehension that might typically be suppressed at a wedding.

“Through our dress we detect raw physiological data, and we expose it, so there is nothing to hide. You show your true self, in a sense,” Ip told the Vancouver Sun. “We asked why is marriage and family our final destination?”

Turns out wedding dresses can be pretty high-tech. Carrie Underwood wore a wedding gown-like dress at the Grammys earlier this month that used LED technology to project images onto the fabric. And in 2010, British researchers designed an environmentally-friendly dress that dissolves in water after being worn.

Check out the top 2013 wedding dress trends in the slideshow below.

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  • Illusion Necklines

    One of the hottest trends on the Fall 2013 runways was the illusion neckline. This silhouette has the feel of a strapless gown, but provides a bit more coverage for the bride (it will also help your dress stay in place while you dance the night away!) Here, a gown from Vera Wang.

  • Illusion Necklines

    A Reem Acra gown, Fall 2013.

  • Illusion Necklines

    An Amsale gown, Fall 2013.

  • Illusion Necklines

    A tea-length gown from Amsale, Fall 2013.

  • Illusion Necklines

    A Christos gown, Fall 2013.

  • Illusion Neckline

    A gown from Monique Lhuillier, Fall 2013.

  • Illusion Necklines

    A Watters gown, Fall 2013.

  • Sleeves

    In a post-Kate Middleton world, it's unlikely that sleeves -- especially in the Fall -- will be disappearing from the bridal runways any time soon. This season, many couture designers showed long sleeves in their collections. Some gowns took inspiration directly from Duchess Kate -- as is clearly shown in this look from Christos -- while others gowns took the trend to new places.

  • Sleeves

    A loose-sleeved Claire Pettibone gown, Fall 2013.

  • Sleeves

    A new take on sleeves at Christos, Fall 2013.

  • Sleeves

    Long sleeves at Monique Lhuillier, Fall 2013.

  • Sleeves

    An Oscar de la Renta gown, Fall 2013.

  • Lace Overlays

    Thanks to Kate Middleton and her stunning Alexander McQueen wedding gown, lace made a <em>huge</em> comeback in 2011 -- and the Fall 2013 collections prove that the lace trend isn't slowing down any time soon. This season, designers featured lace as a layer on top of other fabrics, lending volume and dimension to the gowns. Here, a Claire Pettibone frock.

  • Lace Overlays

    A lacey Romona Keveza gown, Fall 2013.

  • Lace Overlays

    A lace gown by Romona Keveza, Fall 2013.

  • Lace Overlays

    A Vera Wang gown, Fall 2013.

  • Lace Overlays

    An Oscar de la Renta gown, Fall 2013.

  • Lace Overlays

    A sexy Monique Lhuillier sleeved gown, Fall 2013.

  • Hints Of Color

    While seasons past have featured <a href="http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/307572/oscar-de-la-renta-spring-2013-collection/@center/272535/wedding-dresses">deep reds and flowered gowns</a>, designers took a more subtle approach to color in their Fall 2013 collections. Claire Pettibone incorporated blush pink, olive green and baby blue into many of her gowns, as seen here.

  • Hints Of Color

    A cafe-colored Reem Acra gown, Fall 2013.

  • Hints Of Color

    Embellishments on a Claire Pettibone gown, Fall 2013.

  • Hints Of Color

    A blush Watters gown, Fall 2013.

  • Hints Of Color

    A blush gown from Ines DiSanto, Fall 2013.

  • All-Over Sequins

    Sequins always add a sassy, sexy touch to a bridal gown. But this season, designers really brought the bling with top-to-bottom sequins. Here, a Watters gown, Fall 2013.

  • All-Over Sequins

    A sequined Reem Acra gown, Fall 2013.

  • All-Over Sequins

    An Ines DiSanto gown, Fall 2013.

  • Bold Headpieces

    The traditional veil, while beautiful and classic, was sorely upstaged by bolder, bigger headpieces this season (perhaps thanks to newlywed Anne Hathaway and her '<a href="http://nymag.com/thecut/2012/10/anne-hathaways-wedding-dress-pink-valentino.html">bridal bandana</a>'). Here, a look from Reem Acra, Fall 2013.

  • Bold Headpieces

    A flowered headpiece at Claire Pettibone, Fall 2013.

  • Bold Headpieces

    A flowered headpiece at Watters, Fall 2013.

  • Bold Headpieces

    Another dramatic veil from Reem Acra, Fall 2012.

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