2018 is full of new wedding dress trends. From Statement bows and pretty shades of blue to gothic-inspired black touches, we’ve got the hottest wedding dress trends you need to know. Keep reading to see what all these trends are.
It’s official: Black is the new white. From sophisticated black bows that channeled Audrey Hepburn to over-the-top black ostrich feather ball gown skirts. Black was everywhere on the Bridal Fashion Week runways. If you’re looking to make a serious statement or just add a touch of edginess to your wedding day look, this is the trend for you.
Bring the drama with this frilly, ultra-feminine detail. Allover rufflles add dimension to a slim silhouette, while a full skirt of cascading ruffles (paired with a high-low hemline if you’re brave) is equal parts whimsical and fashion forward.
We love this look straight out of the Elizabethan era for two reasons: Corsets accentuate the narrowest part of your body. Add sheer ones with exposed boning add some (tasteful) sex appeal. Choose a corset top with a ball gown skirt for a totally royal look. Or keep it slinky and lingerie-inspired with a curve-skimming silhouette.
Sultry silhouettes give this heirloom touch a modern upgrade. Opulent head-to-toe pearls are worthy of a red carpet affair, while pearl-embellished bodices (and chokers, for good measure) create a unique texture on streamlined frocks.
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Shades of Blue
Designers put a fresh twist on the “something blue” tradition this season. Pale-cornflower-blue underlays with white lace embellishments are perfect for a romantic garden wedding. Striking powder-blue ball gowns fit a royal affair.
You can’t go wrong with a timeless gown—after all, photos do last forever. Structured silhouettes and classic necklines (think: boatneck and bardot) made a serious comeback. A-line and mermaid-style gows in heavy satins and silk faille were a staple in every collection, paired with retro-inspired accessories.
Make a ladylike statement with this refined accessory. Sheer, barely there gloves were a go-to for fashion-forward designers. Whether you go with a wrist- or elbow-length style, this pretty detail adds extra polish to any ensemble.
Designers went all in with shimmer. Allover silver geometric beading gave gowns a vintage-inspired vibe; sheaths covered in tonal beading were a more subtle take on this über-glam trend.
Bows have been hot for a few seasons, but this ultra-classic detail isn’t going anywhere. This season the bows were bigger and better than ever. Designers sent tailored silhouettes adorned with bold statement bows down the runway.