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9 Fall 2018 Wedding Dress Trends

The 9 Fall 2018 Wedding Dress Trends Brides Need to Know

Jackets, capes, sleeves, oh my! Listen up, fall 2018 brides! Bridal Fashion Week has come and gone, and we’ve poured over every wedding dress to make your search for the One as easy as possible. Want to know the latest wedding-dress trends before you kick off a season of wedding-dress shopping? We’re here for you, always. While last season’s wedding-dress trends aren’t going anywhere (off-the-shoulder, blue, lace!), this season saw a new take on some of our favorites. Capes are still going strong, but this season they’ve been upgraded from capelet to full-on princess cape. Off-the-shoulder dresses are still everywhere and ultra-flattering, but designers put a new spin on sleeves for them. From princess-inspired capes to cool moto jackets, detachable sleeves, tea-length ladylike frocks, and even shorts, these are the wedding-dress trends we’re loving for 2018.

Princess Capes

Designers are trusting you to channel your inner Snow White on “I do” day. Skip the train or veil and top your wedding dress off with an utterly too chic cape. Whether they were long, mid, or mini, capes were all over the Bridal Fashion Week runways, and we’re betting next year’s winter brides will be loving this trend.

Wedding Jackets

Not feeling like going full-on Disney? No problem! There were plenty of cool wedding-ready moto jackets, topping off beautiful lace wedding dresses, to pick from. We guarantee this is one wedding-day piece you’ll wear again and again.

Detached Sleeves

Call it the evolution of the off-the-shoulder wedding-dress trend. Designers are still intent on showing off brides’ shoulders, but this season that trend comes on and off! Detached sleeves were one of the big wedding-dress trends we spotted—from bouffant to slinky and lacy, they create the look of an off-the-shoulder dress while actually being a strapless dress.


Calling all Audrey Hepburn enthusiasts! The latest wedding-dress length trend feels pulled straight out of a 1950s screen goddess’s wardrobe. Designers are feeling modest for next fall, and mid-calf-length wedding dresses were all over the runways. This sweet trend feels reinvented and yet whimsically vintage for the bride-to-be looking for fashion yet wanting a classic look.

Shades of Pink and Nude

The blush trend is getting a new take in varying shades of pink and nude. From hot pink and peach to soft shades of nude, this romantic wedding-dress trend is here to stay.

Mini Everything

Legs out, fall 2018 brides! While there were plenty of demure mid-length looks, that doesn’t mean designers didn’t go for broke when it came to mini wedding dresses—and shorts. Whether in full miniskirts, modern high-low, or even short suiting, next year’s brides should dare to go bare.

Wedding Pants

Who wears the pants? The bride does! Most designers showed at least one jumpsuit or pants separates this season, and we couldn’t love this trend more. Though they’ve usually been reserved for chic city-hall weddings, we’re hoping this trend really takes over down the aisle.

Shoulder Bows

Bows are no strangers to the wedding-dress trend circuit, but this season there’s a new take on a classic. Bows showed up on the shoulders of wedding dresses across the Bridal Fashion Week runways.

Clean and Modern

Sometimes simple is best! And that’s certainly the case for these gorgeous wedding dresses. No muss, no fuss for these clean and modern looks, which have us all yearning for ’90s minimalism.


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