Last week, some of the most creative and innovative designers gathered in New York for Bridal Fashion Week, ready to show us the latest and greatest in bridal looks. We live for this kind of thing (seriously, it’s like our Christmas), and this year’s FW completely delivered with some stunning designs.
There were so many breathtaking gowns on the runway this year, but today we’d like to talk about a few the trends and styles we saw from several designers. We expect to see these styles on many brides in the coming year — and we can’t wait!
She may be getting ready to welcome baby Sussex into the world, but most of us are still reeling from Meghan Markle’s gorgeous wedding dress. One year after the royal wedding minimalist downs are still reigning supreme, with countless designers flaunting clean lines and body-flattering styles.
Amsale introduced a collection that was all about simplicity (including two halter gowns that took clear inspiration from Duchess Meghan’s reception gown). Cushnie’s collection featured body-hugging designs in stark white, with a touch of lace here and there for dramatic effect. One thing is certain; understated, classic wedding gowns are going to be en vogue for quite some time!
Lace has been a popular element of bridal fashion for eons — and as far as Bridal Fashion Week is concerned, it’s going to stay that way! Many models flaunted lace-covered gown on the runway, from the classic elegance of Victoria KyraKides to the sexy, lacy bustier gown from Berta.
And while lace showed up in many bridal collections, it certainly wasn’t used in the same ways: Galia Lahav used bolts of lace and tulle to create sultry, skin-baring looks for the bride that wants to make a bold statement on her big day; Zuhair Murad’s collection paid homage to Iberian culture with lace and beading that resembled small fans; and the delicate late on many Temperley London looks gave off an air of classic, sweet romance.
Some designers even breathed new life into classic lacy styles, like New York designer Enaura. Their illusion short sleeves were decorated with beautiful beading, giving the bride a little extra sparkle (which, we should mention, would look great with a shoulder-length veil).
The Bridal Blazer
These days, more and more brides are choosing to buck tradition and wear the pants (literally) on their wedding days. Frankly, we love it — a classic white pantsuit with some stunning accessories makes for a jaw-dropping look!
And thanks to designers like Cushnie and Sahroo Bridal, it’s easier than ever to find an incredible trousered look for your special day. These designers made a big splash at Fashion Week with fringed blazers, feathered duster coats, satin crop tops, and sparkly pants we would love to wear down the aisle.
Spring Colors and Floral Fashions
Another rising trend among modern brides is the choice to wear colored wedding gowns. No longer are brides concerned about white gowns symbolizing “purity” — these days, brides want to wear something that makes them feel beautiful, regardless of the color.
Of course, there was a great deal of white on the runway at Fashion Week, but some designers also introduced colorful gowns we couldn’t help but swoon over! Reem Acra showed off a stunning gold gown covered with crystals. Anne Barge’s powder-blue ball gown looked like something straight out of Cinderella. Vera Wang’s romantic collection, complete with large tulle flower fixtures and pink, brown, and tan gowns, was absolutely to die for!
Bridal Fashion Week may be over, but now the fun is really beginning. We are so excited to see these gorgeous designs on real-life brides, and we can’t wait to help them complete their bridal looks with the perfect veil, sash, or headpiece.
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