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2018 Bridal Trend: Monochrome Magic

No grey areas here...


Having gotten used to the traditional pastel tones of all things bridal, designers decided to shake things up and introduce a bold and chic new palette for 2018: Monochrome.

Featuring bright, optical white dresses and contrasting them with striking black accessories was a hot trend on the catwalks for 2018. Perfect for an ultra-chic and modern bride, take inspiration from the latest bridal collections to inject some monochrome magic into your bridal style. Whether you want to don an all over monochrome dress, or tap into the trend through accessories, one thing’s for sure, black is certainly back!

Statement Gowns

Stand out from the crowd with these statement bridal gowns. If you’re a daring and fashion-forward bride to be, take the plunge and opt for a dress that encapsulates the monochrome trend. Go all out with a black ruffled skirt and white bodice like Kelly Featanini, or opt for a Gothic style black bridal jacket and matching satin choker for vintage vamp bridal vibes.

statement monochrome gowns
(L-R) Kelly Faetanini, Reem Acra, Kelly Faetanini

 

Bridal Belts

Keep it sleek and refined with ballet-style belts over your bridal gown. Whether you opt for a high-neck lace dress like Marchesa’s, a spaghetti strap gown like Justin Alexander or a strapless number, adding a thin black belt to contrast the white is the perfect way to tap into the monochrome trend whilst still remaining timelessly elegant and classy.

Black and white dresses
(L-R) Marchesa, Justin Alexander, Marchesa

 

Accessories

Don’t fancy wearing a monochrome dress? Why not add black accessories for a fashion-forward and modern look. Don a Parisian-chic fedora like Justin Alexander, add statement black lace shoes like Marchesa, keep it simple with a black hair tie and earrings like Marchesa or go bold and opt for black full-length gloves like Reem Acra. Incorporating the monochrome trend through accessories gives you more room to be creative and play with your own personal style.

(L-R Top) Justin Alexander, Marchesa (L-R Bottom) Marchesa, Reem Acra

Quirky & Cool

Want something out-of-the-ordinary? Think outside the box and wear a bridal gown that is truly original and unique. Opt for an asymmetric gown with over-sized flower like Vera Wang below, add a long chiffon black scarf like Elizabeth Gilmore or break all bridal rules and wear a short ruffled mini dress with black paneling like this Marchesa gown that looks like it stepped off the set of Black Swan!

Monochrome bridal trend
(L-R) Vera Wang, Marchesa, Elizabeth Filmore

 

Set Featured Image Credit:Justin Alexander, Marchesa, Kelly Faetanini, Reem Acra