Bridal fashion week for 2018 has been and gone, but we are still dreaming over the debut looks on the catwalks. 2018 bridal fashion is bursting with inspiring collections, striking styles, and dreamy trends and although traditional bridal beauty and fashion will always be a firm favourite, its clear that for 2018 bridal trends are decidedly fashion-forward. Check out our round-up of the top six trends to look out for if you’re a 2018 bride.
Having gotten used to the traditional pastel tones of all things weddings, 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 Vera Wang’s enlarged black flowers, opt for long black gloves that can be removed like Reem Acra or strip it back and opt for a ballet-style slimline black belt to highlight your waist or to wear as a necklace, like this Marchesa gown.
Bows have been around for the past few bridal seasons, but this year its going to be bigger and better than ever! Designers are ruling out the past trend of sleek and minimal bows that sit pretty on the waist, and are adorning tailored and sleek dresses with bold oversized bows to truly make a striking entrance. This look oozes old Hollywood glamour, with a touch of modern simplicity.
From romantic appliqué to actual floral garden replicas, the bridal world’s obsession with 3D flowers continues! This sweet trend nods to those girly brides who have always dreamed of a fairy-tale wedding dress. Add texture and movement to your gown and opt for this unforgettable style to wow your guests in a real show-stopping gown.
Make a ladylike statement with this feminine and refined accessory. A great way to add polish to your bridal look, gloves are the ‘IT’ accessory of 2018. Available in a range of lengths, styles and fabrics you can choose an elbow length style, a wrist length style or a pretty hand glove. A popular look on the catwalks was the use of sheer gloves that compliment the dress with similar floral details, like these illusion Lela Rose gloves with floral appliqué. Alternatively, go bold and opt for a block colour to make a statement like these black Reem Acra gloves, or give a small nod to the trend by a wearing a dainty hand glove similar to Monique Lhuillier’s.
Another key trend for 2018 is statement jewellery. From bold and retro styles like this vintage get-up by Oscar De La Renta, or the more ornate detailing of Monique Lhuillier’s pearl and diamond neck dressing – bold and big jewlerly is the way to go for next season.
Perfect for a boho bride, this feminine look is great for creating a fashion-forward yet relaxed bridal look. We particularly LOVE this sleek sheath silhouette of Theia’s new collection gown, this cut will flatter any bride and is perfect for those who want to keep their arms covered!
Set Featured Credit Image: Marchesa 2018 collection, Harper’s Bazaar