If there’s one thing we love about Bridal Fashion Week, it’s seeing how our favorite wedding dress designers interpret (and create!) the current trend climate. Even the most timeless and traditional collections are punctuated by of-the-moment accents, turning them into mini time capsules that highlight the very best of contemporary design. Luckily for brides shopping for wedding dresses in the upcoming year, the bridal gowns that debuted during Spring 2019 Bridal Fashion Week brought a fresh batch of trends to the table.
From royal weddings galore to It-girl nuptials, like Priyanka Chopra’s many celebrations with Nick Jonas and Chiara Ferragni’s Italian spectacular with Fedez, 2018 was a huge year for weddings. With this throng of top-notch nuptials and the latest bridal, Couture, and ready-to-wear collections, we’re predicting the wedding dress trends of 2019.
The global runways—from New York bridal week to Paris Haute Couture—are giving the 2019 bride lots of thematic and fashion remixes to work with. Think Louis XIV-inspired ruffles, ’70s disco, and sleek silhouettes fit for metropolitan minimalists. Classic bridal archetypes are getting an overhaul as well; the beach bride is a little more gamine and sultry than bohemian, and the rustic bride has taken on a new polish, via our favorite It-girl trend, the Fashion Fairy Nymph.
In 2019, old world is new again in the form of fresh embellishments, large doses of color, and statement details that pack a punch. Here, the top trends that will set the tone for all 2019 aisles.
Dynamic 3-D blooms put a textural twist on a traditional bridal detail. Whether they’re oversize and all over, delicate and cascading, or embellished with feathers and crystals, this cool-girl way to pull off florals adds dimension to any wedding dress silhouette.
Calling all Kirakira app-obsessed brides! Over-the-top sequins, tonal beading and metallic embellishments turned the Bridal Fashion Week runways into a glittery affair. Perfect for evening nuptials under the stars, this trend is daring but sophisticated. Pro tip: If you’re rocking a gown with lots of sparkle, keep your accessories minimal and let your glitzy frock do all the talking.
If you’re foregoing a big ceremony for city hall, looking for a chic rehearsal dinner ensemble, or just aren’t into dresses, we’ve got you covered. Jumpsuits and pantsuits are comfortable, figure flattering and totally on trend. Pants paired with a romantic lace top is dressy enough for a modern ceremony, while a tailored white pantsuit is perfect for more casual nuptials.