Every bride wants to be radiant and in style on her wedding day, but akin to fashion, bridal gown trends shift with time. Similarly, 2019 has brought its own share of ebb and flow. Even the most classic of gowns have been updated with contemporary details to keep up with the trends. In this issue, we list down this year’s top 11 bridal gown trends to help you pick out the perfect wedding gown that will complement and highlight your shape and style for your big day.
11. Timeless and versatile laces
Despite the transformation in styles of bridal gowns, lace wedding dresses has withstood the test of time. Lace remains a key feature to incorporate in dream bridal gowns, even with some modern brides. One of the classic favourites, it is feminine and elegant; a perfect choice for a chic and romantic wedding. With an extensive variety of laces ranging from Alençon, Guipure, Chantilly to eyelet, lace gowns are undoubtedly popular for its versatility. Further alterations such as intricate beading or heavy embroidery can add a touch of class.
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10. Bows with a unique and elegant twist
Bows are customarily present in bridal gowns to help define a bride’s waist. Dainty and sweet, these light details are added to enhance the gown’s charm. In recent years, bows are now taking centre stage in wedding dresses, expanded to act as trains, straps and literally, tie the overall look. Wedding gowns with bows are whimsical and feminine yet not over the top, enough to give your bridal gown a dash of novelty.
9. Bold geometric accents and exquisite detailing
Bold geometric accents are on the rise this 2019. Unlike laces and bows, this trend is considered relatively more new-age and modern. Geometric details can be applied to varying bridal looks you may be looking to achieve, be it boho and retro or ravishing and elegant.
8. Rule-breaking top and skirt
Modern brides favour some twists and turns when it comes to the designs of their dream bridal gown. Something more unconventional and exciting stands out from the crowd, so why not be creative and combine bridal separates such as crop tops, suits, skirts, trousers, and even shorts? Fashion, after all, is an expression of self. When better to embody ‘you do you’ than on your own wedding day?
7. Eccentric yet chic wedding jumpsuit
Yes, jumpsuits. You did not see this wrongly. Simple and sophisticated, jumpsuits are perfect for fuss-free ladies as they can move freely and comfortably in them while still looking trendy. Customisation can be done to fit the different styles of each bride. Fashion it with a train, or adorn it with lace for a more traditional feel.
For a minimalistic look, a plain satin jumpsuit works best. Even bohemian brides are jumping in on this trend, putting a contemporary spin on the theme with charming details such as embroidered or eyelet lace and ruffled macramé. With the right seamstress, they can definitely turn your vision into reality.
6. Flights of fancy feathers and plush details
Bridal gowns with feathers are still a trend in 2019, especially for brides not swayed by the conventional sheath and mermaid wedding gown. Using feathers is one way to make a mystic statement on your special day. If you are feeling bold with a garden theme to match, go with a fully feathered wedding gown to feel like an ethereal fairy having the time of her life wandering around an arcane forest.
5. Dazzling and sparkly glamour gowns
There is no better time to shine than on your wedding day, and we mean it literally. Perfect for a fantasy-themed wedding, having sparkles in your wedding gown gives off a glamorous and magical vibe. Amp it up with an equally shimmery hair and make-up style to finish up the goddess look.
If glitz and glamour is your thing, incorporate the glitter factor of your gown to the overall theme of your wedding. Using glitter dust and reflective pieces of confetti at the reception venue are some means to blend the overall look seamlessly.
4. Dramatic and stunning capes
Bridal capes, a modern alternative to the usual bridal veil, has been becoming increasingly prominent and used in various wedding collections over the past seasons. With styles ranging from over-the-top glamorous to classy elegance, capes are well-suited for every contemporary bride.
Feeling bold? Go the extra mile with a fully feathered cape or have it adorned with beads, pearls, and embroidered neckline. On the other hand, a simple sheer silk or tulle gives a quieter statement while a Crêpe de Chine cape supports a basic yet stunning look.
3. Classic statement sleeves
Strapless bridal gowns have been a fixture among bridal gown trends for years. As of recent years, gowns with sleeves are increasingly trending. More brides, including royal brides such as Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle, are opting for the classy sleeve options.
The styles you can experiment with sleeves vary greatly. One can go sexy, off-shoulder, or completely covered-up. Iit all just depends on your preferences. Puff sleeves are an alternative option, or try out the newest twist on this style – a detachable sleeve that you can remove after solemnisation for a more graceful and comfortable getup.
2. Ultimate minimalist aesthetic
Going minimalist is another bridal gown trend undertaken by Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle with her minimalistic sleeved wedding gown. This style gives wedding gowns a contemporary and clean sense of style, perfect for brides who prefer simplicity with a touch of sophistication. A sleeveless piece works well too, emitting radiance and freshness within the bride.
1. Lavish royal ensemble
On top of our list is a lavish, posh royal look for your wedding. Despite actual royal weddings leaning into simpler classic gown styles recently, most brides still dream of the classic lace and ball gown ensemble. This enchanting regal look will certainly make every bride feel and look like a queen marrying the man of her dreams. With intricate beading and ornate embroideries on your bridal gown, you can definitely commence your happily ever after in style.
Choosing your wedding dress can be tough, especially with the extensive range of bridal gown options nowadays. We hope that these bridal gowns trends will inspire you and help create a vision of your ideal bridal gown, or at the very least, add a couple of beautiful ideas for your wedding. Please do share the love if this helps you for your wedding planning!