When it comes to choosing your wedding dress getting the perfect style to suit your body shape, individual style and preconceived idea can be a challenge.
There are plenty of timeless trends and styles that you can usually never go wrong with if you want to keep it traditional, everything from lace and crystal clad to fishtail and fairytale.
However, for some brides being on trend is just as important.
Here are 10 wedding dress trends that have taken to the aisles in recent times:
You might have thought bows were a thing of the past, but they are back and bigger than ever, literally! Loads of designers showed wedding dresses with bows, whether it was trailing up the backs of dresses, or oversized ones on the back of belts. Embrace the trend and try a dress with a feminine bow, you might just love it!
2. Bell Sleeves
Bell sleeve detailing has been popular on the high street for a while, and now it has made it into Bridal fashion. Inspired by retro styling, this look works well with vintage-inspired dresses, bohemian chic, and sleek and modern sleeves. If you prefer a dress with a little more coverage, step away from traditional lace, and give bell sleeves a try instead.
If you want to add some drama to your dress but fancy something different than lace or diamanté, you should consider upping the fun factor with feathers! From full feather skirts to more subtle detailing on sleeves, you can add a sense of the whimsical to your dress very easily with this Spring trend.
If you’re more of an Audrey than a Marilyn, you’ll be pleased to hear that pearls were huge on the Bridal Fashion Week catwalk, and not just as a necklace or accessory. Some designers had dressed with pearl detailing covering the bodice only, while others went all out with head to toe pearls.
5. Black Dresses and Details
Bridal fashion is becoming ever more daring, and gone are the days when Brides could only walk down the aisle in white. Black wedding dresses are a massive trend for Spring, but if you don’t want to be that adventurous, you could opt for black detailing such as a belt or sleeve detail. Also, black or grey Bridesmaids dresses are a big hit, if you love the idea of black and white but don’t want to wear it yourself.
It’s a look that won’t work for everyone, but one you should definitely try on. From voluminous skirts to layered A-lines, this trend proves that less isn’t always more. If you’re a fashion savvy Bride looking to glam up your outfit, layering could be just what you’re looking for.
7. Jumpsuits and Pants
Good news for the woman who doesn’t enjoy dresses, this hot new trend looks like it’s here to stay, and is definitely being seen as a much more acceptable alternative to the traditional Bridal gown. We love jumpsuit dresses too, which is the perfect mix of a stylish We’ve also seen some great examples of Bridesmaids wearing jumpsuits, while the Bride wears a dress, which works equally as well.
If you can’t decide between a figure-hugging dress and a flowing skirt, you’ll be glad to hear that an overskirt could be the perfect solution. They look amazing from the back as well as the front, giving you two looks in one. Even better, if you like the idea of a jumpsuit, but you’re not sure if it’s too “out there” for you, opt for a jumpsuit with an overskirt, giving you versatility and a great silhouette.
9. Corsets and Exposed Boning
Corset style dresses are always popular, giving the traditional structured shape to a fit and flare dress, but this upcoming Spring season, it’s all about exposed boning for daring and edgy Brides. Paired with a more simple skirt, or romantic lace detail, this is a head-turning look.
10. Capes and Capelets
Inspired by fashion-forward brides, like Solange Knowles, capes are the next big statement piece. At Bridal Fashion Week, almost every designer showcased a dress with either a cropped capelet or a full-length cape. If you’re getting married in a chillier month, or just want to add the “wow” factor to your wedding outfit, you can’t go wrong with a flowing cape.