Posted on April 18, 2019
Wedding season is upon us! With the blooming flowers and warmer weather, it’s no surprise that so many brides plan their big day for the Spring months. Whether you are the bride-to-be or just attending as a guest, we bet you will be seeing a lot of these trending bridal styles heading down the aisle this year.
In the spirit of the season, we have created a guide featuring 5 of the biggest wedding dress trends of the new year (totally perfect for a Spring or Summer wedding!) If you are a soon-to-be-bride and haven’t found the perfect dress, check out our picks for a little inspiration. Whether you’re looking for the perfect dress or not – who doesn’t love to browse some stunning gowns just for fun?
Applique flowers, lace overlays, and 3-dimensional embellishments are the new way to add a ‘Spring Floral’ to your wedding dress. We love this soft, feminine, and springy look. Depending on your preference you can go with a more modest option like the lace halter on the far left or this shoulder-covering trumpet gown by Carolina Herrera. For bolder, fashion-forward brides, the dresses that show a tasteful nude illusion are very trendy. Barely there lace with intricately placed applique details can create a very stunning, chic dress. We love how unique this trend is, I mean, how beautiful is this option by Immaculada Garcia on the right?
Sleeves are back. Big bell sleeves, sleek sleeves with lacy embellishments, billowing ethereal sleeves – we’re seeing it all. For an updated look on a classic dress, try this mesh-covered sweetheart-neck with a classic A-line skirt or this lacy-illusion sleeve dress with gorgeous applique on the bust by Pronovias Elisea. For a more dramatic statement, how about this dress with balloon sleeves and wrist-tie details? We also love the drama that a billowing sleeve like this gown on the far right has. Which sleeve would you choose?
What’s more enchanting and fairy-tale princess-like than a cape? The sheer, daintily embellished capes like this floral one by BHLDN or this floral lace cape by Tadashi Shoji. For something more simple, we love this high neck, shoulder framing cape or this sleek, all white, minimalist cape gown by Stella McCartney. This is the perfect accessory to add to a simple dress for any bride on a budget. A simple, chic way to go from basic to eye-catching.
We have been seeing a lot of very simple gowns with not so simple detailing. Traditional silhouettes with a little something ‘extra’ are all over bridal stores and collections this season. For a simple, understated elegance try one of these gowns by BHLDN with the mesh corset and body bracing. Whether you like a more fitted or full silhouette they have so many stunning options. For the more traditional bride, we love this silky body, lace-back long sleeve gown. And for the bride who is looking for a super traditional shape with some bold, 2019 flair – try this feathered dress by Atelier Pronovias.
The final bridal trend to make our Top 5 list is BIG bows. Yes, we are still seeing small, understated bow details on many gowns, but for many designers, the bigger the bow, the better. Everyone from Carolina Herrera to Ines Di Santo has featured these larger than life bows in their bridal collections for the season. Whether you like the big ‘ole bow in the front or in the back – there are tons of gorgeous options.