Departing from last season’s princess inspired collections, this season designers embraced bold, intricately designed and high-fashion gowns that could be considered works of art in their own right. On display were dramatic dresses with bursts of bright floral detail, shimmering fabrics, sexy sheer paneling and a few surprising styles.
Whether you’re a bohemian bride, modern, classic, glamorous or quirky there was something for every bride and their individual style this season! While a few of the class trends remained, such as off the shoulder and 3D floral appliqué a host of new styles emerged. So if you’re a 2019 or 2020 bride, check out the key styles to look out for below to be bang on trend…
Edwardian and renaissance inspired dresses with romantic, billowy sleeves shimmied down the catwalk at NYBFW. With exaggerated fabrics, volume and trims designers such as Ines di Santo, Viktor & Rolf and Leanne Marshall led the way with this new bridal trend.
Royal Wedding Vibes
Meghan Markle mania continued to reign supreme on the bridal catwalks as many designers made their own interpretations of the Duchess of Sussex’s day and evening dress for 2019. Bardot and boat necklines with sleek, clean and minimal silhouettes and crisp white fabrics and long sleeves featured in almost every collection in homage to the new princess. Not forgetting Meghan’s halter neck reception dress, 90’s inspired necklines and slinky slip dresses have had a resurgence with designers such as Savannah Miller, Theia, Lela Rose, Amsale and Kaviar Gauche adding to their collections.
Short ‘n’ Sweet
In keeping with the ‘non-traditional’ theme of 2019 collections, catwalks featured short, leg-baring bridal mini dresses – THE look for an after-party or a second wedding dress this season. In party-ready metallics, feather trimmings and pretty embroidery, designers such as Rime Arodaky, Amsale and Viktor & Rolf all showcased chic, shorter dresses perfect for the modern bride.
The Return of the Crop
Boho brides, this one’s for you! Whilst separates made a huge entrance into the bridal world a few seasons back, for 2019 they are back and bigger than ever with designers betting on brides wanting to opt for sleek and minimal versions of a matching crop top and skirt.
For SS19, we saw subtle florals used as an accent in a delicate and feminine manner. But this season, the use of florals took centre stage with dresses featuring elaborate blooms in vibrant, bright and bold jewel-coloured shades. Pronovias, Monique Lhuillier and Ines di Santo all showcased floral gowns that shimmered with multi-coloured tones down the catwalk.
For all your fashion-forward and modern brides, you’ll be glad to know that bridal jumpsuits are here to stay for AW19! Perfect for an after-party look or a chic wedding-day vibe, the bridal jumpsuit featured in almost every collection- fast becoming a staple of the bridal world. Whether you prefer a sexy lace number, a bohemian style or a free-flowing clean-cut suit, boss babes will love the power jumpsuit.
Shimmer & Shine
Autumn-winter 2019 collections also featured a fabulous dose of sparkle, with designers such as Inbal Dror, Theia and Berta leading the field. NYBFW seen some dazzling creations hit the catwalk -all adorned with sequin embellishments, intricate beading and shining crystals which brought a touch of glamour to a sea of white and ivory dresses.
Set Featured Image Credit: Berta, Lihi Hod, Idan Cohen, Theia
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