New ideas emerge on the wedding scene every year to inspire brides, and 2018 is not different. The fashion runways this year were teeming with re-inventions of classics, like sleeves in magnified proportions, as well as exciting new trends like mid-length wedding dresses. Here is the latest fashion trend report by the bridal experts at Best for Bride —the bridal dress chain from Canada. So, get ready to be inspired!
New twist on the off-the-shoulder trend:
The off-the-shoulder neckline was a huge bridal favorite last year. This year saw wedding fashion designers add a new twist to this feature, with detached and slim sleeves. The addition of sleeves basically fashions an edgier effect for the traditional strapless dress style. While brides can show off their slender and well-toned shoulders with such dresses, they also look more feminine and elegant than in a regular strapless dress.
The bow accessory:
Bows are a statement element this year, appearing in both big and small sizes at various places on the bridal gown. Play with this versatile, girly trend in your bridal outfit, if you want a safe but trendy style element that is sure to impress your guests. Many designers even made the bow the statement style feature on several dresses, by ensuring that it was large enough to be noticed on an otherwise simple silhouette. Here are some ideas for how to sport this look on the Bridal Guide website.
Modern details on modest silhouettes:
Think long sleeves and high necklines on fit and flare silhouettes! Even while preferring modern, cutting-edge bridal dress details like laser-cut lace and 3-dimensional embroidery, many designers have balanced the modern touch with conservative dress silhouettes. Traditional necklines and sleeves allow statement features of the dress to be showcased well. Most popular styles include illusion sleeves, halter necklines, covered backs and collar-style dresses. While these dresses are perfect for conservative brides, they are also beautiful choices for the modern fashionista with on-trend style elements.
Delicately feminine Hi-low ruffles in the skirt:
Ruffles, with their dainty touch are a classic bridal styling element that re-appears on the bridal scene every few years. The ruffle trend takes on a new appearance this year, as it is placed in the skirt in a hi-low fashion for added drama. The flounced effect adds to the impact of the dress and it creates the perfect balance between contemporary and traditional styling. When airy and whimsical ruffles cascade throughout the skirt, they enhance the volume and will not go unnoticed.
Bridal separates to create your unique style:
Two-piece bridal dresses continue to be a big hit. Pair a crop top with a suitable skirt to craft a silhouette that highlights your best features. This also gives you the flexibility to stay within budget and still create a statement bridal look. Perfect for the bride who thinks out of the box, you can pair entirely different textures in the bodice with that in the skirt. Not only does it allow you to create your unique style, it also ensures that your look is trendy. Unsure of whether you can pull off this style? Check out this article on Flossy and Willow to find out how to rock the trend.
Sheer bodices for sensual drama:
In a nod to fashion that is bold and daring, wedding fashion designers continue with last year’s trend of including sheer elements in the bridal attire to create a sensual appearance. Not a choice for the faint-hearted, sheer corsets and bodices do the talking this year. They are paired with layered and thick skirts that make the sheer feature more pronounced. The subtle peek-a-boo effect of the skin beneath layers of illusion appliques is sure to add a sexy touch that only a bold bride can confidently carry. The designs are strategically arranged so they cover the bust area while revealing skin above and below it, and the contrast effect in the skirt makes it a visual treat.
Sparkling embroidery for added flair:
Your wedding is the day when you should pull all stops and look your sparkly best, and glittering embellishments are the perfect choice to nail that glamorous effect. They appear in the bodice, on waistbands, in the neckline and sleeves, and add classic elegance to the bridal outfit. The textured effect is highlighted by beads, rhinestones and crystal embellishments that complete the details in most dresses. Done in the right doses, pearl and rhinestone details in wedding dresses are just right for both contemporary wedding themes as well as traditional style weddings.
Mid-length wedding dresses:
As more couples embrace casual and contemporary wedding themes, short wedding dresses increasingly gain favor with brides. Comfortable, convenient and youthful, short dresses are nevertheless modern and bridal. Although available in all lengths, the current favorites are tea-length dresses. Perfect for garden and beach weddings, mid-length gowns are available in every silhouette imaginable. Sexy, fitted silhouettes are perfect for a warm wedding day on the beach while vintage style poufy short dresses will allow you to rock at a ‘70’s theme wedding. Find more ideas here on the Trend Spotter.
Author Bio: Best for Bride is the favorite wedding dress destination for brides in Canada and all over the world. With four store locations and an online shopping option for brides, this bridal chain features most modern designer wedding dress collections in all price ranges, styles and varieties. Best for Bride also has an impressive inventory of bridal party collections and additional services for brides. Visit their bridal gallery for more details on the dresses they feature and all of their services for brides.
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Welcome! Hi, I'm a native of the Bahamas, but Georgia based CEO of Registry Bridges. I'm a lover of jewelry/accessories, attending and planning events and living life to the fullest! Thanks for stopping by.