Bridal fashion week is coming up in just a few weeks, and we’re so excited to see what designers have come up with this season. We reached out to several of our favorite wedding dress designers, boutiques, and experts to see what they think the biggest trends are going to be next year, and what we can expect to see coming down the runways.
A-Line and Fit & Flare Silhouettes
“We’ll see more gowns with these subtly flared skirts that are perfect for the bride that wants to feel “bridal” but not overly princess-y!” – Danielle Keller of Mon Amie Bridal Salon
“High necklines are mainstays in bridal gowns and the additional coverage doesn’t have to be matronly. We’ve created necklines with illusion lace and a plunging bodice lining underneath, or paired them with a low back. The new take on high necklines means you can have a subtle dash of sexiness without being overly daring.” – Lindsey Bennet of Azazie
“Dresses will be overtly feminine with flirty hem lengths, pleated chiffons, draping and volume.” – Rebecca Lau Marsh of White Runway
All About the 70’s
“The laid-back vibes of the 70s are here to stay, with bell-sleeves and floral prints still making their way into bridal parties. This year we’re excited to see unexpected fabrications, like burn-out velvet, making an appearance as well.” – Joanna August of Joanna August
Unique Lace Patterns
“Designers are starting to get creative with the lace they incorporate into their gowns. Expect to see more unique lace patterns this year!” – Danielle Keller of Mon Amie Bridal Salon.
“Gone are the days of exclusively floor length bridal gowns. Brides are exploring different hemlines. Tea length and knee length gowns are also hot right now, some ranging from very vintage, 50’s feel while others lean more toward modern and sleek silhouettes, think high/low hemlines.” – Lindsey Bennet of Azazie
“From a star spangled print on the MOH gown to bridal crowns, we’re seeing the popularity of stars skyrocketing and brides incorporating them into their weddings in unexpected ways.” – Joanna August of Joanna August
“Garden party style bridal dresses featuring 3D lace, textures and sheer silk chiffons will be a huge trend, making dresses appear ethereal and romantic.” – Rebecca Lau Marsh of White Runway
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