Designers revealed their latest creations during Bridal Fashion Week Spring 2018 in New York recently. The looks were diverse, ranging from billowing ball gowns to sleek and simple silhouettes. If you are a bride-to-be, the dress of your dreams surely lies in one of these collections from Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera, and Monique Lhuillier among others. Bride & Blossom was so inspired by the wedding attire showcased on the runway and in showrooms that we rounded up our favorite trends for the upcoming seasons.
Bejeweled Details: Designers showed off glistening gowns with embellishments that varied from strand-of-pearls accents to all over beading. Monique Lhuillier’s vintage take on the trend paired an elegant fit and flare silhouette with a lavish shoulder necklace. Jenny Packham and Naeem Khan offer two versions of the beaded sheath – shimmering elegance and glittery white Goth. These wedding looks are so sparkly on their own, you can think about skipping jewelry.
Volume: This trend showed billowing ball gowns fit for a fairytale princess. Christian Siriano went for regal glam with an ornamented bodice and layer-upon-layer of tulle. Viktor & Rolf stunned with a multi-layered tulle skirt that looks like a work of art. Oscar de la Renta’s whimsical design paired a sugary spun bottom and top with delicate floral trimming. You may have a hard time getting around in any of these dresses, but at least you’ll look divine doing it.
Streamline Satin: Amid all the glitter and tulle were simple satin gowns. With the minimalist bride in mind, collections presented looks that proved understated elegance will never go out of style. Lela Rose paired bridal gloves with a silhouette echoing an old Hollywood screen siren. Carolina Herrera’s modern sheath was marked by black straps and drape sleeves. Austin Scarlett presented a relaxed column gown with a hint of side detailing.
Statement Veils: The bridal veil continues to have a moment. Designers’ treatment of the wedding accessory offered styles for the traditional and fashion-forward. Zuhair Murad’s chapel length design exudes grace and style. Viktor & Rolf re-imagined the elbow veil with striking architectural detail, matching it with a classic ball gown. Galia Lahav’s sparkling cathedral design is what wedding dreams are made of.
Flutter Sleeves: Delicate, wind-swept sleeves were seen on gowns of every style. Rita Vinieris encapsulated sheer romance with flowing tulle and lace sleeves on a trumpet silhouette. Radiating pure enchantment, Temperley London’s design is perfect for a woodland wedding. Galia Lahav’s design elevated bohemian with stunning floral embellishments.
Black Accents: For the most part, designers kept this fresh, yet classic look to just a dash of black here and there. Marchesa contrasted a beautifully embroidered gown with a simple black belt. A note of black gives Elizabeth Filmore’s signature lace slipdress an edgy vibe. Kelly Faetanini skipped subtlety for high drama, combining a luxurious black feather skirt with corset top.
Blue and Pink: And the bride wore something blue. A modern twist on wedding white, designers revealed dresses in soft of blue and pink hues. The opalescence of pearls inspired Theia’s dreamy blush ensemble. Expressing majestic elegance, Reem Acra fashioned a gilded overlay on a hush-of-blue ball gown. Mira Zwillinger’s charming version of the trend combined exquisite floral appliqué with whispering blue.
Every bride is unique and finding the perfect gown is an important part of her wedding story. We hope this trend guide to Bridal Fashion Week New York Spring 2018 helps you discover a wedding look that best expresses your style and personality.