The Top Bridal Trends for 2018 Brides

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The glamorous bride is coming back and she. looks. FABULOUS!

That’s right; bridal dress season has come and while the understated bride still has many choices, we’ve seen a whole lot more glitz and glam come back onto the scene. Some of our favorite bridal trends have been re-imagined for modern times, while some of the features we may know and love from the past have been made into gorgeously new creations. Here are some of the bridal trends we loved!

Show The Shoulder

An off-the-shoulder wedding gown is the perfect way to show some skin in a demure, lighthearted way.

Whether you’re a lover of lace details like with Kelly Faetanini or Sottero and Midgley’s creations, or are looking for something more streamlined and formal like with this gorgeous Enchanting by Mon Cheri gown, you’re bound to find an off-the-shoulder gown in any aesthetic you love with how much this trend dominated bridal season.

It’s a nice compromise for brides who like the idea of a strapless dress but would also like a little bit of arm coverage.

Raise The Hemlines

A bride doesn’t have to choose a full-length gown if it’s not her thing – maybe she wants a dress to match the intimate setting of her wedding, or she just wants to show off her killer legs!

Let those gams loose in a Gatsby inspired frock like Jenny Woo’s fringe number, or just give a peek with the very popular tea length dress a la Elie Saab.

An asymmetrical hem is also a unique attribute for a wedding dress, like with Alexandra Grecco’s fringe-kissed dress. This could also be a fabulous reception option.

The Non-Dress

If you’re not a dress person, there’s no need to settle on one for your wedding. After all, your wedding look should still represent you.

Jumpsuits and two-piece outfits are becoming more prevalent in mainstream bridal wares. Any high fashion bride would love the Diffusion by Elizabeth Fillmore draped jumpsuit or even the wide leg pant and lace top combo from Lili Hod. You can also get really funky with a two piece outfit such as a crop top and pants like Galina for David’s Bridal has created.

Fantastical Embroidery

Embroidery is nothing new in bridal fashion, but designers have really gone bold and dynamic when it comes to embroidery and appliques.

There’s also a more natural approach to embroidery as with one Maggie Sottero gown that is embroidered with white florals and leaves. On the other end of the spectrum, embroidery is incredibly romantic – just look at Martin Thornburg and Sottero and Midgley’s designs!

Just Add Sleeves

Strapless dresses will always have a place in weddings, but we saw a whole lot of sleeves and interpretations of sleeves on the bridal runways this season.

They can be large and in charge sleeves like on the cape-style gown from Alexandra Grecco, or very sophisticated like on Oleg Cassini’s design. Elizabeth Fillmore took a softer approach with thin, dainty floral embossed sleeves on a flowy gown.

Giant Ruffles

Ruffles are back in, and they aren’t the over-exaggerated, unflattering detail that they used to be.

Large ruffled skirts like those made by Martin Thornburg and Galina Signature by David’s Bridal are balanced out with form fitting tops, to avoid that dreaded cupcake look. Also, Blush by Hailey Paige, one of the most coveted bridal brands out there, shows how large yet soft ruffles can be effortlessly elegant.

No matter what trend you’re embracing for your wedding day, you’ll need lingerie underneath! We have some very sultry and elegant bridal lingerie, plus all the fixings you may want for under your dress.

What bridal dress trend are you loving the most?

Let us know in the comments below!

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Until next time!

Alicia

All wedding dress images are from Brides.com, the number one place to find the best wedding trends!

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