When shopping for a wedding dress, brides want to find something that both shows the latest in fashion, but is also timeless and classic in their wedding photos. The wedding trends change and develop each year and create a series of events that differ from the previous year. That is what makes the industry so exciting.
Here are some of the latest dress trends to consider when looking for your dream dress this year.
Simple dress, big accessories
This year brides take inspiration from Meghan Markle and choose a simpler dress. Favored bridal places like Azazie have a wide variety of options, including the sleek lace tops that have been popular in recent years as well as simpler, plain white dresses with minimal fanfare.
When the dresses become easier, the accessories become more elaborate. Chunky necklaces, hair chains, fascinators and headbands all steal the show while complementing and adding contrast to simple dresses.
While some brides choose plain white, choose other subtle ways to add flair by incorporating metallics. Some brides choose metallic accents that offer the same dot of sparkle as traditional beading without the elaborate (and often overwhelming) seams or the full gloss of a metal clad.
Metal accessories also become modern. Some brides choose drawn crowns as an alternative to a veil or the often soft tiara, which includes the feeling of being a queen and leaving the princess behind.
Big bows and flowers
Some brides pass the simplicity of a regular dress by adding large bows or floral accents. Vera Wang has incorporated large flowers on her dresses for the past year and it captures quickly. Some of her latest pieces even have metallic flower centers on an otherwise ordinary dress.
Big bows and flowers offer an open statement about femininity without the often childish appearance of smaller bows and flowers.
Deep V Neck
Necklaces have become deeper over the past year, especially as sleeves and cover continue to be a regular wedding dress trend. The deep V-pair with long sleeves and traditional lace applications offers a balance between elegance and sensuality that modern brides love. The same trend occurs in other types of formal wear and is expected to remain for the next few years before shifting once to higher necklaces and exposed backs.
For those who like the deep V-look but do not feel convinced of the openness of the look, one can get an illusion panel to their dress to keep everything in place.
Tulle skirts continue to be a hot look this year, but the look develops from the ballerina-inspired divisions of the wedding years of the past. Long, soft tulle skirts create an ethereal dreamlike quality that creates the aura in a modern fairy tale. In contrast to the balsam dress, these dresses create length and shape, making them ideal for shorter brides.
The best part about the latest bridal dress trends is that they are versatile that you can mix and match. Use this opportunity to create a look that will be time tested.