With another royal wedding come and gone, the bridal world has taken notice. We expect to see regal styles take over next year along with some details Meghan Markle herself is a fan of. Bridal Fashion Week also brought with it contrasting styles with plunging necklines and modern features. Here are the top trends to look out for if you are getting married next year:
Royal wedding mania
Expect to see glittering tiaras and Victorian-era details like lon
g sleeves and high necklines. While everyone cannot be a princess, brides can still look like one. Undone hair has become trendy since Meghan Markle donned a messy bun during her wedding. Just be sure your updo is messy win a controlled way so that it does not look like a literal mess a few hours later. Bandeau headpieces and headbands are other accessories made famous by the Duchess of Sussex. The Queen Mary diamond bandeau tiara she wore can be found in several adaptations.
Many brides are choosing to change into something less formal to enjoy their receptions more comfortably. The wedding jumpsuit made several appearances this past Bridal Fashion Week with styles ranging from sleek and contemporary to detailed and extravagant.
Less is more
Clean lines, simple tailoring, with a hint of 90s nostalgia feels like a homage to Amsale Aberra. The minimalist aesthetic lets brides keep their look uncomplicated while still looking sophisticated.
While shades of white will always be in, tones of lavender made several appearances this past runway season. Pastels popped up in several collections, like Jenny Packham, Hayley Paige, and Vera Wang. It is the perfect tone to keep the vibe light and airy for spring nuptials.
A high neckline was seen in several collections from modern and sleek to full lace. It adds elegance and class to a dress while still keeping with a minimalist look.
Gold and silver ruled the runway with designers making it the days of disco. It is the perfect statement for brides who are all about glitzy glamour. Think head to toe sparkle, perfect for a winter wedding.
Capes and trains
Keeping with royal wedding fever, there were several dresses adorned with capes and trains this season. It is an excellent way to add drama to a simple dress.
After seasons of svelt A-line dresses, designers have finally brought back full-figured ball gowns. This is the perfect year for brides who are all about that princess look.
Expect to see dresses with heavy detailing like 3D floral embellishments or colourful graphics. Designers no longer shy away from colour and drama, and brides should not either.
Oversized, statement bows are everywhere this season, making it easy to look perfectly “ladylike” on your wedding day no matter what season it is in.
While some necklines are on the rise, others are getting deeper and deeper. Some designers this season even took v-necks down to almost the naval. With some subtle netting along the decolletage, this look can be sexy while also being appropriate.