Buckle up, brides-to-be! Today we’re talking wedding trends for spring and summer 2019. We’ve been drooling over the spring and summer designer collections (hard job, eh?) and have whittled it down to 9 wedding dress trends for 2019. Get ready to go really big (or really mini), embrace all things botanical and even dare to double up!
- Beautiful bateaus
While Meghan Markle’s dress was revealed after the SS19 Bridal Fashion Week, it’s clear there was a regal influence in this collection – from big gowns to prim necklines and huge veils! But if you want to look royally relevant, it’s got to be a bateau neckline. Afterall, who could forget the classic, timeless bateau neckline on Meghan’s bespoke, Givenchy wedding gown?
Amanda K advice: If you’re after an elegant neckline, you can’t beat a bateau. This timeless design works well for those with smaller chests who are after a minimal – but stylish – look.
- Bold botanicals
Florals have been popular in the bridal world for a while now, but designers are getting bolder and bolder in their designs. We’re talking 3D florals and foliage inspired appliqués; we particularly loved the floristry inspired designs at Reem Acra and Zuhair Murad. To keep this look from looking overkill, you might want to skip the flower crown.
Amanda K advice: Love florals but not for your dress? There are plenty of ways to bring more foliage to your big day! Pick a veil with flower detailing, wear fresh flowers in your hair or simply opt for a huge bouquet!
- Feathery friends
Feathers featured heavily at many of our favourite designers shows and rather than delicate details, this year many opted for opulent plumes that took our breath away! We loved the structural take at Naeem Khan and this daring feathery design at Inbal Dror.
Amanda K advice: Like the look but not sure about feathers? Look for other dramatic detailing that takes your fancy. From heavy beading to dramatic silhouettes like fishtails, the perfectly dramatic dress is out there waiting for you!
- Big ballgowns
Big ballgowns are a bridal staple, but this year they were front and centre stage – and the bigger the better. So, if you’ve been dreaming of a Cinderella inspired frock since you were four, this year is your lucky year! Dare to go big and get inspired with the plush gowns seen at Marchesa and Monique Lhuillier.
Amanda K advice: Love the look but worried you’ll looked be in a ballgown? Opt for a strapless design, which will help balance out the bigger proportions of the dress.
- Tiered gowns
We love a boho inspired bride so it’s no surprise we’re on board with the latest trend for all things tiered. Opt for layers of luxe lace and sweet crochet detailing for a grown-up bohemian look. For a modern spin on a hippy classic, we loved the dresses at Carolina Herrera and Lela Rose.
Amanda K advice: If you don’t want to go full-on hippy, bring some boho charm to look with a lace veil or a bright and beautiful flower crown.
- Take a bow
Got a thing for bows? From subtle to statement, there were plenty of them up and down the bridal catwalks this year. We loved the super smart interpretations at Victor & Rolf but equally loved the laidback style on show at Carolina Herrera.
Amanda K advice: Found the perfect dress, if only it had a bow? Our alternations team can turn your dream into a reality! Whether you’d like a lace up back putting in (which can be tied in a bow), or a subtle belted bow added to emphasise your waist, your wish is our command!
- Heavy metal
Bored of white? Craving shimmer? Let your inner magpie run wild with a heavy metal inspired gown! This year we saw gold and silver dresses aplenty, and the result was non-stop showstoppers. For a seriously cool take on bridal fashion we loved the glitzy gold numbers at Naeem Khan and the suave silver gowns at Jenny Packham.
Amanda K advice: If a gold or silver dress feels too untraditional, why not incorporate the details elsewhere? A subtle silver smoky eye is universally flattering, or why not rock a pair of epic gold heels?
- Go mini
Who says your wedding dress has to be full-length? Nobody! And this year there were minis left right and centre on the runway! For a fun and flirty take on a traditional wedding dress we love this wispy off the shoulder number from Tadashi Shoji.
Amanda K advice: Not keen on walking down the aisle in a mini? Save it for your second dress! On which note…
- Double up
Can’t decide on ‘the one’? With so many fabulous trends to try, there is definitely some merit in opting for a second gown to change into for your evening reception.
Amanda K advice: With all the recent royals doing so – Kate, Meghan and Eugenie – we think it’s safe to say this is officially a trend now!
Need a hand deciding what you like? Visit Amanda K and let’s peruse the trends together. Book a free appointment online or give us a call on 01872 859778 and let the search for your dream dress