14 Gorgeous Wedding Gown Trends for 2018 and 2019
Choosing a gown is a significant part of planning your dream wedding. Today’s gowns are found in styles across the board, so it’s easy for every bride to get just the right look.
Here are 14 beautiful wedding gown trends you’ll see in upcoming ceremonies. Which of them speaks to you?
Veil Across the Shoulders
Veils are no longer meant to simply cover your head. Modern designers are showing the soft, light fabric of veils being used over the shoulders or even pulled across the shoulders in front like a backwards shawl.
This is a really unique and beautiful way to cover a low neckline during the ceremony or to add a fashion-forward detail to an otherwise traditional gown.
Off the Shoulder Necklines
Gone are the days when every wedding gown was strapless. Now there are many options when it comes to sleeves or straps on your wedding gown.
One current trend is to wear a gown with straps that fall down around your shoulders. You’ll also see vintage looking gowns featuring a ruffle that runs across your chest and leaves your shoulders bare.
Bridal necklines are getting lower and lower, and the deep V is currently on trend. You’ll find gowns with v-necks as low as your navel. Some of the openings are wider than others and can often be altered to show as much or as little as you like.
Low v-necklines may also incorporate lace or sheer fabric into the design for added modesty.
This trend gives a nod to the poofy sleeves of the ’80s, but the fabric used isn’t as light. Today’s puffed sleeves are more like those found in Victorian times, with the structured puff often closing into a tight sleeve that can go all the way down the wrist.
This can be a very romantic style reminiscent of fashion from more than a century ago and is stunning at a formal ceremony.
Get ready to suck in your stomach as tightly as possible. The corset bodice laces up the back and is designed to pull you in tight.
The good news is that it can make your waist look outrageously tiny and your breasts look fantastic. The bad news is that it can be hard to breathe.
Ivory, white and champagne aren’t the only bridal colors available anymore. Color is trending in wedding gowns and can be seen in bright details or a subtle, all-over hue.
Pale pink has now taken its place among traditional bridal gown colors. The shade is usually just a blush of color, almost undetectable. It works especially well in tulle and other light, flowy fabrics.
Rhinestones have been in the sparkly spotlight of bridal gowns for a long time, but many of today’s brides are leaving the shine behind in favor of more sophisticated pearls.
You’ll find pearls decorating bodices, running down the length of sleeves and being used as buttons down the backs of gowns.
The big bow is back. Once considered a relic of the past, you can now find huge satin bows on the backs of current wedding gowns. Sometimes the bow falls across the shoulders, but the vast majority are right above your butt.
You will still see bling as a trend in gowns, but it is becoming more popular in accessories than in the dress itself.
Take a wedding gown to the next level with a sparkling belt completely covered in rhinestones or with a breath-taking rhinestone or crystal design.
Colors based on metals are making a big splash in the current wedding scene, and gold is everywhere. You’ll see gowns with embroidered gold patterns on a full skirt or with gold trim at the edge of the veil or along the hem of the gown.
Elbow Length Gloves
Long, elegant gloves haven’t been popular in recent bridal fashion, but they are set to make a comeback. You’ll find long, lacy gloves as well as gloves with beading or pearls along the length.
Use long gloves to make a casual gown look more formal.
A Touch of Black
Black and white wedding gowns are popping up everywhere in bridal fashion. The combination of black and white has always suggested formality and sophistication, making it perfect for weddings.
Black and white gowns are typically traditionally white with black details. There may be a black belt, subtle black beading on the bodice or black along the edge of the skirt.
It may not be the right choice for every bride, but fun, fabulous feathers are making a statement this season.
You’ll typically find feathers on the skirt of bridal gowns. There may be just a few highlighting the bottom of a trumpet or mermaid gown, or you may find layers upon layers on a ball gown.
This is a great choice for a quirky bride with a playful side.
Drama is a buzzword in weddings today, and one amazing way to create instant drama is with a huge train.
Recent decades have seen a decline in long trains, probably because they can be impractical and require a bridesmaid to wrangle them. A big train can be a pain, but it sure does look amazing following a formal bride down the aisle, especially in an old church or another elegant setting.
Trains can be on the dress themselves, or they can be part of the veil.
Modern brides have a choice of many silhouettes, fabrics and themes when it comes to a wedding gown. You can add a trendy touch to your special dress with one of these 14 wedding gown trends for the 2018 and 2019 wedding seasons.