You're engaged and just set the date.
Now it's time to go dress shopping for the most important dress you'll ever wear!!!
Not to mention, this is THE dress you've been dreaming about wearing ever since you were 5, am I right? lol ;)
Are you ready to say YES to THE Dress, ladies?!? :)
Here's the latest wedding dress trends to keep an eye out for, when you hit the bridal salons with your entourage.
1. New necklines: high necklines, heavily jeweled shoulders, menswear inspired collars
Pic 1: Maggie Sottero: Trumpet wedding dress with embroidered lace and illusion cap sleeves.
Pic 2: Maggie Sottero: Mermaid wedding dress with lace bodice, ruffled skirt, and high neckline.
2. Belts: Expect to find plenty of belted wedding dresses in a bridal salon near you. Everything from cinched waists, beaded belts, or tied ribbons.
Pic 3: Carolina Herrera: Bridal Spring 2019 Collection - Harper
Pic 4: Steven Birnbaum Bridal: “Tex” strapless wedding dress with lace insert and belt.
3. Bows: These demure details can make a major impact.
Pic 5: Marchesa: Trumpet wedding dress with sweetheart neckline, lace bodice, and ribboned straps.
Pic 6: Justin Alexander Style #8927: Silk dupion A-line with Deep V-back and V-neckline.
4. Illusion cutouts
Pic 7: Justin Alexander: Sincerity Collection – Style 44051. Crepe Gown with illusion lace back and train.
Pic 8: Justin Alexander: Sincerity Collection – Style 3984. Crepe Column Dress with Illusion Cut Outs and Detachable Chiffon Train
5. Capes & Jackets: If you’re getting married in one of the cooler months, designers had you in mind, when they came up with shoulder covering looks that’ll keep you warm, but stylish-looking. Lace moto jackets, floatey capelets, hooded floor-length capes.
Pic 9: Justin Alexander Style 8920: Allover Chantilly lace fit and flare with embroidered lace appliques
Pic 10: Mark Zunino: Sheath Wedding dress with sweetheart neckline, spaghetti straps, embroidery and long-sleeved lace cape
6. Minimalist: For the bride who wants to wear something understated but elegant.
Pic 11: Sottero and Midgley: A-line sheath wedding dress with high neckline and lace accents
Pic 12: Anne Barge: “Vivienne” satin trumpet wedding dress with sweetheart neckline
7. 3D Floral Appliqués
Pic 13: Theia: A-line wedding dress with deep V-neckline and 3D floral appliqué
Pic 14: Dennis Basso for Kleinfeld: Style #14075 Sleeveless V-neck ball gown wedding dress. Light gold English Net ball gown with tip-of-the-shoulder straps, a beaded belt and embroidered silk flower applique
8. Deep V-necklines
Pic 15: Lela Rose: A-line lace wedding dress with V-neckline
Pic 16: Victoria Kyriakides: Trumpet wedding dress with V-neckline, cap sleeves, and embroidery lace
My personal faves are the bows and 3D floral appliqués, but I'm a bit biased because I'm more of a traditional, romantic gal, myself. For my wedding dress, I added a little more oomph to my hollywood glamour dress by incorporating a champagne pink colored silk sequined belt to my Justin Alexander dress and tied it in the back with a big bow. Result: On the front, the sequins added the right amount of bling to the embroidered lace detail of the dress. And on the back, it added a bit of demure and romanticism with the big bow. It looked great when I was at the church altar! I was a bit hesitant with the non-ivory color of the belt, but it really did work with the dress and am so glad I wore it! :)
Happy dress hunting, to my gorgeous brides out there!
You never know...I might just be in the same salon, trying on dresses too...a.k.a. research. :)