From dramatic sleeves to elegant accents, these bridal trends have taken over the runways – and for good reason! The latest 2018 wedding dress trends add even more style and pop to what has long been the ultimate fashion statement. Scroll down to see which styles are wowing bridal show audiences and brides-to-be this year.
2018 Wedding Dress Trends
1. Black Accents
It wasn’t that long ago that black became an acceptable choice for guests headed to a wedding, but now even the bride can break this former faux pas. Amongst the many 2018 wedding dress trends to head down the runway this year was everyone’s favorite LBD – well, not exactly. For a pop of glamour, wedding dresses are being adorned with a hint of black. This sophisticated detail sometimes shows up in bows, ribbing, lining, and even accessories. It’s stylish, bold, and modern.
Let’s talk ruffles. This year’s newest wedding dresses feature ruffles, ruffles, and more ruffles. Thanks to the meringue-like quality this style adds to a dress, even an already-feminine silhouette (like the classic ball gown) can seem even more feminine when the skirt is made of layers of ruffles. They add texture and volume and have worked their way on to every fit of gown, from mermaid to a-line.
Some 2018 wedding dress trends dare to show a little more skin than is usually found heading down the aisle. But there’s nothing revealing about these sheer details. No matter the application, this trend is done tastefully. To accentuate a slender waist, sheer panels can be cut from the bodice. Exposed boning in sheer corsets also swept the runway.
4. Deep V-Necks
The deep v-neck made a big appearance on this year’s runways and is giving a whole new meaning and style to the term low-cut. As this sophisticated wedding gown shows, a deep V can draw the eye down the body without showing too much skin. It can also accentuate a sweetheart neckline to give the illusion of a larger bust.
Beaded detailing will always be in style. This delicate embellishment can create both uber-glamorous gowns and understated shimmer, which makes this trend especially versatile. Like its lace counterpart, beading can add texture and color to a gown’s style.
6. Bell Sleeves
Touches of vintage style have often appeared on wedding runways, and the bell sleeve made a stunning debut among 2018 wedding dress trends. The best part is this retro throwback is showing up on otherwise modern styles, giving contemporary gowns a hint of bohemian charm. Even on this fit-and-flare gown, bell sleeves add a soft touch that balances out the figure-hugging silhouette.
This is one of the most exciting trends to show up on the runway. For some time, capes have been considered an accessory most fitting for winter weddings. But no more! A flood of capes hit the runway this year, showcasing how versatile this accessory can be. Some are sheer, some are more detailed, and others are just layers of cascading tulle creating a dramatic look that’s downright royal. Need more inspiration on how to incorporate a cape into your spring or summer wedding? Check out this bohemian lace cape.
Your cake might not be the only thing at your wedding boasting numerous tiers. One final trend that’s been popping up on the runway this year is tiered skirts. This new take on the classic ball gown is stunning. The extra layers are great for when you want to add volume and oomph to a ball gown, mermaid, or trumpet silhouette.
Can’t pick just one new style to crush on? Don’t worry! Our bridal showroom always has the latest and greatest wedding gowns, so you can easily find your dream dress. Not only will our bridal consultants assist you in finding your dream wedding dress, but they will also help you assemble your full bridal look, from shoes to hair accessories. RSVP for a fitting at our downtown Springfield store by giving us a call at 417-866-9800 or contact us through our website.