Just when you thought the dreamy whimsicality of wedding dress selections couldn’t get any more inventive, 2017 has turned up the heat.
From sexy cutouts and incredible capelets to jet-black accessories and billowed sleeves, the newest season’s designs are edgy, refined and adorned like nothing you’ve ever seen before.
A timeless classic and regular on the runway, this year’s bare and off the shoulder styles are paired with sleek cutouts, lace embellishments and intricate designs. Making them one of our favourite revamped looks for 2017 and 2018.
Back to Black
From all over black looks to touches of cobalt in ribbons, hairpieces, shoes, jewellery and gloves, ebony bridal accessories are fiercely in this season. Highly contrasted with classic white wedding dresses, accessories are stepping away from the usual suspects of pastel lilacs and corals, and confidently strutting towards unapologetically bold black.
3D floral embellishments are adding truly romantic touches of femininity to bridal styles everywhere. Coupling soft silhouettes and glimmers of prettiness in 2017, you’ll find these delicately sweet designs blooming into 2018’s trends in a big way.
Capes & Capelets
Floor length cuts embellished with jewels and perfectly placed adornments, capes and capelets are giving this year’s bridal trends an extra sprinkle of glam. Outerwear for the adventurous bride, capes are creating interesting and alluring looks while maintaining sleek silhouettes. Who said anything about needing a veil?
Fringing & Feathers
Playful fringing and dramatic feathering are making shimmy-worthy comebacks this season. Dazzling rows of glimmering tassels and daringly wide flutes are new favourites on designer runways and these retro 1920s inspired vibes are killing it. All over feather or tassel embellishments create a unique style, unlikely to be forgotten.
Floaty, mystifying styles of bohemian guipure lace have overwhelmed the 2017 runway and are a hot topic for 2018’s Spring Collection. For the enchanting yet rustic bride, these breezy shifts exude free-spirited affinities with the wild.
Replacing asymmetric necklines and go-on-forever trains, the glam romantic feel of retro sleeves are taking centre stage this season. Reviving renaissance inspired looks and 70s flower child styles, this is one for the classic bride with an inner gypsy spirit.
Pants & Jumpsuits
Spring 2018 collections have embraced the powers of the almighty pantsuit. Light crepe, flowing long jumpsuits gracefully draped to the floor and cropped styles showing off pumps are taking over the bridal world. Elegant. Powerful. You.
Pink & Blue
Wistful blues and powder pinks are dizzying runways with their bouncy tiered layers and subtle colour change-ups this season. Perfect for the bride who is looking to step away from traditional white gowns, pastel shades project radiant innocence and fairy floss inspired charm.
Daring, sophisticated and oh so modern, separates give wedding gowns a whole new meaning. Cropped waist height and paired with flared princess skirts or fitted pencil styles, two pieces are setting the scene for new designs to come in 2018.