SPRING BRIDAL TRENDS

by Arabella Dupoint

Spring’s 2018 wedding dresses are bigger, bolder and more beautiful than ever.  Fashion bridal guru Arabella Dupont brings you the 7 hottest, can’t live without, bridal trends.


  Galia Lahav

Galia Lahav

 

CAPES

From floor-sweeping regal drama à la Zuhair Murad to cute mini capes by Savannah Miller, it’s all the rage. Style a slinky gown with a trailing cape to give the illusion of a fabulous cathedral veil, or choose a cutesy mini cape to cover up a shoulder-less dress for the ceremony. 

 Zuhair Murad

Zuhair Murad

 Monique Lhuiller

Monique Lhuiller

 

BLACK ACCENTS

Waving a bold goodbye to traditional white, black was the big hitter on recent catwalks - think ivory gowns paired with standout black ribbons and accessories. Everyone from Reem Acra to Peter Langner presented a splash of monochrome throughout their 2018 collections. Channel your inner Coco Chanel and look to chic black velvet bows for a sophisticated and subtle take on the trend. 

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Vera Wang.jpg
 

RUFFLES

Dress silhouettes have been given a modern twist with cascading ruffled layers. Crisp fabrics and symmetry add dimension and high drama - the ultimate look for fashion-forward brides.  

  VIKOR & ROLF    

VIKTOR & ROLF

  CAROLINA HERREA

CAROLINA HERRERA

 

THE CONTEMPORARY COREST

The Elizabethan-era inspired ‘corset look’ for this season sees accentuated waist clinching, visible boning, and barely-there lace fabrics paired with huge flouncy puffball skirts or graceful silhouettes for a sexy lingerie-inspired look.

 MONIQUE LHUILLIER

MONIQUE LHUILLIER

 BERTA

BERTA

 

HIGH NECK

Ruffled neck lines, lace chokers and high neck halter shapes are everywhere. Its works brilliantly for a vintage vibe, a take on the Victorian trend or quite simply to modernise any bridal look at all! 

 MIRA ZWILLINGER

MIRA ZWILLINGER

 

BOWS

2018 is all about the bow taking centre stage. Designers such as Carolina Herrera presented classic silhouettes with huge statement bows for the perfect contemporary nod to an oh-so pretty look. 

 VICTOR & ROLF

VIKTOR & ROLF

 CAROLINA HERRERA

CAROLINA HERRERA

 

COLD SHOULDER

Off the shoulder in which ever way you like, it’s the prettiest, flirtiest and totally wearable trend. From boho-inspired shapes and carefully draped sheer fabrics to full structure - there’s a cold-shoulder style to suit most brides. 

 BERTA

BERTA

 ROMONA KEVEZA

ROMONA KEVEZA