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.
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.
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.
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.
VIKTOR & ROLF
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.
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!