Every year, white wedding dresses hit the Bridal Fashion Week 2018 runway. And this year, there were some fresh new trends for brides-to-be. So, if you’re looking for a wedding dress that matches your style and shows off the latest fashion trends, here are seven fresh looks straight off the runway.
This look has been dubbed “arm warmers”, and while the name doesn’t sound very romantic, the runway was full of these delicate details. Designers like Monique Lhuillier (pictured here), along with Rime Arodaky, Rivini, and Victoria Kyriakides adorned their brides with these stand-alone sleeves, that were poofy, whimsical, lacy and refined.
Falling shoulder bows
Bows are a common detail on wedding dresses, but the 2018 trend is shoulder bows that cascade down the bride’s back. The wing-like bows on this Muse by Berta dress are just one example of this playful trend.
The high-low hemline is the perfect compromise between wanting a short- and long-length gown. This Galia Lahav dress is full and voluminous, with a slightly rebellious vibe.
This 80’s trend is back in full force, but with a contemporary feel, and this Blue Willow back bow is a modern twist to an old trend. Other bows ranged from gracefully undone to perfectly done-up bows, evocative of the perfectly wrapped gift.
With this 18th century detail, you can ditch the veil or long train but still have the same dramatic effect. Some Watteau backs are even removable for a lighter dress when the dance party gets started. This Amsale gown was one of many dresses showcasing this elegant trend.
Black Dresses and black details
Women are writing their own wedding rules and some are even opting for black gowns, or white dresses with black details, like this Marchesa dress. However you play this trend, the black and white contrast is a bold statement.
Along with the cascading shoulder bows, back bows and Watteau backs, capes are another 2018 trend that focuses on the back rather than the front of the dress. Just check out this regal wedding dress from Elie Saab’s 2018 Spring collection.