There’s something for every bride-to-be this year with wedding dress trends for 2019 raising a glass to all the classic, boho, minimalistic and modern brides.
Whether you’re wanting your bridal look to signify tradition and sophistication with a full ballgown or you’re a fashion-forward bride dreaming of the latest bridal craze, wedding dress designers worldwide have pulled the best inspiration from 2018 to create these stand out statements for the year ahead.
We’ve pulled together some of the incredible designs that you’re bound to fall in love with.
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The Wedding Dress Trends for 2019 Every Bride Needs to Know About
Wedding Dress Trend #1: Big Skirts
It’s no surprise when two beautiful royal weddings have taken place within the year that the ballgown silhouette is making a monumental return in 2019.
Full floor-length skirts are coming back stronger than ever. Extensive amounts of satin and tulle span out from tightly clenched waistlines and delicate bodies are creating the prestigious princess cut wedding dress that we all know and love.
From left to right, these three ballgown silhouettes elude elegance and ensure the bride looks like a princess on her special day.
Justin Alexander has brought a fairy tale to life with his 2019 ballgowns. With detailed embroidery across the bodice, the satin dress falls across the hips into a voluminous skirt. To top of the traditional look the button up back adds a classic touch.
Camellia by Theia has a quirky take on the traditional ballgown. The dress offers a full skirt created with layers of ruffled tulle, pulled in at the waist where an opaque lace bodice extends into a sweetheart neckline.
Halfpenny London has produced a beautiful ballgown with a modern twist. The Christian skirt is designed to be worn over a dress like the Oliver, offering the ability to completely change a look. Both these satin pieces showcase sophistication and style, allowing for the minimalist bride to personalise her look throughout the day.
Take a look at these wedding tiaras to make yourself feel even more like a princess on your big day.
Wedding Dress Trend #2: The Jumpsuit
Brides are pushing tradition aside this year, opting for the flexibility of a jumpsuit for another year running- and can you blame them when there are so many gorgeous jumpsuit styles?
Whilst brides have welcomed a change in bridal attire with the rise of the jumpsuit, designers have recognised that the modern bride still wants sophistication and elegance.
Model Emily Ratajkowski showed brides everywhere how beautiful trousers can be for your wedding day when the model got married earlier this year in a burnt yellow two-piece suit.
Justin Alexander has created a beautiful, chic jumpsuit offering brides a sophisticated, modern and wearable wedding outfit. The alluring plunging neckline would work perfectly with a statement necklace to complete the look.
The lace jewel neckline on Samanta by Bianco Evento is ideal for brides wanting a feminine twist on the standard jumpsuit. Placed over a sweetheart bodice that falls at the waist into wide leg trousers, a simple tie belt defines the silhouette.
You’ll these blue wedding shoes to match a powerful bridal jumpsuit like any of the above designs.
Wedding Dress Trend #3: A Pop of Colour
Wedding dress trends for 2019 are showing a splash of colour to ignite the designs. Deemed the year of the rule-breaking bride, we are loving the floral edge many designers have incorporated.
Zac Posen created an incredible blush pink wedding gown for Princess Eugenie’s second wedding outfit which was widely praised by the fashion industry. Following in his footsteps brides are looking to step away from tradition in 2019 in shades blush pink, pale blue and gold.
Aretha by Lazaro is a stunning full-length gown in champagne silver, the design has a detachable box pleated skirt, ideal for your wedding gown if white or ivory just isn’t your thing. The plunging V neck stops at a detailed embellishment that sits on the natural waistline.
Savin London has captured our love of all things floral in a beautiful bridal gown. The delicate embroidered flowers are scattered over the A-line dress. You’ll love this dress for a spring or summer wedding.
Jesus Piero’s addition to wedding dress trends for 2019 is subtle but significant with this ball gown. The pearl pink ribbon wrapping around the waistline finishes off the gown perfectly.
Your girls would look fabulous in these white bridesmaid dresses as you add the colour to your wedding day.
Wedding Dress Trend #4: Bows
A nod to femininity from designers everywhere, bows have been a subtle touch on many wedding dresses in previous years but 2019 is seeing their rise. The statement of some dresses and a delicate touch to others.
Bows and lace should represent femininity to any bride to be and this Novabella dress includes both. Wrapping at the lower back, this dresses bow is placed ideally for those wanting a sleek bodice and figure-hugging silhouette that playfully expands into a fishtail cut.
Lilly Bridal has produced a halterneck wedding dress with a personal touch. The bow completes the neckline but the position is down to the bride, it can be placed at the side, front or the back of the dress.
Three-quarter sleeves and a scooping back effortlessly showcase this bow design. Savin London has created an incomparable take on tradition with this classic and timeless design.
Wedding Dress Trend #5: The Cape
A statement within wedding dress trends for 2019, the cape transforms a wedding look simply and often offers an adjustable extension to the outfit.
Designers have incorporated the element differently throughout their collections. Created with light chiffon and lace that allow for the shoulders to be covered and adds a touch of delicacy and femininity to simple bridal gown and others incorporating faux fur and satin to dramatize the bridal look.
These daring designs showcase why capes have become one of the wedding dress trends for 2019.
Starting with Rasha London, this light tulle cape effortless falls across the shoulders. The lightweight fabric means this cape can complement your wedding look from the service to the reception.
Halfpenny London offers an off the shoulder design that’s perfect over strapless dresses. The asymmetric design leads into a train at the back of the dress.
Eliza Jane Howell has used feathers for this dramatic look. The floor length cape would look incredible over a simple slip gown for a winter wedding. Imagine the photos!
Wedding Dress Trend #6: The Crop Top
Get ready brides, with the rise in two-piece wedding outfits the crop top has shown a different side to its cute and fun reputation.
This Lisa Donetti crop top is playful and fun, with an added touch of elegance resembled through the lace detailing.
For the simplistic bride, wanting a minimalistic bridal look, E & W Couture have perfected the crop top with a delicate tie fastening and off the shoulder sleeves to complement an A-line maxi skirt.
We love the idea of the bridal crop top as part of wedding dress trends for 2019, wouldn’t it be perfect for a destination wedding?
Wedding Dress Trend #7: Statement Sleeves
It’s not the first time we’ve shown our love for sleeves, these stunning sleeved wedding dresses caught our attention before- and what’s not to love?
Statement sleeves are showing throughout wedding dress trends for 2019 and we love them. Volume is becoming increasingly popular within the bridal market, with layers of tulle creating transparent exaggerated sleeves.
This Halfpenny London Daniel top is a beautiful addition to a strapless dress. For modern brides, the voluminous sheer sleeves are sharp and eye-catching, taking a simplistic bridal look and making it so much more.
Eliza Jane Howell will see you dancing the night away in this luxurious gown. The vintage-inspired gown is incredibly detailed, with tassels and appliqued tulle to form a stunning retro gown.
Love vintage? These vintage-inspired gowns could be perfect for you.
Even if you’re a fashion-forward bride you’ve probably never considered floor-length sleeves but Theia has created a memorable design. With scattered lace adorning the bell-shaped feature you’ll be looking out for this level of glam when shopping for your wedding dress.
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