It’s never too early to start thinking about how you want to look on your wedding day. Dreaming of a formal ball gown or maybe a sophisticated and stylish sheath? New bridal-gown collections come out twice a year from the top bridal designers, so this means that your dream design is definitely out there. Some brides want a classic, traditional look for their wedding dress, while others love to follow the season’s latest styles and trends. No matter what your taste may be, here are the top wedding dress trends for 2019.
V-necks and plunging necklines
Some brides are all about drama. A plunging neckline or deep V-neck can reveal just the right amount in a wedding gown. Brides with confidence in themselves can rock this style gown. A deep V-neck will also add a hint of sexy sophistication to any dress.
Low and decorative backs
As you walk down the aisle or dance your first dance, your back will be on display for all to see. So what better way to wow your guests than with a gown with a low and decorative back. Whether it’s styled with lace, fabric flowers, beading, crystals, or tulle, a decorative back is a simple yet sophisticated way to add interest to your gown. They’re especially fun if the front of your dress is sleek with minimal detail, while the decorative back adds a “wow” factor.
Bows have always been a classic element for wedding dresses, and they’re still as popular as ever. They can appear at the neckline, lower back, right on the hip, across the front of the gown or on a sash. Some bows are loose and draping, delivering a soft, Bohemian aesthetic, while others are structured and defined, offering a more classic and traditional sensibility. A statement bow can be the showcase of your gown and will speak volumes about your personality on your wedding day.
Clean lines, minimal designs
Wedding gowns with clean lines and minimal designs are perfect if you don’t want too much frill but still want to feel like a bride on your big day. So why are these minimalist gowns so popular? For one, this style can be worn to almost any type of wedding, whether it’s on the beach, in a barn, at a hotel, in a church, in a ballroom, or your backyard. Minimalism comes in as many silhouettes and styles as there are gowns, and can make a big statement, allowing the bride to shine in its simplicity.
The Meghan Markle effect
Royal weddings have made a significant impact on bridal gown design. Women all over the world have watched the recent royal nuptials with awe and amazement, so it’s no wonder that similar dress designs have made their way into mainstream fashion—and your local gown boutique. Meghan Markle’s dress for her wedding to Prince Harry was designed by British designer Clare Waight Keller, the first female artistic director at Givenchy. Her white silk gown was simple yet stunning, with clean lines, three-quarter-length sleeves, and an open boat neckline that showed just a bit of skin. This design will be imitated for years to come, with many variations available by many different designers.
Romantic, off-the-shoulder sleeves
There is nothing more beautiful than a romantic, soft and flowing wedding gown. Off-the-shoulder gowns have become quite popular as of late, first appearing on the runways of luxury bridal designers and then making their way into collections accessible to all brides. Off-the-shoulder sleeves can be made from numerous fabrics including ethereal laces and voiles to sumptuous silks and satins. They can also be removable so that a bride will have two different looks for the ceremony and reception. Off-the-shoulder sleeves are a personal favorite because they add an elegant yet whimsical appearance to a bridal gown.
Accents of color
Color can be found in the bridal world in soft pinks and blues, even golds and champagnes. Brides that are looking for something that sets them apart may gravitate toward these colored gowns. A bride can also incorporate color to her white gown by adding a colorful belt or sash, or even brightly colored shoes. Every bride has her own unique style and can bring that to her wedding day with bridal gowns and accessories that make the day truly personal and special.
Weddings are a time for celebration and joy. For a bride, it’s the culmination of finding her partner in life and expressing that love in front of everyone. Every woman wants to look her best on her big day, and finding the right dress can sometimes be stressful. However, with the proper research and an awareness of wedding-dress trends, a gorgeous and stylish gown can easily be found. We’re conveniently located in the heart of Upper Montclair, so you don’t have to worry about the hustle and bustle of NYC ruining your bridal experience. We offer the highest level of customer service and will patiently help you find the perfect bridal gown and accessories. Our experts specialize in gown, jewelry, and accessory selection. Your family and friends will have a great time in an intimate and relaxed setting. Please request an appointment when you’re ready to find your dream gown.