Dozens of designers showcased their collections for Bridal Fashion Week, which took place October 4 through 9 in New York City. This means everything from new trends to the classic gowns were shown.
We’re showing you some of the biggest trends that were on the runway this season to prepare you as you start dress shopping.
You probably wouldn’t normally think to wear a jacket with your wedding gown, but they can be a key (and unique) accessory if your wedding is outdoors on a chillier day. They can also work as an add-on piece for the reception. You’ll even be able to wear it after your wedding, too, so you can totally justify the extra expense.
From off-the-shoulder to detached to embellishments, it’s all about statement sleeves. Statement sleeves can take an otherwise simple dress to the next level. You can even channel Princess Diana with big, bouffant sleeves. The 80s are back (sort of).
While colored dresses have become trendier the last few years, it seems like more brides are gravitating toward blush or nude dresses, and nude dresses were all over the runways. Even though this does skirt tradition, they’re still a classic, yet unique, style that’s not quite as daring as a brightly colored gown.
Another more non-traditional trend is the jumpsuit. They are great for the unconventional bride or for someone who just wants to stay on top of trends. Jumpsuits would also work if you’re looking for a second outfit for the reception. If you plan on wearing a jumpsuit but still want it to look more bridal, you can always add a train.
If you’re getting married somewhere more casual, you may want a dress that fits that informality. Whether you’re getting married on the beach, in your backyard or a courthouse, a short dress will give off a more low-key or relaxed vibe, all while still looking beautiful.
If you’re getting married soon, which trend would you wear?