We all know the glorious change that happened as a result of The Duchess of Cambridge Kate wearing lace on her wedding day – the trend started and is set to stay for the long haul.
As Christmas is now but a distant memory, and we all start to look forward to longer days and warmer weather, we’ve taken a look at what we can expect from leading designers this year.
So, back to Royal weddings and over to the beautiful Meghan Markle who graced the steps of St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle last year in a stunning gown by Clare Wright Keller at Givenchy. For the reception, Megan looked effortlessly stunning in a dress by Stella McCartney. You could say the bridal industry has gone into a state of Markle mania as the trends seen at Bridal Fashion Week show how everyone can be their own princess bride.
We continue to see brides-to-be looking for a veil as regal as the Duchess of Cambridge wore on her wedding day. And, judging by the Spring/Summer 2019 bridal collections seen on the runway, designers have listened and absolutely delivered – producing an array of fabulous pieces.
More than one dress
If there’s one day in a woman’s life where splashing out is accepted and encouraged, it’s on their wedding day. Designers are creating more versatile gowns to allow for day and evening style changes. But, like Meghan Markle and Princess Eugenie, perhaps a girl should just have two.
For your day dress, consider designers such as Jesus Peiro and Rosa Clara, whose exquisite dresses effortlessly turn heads when walking down the aisle. But when you’re ready to show your skills on the dancefloor, designer Anna Kara trademark dresses work perfectly with minimal train length.
Clean lines, minimal embellishments and a bateau neckline are trends we expect to see in 2019. We all know that the poster girl is Prince Harry’s other half whose choice of bateau neckline in the day and halter neck for the reception are ever popular this year. Our advice if you are to follow this trend is to find the right silhouette for your shape. Combining a simpler, more classic gown with a perfect fit will nail this elegant look.
Brides-to-be have been falling in love for years with Jesus Piero’s signature bow detailing for his iconic bridal designs. One design, 106, appears minimal at first, but the large bow detailing adds a true ‘wow’ factor to the dress. Other Morgan Davies designers are placing their twist to this subtle but charming feature. Our favourites include Juno by Allure Bridal and Alicante by Modeca. Make a statement this season and jump on to the bow trend!