We know we’re not the only ones who LOVE looking at beautiful wedding dresses. We also know that if you’re choosing your gown, you want to know the latest wedding dress trends. This feature is just what you need because we’re sharing our pick of the most gorgeous 2018 wedding dresses around and talking you through all those trends that you going to be seeing lots of this year. Bring on the gowns!
The cold shoulder trend has made its way from the high street into the wedding world and we’re going to be seeing lots of this style in 2018. Some designers have opted for a delicate take on this look whilst others have gone all out with almost full arm-warmers! Either way, we can’t get enough of this look.
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So it looks like shoulders are BIG news for wedding dress designers right now because lots of gowns feature embellished shoulders. For a while now, statement bows have been super popular to decorate waistbands of dresses but they’ve now made their way up in the world. Wedding dresses with shoulder bows are definitely a big trend for 2018.
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Another trend we love also sits around your shoulders and this time, we’re talking about capes and capelets. This style is perfect for weddings when you might want to cover up a little more and brilliant for bringing your own personality to your wedding dress. Whether you choose a little capelet or an eye-catching cape, you’ll be totally on trend.
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This year, necklines are also on the up and gowns with high necklines feature in many many designer collections. These dresses are super elegant and just cry out for a fabulous updo and statement earrings. We love the lace designs for romantic brides and the full fabric necklines for sophisticated city girls.
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Prepare to fall in love with feathers this year. More and more gowns in the 2018 collections are featuring soft clouds of feathers and we just adore this look. Our favourite styles include those with feathered skirts against pretty tops and this continues to trend for bridal separates with a really modern twist.
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If you’d looking for a wedding dress with a train then you need to know about the Watteau trend. This is where the train comes from the shoulders of the gown rather than from the base of the skirt. It’s such a romantic look and it’s sure to cause a stir as you make you way up the aisle.
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Another 2018 wedding dress trend that you’ll have seen on the high street is the high-low hem. We’re so happy that this has transferred to wedding dresses too because it’s such a great look. Perfect for spring and summer weddings, it’s a fab way to show a little leg without losing the ‘bridal’ feel of a long gown.
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2018 is going to be all about colour and blue is THE shade for wedding dresses right now. Get on board with this colourful trend and wear your ‘something blue’ in a way that suits you. Go for a soft pastel blue for delicate colour or a bolder tone if you’re feeling brave. Blue is definitely beautiful in 2018!
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Lastly, let’s talk about trousers. Now we know these aren’t wedding dresses but they’re certainly on trend this year. If you’re looking for a non-traditional wedding day look then remember, it doesn’t have to be all about the dress. 2018 is the year to be yourself!
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Now you know all there is to now about wedding dress trends, it’s time to find out what else is going on in the wedding world this year. Take a look at our 2018 wedding trends guide now!