Now that NYFW Bridal has come and gone, the time has come to weigh in on the trends that featured on the runways of the hottest bridal couture designers. From bling to capes to unexpected lengths, this year’s trends were all about the details.
The first hot 2019 bridal fashion trend was wedding pants, a super versatile modern take on wedding wear. From romantic, lacy versions that are perfect for a modern ceremony, to tailored white pantsuits designed for casual affairs, the pants trend is comfortable, on-trend, and flattering for practically every figure.
Capes also featured heavily on this year’s runways, giving an interesting alternative to the visual effect of a veil. Bridal capes are not just beautiful, they’re also practical: you can use a cape to cover up for a more formal look during the ceremony, and then easily remove it to reveal a sexier look for the reception.
Short, flirty dresses also made an appearance this season, perfect for brides who like to make a statement. Brides with a love for killer heels – or those who want to show off their legs – will embrace this season’s trend for shorter silhouettes.
Tiered dresses are a great trend for brides who want a dress with flair without having to deal with a full skirt or long train, as they add visual interest without adding weight. Puff sleeves were another popular detail on the runway this year, particularly gauzy, romantic versions which were paired with modern, sleek silhouettes.
Lastly, what princess bride doesn’t dream of a head-to-toe sparkling gown? These bold styles were everywhere at this year’s fashion week in the form of sequins, beading, and metallic embellishments. Going full sparkle is the perfect way to light up the dance floor at a nighttime reception – just keep your accessories minimal and let the dress do all the work.