We are back from a whirlwind trip of runways, designer showrooms and the cutting edge of bridal fashion at New York International Bridal Week. We have been busy pouring over all of our notes and photos and could not be more excited about the parade of gorgeous gowns that will be headed to our salons over the next year. While we always love seeing those classic bridal elements like delicate lace, sumptuous fabrics and sparkly accessories – we noticed these 8 awesome trends that appeared on several runways.
We’ve seen the thigh high slits, plunging necklines and open backs but a crop top is great for a bride to show off a subtly sexy flash of skin in a young, fresh way
Two Looks for the Cost of One
Talk about versatility – Get two looks in one with this super cool trend of a full airy skirt for that walk down the aisle and then remove to dance the night away at your reception!
Yes, beautiful bead work has been the specialty of some designers for years, but now we are seeing sparkle in bigger and bolder ways. Expertly placed on more red-carpet inspired silhouettes, these gowns would make any bride shine like a star. You know what they say… Never let anyone ever dull your sparkle!
This romantic garden-inspired trend popped up with many of our designers from printed pastels to delicate embroidered appliques. We can’t get enough of the sweet, feminine feel it lends to these gowns.
Off the Shoulder Neckline
We love this neckline because it feels inherently timeless and feminine but adds a flirty twist to a gown with straps or sleeves.
Light & Airy A-Line Silhouettes
Ethereal has been a word bouncing around the bridal fashion world for a few seasons now and that light, dreamy feel has been perfected in these soft a-line silhouettes. With subtle sparkle, color or lace, this shape is universally flattering for any bride-to-be.
More and more, we see color that emphasizes the bride’s skin tone. Designers are emphasizing mixed metallics, prints, contrasting lining colors and even color blocking.