The dresses are here! Following London Bridal Fashion Week and New York Bridal Fashion, we've scoured the catwalk and collections to identify the key wedding dress trends for 2019 brides. True to romantic bridal style, the shows had all the classic styles to fall in love with including princess dresses, fishtail dresses, strapless, lace, classic styles and more. But for the bride looking for something unique and fashion forward, there were a few standout styles that caught our eyes.
Ball gowns are always a classic go-to wedding dress style but this season they were bigger and better than ever with exaggerated volume, tiers and even cut out shapes. Perfect for the bride who wants to make a real high fashion statement.
Viktor & Rolf
Bows are always a classically romantic motif that bridal designers turn to again and again. This season though they took on an oversized and sculptural shape. Fashioned along necklines and on low backs, these styles of bows feel utterly modern as seen at Lela Rose, Viktor & Rolf and Allison Webb.
Viktor & Rolf
Blue Wedding Dresses
Princess ball gowns are incredibly popular for 2019 collections, but the princess that seemed to be on many designer's minds (apart from Meghan Markle of course!), was Cinderella. Soft shades of blue cropped up at a number of shows this season from sweet styles at Jenny Packham to Ombré blue at Leanne Marshall
Hayley Paige Blush
Much like last season, wedding capes continued to be the most popular choice for a wedding cover-up, but they weren't the only option. Wedding trench coats were seen at Innes Di Santo, Gracy Accad and Justin Alexander. These weren't your average trench coats however, with styles enjoying a bridal twist in lace and sheer fabrics.
Innes Di Santo
Metallic Wedding Dresses
Brighter than white but not as adventurous as a colour, metallic wedding dresses were a popular and eye-catching option at bridal fashion week. While the sparkly shades ranged from Champagne to rose gold, it was silver that proved to be the metallic of choice for most designers.
Pearl jewellery has been having a big moment in fashion of late, and the trend has now transferred to wedding gowns. Pearls were smartly sewn onto sheer fabric necklines and backs at Allison Webb, and used to add extra sparkle and texture on capes at Anny Lin.