The gown of modern fashionable bride is not just a dress. We are already accustomed to the fact that the wedding look may have a suit or overalls as a basic, as well as a bright colored dress that is more like an evening gown. The spring-summer 2018 season is rich both in the revival of canonic traditions, and in the unusual and bold design interpretations.
Fashion trends for wedding dresses spring-summer 2018
- Luxury ball gowns with fluffy tulle skirts
- Bridal capes
- Off the shoulder dresses with an open cleavage
- Puffy sleeves
- Deep V-neck bridal gowns
- Mermaid dresses
- Bridal gowns with flounces and ruffles
- Vintage lace bridal dresses
- Wedding suits and overalls
- Shining dresses made of silk, satin and organza
- See-through fabrics
- Black wedding dresses and details
- Multi-tiered bridal gowns
- Long lace sleeves
- Contrasting belts
- Frontal slits
- Wedding dresses with feathers
- Flower appliqués
- Peplum bridal dresses
- Bright colors
Wedding dresses SS 2018 from runway and lookbooks
Princess at the ball: puff gowns with tulle skirts
Since childhood many girls dream of getting married in a real princess dress, the distinctive feature of which is an incredible airy skirt, voluminous and weightless, magical and … quite real. This is not a fashion mauvais ton or pictures from our beloved fairy tales. This is a big fashion trend, widely presented in current wedding collections.
Cover up: wedding dresses with capes
The cape began to make steps to the bridal fashion very carefully. And now we see the cape as an significant trend, which will be appreciated by brides with plump shoulders or those who prefer modest gowns in comparision with daring ones.
Off the shoulder wedding dresses with open cleavage
The next coming of the hot spring-summer trend, expressed in the exposure of the cleavage, from which straps seem to have slipped. Such blouses and dresses are in vogue every spring and summer in ready-to-wear collections, and wedding fashion has not escaped this trend.
Wedding dresses with puff sleeves
Charming and somewhat infantile short sleeves-lanterns or elongated lush sleeves up to or below the elbow – many girls evoke associations with the retro style or Renaissance, Baroque and rococo fashion. A bridal gown with these puff sleeves will make you feel like a woman of that time and give your look a special mood that can easily be supplemented with suitable bright thematic accessories.
Plunging neckline: deep V-neck bridal dresses
This time fashion designers tend to make the plunging neckline down to the waist rather safe, covering the top of the bodice with a transparent cloth. This dress allows to stretch the silhouette visually, making the bride’s figure slimmer.
Mermaid wedding dresses
Mermaid style skirts came into the mass fashion and appeared widely on the runway. And not only in the ready-to-wear collections, wedding dresses in a large number are presented in this design version, which deprives the outfit of rigor, making it feminine and flirtatious.
Bridal gowns with ruffles and flounces
Ruffles on wedding gowns are not that frivolous than on classic summer dresses. However, to complement the bride look, they are quite suitable, but it is important that the design of the dress look rather decent ant not cheap. Opt for hard sculptural ruffles rather than light and soft careless flounces.
Retro vibes: vintage lace wedding dresses
Lacy fabric with any pattern has long become common for wedding fashion, so this trend only roams from season to season, updated at odd times. Nowadays any vintage vibes are highly in demand in modern clothing design, and thanks to that amazing vintage lace entered the fashion, striking us with its tremendous texture and sensational pattern. Indeed, these lace gowns require a simple minimalist design without frills and other heavyweight details, which usually distract attention from the most important thing – a stunning picture of antique lace.
Men up: wedding suits and overalls
The image of the bride in pants doesn’t surprise anybody for many years, however, from the bride herself, sometimes a remarkable courage is required. Not everyone will dare to abandon the traditional image in a gorgeous puff princess ball dress, but it’s not just about a challenge to traditions. A wedding overall or pantsuit bring also a certain mood, a message or a statements of yourself as a stylish modern woman who is ready to break the canons.
Sleek minimalism: shining silk , satin, organza dresses
A self-confident bride doesn’t need a heavy textured lace and flaunting romantic frills. She is satisfied with a simple and minimalist wedding dress, to emphasize her own beauty, beautiful hairstyle, shining skin with a soft makeup and a dazzling smile.
Nothing to hide: see-through wedding dresses
The bride shouldn’t look raffish, but fashion designers don’t offer low-down options for a day that many women name the most important in their life. The weightless texture of translucent fabrics gently envelops the bride with an air veil, complementing the atmosphere of an overwhelming romance and magic.
Gothic drama: black wedding dresses and accessories
Black seems the most inappropriate shade for the bride, who can choose any shade as an alternative to white – but not his. But as we see now, there are designers that bring to the runway incredible scandalous black wedding dresses, or white gowns marked with black accessories. And they look amazing, bold, gothic and totally unusual.
Cake inspiration: multi-tiered wedding dresses
These gowns look like a wedding cake with tons of weight and layers. This bridal trend is still in fashion, and if you are one of these brides to fall in love with unusual voluminous dresses of a princess style, with bold ruffles, small frills and incredible skirts, than opt for one of these trendy tiered skirts.
Wedding dresses with long lace sleeves
The long lace sleeve of a wedding dress is most often combined with a thin transparent fabric, which serves as the basic for a white lace pattern. It creates a spectacular impression of lace fabric creeping on skin.
Wedding gowns with bold contrasting belt
It is customary to emphasize the waistline, and not only with a fit cut, but also with an expressive belt. The most daring versions of this accessory are the eye-catching contrasting bright or black belts, standing out against the background of a white or other light shaded fabric.
Bridal dresses with frontal slit
Wedding dresses with a slit in the middle usually don’t have a lush princess skirt. This is a new design for bridal fashion, combining advantages of short and long length in one gown.
Wedding dresses with feathers
“Life is a cabaret,” sang Liza Minnelli many years ago, and now is the time to bring these words into reality. Decoration with soft and daring feathers in 2017-2018 is incredibly popular for evening and bridal gowns.
Spring/summer vibes: flower embellishment
In spring and summer, according to the good-old tradition, there are many flowers not only in gardens and parks, but also in clothes and accessories. Wedding dresses of spring-2018 are lavishly decorated with floral motifs, mostly small, but numerous flower appliqués.
Peplum wedding dresses
Peplum is a widespread element of evening and cocktail dresses, and the bridal fashion isn’t left out. The cut, design and the degree of skirt puffiness don’t really matter, because all of them may adapt a cute trendy peplum.
Bright colors for dresses and details
In addition to the canonical white, silvery and ivory shades, we meet wedding dresses of other colors. Along with the already mentioned unexpected gothic black, bridal collections flaunted red dresses, and gowns with bright shades of prints or colored appliqués.