Bridal trend: Clean line

Bridal trend: Clean line
Sleek gowns with exceptional fabrics and fine details are a key trend this season. Wedding dress by Carolina Herrera

Sleek cuts, refined fabrics, minimal details and a distinctively modern silhouette with bold statement touches are hallmarks of a cool approach to wedding-day dressing. This is a bridal trend where less definitely means more

The bridal trend for simple and elegant silhouettes is growing stronger this season – perfect for brides who don’t see themselves in intricate lace or bold ballgowns. It’s a look we love for putting focus on strong and defined shapes that emphasise shoulders and waist. Luxurious fabrics are essential with this look and details are sparing but refined. Here are eight of our favourite gowns that sum up the bridal trend for keeping it clean and simple.

1. Modern mermaid – Berta

Bridal trend: Clean cut
Berta’s slinky strapless gown has a peplum detail

From Berta’s stunning new Milano collection, this wedding gown with soft mermaid line in the skirt has a tailored bustier-style bodice with peplum to create a sleek and slimline silhouette. UK exclusive stockist of Berta collections is The Wedding Club.

2. Sassi Holford – Drama sleeves

Bridal trend: Clean cut
Sassi Holford’s Mila is beautifully tailored to define the waist

Mila is a form-defining high-neck gown with statement cape sleeves, sleek column skirt and tailored line to define the waist. While the style is pared back, there’s a lovely lace detail on the sleeves and a low back adds drama.

3. Caroline Castigliano – Relaxed cut

Bridal trend: Clean cut
Caroline Castigliano’s Luciana has a flattering low v-neck

Luciana is a classic relaxed bridal gown from the new Caroline Castigliano ‘I Believe in Love’ collection. With a flattering low v-neck and elbow-length sleeves  with cuffs, it has a soft princess-line skirt with slouch pockets.

4. Andrea Hawkes – Sleek bride

Bridal trend: Clean cut
Andrea Hawkes’ Cora is a minimalist column dress

From the London designer’s fabulous new Dovetail collection, Cora is a strapless tailored column dress with feature pocket detail and wonderful textured fabric. It’s perfect for the destination or high-summer bride and can be paired with a simple wrap or cool leather jacket.

5. Savannah Miller – Pearl glam

Bridal trend: Clean cut
Savannah Miller’s contemporary gown has subtle pearl details

Mathilde from Savannah Miller captures the modern minimalist bridal trend perfectly. It is a matte crepe gown with slim cut to the front and dramatic plunge neckline with delicate pearl-bead trim. The deep cuff sleeves with covered buttons, plus cutaway back and soft train, are subtle but luxe details.

6. Joyce Young – Lace drape

Bridal trend: Clean cut
Joyce Young Couture’s sleek gown has a lovely cowl neck

Rieko is a cool silk crepe gown from Joyce Young’s Couture collection. It features a wide draped cowl neck with low back and has a slim cut with soft kick pleat in the skirt. We love the subtle lace panel on the cap sleeves, with the same lace on the train hem – a delicate detail in an otherwise minimalist design.

7. Pronovias – Fine finish

Bridal trend: Clean cut
Pronovias’ Anitra is a pure white crepe gown with cap sleeves

Pronovias’ Anitra is a pure white crepe gown with bateau neckline and soft lace-trimmed cap sleeves to emphasise the shoulders. While detail is minimal to the front of the gown, there’s a low back framed with floral lace, plus covered buttons and an elegant cathedral train.

8. Carolina Herrera – Bold cut

Bridal trend: Clean cut
Carolina Hererra’s gown puts all focus on the shoulders

Luna has an exaggerated off-the-shoulder cut – perfect for showing off tanned and toned arms – with fitted elbow-length sleeves and soft mermaid-flare skirt for a balanced silhouette. UK exclusive stockist of Carolina Herrera is the Knightsbridge branch of The Wedding Club.


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