Bridal trend: Sleek line

Bridal trend: Sleek line
Slim and sleek, these new season gowns offer sophisticated and timeless bridal dressing. Gown by Modeca

Simplicity is a key bridal trend for 2019 and, with curve-enhancing silhouettes and luxurious fabrics, these elegant slim fitting gowns are perfect for the contemporary bride who prefers her style to be understated


The bridal trend for sleek and simple gowns is gaining momentum for the season ahead and most leading designers are including pared-back styles in their collections. Here, the focus is on elegant cut that flatters and flows, with subtle detailing and luxurious fabrics. It’s a bridal trend that’s perfect for destination or sophisticated day-to-evening celebrations – and for brides who prefer understated and timeless style.

Bridal trend: Sleek line
Sassi Holford Dominique is a curve-enhancing strapless gown with fishtail skirt

Sassi Holford – Curve queen

From Sassi Holford’s fabulous new collection, Dominique is a strapless silk gown with sweetheart neckline, button back and slimline skirt that tapers out to form a soft fishtail skirt. It’s shown here with champagne sash and Iris fine lace capelet.

Bridal trend: Sleek line
Tailored for a sleek fit, Celia is a stunning pure white gown from Caroline Castigliano

Caroline Castigliano – Cool classic

Beautifully tailored, Celia is a pure white gown with flattering wide straps, sweetheart neckline and slim-cut skirt with a soft flare. We love the addition of a simple sash detail to emphasise the waist. 

Bridal trend: Sleek line
Amanda Wakeley's high-neck Imogen gown captures one of the new season's key trends

Amanda Wakeley – High line

The bridal trend for more coverage continues to 2019 and, with its lace high collar and satin long-line bodice, Imogen is an elegant take on this style. It has a soft and flowing skirt with train and we love the use of contrasting textures in a simple strapless gown that is perfect for glamorous day-to-evening parties.

Bridal trend: Sleek line
Emma from Joyce Young has a chic 1960s feel with its Bardot-style neckline and subtle jewel detailing

Joyce Young – Divine drape

From the latest collection by bridal designer Joyce Young, Emma has a chic 1960s feel with its soft Bardot-style neckline, slimline shape and fitted waistband with jewel belt detail. The dress features a low back for added glamour.

Bridal trend: Sleek line
Subtle and form-flattering, this Ellis Bridals gown has a glittering crystal trim at the shoulders

Ellis Bridals – Crystal edge

With a high-cut racer-style neckline, this Ellis Bridals wedding gown features subtle crystal detailing at the shoulders, extending to the back of the bodice, to add glamorous detail to a sleek and simple silhouette.

Bridal trend: Sleek line
This mermaid gown from Enzoani is in stretch georgette

Enzoani Beautiful – Modern mermaid

This sculptural mermaid gown from Enzoani’s Beautiful collection is in stretch georgette. We love the one-shoulder neckline and oversized bow, adding a frivolous edge to a classic slim cut. London stockists of the collection include JS Couture.

Bridal trend: Sleek line
With a chic, almost coatdress cut, this Rosa Clará gown has floaty chiffon sleeves

Rosa Clará – Cut above

With a pared-back almost coat-dress cut, this Madona gown by Rosa Clará features a wide neckline to emphasise the collarbone, with split front and seam detail along the length of the dress. Floaty chiffon sleeves and a soft train soften the sharp tailoring.

Bridal trend: Sleek line
We love the separates effect of this sleek Dorothy gown from Modeca

Modeca – Chic separates

Perfect cool occasion dressing, Dorothy from the latest Modeca collection combines a full-length lace skirt with a gorgeous crepe high-necked blouse top, draped for a soft line and with an oversized bow detail at the back of the neck.


Check out the new-season crop of bridal trousers and jumpsuits