Bridal trend: Fairytale wedding gowns

Bridal trend: Fairytale wedding gowns
Our pick of gowns with romantic lines and gauzy fabrics will help you float down the aisle in style. Summer gown by Lihi Hod

Fairytale wedding gowns with lightweight fabrics, floral details and shimmering embellishment are a key fashion story for the new-season bride who wants to float down the aisle to a perfect happy ending

Fairytale wedding gowns are always in style, but for the season to come there’s a wonderful array of gauzy and lightweight designs to help you float down the aisle in style. With fluid lines and delicate details, this is a look for brides who want to make the most of this moment of pure romance.

1. Sheer drama – Pronovias

Bridal trend: Fairytale wedding gowns
Daniela from Pronovias has a glorious chapel train

Daniela is a gown from the new season Pronovias collection that’s perfect for making a dramatic entrance. In transparent tulle with bold abstract floral pattern, it has a bateau neckline, wide cape style sleeves and a low back with chapel train.

2. Daalarna – Fine feathers

Bridal trend: Fairytale wedding gowns
Daalarna’s delicious dress has a frothy feathered tulle skirt and embellished bodice

The simply stunning Budapest collection – inspired by Daalarna’s home city –  includes a fine crop of fairytale wedding gowns, including this standout-romantic design with frothy feather-effect chiffon skirt matched to an embroidered plunge-front bodice with stylised feather motif.

3. Helena Kolan – Star turn

Bridal trend: Fairytale wedding gowns
Helena Kolan’s luminous take on fairytale wedding gowns

Perfect for glittering parties, Paris is a luminous and lightweight gown from rising star Helena Kolan – a gifted engineer turned bridal designer. With flattering wide neckline, neat tailored bodice, slim belt and floaty skirt, it’s a streamlined and modern take on a classic fairytale shape. Stockists include Angelica Bridal.

4. San Patrick – Chiffon romance

San Patrick’s floaty gown has a fine lace bodice with flattering soft cap shoulders

Condamine is an easy-to-wear wedding dress from the new San Patrick collection. With a neat lace bodice, flattering cap sleeves and illusion back, it has a fluid layered chiffon skirt that’s perfect for floating down the aisle. Stockists include Mirror Mirror London.

5. Ronald Joyce – Fairytale affair

Ronald Joyce’s classic gown has a romantic sweetheart bodice

Classic British bridal design house Ronald Joyce has included this romantic and fluid gown in its new-season collection. With shimmering embellishment on the fitted sweetheart-neckline bodice, it has a romantic chiffon skirt. Ronald Joyce London stockists include Mia Sposa in Hatton Garden.

6. Muse by Berta – Bold shoulder

Muse by Berta’s flower-dressed gown has an ethereal quality

Tapping into a new-season trend for one-shoulder gowns, this luminous and lightweight modern party gown from Muse by Berta has a bold diagonal neckline. In shimmering translucent fabric, it is embellished with flowerheads, adding an ethereal quality to the look.

7. Alma Novia – Flower garden

Beautifully simple, this Alma Novia gown has a relaxed and fluid line

Ocelo is a modern-boho choice from the Alma Novia collection, available in London at Boa Boutique in Richmond. It comprises a lightweight skirt, soft V-neck and low back with lace panel at the waist. The distinctive floral lace used on the bodice and soft sleeves features bold flowerheads.

8. Joyce Young – Lush lace

Joyce Young’s elegant take on fairytale wedding gowns

Lara is an elegant choice from London and Glasgow designer Joyce Young. With a full A-line soft skirt, it has a lavish beaded sleeveless bodice incorporating an illusion panel to create a soft lace trail at the back of the gown.

9. Lihi Hod – Dream on

Bridal trend: Fairytale wedding gowns
Summer is a sophisticated gown from Lihi Hod

Lihi Hod’s standout White Blossom collection, photographed in romantic Tuscany, is full of dreamy gowns that add a modern twist to classic fairytale wedding gowns. We particularly love Summer, which blends delicate chiffon with stunning floral detailing for a super lightweight and sophisticated design for a summer wedding.


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