From glamour ballgowns to glittering form-fitting numbers and decadent lace detailing, here are six bridal runway looks we love for the seasons ahead
Photos: Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week & White Gallery London
Runway looks are always a good indicator of what brides to be will be wearing for the next two or three seasons to come, and both Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week and White Gallery London showed us that 2018 is all in the detail.
Lace, 3D textures, lavish embellishments and lots of nature-inspired motifs ensure all eyes are on the bride. And when it comes to shapes, there’s a look to suit your style and the party – everything from ballgowns to curvaceous numbers that reveal more than a hint of skin. And don’t forget the coverup because capes, caplets, jackets and shrugs remain firmly in the mix.
1. Fairytale fantasy: Marco & Maria
This ethereal empire-line design from Marco & Maria has a fluid and fairytale quality with its tracery-effect lace on the arms and floral appliqué along the length of the gown. Stockists include The Wedding Club. thewedding-club.co.uk
2. Preppy bride: Savin London
This cropped bomber jacket bedecked with flower petals adds a preppy flourish to a simple and fluid silk gown with front split. Designed by Savin London, it’s a perfect style statement for a laid-back destination or beach wedding. savinlondon.com
3. Pearly queen: Sassi Holford
Full gowns are big news this season and Sassi Holford’s design is guaranteed to rock the ballroom. The stunning pearl-embellished strapless bodice is paired with a full skirt with transparent overlay and a further sprinkling of pearls. sassiholford.com
4. Mermaid curves: Cymbeline
Curvaceous gowns remain a strong trend and this dress by the French bridal house Cymbeline has pure Hollywood credentials with its one-shoulder cut and elegant mermaid-effect kick pleat. The lavish textured fabric adds a bold edge. Cymbeline stockists include Mirror Mirror London. mirrormirror.uk.com
5. Lace allure: YolanCris
High collars and dramatic sleeves are key fashion stories in 2018 and YolanCris nails both trends with a fabulously textured lace gown with cutaway shoulders and slimline skirt with transparent panelling. yolancris.com
6. Train line: Rosa Clará
Capes and cover-ups are appearing across collections and this Rosa Clará gown shows how a full-length top layer can be used to create an elegant train effect. It’s paired with a chic longer-line lace bodice and fluid slimline skirt. rosaclara.es