It’s a new year and, of course, the best time for new dresses! We have found the top 10 wedding dress trends for 2019 that we know all brides will love! From sophisticated jumpsuits to royal wedding inspiration, you’re sure to find something ideal for your wedding day!
1: Plunging Neckline Wedding Dress Trends
Don’t be afraid to be bold on your wedding day! Plunging necklines are popping up everywhere for 2019. Sexy, modern and fierce, plunging necklines are a must have for the modern bride. This cut gives a bride a sassy yet feminine wedding day vibe. Enjoy being bold and daring, while still celebrating more traditional wedding dress cuts.
Plunging necklines can fit almost any dress design, from fairy princess style, off the shoulder cuts, to delicate ballerina styles, to classy, full length sleeve lace wedding gowns. You will find something that not only gives a vintage look with a sexy finish that you will love!
This is a bold, risqué choice, and for the brides who don’t want such a deep neckline, there are plenty of options available. Choosing a short plunge or adding lace scallops – or both! – this creates a more demure take on this stunning 2019 look!
2: Meghan Markle Minimalism
The amazing Duchess of Sussex is not only a continual inspiration for women, but also major inspiration for 2019 wedding dresses. With a stunning dress that showed the sophistication of the modern, minimalist style, we know there will be some stunning inspiration for other brides. From the stunning Givenchy ceremony gown to the sleek, halter reception dress, Markle is supplying the wedding world with fantastic inspiration.
Want a dress that matches your style, while still incorporating Meghan Markle’s minimalistic sophistication? Why not try a gown in the same style with a show stopping, daring slit to give the dress some boldness? A minimalist dress with a low-V back gives you a fashion forward, daring air.
While Markle’s dress had no embellishments, you can consider a dress in the same style with a stunning, modern, 3D flower applique. Consider something with flower applique across the shoulders and arms.
Further, if you want to replicate Markle’s 16 foot veil, without actually wearing such a huge veil, you can add a gorgeous, mesh overlay skirt that will give you the drama without the need for a full veil!
3: Mock Neck Wedding Dresses
Mock necks are taking over the bridal scene. These amazing dresses make for an elegant look. Inspired by Meghan Markle’s reception dress, mock necks are the ideal choice for the modest bride or for a bride who wants to really show off her shoulders. This unexpected neckline is not only a show stopper but can also be easily customise to suit your style.
For example, you can choose a stunning, ethereal dress which combines the look with gorgeous, billowy net sleeves. Or add a pop of colour with a floaty, blue floral, semi-opaque sleeves or cape.
4: Regal Capes
Who doesn’t want to look like a princess on their wedding day? Or an elegant heroine? Capes and capelets have popped up on the wedding scene over the years, but this trend is going strong in 2019! From dramatic to delicate and sheer to sweeping, the wedding cape trend has something for everyone!
There are plenty of ways you can also make the cape trend your own. Try a voluminous tulle cape to accent a short, contemporary dress. This makes a stunningly unique wedding style for bold, modern brides.
What about a gorgeous cape featuring front bows and a box pleated back?
Jumpsuits look incredible with a wedding cape, including crystal and pearl collar silk capes to a fun, floaty look with peek-a-boo shoulders.
Choosing something light and delicate, or lacy, can create a romantic, butterfly wing look for the romantic bride.
If you are looking for something that makes a dramatic entrance and an unforgettable exit, a graceful flowing cape is ideal! Further, they make a great alternative to veils. They add length to your dress while feeling edgy and modern. Capes are also perfect for a dramatic change between the ceremony and reception. Simply remove your cape to let your dress shine through while you party the night away!
Bows are the best! Subtle or dramatic, they can make a statement on your wedding day! While bows might not be the most ground breaking trend, modern bow styles have been modernised, exaggerated and used to give your wedding day a bit of edge.
The modern bow is a far cry from the boring, waist cinching sashes of old. Modern bows come with scale and drama. They also work in architectural folds and asymmetric knots to create a central focus.
Further, for brides who want dresses with a little girly drama, romantic bows and ties are perfect. Dresses in 2019 are showing delicate shoulder knots and sleeves with unexpected, gorgeous embellishment.
For a more dramatic look, choose a dress that showcases an accent bow above a mermaid cut and show stopping train. It creates a stunning, feminine look that will leave your guests breathless. Further, a diagonal bow at the bust creates a modern, edgy style.
Finally, take your jumpsuit to another level with an oversized bow at the back or bust. This is ideal for making a big statement.
6: Geometric Patterned Wedding Dress Trends
Geometric patterns are one of the biggest statement styles for 2019 wedding dresses! And designers are finding incredible, statement ways of using geometric patterns in modern wedding dresses. Dresses featuring geometric cut outs or geometric lace or patterns are a romantic yet modern way to express your style on your big day. Rides can find the right dress for their needs when it comes to the range of geometric pattern styles – including gorgeous beading!
This modern style is a true chameleon, matching styles from boho to retro to glam to art deco. Geometric cuts and cut outs are perfect for an edgy touch on your wedding day. You can embrace a boho style with a stunning lace dress featuring geometric cut outs.
Or try a modern or minimalistic dress with a geometric cut out back to make a simply dress truly stunning. There are also beautiful modern dresses featuring edgy cut outs along long sleeves.
Finally, try a wedding dress in gorgeous beading or crystals to form your show stopping geometric wedding dress.
7: Puff Sleeves
Romantic puff sleeves are a real head turner. Wedding dress designers are slowly bringing back this 80s trend in a bold, modern way. These voluminous accents are coming back in a big way on the contemporary wedding scene.
Modern puff sleeves take the original 80s style but embracing a luxe, lavish look. Sheer, gathered puff sleeves make a stunning accent to minimalistic gowns. They also add a pop to a sexy modern wedding look.
Or match an ethereal tulle ball gown with whimsical shoulder puff sleeves. A gorgeous, modern Cinderella sleeve perfectly compliments a sleek corset style dress in a truly beautiful way. Further, try matching a chic, fitted gown with unexpected, oversized sheer puff, lace sleeves. This takes a contemporary gown to an all new level.
If you are looking for a luxe, feminine look, then choosing a modern style sleeve might be just what you’re looking for. Voluminous tulle is the most popular, creating volume in a subtle but modern way.
Jumpsuits are new on the scene and the perfect blend of fun and sophistication. 2019 is set to take full advantage of this new trend! These modern, trendy option for brides is sweeping the bridal scene. Jumpsuits are chic, contemporary, and break all barriers for the modern-day bride.
Sleek, wide leg trousers creates a fashionable, chic, modern wedding style. Further, bow detailing creates an alluring modern look with intricate bow detailing. Match this with a signature square train and cropped ankle pants.
For the more romantic bride, never fear! The jumpsuit can not only be edgy but also delicate and feminine. Choose a modern, sweetheart neckline with billowing wide legs. Or choose a jumpsuit with subtle detailing on the top to create an elegant chic look. As a result, jumpsuits can create a romantic, feminine, dramatic and pretty. They have the power to make you feel like a princess or a goddess and set the tone for your wedding.
Further, modern jumpsuits feature unique lace detailing, side lace inserts, or exquisite beading to create a more delicate feeling. Jumpsuits also come in gorgeous, one-shoulder jumpsuit with a dramatic, oversized bow.
If comfort is as important to you as being on the cutting edge of fashion, then a jumpsuit is ideal for you!
9: Crop Top Wedding Dresses
Modern crop-top style wedding dresses are one of the most popular trends for 2019. These are perfect for fashion forward brides and those who want to take a risk to truly wow their family and friends on their wedding day!
Starting out as a beach-boho style, this look has been given a luxe reboot. Modern looks have unique fabrics, intricate beading, pioneering cuts and creative applique.
Two-piece wedding gowns are sexy, sassy and girly, and a must for the contemporary bride. A long sleeve, sequin beaded crop top is a stunning compliment to a soft, tulle skirt. A sheer crop top also adds a sexy, contemporary feel to a vintage style.
Lace crop tops also come in a cascading, high-low cut style which drapes down the back of the bride for a modern edge. A sassy, off the shoulder style and a chiffon skirt creates a fresh, feminine style. Crop top style wedding dresses are also available with a beautiful, floral graphic pattern, making it a perfect mix of contemporary and classic.
10: Short Wedding Dress Trends
Short wedding dresses have been around for years, but 2019 they are coming in on their own. Brides love dancing the night away with ease, while still wearing a cute, sassy dress. These dresses are versatile and ideal for both modern and romantic settings – there are options for everyone!
Short wedding dresses are perfect for brides with vintage tastes. They are also idea for casual weddings, for as a reception dress for the bride who wants a longer ceremony dress – or who simply can’t choose!
Short bridal dresses are a bold choice that will take everyone by surprise. They can be sweet, feminine or sexy, depending on your style. This makes them a must for any contemporary bride or vintage lover.
Modern short dresses feature beaded floral embellishments or just enough glitz to create a dreamy, whimsical style. Or try a floral applique or plunging back. Voluminous tulle can create a modern, floral ballerina style. A high-low mini wedding dress also creates the perfect, edgy modern look.
And a stunning, playful, mini shift dress is perfect for the reception or going away dress. Try adding a fun texture, like feathers, to give the dress some playful movement.
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