Spring is in the air, which can only mean one thing — wedding season is just around the bend. If you’re looking to get married in 2019, it’s an exciting year for wedding dress trends. Bridal Fashion Week showcased a little bit of everything — classic, boho, minimal and surprising details which are sure to set your bridal gown apart from the rest.
Even though 2018 is fading into the distance, bridal trendsetters Meghan Markle and Priyanka Chopra still reign supreme. If you’re looking for your statement look for your big day, here are the top wedding dress trends for 2019.
Meghan Markle Minimalism
The royal wedding has invaded almost every bridal collection of 2019. From her simple yet stunning wedding gown to her sleek reception dress, you’re bound to see a number of gowns devoid of lace or embellishment, instead favoring simplicity and exquisite design. Some of the minimalist trends you can expect to see include:
- Boatneck, high-neck and off-the-shoulder necklines
- Clean cuts and silhouettes
- Crisp fabrics
- No frills
- Slinky slip dresses
The New Rustic Bride
On the opposite end of the spectrum are brides who wish to create an ethereal quality with their wardrobe. These subtly bohemian gowns seem effortless and fresh. Reminiscent of the Victorian era yet more rustic, in 2019, these boho gowns feature tiers, puff sleeves, elaborate draping and high collars. Some brides even pair their wedding dress with straw, wide-brimmed hats or floral crowns.
Black and Blue
Gone are the days when white was the only shade a bride could don. Some of the boldest brides are wearing black gowns down the aisle this season. These dramatic, full dresses make quite the statement. Other brides are choosing to make their entire wedding dress their “something blue.” These darker, cooler shades add a touch of panache to 2019 brides.
Almost every bride dreams of being a princess for a day. That’s why courtly attire will always be trending no matter when you get married. Large ruffs, traditional silhouettes and ultra-romantic details allow you to channel your inner royalty.
Both the Duchess of Sussex and Priyanka Chopra paired their beautiful gowns with epic veils. While you may not wish to walk down the aisle with 75 feet of raw tulle veiling like Chopra, many brides are seeking to make a statement with a signature veil. This traditional accessory has room for many unique twists from elaborately designed embroidery to stunning lacework.
Short and Sassy
Brides in 2019 aren’t afraid to show off a little — or a lot of — leg. Embellished minis, conservative midi-lengths and high-to-low hemlines are “the” look this season. Brides love being dancefloor-ready. You can accessorize your flirty gown with a killer pair of heels or vibrant pops of color.
Statement sleeves are seeing a revival. Fashion enthusiasts are enjoying the resurgence of this outdated ’80s detail. Voluminous bridal sleeves can be paired with modern, form-fitting silhouettes for a lovely contrast or boho-chic gowns to give yourself a regal air. There are a variety of sleeves to choose from that are anything but ordinary:
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Capes aren’t just for superheroes anymore. If you’re not into a veil, a short capelet or a full-length bridal cape is the perfect alternative. These innovative accessories add movement to your gown and provide a more formal appearance to minimal silhouettes. If you’re looking for a fashion-forward way to cover up, a bridal cape may be the way to go in 2019.
3-D Floral Embellishments
Florals and brides are not a groundbreaking concept. However, 2019 has seen a new twist on this universal trend. Wedding dresses this season are incorporating over-the-top 3D appliqué, from hand-cut embroideries and brocades to bold accents. There are a variety of looks to choose from — dynamic blooms, delicate feathery blossoms and oversized prints. This floral detailing adds an exciting dimension to otherwise traditional silhouettes making them feel brand new.
For Premier Wedding Gown Services Turn to Classic Drycleaners
No matter which of these trends you choose, your wedding gown is the most important dress you’ll ever own. Whether you need precise alterations or you’re seeking to clean and preserve your gown after the big day, trust those who will care for your wedding dress as much as you do.
At Classic Drycleaners, we take pride in helping brides care for this precious garment. We offer a variety of wedding gown services, including:
- Pressing and cleaning
- Restoration of vintage gowns
- Professional alterations and repairs
Plus, we are the only Certified Wedding Gown specialists found in South Central Pennsylvania. This means the cleaning and preservation of your gown come with a lifetime guarantee. To learn how you can keep your wedding dress perfect for years to come, contact Classic Drycleaners today.