Bridal fashion week just wrapped with their Fall 2018 collections and as always there was so much to see. There are always trends that pop up across the collections. This time there were some good wedding dress trends that excited me and some not so great trends, at least in my humble opinion.
So, let’s start with the bad.
There were two wedding dress trends that were on the runway that I was not a big fan of. The first was tiered dresses where the dress looked kind of like a wedding cake. There were horizontal lines (done in different ways) that just seemed to cut off the body in strange ways. I didn’t think they were particularly flattering. And come on, if they aren’t flattering on a model, then they probably won’t look great on normal women.
The second wedding dress trend I didn’t like was the see-through nude dresses. They reminded me of the Kardashians. And while I’m all for feeling and looking sexy, they just didn’t feel tasteful. Seeing your underwear or your crotch on your wedding day just doesn’t seem to focus on love. Or maybe it does, just a different kind of love…
But, don’t despair, there were some good wedding dress trends on the runway too. Here were the best wedding dress trends from the Fall 2018 collections.
Best Wedding Dress Trends from the Fall 2018 Collections
The most exciting trend is that it seems as though strapless wedding dresses have finally come to an end! Yay! While there were definitely strapless dresses on the runway, they weren’t the dominant style of dress, which I think is awesome. Don’t get me wrong, strapless dresses can be great. But, I find for many women, it’s not the most flattering. So, seeing more options with varied sleeves is wonderful.
Non-Strapless Wedding Dresses
An Ines Di Santo cap sleeve wedding dress with an illusion neckline.
A Modest by Mon Cheri long sleeve boatneck patterned wedding dress.
A long sleeve collared wedding dress by Lihi Hod.
A Laure de Sagazan scalloped wedding dress.
A super detailed wedding dress by Naeem Khan.
A sheer shirtdress by Inbal Dror.
A swingy wedding dress by Temperley.
A Rosa Clara wedding dress with cape (Photo credit: Estudio Outumuro)
Deep V Wedding Dresses
Another good wedding dress trend I kept seeing were wedding dresses with deep v neckline. It works with all different dress styles from modern and sleek to sheer to lace. Now, this is how you do sexy.
A soft lace wedding dress by Marchesa.
A sleek Carolina Herrera wedding dress with not just one, but two v’s.
A glittery Elie Saab wedding dress with a long veil.
A sheer Galia Lahav wedding dress with fern details (Photo credit: Thomas Concordia)
Off the Shoulder Wedding Dresses
Off the shoulder dresses were also very prominent and still going strong from last season. While this style doesn’t work for everyone, the variations of off the shoulder looks allow you to find the one you like best. I think they’re a fun take on a strapless dress without being strapless.
This Azul by Liancarlo wedding dress is both an off the shoulder and a deep v.
A sweet two-piece wedding dress with flutter sleeves by Lela Rose.
An embroidered wedding dress with a sweetheart neckline by Zuhair Murad.
A modern yet retro Marchesa with puff sleeves.
A textured Marchesa Notte wedding dress.
Colored Wedding Dresses
And lastly, my favorite wedding dress trend – colored dresses! Adding a bit (or a lot) of color is so much fun. Very non-traditional, but I love it! You usually can find one or two wedding dresses with color during fashion week, but there were quite a few this time and I’m really enjoying it. Within this trend, I’m also seeing a lot of detail from prints to beading to sparkle which just gives you way more options.
A kelly green belt adds the perfect touch to this Carolina Herrera wedding dress.
Golden flowers and leaves flutter down this coffee colored Romona Keveza wedding dress.
A gold and black regal wedding dress by Badgley Mischka
The blush and silver sparkles make this Inbal Dror wedding dress straight out of a fairytale.
An asymmetrical wedding dress with a hidden blue brocade design by Sareh Nouri (Photo credit: Mani Zarrin).
A light minty green floral wedding dress by Galia Lahav (Photo credit: Thomas Concordia)
A Hayley Paige multi-colored wedding dress with fringe (Photo credit: JLM couture)
Gold design details adorn this sheer dress by Reem Acra.
A lavender floral printed wedding dress by Carolina Herrera.
A Sophia Tolli by Mon Cheri black beaded wedding dress.
Weren’t those some great wedding dresses? Definitely my favorites and the best wedding dress trends from the Fall 2018 collections.
There is one more photo I wanted to share, this gorgeous veil by Elie Saab. I know veils aren’t super popular or trendy, but I’m hoping ones like this will be. Because I bet if you had a detailed veil like this, you’d be on board. It’s a gorgeous hair piece.
So, now I’d love to hear from you! What was your favorite trend? Or your favorite dress? Please share it with us in a comment below.