It's hard to stay ahead of the trends when each and every year brides opt for different styles, shapes, colours and materials to the year before. If you're a fashion-forward bride planning a 2019 wedding, make sure you're familiar with the 2019 wedding dress trends that are flooding bridal runways globally. We're seeing an increase in the number of coloured, satin, backless and feathered wedding dresses; here's our selection of some of the most on trend wedding dresses from leading designers.
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10 Wedding Dress Trends for 2019
Wedding Dresses with Bateau Necklines
Following Meghan Markle’s stunning wedding dress choice during her marriage to Prince Harry, bateau necklines have emerged as a popular wedding dress trend. This flattering neckline is a timeless option that will look gorgeous on your big day as well as in your wedding photography thereafter.
If you love a bateau neckline, have a browse of our elegant wedding dresses, ideal for the traditional bride.
Lots of wedding dress designers have created a look-a-like of Meghan Markle’s dress, including Justin Alexander, Modeca and more. Steal her style with the following stunning designs.
Did you love these looks? Browse even more Meghan Markle style wedding dresses here.
If it’s not the Meghan Markle look you’re after, Anna Romysh’s heavily embellished dress with cape attachment, House of Mooshki’s short wedding dress or Safiyya Babayeva’s jumpsuit could be the perfect edgy option to all your bateau neckline desires.
Browse wedding dresses with bateau necklines here.
Sparkly Wedding Dresses
You can’t possibly turn up to your own wedding day overdressed, so why not rock this sparkly bridal trend and wear a once in a lifetime, show-stoppingly stunning sparkly wedding dresses on your big day?
Sparkly wedding dresses have been a constant in bridal fashion for the past couple of decades, and the 2019 wedding dress trends prove that 2019 is no different. Models dressed head to toe in glittery Casablanca, LeNovia and Lusan Mandongus gowns took to the runway and totally stole the show.
Coloured Wedding Dresses
Whilst most brides are still walking down the aisle in white or ivory, some are veering away from this traditional custom in favour of a champagne, rose or even brightly coloured wedding dress on their big day. Nicola Anne’s rose dress with gold embellishments has a flattering sweetheart neckline and princess ball gown skirt and has proven popular with brides-to-be.
If you’re loving this trend, check out our edit of gold wedding dresses.
Alternatively, for a more boho-chic style, Katya Katya’s luxurious lace gowns are worn with slips which are available in a variety of colours: from ivory and white through to rich reds and bottle green. If you’re torn between tradition and that quirky pop of colour, opt for a Katya Katya gown with an ivory slip for your ceremony, before swapping it for a coloured slip in the evening to achieve that bold statement look.
If you’re a cool and quirky bride, check out our edit of alternative wedding dresses.
Off-the-Shoulder Wedding Dresses
Fashion is forever changing, and as a result we’re seeing brides and leading bridal designers move away from traditional and conservative bridal designs, and instead opt for wedding dresses that show both more personality and flesh. One example of this 2019 wedding dress trend is the growth in the number of off-the-shoulder bridal gowns we can see on the runways.
Leading bridal labels such as Safiyya Babayeva and House of Mooshki showcased their stunning bridal gowns with off-the-shoulder necklines in bridal fashion shows. These elaborate off-the-shoulder dresses are ideal for a more a summery, beach, outdoor destination wedding.
Wedding Dresses with Detailed Beading
Your wedding day is one of the only days in your life where you can be the centre of attention without anyone batting an eyelid. A heavily embellished, beaded wedding dress will ensure all eyes are on you.
Wow your guests with Ladybird’s heavily embellished ball gown which includes a sparkly sweetheart top.
For something a little different, try Casablanca’s shimmering rose wedding dress with a patterned, long sleeved top and elegant neckline.
Alternatively, Safiyya Babayeva’s vintage-inspired wedding dress is covered with beaded tassels, ideal for the wannabe flapper girls.
Browse beaded wedding dresses here.
Wedding Dresses with Coverage
Whilst some brides are opting to break with tradition and show a little more flesh, others are favouring extra coverage on their wedding days’. Leading bridal designers are satisfying this 2019 wedding dress trend by producing increasing numbers of high necklines and toppers. Hazaar of London offers lace tops brides can wear over their chosen gown, allowing them to mix up their look throughout the day. Alternatively, Sun Yu Hong offer gowns with high necks and grandiose sleeves, for the edgy bride looking for coverage on her big day.
Wedding dresses with pockets
The demand for wedding dresses with pockets is forever increasing. Wedding dresses with pockets are incredibly high fashion and look fabulous in the wedding photography. It’s also great to see fashion designers are realising that women need pockets too! Why rely on your guests to hold your lipstick and tissues, when you can pop them in your pocketed wedding dress?
Satin Wedding Dresses
More and more brides are following the satin 2019 wedding dress trend and choosing the shiny material for its flattering qualities. When we think satin wedding dresses, popular bridal label, House of Mooshki, and their weighty, high quality, soft satin wedding dresses spring to mind. Renowned for their short wedding dresses, this vintage-inspired bridal label have recently opted for satin when creating their most recent collection. House of Mooshki wedding dresses are ideal for the vintage bride looking for something fun and flattering on her wedding day.
Finding a flattering wedding dress is so important to ensure you feel comfortable throughout your big day. Discover the wedding dresses that suit your body shape here.
If a short wedding dress isn’t quite what you’re after, Alan Hannah’s off the shoulder, fishtail satin wedding dress is a more traditional but equally as on trend option.
Backless Wedding Dresses
Backless wedding dresses are flooding the runways. This 2019 wedding dress trend is ideal for a summer or destination wedding. Backless wedding dresses are a versatile option for brides of all shapes and sizes, ensuring they are an easy to wear option. If you love this trend, Tiffany’s has a range of ruffled, beaded, satin and lace wedding dresses with stunning open back features to choose from.
Alternatively, if you’re a feminine bride looking for intricate detail and delicate fabrics over a bold statement dress, have a browse of Sassi Holford’s backless wedding dresses.
Search wedding dresses with low backs here.
Feathered wedding dresses
The feathered wedding dress trend for 2019 was noticeable at the prestigious White Gallery event this year as many leading bridal brands at the 2018 event included feathery numbers in their fashion shows.
If you’re a boho bride who loves a feathered wedding dress, see our edit of Australian bridal designers.
During Savin London’s private show, the label showcased a range of feathered wedding dresses, including a feminine tulle wedding dress scarcely decorated with delicate ostrich feathers as well as dresses with skirts covered with rolling rows of thicker feathers.
Alternatively, if feathers are your thing, but you also want a more traditional bridal look, opt for a feathered wedding kimono or head piece by the renowned bridal label, Eliza Jane Howell. Jazz up a more traditional wedding dress with these on trend, eccentric bridal accessories.
For more information on this trend, read our edit of feathered wedding dresses.