Fall 2018 Bridal Fashion Week Trend Report

I was asked by Bliss Celebrations Magazine to write a trend report from Fall 2018 Bridal Fashion Week. I thought that I would share to my blog as well!

Last week was Bridal Fashion Week in  New York and what a week it was!  I have said it before, but it really holds true now…what a great time to be a bride! There is literally a gown for EVERY bride and I am thrilled because so many of the trends are everything that I adore in bridal!  Below are some of my favorite trends coming up for the Fall 2018 season! 

Non strapless! 

Brides are rejoicing everywhere, because it is all about the NON-strapless neckline.  The most predominate necklines that we saw were v-necks and off the shoulder necklines. The v-necklines varied from demure and classic to plunging and daring.

Image: Jessica Haley
Gown: Reem Acra

 

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Gown: Ines di Santo

 

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Gown: Blush by Hayley Paige

 

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Gown: Anne Barge

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Gown: Hayley Paige

 

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Gown: Berta

 

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Gown: Anne Barge

Bows

 I would put a bow on every gown if I could!  So naturally, I was thrilled to see bows grace so many runways!

Image: Jessica Haley
Gown: Pallas Couture Diarella

 

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Gown: Monique Lhuillier


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Gown: Ines di Santo

 

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Gown: Anne Barge

 

Image & Gown : Jenny Yoo

Capes, Cover ups and Overskirts

Designers are providing brides with various options to allow them to change up their look from ceremony to reception.  Whether it is a dramatic cape, a voluminous overskirt, or a dainty caplet, brides have plenty of options for surprising their guests with a “second look”, without having to change their gown!

Image: Jessica Hayley
Gown: Pallas Couture Diorella


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Gown: Naeem Khan

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Gown: Justin Alexander

 

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Gown: Ines di Santo

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Gown: Galia Lahav

 

Image & Coverup: Jenny Yoo

Appliqués

We saw considerably less lace this season.  The texture instead came from appliqués.  I adore this romantic and feminine detail!

Image: Jessica Haley
Gown: Blush by Hayley Paige

 

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Gown: Galia Lahav

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Gown: Theia

Clean and Simple

Many designers were cleansing the palate by offering completely clean dresses (and jumpsuits!). The detail came from beautiful necklines, seaming details or bows!

Image: Jessica Haley
Gown: Theia

 

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Gown: Theia

 

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Gown: Reem Acra

 

Image: Jenny Yoo
Gown: Brial Ashton

 

Fringe! 

One of the biggest fashion elements that appeared on several runways was fringe. What a fun way to add a little sass to your wedding day look!

Image: Jessica Haley
Gown: Naheem Khan

 

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Gown: Julie Vino

 

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Gown: Ines de Santo

 

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Gown: Hayley Paige

Image & Gown: Jenny Yoo

 

One Shoulder

The one shoulder gown is back!   I love this sophisticated look for a modern, elegant wedding.

Image: Jessica Hayley
Gown: Ines di Santo

Image: iPhone snap
Legends Romona Keveza

 

Image: Jessica Hayley
Gown: Ines di Santo

A special thanks to the talented Jessica Haley for lending her images and talents to this post!