All eyes are on the bride as she walks down the aisle so it’s no surprise that every bride wants to look their best in their wedding gown. Here’s a quick guide to the latest trends in wedding gowns, from seductive silhouettes to opulent showstoppers. STYLE and wedding gown professionals Central Wedding show you how to tie the knot in style.
The once-in-a-lifetime moment deserves the most luxurious treatment. As experts suggest, 3D appliqués and embroidery have been leading the trend in wedding dress designs for their lavish impression.
Designers Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig behind fashion powerhouse Marchesa went all out with their Autumn 2017 bridal offerings, including the Estrella ball gown with 3D floral threadwork, embroidered tulle and a detachable cape to transform every bride into a floral goddess. Accessories either make it work or make it worse. With all the elaborate details of the dress, keep your hair, make-up and accessories simple and to a minimum.
Bejewelled gowns are making a statement again in the bridal world, as evident in Reem Acra’s million-dollar wedding dress studded with Tiffany & Co. jewellery. As for Vera Wang, the celebrities’ go-to designer, who is known for her groundbreaking vision and contemporary aesthetics, the stones go well with extra soft draping.
In her Autumn 2017 bridal collection, the bridal designer matches beaded crystals with light ivory silk faille and fringed silk organza flange in a modern silhouette. For extra blink, match the gown with a Graff scroll tiara set with a staggering total of 35.79ct of round, marquise and pear-shaped diamonds.
TAKE THE PLUNGE
Instead of covering up the body with layers of fabrics, some brides go for a plunging neckline. The neckline becomes the centre of attention, shifting the focus away from other parts of the body which the bride might be self-conscious about. Try the Bliss Monique Lhuillier bridal collection which reflects the designer’s signature feminine style.
Pair the dress with a graceful drape of pearls from Mikimoto to make an elegant entrance.
SHORT AND SWEET
Short dresses are always popular among young spirits who are not afraid to show off their assets. From front short back long silhouettes, figure-hugging cuts to voluminous ballerina skirts, there are many unconventional options for young brides.
The latest collection to tap the trend is Jenny Packham’s 2018 wedding dresses inspired by a circus belle in the novel Falling. Highlights include an eye-catching scarlet short skirt adorned with the house’s signature luxury embellishments such as sparkling sequins and majestic ostrich feathers. A pair of matching Dolce & Gabbana jacquard-covered chunky heels would take the look up a notch.
Some brides want to attract attention in a subtle way, and Monique Lhuillier has the answer. Her Autumn 2017 collection depicts the fairytale of a woman in love and satisfies her desire to reveal a little bit of skin with the use of sheer fabrics, plunging necklines, Chantilly lace and re-embroidered lace. Above all, the daring slit is especially seductive.
Complete the look with Jimmy Choo’s Cinderella shoes encrusted with Swarovski crystals or its signature strappy heels in glitter fabric.